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Sunday, October 3, 2010

The Furminator Has Landed

The Furminator Has Landed and has met Bitsy.

Poor old Bitsy girl has fur that continues to mat and tangle no matter what I have tried.

Baby Patches on Twitter highly recommends the Furminator and explained how there is a great double bladed version available.

Here is an example of one of these Furminators.
Needless to say, I promptly ordered one.

Our little Bitsy does not like being handled much, she really stresses when groomed.

Here is how she looked "BEFORE" I started using the Furminator.

Since she has black fur, its a little hard to see.
Her fur is matting is several spots and there is lots of it.
I carefully cut out the mats with a scissor and used a large toothed comb before I started using the Furminator.

Then I slowly started using it. She screamed and hollered a bit and tried to get away but then she calmed down when she realized it wasn't that bad.
I was able to get most of her top side but could barely touch her underside or legs because she does not like anyone handling her there.
She loves little scratches on her head and around her ears & neck, anything else, she just freaks out and meows loudly. I imagine she is saying "don't touch me".

My goal is to use it on her weekly so she becomes used to it, then be able to use it a couple of times a week.

Here is her "AFTER" photos. 
It was, as I would describe it, a partial grooming session.
Anyone who has a pet that is stressing during grooming should take it slowly.
It's not important to get every bit the first time around, don't stress them to the point that they are going crazy and want to hurt you to get away.

Her fur is softer to the touch without so much dry dead fur inbetween.
The fur on her back is laying down a little better.

It did make a sizable pile of floof when I was done.
Not too bad for our first session.

It removed much more fur than a couple other tools that I have tried from the local store.
The other tools seemed to pull her hair and she could only stand a few strokes.
She was much more cooperative with the Furminator.

If you would like to order one of these for your floofy cat, I recommend buying from Baby Patches at the Nip and Bones Store


Mariodacat said...

Are you trying to grow another cat with all dat floof! he he - We has a Furminator too, but I scream bloody murder when M uses it. Also try to put the bitey on her. So, she doesn't use it very often, but when she does, we could grow another cat too. your kitty turned out bootiful.

Angie, Catladyland/Katt Food said...

Oh my gosh, we LOVE our Furminator! I can't believe how deeply it gets at their coat.

The Creek Cats said...

I've always wanted to try the furminator!! Wow, looks like it works great!

Oskar said...

Wow that looks like a great difference! Being a miniature schnauzer I don't shed, but the kitties that live here do!

Guess what? My mom person & I have created a new blog at

We'd love it if you would come over and check it out & become a member. It's a great new place for pet bloggers to find each other, and get an opportunity to be a featured blog!

Nubbin wiggles,

Daisy said...

Oh, it looks like the Furminator did a great job! My furs are very sparse, so if I used it, I would probably end up bald!

crazykittykat1 said...

Oh Mario, sorry to hear it brings out da bitey in you.

Hi Angie from Catladyland! Yes this thing is amazing. Our old gal was a stray, so I have no idea what kind of grooming she had in her previous life. The Petsmart groomers that shaved her when we got her last Nov. said she was the hardest cat ever to groom.

Creek cats - if anyone at your house needs one, try it!

Hi Oscar, we will come over and visit your site.

Daisy - we don't want you to be bald kitty, no furminator for you. MOL

Herbie said...

Thanks for your review. This sounds like something we could use. My sis Polly, our oldest kitty, has long hair and sometimes gets mats. She likes being brushed sometimes, but brushing doesn't really get rid of all the dead hair so...this might be just right!:) I shall let peeps know!

crazykittykat1 said...

These things come in a 1 blade version and 2 blade. I like the 2 blade, have no idea how the 1 works.

Just be sure to cut out big mats before using.

Baby Patches said...

OMC! We remembered about how you got one of these and had forgotten to checks out your post afterwards. Thanks you so much for linking to the store and we is so glad that so much furs came off. Poor baby, we are kind of upset but apparently furminator no longer makes the dual version anymore even though we think its the best for floofy kitties.

Mr. Breeze said...

Purrrr looks like you made another kitteh!

crazykittykat1 said...

MOL yes Breeze, dat looked like 2nd kitteh of furs.

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