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Furminator Longhair deShedding Tool for Large Cats
Stainless steel deShedding edge reaches through topcoat to safely and easily remove loose hair and undercoatFURejector button releases hair with easeErgonomic handle for comfort and easy useRemove loose hair without damaging the coat or cutting the skin when used as directeddeShedding tool for large (over 10 lbs) cats with long hair
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35 Reddit comments about Furminator Longhair deShedding Tool for Large Cats:

u/pandarawr · 40 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

I'm allergic to cats, so I'll share a couple of things that helped me live with two cats for several years.

Wash them every week or so, not because cats need baths every week, but because it will greatly reduce the amount of allergens deposited on furniture, the floor, and in the air. I used a mild puppy/kitten shampoo for mine, or sometimes even johnson & johnson's no more tears shampoo.

Get a furminator. There are also off-brands. It's not battery operated or anything, but it's the only grooming tool/brush I needed or used.

If he can keep them out of his bedroom, that would be ideal.

If he can afford it, whether he has carpet or hardwood, a roomba is absolutely wonderful. It'll self vacuum the carpets/floors every day and that'll keep a lot of allergens out of the air. If not, vacuuming/sweeping daily is a good idea.

Didn't mean to go on a tangent, but some of those tips might help a lil'.

Take care, and your friend rocks :)

u/alexandros14 · 30 pointsr/cats

get yourself a furminator. worth every penny

u/lurkdurk · 20 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

Now, we're headed off topic, but we have good luck brushing our cat with a Furminator ( He has such thick fur, this was the only thing that put a dent in the shedding. It helped to keep our vacuum from dying to cat fur.

u/AetherIsWaiting · 17 pointsr/cats

the furminator. Trust me. Trust me. Trust me. It's probably the most expensive brush out there, but it is worth it's weight doubled in gold. get here

u/Odow · 8 pointsr/SiberianCats

congratz !! :D

Our siberian favorite toy is this one

He absolutely LOVES it, he hides, he plays, he plots against us in there, the wrinkly sound make it super fun for him, and it's extremely robust couldn't find a single tear even with him putting is claw through it.

for a cat tree, it's better that you invest more money in a basic one, than paying for a cheap huge tree, siberian are BIG cats that LOVES to climb and jump and he will throw himself on it and you don't want an accident happening. Molyy and friends does amazing tree, we bought this one

It think he would have love one that his higher than this one but they get pricier, He's spending 80% of his time on it. the top bunk is his bed, he love to run and jump through the loop, playing pick a boo in there, and it comes with the scratching post that is high enough for him to stretch plainly.

this brush is a must have, not a choice YOU NEED IT, Siberian need good brushing often to avoid painful matted fur, get him use to being brush EVERYWHERE very young (especially the butt, and under his "armpits")

Best laser toy ever. you don't have to keep your finger on the button for it to work, it's super bright, and the cat will recognized the toy when he sees it before of it's bright color. we just need to say " Gaspachio wanna play ?" and show him the paws and he starts puring and getting ready to hunt. Make sure to train him to play with laser when he's young by rewarding it at the end of a session with a treat and making him stop on toy (so he has the feeling for catching something) after a few month he will have understand that the red dot CANNOT be catch, it's just fun to run after, and you won't have any mental issue with the cat.

This window bed is super strong, at first we though he didn't like it because we didn't saw him on it, then we realized he's always on it during the day when we're not home. And when we start pulling the curtain over it he starts going even more often since it's an "hidden place"

Absolutely NEVER feed you cat with crap cheap brand, if you can afford a 1k cat you can afford good food and treat for it. and brush his teeth regularly.

Also, plenty of soft hugs <3

u/SugarSugarBee · 7 pointsr/Pets

depends on if your wife is allergic to the cat itself or the dander. Dander you can sometimes get used to if it's the same cat (I'm allergic to cat dander and i've had cats my whole life. two weeks living with a cat and i'm acclimated to them and the allergies aren't bad.).

You can get a test at the doctor and talk to them about allergy shots or Rx-strength meds to take. Change your pillowcases often so she's not sleeping on a pile of cat fur and remember to wash your hands before touching your face/eyes.

Get a Furminator. It is the best de-shedding/brushing tool on the market. It takes off so much excess hair and dander and will help a LOT. Plus, cats LOVE getting brushed!

