Cat Brushes for Short Haired Cats

Your cat understands the importance of good coat health. After all, she spends as much as 2-1/2 hours per day grooming herself. And considering she sleeps up to 18 hours per day, that means a significant portion of her day is spent self-grooming. But you can help your cat maintain her coat health with frequent brushings.

The FURminator has fine toothed shedding blades that remove loose fur from the top coat and undercoat. They are effective and getting rid of excess fur and dander and can be used on all coat types.

PROS

  • Well made
  • Handle is comfortable
  • Makes your cat’s coat very soft
  • Can help reduce dandruff
  • Reduces shedding by up to 90%
  • Recommended by vets to help prevent hairballs
  • Guaranteed to reduce shedding better than any brush, rake or comb

CONS

  • It’s possible to over-brush – be careful!

Cats are natural groomers, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t do our part in keeping them clean and healthy. While cat coat and skin care basics are generally the same no matter the breed, certain types of coats require different kinds of brushes. While most brushes will work just fine, choosing the best one for your cat’s coat type will make sure they’re in tip-top shape.

As amazing as this little friend may be, he is not always the cleanest best friend. If you have a short haired cat, you probably already know what I’m talking about. You cannot prevent your cat from shedding its fur when the seasons change, but you can prevent cat fur from going everywhere in your house or on your clothes; the number one way is pretty straightforward: brushing your cat regularly with the FURminator brush.

Why Brush Your Cat

Young or old, your cat will benefit from a regular brushing. Why? 5 simple reasons.

  • Maintain your cat’s beautiful fur and avoid knots
  • Avoid intestinal problems caused by hair fur balls
  • Detect possible problems (fleas, ticks…) or other skin diseases
  • Prevent shedding
  • A good excuse to spend more time with, and bond with your cat

When / How Frequently ?

It is very important to help your cat shed his fur. Depending on the length and thickness of his coat, you will need to adapt the frequency of the brushing. We confirmed with several cat specialists (vets, breeders) and they agreed that short haired cats should be brushed at least once a week (depending on needs, it could be more or less)

Final Thoughts

You do not need a crazy amount of brushes to take good care of your cat. If you have a short haired cat, the FURminator will serve you well. In any case we hope you understood the importance of brushing your cat. We also hope that you found the perfect brush for your little friend.

4 replies
  1. Jasmine Ungaro
    Jasmine Ungaro says:

    My old cat brush is just not cutting it anymore so I’m so glad I found this article. I have heard of the FURminator before but never got one because I didn’t need it, but now you have sold me and I’m going to get this brush! The biggest pro for me that you listed is that is can reduce shedding by 90%! My cat may be short haired but she is a furball and constantly shedding so this is awesome to hear! Thanks for this info! 🙂

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    • Nancy
      Nancy says:

      Jasmine, I know what you mean! My two cats shed quite a bit even though they are short haired. I have really noticed a huge difference in the amount of fur on my furniture since I switched to using a FURminator.

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  2. Karin
    Karin says:

    Your website caught my attention as I have a short-haired cat. He loves to be brushed! He purrs as I brush him. As your article states, short-haired cats still shed! That is definitely the truth! Giving him a good brushing helps keep the shedding under control. I never saw these brushes on your website, and they look like they do the job, so that is something to look into.

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    • Nancy
      Nancy says:

      Hi Karin. If you have a shedder, get a FURminator! They are the best! I have two short haired cats and they both leave fur all over my clothes and furniture. With the FURminator there was a drastic reduction in the stray fur around the house. You will be so happy with a FURminator.

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