Cat Brushes – Short Hair Cats

Brushes Short Hair Cats - Best Pet BrushAre you looking for the best cat brushes short hair cats? Below, we will look at brushes for short hair cats as well as offer useful tips that cat owners should know about brushing.

Brushing a cat is a necessary routine for your cat, and for you. As a cat owner, taking time to brush your cat will not only make their fur shiny and healthy, it will also improve your relationship and strengthen your friendship with your cat.

Why it is important to brush a cat with short hair

Many people believe that short haired cats do not need to be brushed, although their coats seem easier to maintain, they do require a bit of extra care to help remove dead hair and undercoat. This helps to avoid hairballs, and allows the fur to look and feel healthy and shiny.

FURminator for Short Hair Cats

This is the ultimate brush for grooming your short haired cat. The stainless steel deShedding edge reaches deep beneath your cat’s topcoat to gently remove loose hair. This helps to Reduce shedding by up to 90%, and prevents dangerous hairballs from developing, thus keeping your cat healthier and happier. The FURminator is guaranteed to reduce shedding better than any brush, rake or comb, and is recommended by vets. A specially designed FURejector button makes removing loose hair from the tool easy.

FURminator My FURst Groomer for Kittens

If you have a kitten, this is a great kit to help introduce them to the joys of brushing. It kit comes with a soft slicker brush with specially designed bristles, and a curved comb with spacious teeth, designed for gentle combing. A push button handle makes it easy to change slicker brush and comb attachments. This kit is made exclusively for kittens.

Wire Slicker Brush

These brushes have short spikes, and are ideal for brushing short hair cats. If you are going to purchase a slicker brush, you should look for one that has a self-cleaning fur release button because it can be difficult to remove the fur from the brush without it. Slicker brushes help to increase blood flow and circulation leaving pets coat soft and shiny.

Double-Sided Pins and Bristles Brush

These brushes are 2 in 1, and allows you to choose the right grooming tool to do the job at hand. The bristle side is soft and densely packed, and is great for removing loose hair and dirt from the top coat, while on the other side, the pin comb is great for detangling and loosening dead undercoat.

How should I brush a cat with short hair?

Here are a few tips to help make brushing a great experience for both you and your cat:

By running your fingers through your cat’s coat before you start brushing, it slightly ‘fluffs’ their fur, making it easier for the brush to reach further into their coat.

While it might seem counter intuitive, try brushing your cat against the grain for a few strokes. This helps to remove dead hair (unless you are using a FURminator, in which case just brush normally). Your pet may not like it very much; you can give him treats and talk to him affectionately to reassure him.

Next, brush in the direction of the hair to smooth your cat’s fur and release more dead fur. Using a FURminator is the preferred way to brush your cat since it is designed to get rid of loose and dead fur from your cat’s coat and undercoat. This will greatly improve the look and feel of your cat’s fur, making their coat healthy and keeping those pesky fur balls at bay.

Don’t forget to brush all areas of your cat’s body including the belly, legs, thighs and tail. You will be surprised at how much dead fur will come just from their tail alone!

Finally, don’t forget to reward your kitty with treats for a job well done.

4 replies
  1. Rosa
    Rosa says:

    Hi Nancy,

    I like your website. I also have a cat and find the information here very useful. I have considered getting my cat a cat brush because she sheds a lot of hair. The market seems to put out so many different products on cat brushes, you have to decide which would be best for your cat.

    Thank you for pointing out the best use of each of these cat brushes. I’m going to bookmark this website to come back for further updates on cat products.

    Thank you for the information in this post.

    • Nancy
      Nancy says:

      Hi Rosa. I think you would really like the FURminator if your cat sheds a lot. One of my cats was a terrible shedder, and always having troubles with furballs, now he’s great! Hardly ever any fur floating around, and the furball issue has also cleared up 🙂

  2. swangirl
    swangirl says:


    I have used most of these brushes on my cats and yes, the FURminator is great! One of my boys has long fur and get terrible mats. I need to get them all cut out (carefully) and then brush him every day to prevent more! He is a Norwegian Forest Cat (mix?) and for some reason his fur seems prone to matting even though we feed high quality food that keeps their coats nice.

    Luckily, all three of my cats love being brushed! They get jealous if I brush one and not the others! My girl shoves the boys out of the way to get under the brush.

    It helps to have different types of brushes for different fur types.



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