Febreeze has an allergen reducer spray. I can't verify how well it works and I wouldn't use it as the ONLY way to reduce allergies but it could be very helpful in certain areas like the bed or couch where the cat and your wife might share space consistently.

Invest in Lint Rollers to help keep fur off yourselves.

And know that there are certain times of year where your wife's allergies may flare up, regardless. I know mine do even though I've have the same cat for 9 years and my previous cat for 10. During the spring/fall I would be much worse than the rest of the time and had to amp up to claritin/benedryl.

I hope you can keep this wonderful kitty! And post pics!

u/blonderengel · 6 pointsr/Pets

Use the Furminator.

I am using [this one] ( and it works beautifully on all three of my medium / short - haired cats. The amount of fur you get with that tool is staggering. I had brushed them before and still had "hair everywhere" issues like you; when I used the Furminator, it became clear that brushing isn't getting the job done.

u/PandaPants33 · 5 pointsr/cats

Aww. That is a pretty harsh comb for just a long haired, fluffy cat; it may tug and feel uncomfortable. Try using a regular human's comb. It won't tug as much and he may like how it feels a little better.

The best comb is this one.

u/MildManneredFeminist · 3 pointsr/cats

Have you tried the Furminator brush?

u/Solleret · 3 pointsr/Rabbits

Our vet recommends the furminator; the amount of fur it pulls out is pretty intense and your bun must be very docile to have it work well.

We have a hairbuster which is a little more gentle — you have to kind of go against the grain so the rubber pulls the hair out.

Your best bet is to get a few brush strokes in per petting session before the bun gets mad at you, so constant vigilance is key.

u/ShortWoman · 3 pointsr/aww

Cute as hell. Needs to be furminated.

^^Former ^^Ragdoll ^^Owner.

u/siteburn · 3 pointsr/aww

Way cute! Seriously, get a nice dog brush like the furminator. They shed like a mother f**ker.

u/catznbeerndrugs · 3 pointsr/aww

I used to be terribly allergic to cats, but with a combination of drugs and anti-allergen products I hardly ever get any symptoms from my two cats. Some drugs work well for certain people and others don't work at all. You just have to try them until you find what works for you, but here are some of the common ones:

Loratadine (Claritin), cetirizine (Zyrtec), and fexofenadine (Allegra). These are newer antihistamines that are supposedly non-drowsy and last all day. I take cetirizine since loratadine doesn't seem to do anything for me and fexofenadine costs about twice as much.

Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) and chlorpheniramine. These are older antihistamines that work differently than the three mentioned above. I find them to be much more effective, but they only last a few hours and make me sleepy. Useful if you get allergic before going to bed. Oh and here's a tip: if you're buying generic diphenhydramine, look in both the allergy section and the sleep-aid section. The same exact drug is sold as allergy relief and as a sleep-aid, and sometimes one is cheaper than the other.

Cromolyn nasal spray (NasalCrom). This drug works by preventing the release of histamine in the first place, so it's best when taken prior to cat exposure. For me, this is the most effective one since most of symptoms are in the nose. It's also safe to use in combination with other allergy medicines.

In addition to medication, there are products you can buy that reduce the amount of cat allergen in the home:

ADS Anti-allergen Spray can stain some fabrics, so they make a different formula that doesn't stain but requires more frequent application.

Allerpet C is a solution that you can apply to your cat to make her less allergenic.

And I'm sure there are many more. Brushing your cat regularly can reduce shedding, which should help with allergies since cats lick themselves and the Fel d 1 protein comes from the saliva. I recommend a FURminator.

If you are planning on getting a cat, you might want to look into the different cat breeds as some are less allergenic than others. I've also read that on average female cats and cats with lighter coloured fur tend to be less allergenic, although I'm not sure if this is definitively true.

And even if none of this works, I'd say that having cats is worth putting up with a few allergies!

u/[deleted] · 3 pointsr/cats

I have the best cat brush ever: the Furminator! You still have to brush, but not as often because it really does a good job pulling out the loose fur.

