Rated 1 out of 5 by ChewyFAN Not Great :(
Just got this for my extra-sheddy cat. She's an American short hair...but has been shedding a lot due to sickness. This tool really isn't ideal. It's hard metal, so it was a tad too rough on my boney cat. She is boney in some places (shoulders, legs) where I felt the metal would be too harsh and she winced some, so I think it was too rough. Also, this tool makes for a messy grooming session. Once you "scrape" the hair off, it just falls off the tool and back onto the cat. Be prepared to scrape and pull hair off manually with each stroke. Otherwise, the hair you've pulled off will go back onto your cat.
Perhaps I was using it wrong? I don't believe I was.
March 2, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by DMCCTC Puuurfect!
My newly adopted medium long furred cat was shedding TOO much, so I ordered this product and she loves it and so do I. MUCH less fur around the house and my clothes. I later found one at my local pet store with a wooden handle. I like this contoured soft handle better.
April 20, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by RFCJ Wonderful Tool
Best way to remove even MORE hair that pets do not have to ingest - means less cleaning up of hairballs!!!!
April 9, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Steph78 Bye bye shedding...
Me and Queenie approve of this tool. She actually hops up on my lap now to be brushed and thankfully it lessens how much fur she swallows when she cleans herself. Happy kitty and happy mama.
March 10, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Tundra shedding blade
Not good for long haired cats but appears to be well made.
All the other products I've bought from your site are excellent.
This tool was not what I needed.
February 8, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Shanna Its ok...
I will say the cats we have currently don't "enjoy" brushing, but the 2 boys we have do NEED it, they have longer, thicker fur more prone to knots and mats. I have tried MANY other forms of cat brushes from the fulminator, to a traditional wire brush, silicone etc, and the boys just hate them all. I'll say they do tolerate this brush better and it does seem to remove plenty of loose fur, it also makes fur fly EVERYWHERE! it definitely doesn't clump on the brush for easy removal, so it's way messier then and other options we've tried.
November 29, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Zenzuki Grab a loose hair on the surface only
I own 2 Furminator de-shedder, 1 Safari, a few JW Pet Combs, plus many other tools. I bought this item due to a very good review. I have 2 long haired cat and one of them is overly groom herself. Finally, the product arrived and I'm excited to try it on my cats. It turns out that the teeth on the round metal comb is quite shallow. It can't possibly grab any loose matted undercoat fur. Instead, it grab loose top coat fur and the fur flies everywhere when I use it. Unlike Furminator or Safari which hold the fur in their teeth until I take those fur off the unit. On top of that, my JW Pet Gripsoft Cat Shedding Blade has a piece of broken material rattling inside its handle. My cats probably think I have a toy in my hand while trying to groom them.
January 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by DeepSearch Very good de-shedding tool, good price
I tried this on my cats as soon as I got it and took off a ton of fur right away. I really wanted a de-shedder as I would end up with handfuls of fur just simply petting my cats. This worked well on both my fluffy and short hair cats. It definitely helps with keeping hair out of your home and your cat. And I think it is a lot easier to use over a fine tooth comb or slicker brush. But it is a bit messy, so use it outside on the porch or vacuum afterwards.
Keep in mind it is possible to overdo it with a shedding blade, so once most of the old, shed hair is removed use a regular brush for further grooming so you aren't removing so much fur that it looks thin or patchy. The shedding blade is also not to be used on delicate areas such as the legs and head.
September 7, 2014