How to Stop Cat Shedding

Stop Cat Shedding - Best Pet Brush

If you have a cat, you know that shedding is a constant problem. Shedding is typically heaviest in the Spring and in the Fall, however, indoor cats shed year-round. Not only does this result in your clothes and furniture being covered in fur, it can also result in potentially serious problems. Hair is ingested during self grooming and can result in hairballs that are not just messy, but can be harmful to your cat.

The FURminator deShedding Tool has stainless steel deShedding edge that reaches through topcoat to safely and easily remove loose hair and undercoat without damaging the coat or cutting the skin. And the patented FURejector button to releases hair with ease, making deShedding easier than ever.

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!

18 replies
  1. Jeremy Hood
    Jeremy Hood says:

    I thought I was going to see a secret formula when I saw your title! However the furminator seems like the next best thing to reduce shedding.

    We had a cat growing up and I remember her hair being everywhere and then hairballs to follow. If we had one of these brushes I’m sure the house would have stayed a lot nicer!

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    • Nancy
      Nancy says:

      Jeremy, you are right! The FURminator really is like a magic formula. I can honestly say that I have seen a drastic reduction in the fur balls in my house – as in, almost NEVER now.

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  2. aishahomemadecupcakerecipes
    aishahomemadecupcakerecipes says:

    This looks like one serious cat brush! My cat doesn’t shed too bad, but I’ve cat-sitted a really fuzzy little furball before, and she would get matted knots very regularly. She wasn’t a big fan of being brushed either, but this looks so easy and comfortable to use, and better for all-round maintenance that I doubt the cat would’ve minded it too much! That fact that it reaches through, and you don’t need to attempt to brush against the direction of growth would make it a much more comfortable experience for the kitty involved.

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  3. Billy
    Billy says:

    My friend Tony has owned a cat for about one month. Everytime, when I visit Tony home, I always see Tony covered with cat hair. It looks like that there is a huge cat with a small one. It is hilarious. I think I should share this page to Tony. Tony should learn from this article. Or, I should buy him a FURminator deShedding Tool. Thank you for sharing a useful tool.

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  4. Martina
    Martina says:

    I’ve had my kitty cat for 3 years now and although we haven’t really had many problems with fur balls with her, we have definitely experienced our fair share of annoying black fur everywhere! Our cat doesn’t like being brushed that much though so it’s kind of a frustrating task to do. How long would you say that it takes for an average sized domestic cat with a normal coat to be brushed pretty thoroughly? And how often would I have to do it? Like once a month?

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    • Nancy
      Nancy says:

      Hi Martina. It is recommended to use the FURminator 1-2 times a week for 10-20 minutes at a time (more frequently during shedding seasons). Breaking your brushing sessions into smaller 10 minute chunks might make dealing with a squirmy kitty easier. One of my cats was terrible for not wanting to be brushed, but after I got the FURminator, he settled down and actually enjoys being brushed 🙂

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  5. Steve & Kris
    Steve & Kris says:

    I honestly had no idea a product like this existed. Now I just have to wrestle with the cat to get the job done 🙂

    Do you know if the climate you live in affects shedding? Do cats who live in a desert climate shed more or less than cats in a more damp and colder climate?

    This is a very interesting product. I brush my dog but didn’t know you could really do that with cats. Cats are so independent and have a mind of their own.

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    • Nancy
      Nancy says:

      Hi Steve & Kris! Thanks for dropping by. The climate can definitely have an effect on your pet’s shedding. Animals shed seasonally because they grow different coat weights for different seasons (think warm coat for winter, a lighter coat for summer). If the climate temperature does not vary drastically then there is no need to grow a different weight coat across the seasons. That being said, they will always shed at least some fur as old fur dies off and new is grown – humans also ‘shed’ old hair and grow new as well.

      Cat wrangling can be a problem, but you might be surprised at your cat’s willingness to be brushed. One of my cats was initially a challenge, but he really likes being brushed now 🙂

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  6. Betsey
    Betsey says:

    Oh my gosh! I have two cats and they shed everywhere. I find hair on my clothes, couch, bed, floor, etc. I have had other brushes that I used in the past, but it takes forever to get out half the hair that the furminator does. I have been using this brush for two years now and I don’t think I will ever change back to anything else.

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    • Nancy
      Nancy says:

      That’s awesome Betsey! I think the FURminator is a fantastic brush. One of my cats had a terrible issue with furballs – almost every day! Once I switched to the FURminator he hardly ever has furballs now. I’m sure he is much happier not having all the stress.

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  7. Paul Southam
    Paul Southam says:

    Hi Nancy
    My partner has 4 cats and 3 are longhaired , as you can imagine they leave huge amounts of fluff around the house and until now i have been at the hairs mercy . They sleep on my clothes jackets and although i love her cats it can be annoying .So this brush will be a godsend to not only my clothes but my relationship with both the cats and my girl hehe

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    • Nancy
      Nancy says:

      Hi Paul.

      While my cats are not long hair, I can understand your misery, my daughter has a long haired cat and the fur was everywhere – until they got a FURminator. That’s actually how I discovered the FURminator myself. It has been a welcome addition to my home, that’s for sure!

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  8. Evie
    Evie says:

    This looks like a pretty cool product. I have two very long haired ragdolls who are indoor only and fur goes everywhere – so much so that the roomba is going every day. One though hates being groomed even though I started grooming here at a young age (she usually tries to eat the brush). The other is younger and does like grooming so this might be a good idea to try as raggies can get a little matted if not groomed

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  9. Joseph Mo
    Joseph Mo says:

    Hey there,
    Oh so there’s such a tool for the cat? I am personally not a fan of cats, my sister though, she is the opposite, she like having them around and all the time I see the fur and I get annoyed with her.
    This is a must have now, I’ll have to get her to buy this if not, I’ll have to buy for every cat in the house.

    Thanks for sharing this!

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