Your cat has the best cat name ever! Do you say it all as one word like that, or do you call him Gary?

u/6June1944 · 3 pointsr/aww

Strongly recommend anyone with a Maine coon (and anyone who likes to help their purrkid out grooming) gets a furminator

I know they are a bit pricy, but They are the best things ever and worth their weight in gold. My mom has a Norwegian snow cat and it’s the most gigantic fluff ball ever and the furminator is a godsend

u/Talyr_ · 2 pointsr/cats

We have two Wegies. One of them is more of a groomer than the other, so she's grooming a combined 28 pounds of cat on a routine basis. She gets severe hair balls and has had to be hospitalized twice because of them. I very, very strongly recommend you get one of these. We try to use it every two or three days. It's unbelievable how much hair it gets off. They're great cats, you'll be very happy with your little one.

  • Edit after rereading your post: you do need to trim their rears every other month or so to keep from things getting tangled up back there, but nothing too strenuous.
u/broken42 · 2 pointsr/AnimalsBeingJerks

Then it sounds like you need to brush her to get some of that shedding fur out of her coat. I'd highly suggest a FURminator, it's what we use on our cats and it really helps with shedding.

u/khamir-ubitch · 2 pointsr/gif

Mine used to puke all the time. Two things I found that caused it:

  1. Hair balls. This thing put an end to that. She's a long-haired kitty.
  2. Eating the dog's food. I had to put it away when we aren't home.

    She used to puke about 2x's a week regularly. Now it's more like Once every few weeks, if that.
u/MsStardust · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

Here are three products that I find to be invaluable in my life as a cat lady:

FURminator: This little tool removes so much hair, you'd think you could make another cat out of it. It's really useful during shedding season. They make them in various sizes for long and short-haired cats, as well as for dogs.

SmartCat Ultimate Scratching Post: This post is very solid and sturdy, which is great, since my cats like to launch themselves at it after running full speed from the other side of the house. If it were to be knocked over, they would freak out and never use it again. We've had it for three years with two cats that have all their claws, and it's still in great shape.

World's Best Cat Litter: This corn-based litter is more expensive than its clay-based counterparts, but it has many advantages: 1) It's not harmful to your cats if they ingest it--this can happen during grooming, or if your cat just randomly eats it. Same goes for kids. 2) It generates much less dust and offers good odor control. 3) In my own anecdotal experience, it lasts longer. 4) It's flushable, which is especially nice if you live in a small apartment (but I don't recommend flushing from a sub-level toilet that uses an ejection pump--learned that the hard way). 5) It's better from an environmental standpoint, since the clay for litter is gathered via strip mining.

u/DigitalOsmosis · 2 pointsr/cats

I'm kind of a new cat owner myself, but that said I remember looking for a cat pretty recently :)

Typically shorter hair cats shed less, but my domestic short-hair still sheds more then I expected. Regular grooming with a good brush (my Furminator is amazing) keeps my lap pretty much hair free after petting sessions.

I wouldn't worry too much about the washing thing. Any smell associated with having a cat around is typically coming from the litter box, not the cat, and that can be controlled to some degree by changing the litter more frequently and putting it in another room. Unless they get into something, his/her regular grooming should keep her pretty clean. My cat hates it, but do give her a bath every 3-4 weeks mostly because I love how soft shampoo makes her fur.

As long as you try to make your house a nice place for a cat to live (toys, scratching post, maybe even a cat tree) cats can do very well being inside only. Without toys and something to exercise their claws on they can terrorize your stuff and your furniture though so be careful.

There is some correlation between breeds and personalities, and I did a TON of research before I went out to look for a cat, but what it really comes down to is the individual animal you end up getting. If you are adopting from an animal shelter (they have lots of great animals at least here in the states) just talk to the people that work there. They typically love the animals a lot and working with them everyday gives them a lot of insight into each of their personalities. I went to the shelter trying to get a particular kitten I found on their website, but he wouldn't come out to see us and was all around pretty grumpy. I talked to the shelter workers and explained what I was looking for, they introduced me to Winkie, and wouldn't trade her back for anything :)

u/pajamabot · 2 pointsr/funny

Education. That's like asking, why would a doctor know more about health than the salesman at CVS? Because a veterinarian is actually required to be educated on the subject of animals, including animal fur. Groomers don't even have to have any sort of education or license.

Edit: These Amazon ratings/reviews might be more helpful to people.

u/littlestray · 1 pointr/Pets

Long haired cats MUST be regularly groomed. Bring her to the vet or a groomer, buy a Furminator (make sure you get the long hair version, it's generally cheaper on Amazon than in pet stores), and begin brushing her regularly (but don't over-brush). And clip her claws, as well, that way she can't scratch you. Here's a good video on beginning to clip your cat's claws on your own.

If the cat is too stressed to be groomed, they can be sedated at the vet, and since she's fighting it I'd suggest the vet for now. But then regularly groom her coat and nails and get her used to it. You'll probably have to supplement with professional grooming.

My family's long hair cat had two completely different personalities between them figuring out you actually have to groom a long hair (this from a dad who has a cocker spaniel and gets her professionally groomed!) She used to be grumpy because mats HURT, now she's a cuddle bug.

u/addywoot · 1 pointr/Pets

It's been an unseasonably warm winter here so it's starting too.

The defurminator brush is really good for pulling loose hair. It's a robust grooming tool but even 2 minutes can get a handful of it.

Also for the super long haired coats, a groomer's comb is the best for separating the hairs down to the root and preventing mats.

I have four cats and those two tools along with a general slicker brush really help me manage. I had to shave down my maine coon due to gastrointestinal issues but still have two long haired cats and a short hair.

u/jennthemermaid · 1 pointr/aww

Awwwwww. I just noticed your username! I feel the same way with two kitties that shed like it's going out of style. I have a Furminator that was recommended to me on Reddit by a professional cat groomer! That thing is seriously awesome!!!

u/HelloPanda22 · 1 pointr/aww

Try getting a de-furminator and brush him on a daily basis. They love that stuff and it helps with shedding as well. I have this one and it works wonders. I suggest buying it on Amazon because Petsmart will rip you off.

u/floralmuse · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Ok. I need this deshedding brush for my cat. it will make grooming her much easier as she has a thick double coat. This will make her more comfortable and It will also leave less hair to fall out on my furniture and carpets, so less cleaning for me and my friends with cat allergies might be more comfortable in my apartment.

If this is out of your price range, either of the phone cases would also be much appreciated. Because I drop my phone a lot and its only a matter of time before I break it.

u/N3koChan · 1 pointr/brushybrushy

The FURminator it's around 25$.

I have one and seriously this is the best. If you have pets and still "try" to not having fur on you all the time this is the Shedding Tool you need.

u/Clorox43 · 1 pointr/cats

Adding to what everyone else said, get a washable cat bed and a furminator. The furminator seems expensive, but I haven't seen a single hairball since I've started using it. And, I am able to use it to clean the hair off of the cat tree.

u/kayleighh · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
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u/FakeWalterHenry · 1 pointr/cats

Not sure what your budget is, but there are a few suggestions I can make.

2. Make grooming easy with bribes! Healthy treats like Catty Shack or Greenies make Brush Time easier for both parties.

3. A lot of professional groomers charge an arm and a leg for cats (because of their arms and legs), so do the grooming yourself! You will need a Furminator, nail clippers, and cleansing wipes. Groom often, and invest in a scratching post.

4. As long as you are using a tool for grooming cats (i.e.: Furminator) you don't have to worry about overdoing it. Brush as thoroughly as you can, and stop when your brush starts coming out clean (or nearly free of loose hairs).

5. General tips: Buy the best food your budget allows. Preferably wet food, or a diet half wet food and half dry food. Go grain free, like Merrick and/or Soulistic. For a healthy, shiny coat I would recommend Pet Naturals' Daily Best; And to reduce hairballs, Hairball. Don't use hairball remedies that contain petroleum jelly, it will give your baby the runs :(

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u/fuzzo · 1 pointr/Pets
u/epicMickey · 0 pointsr/AskReddit

Keep the cat in your own room.

Failing that, people are allergic to cat dander which originates from their saliva, not their fur/hair. There are specially made anti-allergy shampoo's for cats that specifically help with getting rid of said dander. The cat will not like this, but it does seem to help. Remember to wash the cat with luke warm water to the touch, anything else is probably too hot/cold. I would also purchase several HEPA filters and put them in various rooms. Comb the cat with this several times a week (trust me, other combs are not the same and not worth your time). I also picked up a Dyson animal vacuum for good measure but that may be overkill. Good luck!