Giveaway: Furminator Deshedding Tool

Of all the brushes and grooming tools I’ve tried, the Furminator Deshedding Tool still wins hands down when it comes to controlling shedding in cats.  In fact, it removes so much hair that I remember being a little worried I might wind up with a bald cat the first time I used it on Amber a few years ago.

And now, Furminator has gone “deluxe” – redesigned with a new, sleek ergonomic handle and a  FURjector button that will release fur from the blade, but retaining all the same functionality of the original, it still removes undercoat and loose hair like nothing else on the market. 

I’m giving away one Furminator for Cats to one lucky winner.  If you’d like to win, leave a comment on this post and let me know why you would like one for your cat(s).  For an extra chance to win, tweet about the giveaway or share on Facebook and post the link in a separate comment.  This giveway is open until Saturday, May 14.

Thanks to the folks at Furminator, Inc. for making this giveaway possible as part of National Hairball Awareness Day. For more information on the cat product, click here. Winner will be asked to specify size of cat and whether they want the tool for long or short-haired cats.

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58 Comments on Giveaway: Furminator Deshedding Tool

  1. Janet Carleton
    May 14, 2011 at 9:12 am (9 years ago)

    I have 6 cats, all of which are shedding right now! Most of them love to be combed and I’ve heard such good things about the Furminator. Three came from a feral colony, 2 were strays, and the 6th is my deceased mom’s fragile old guy. (All are s/n.) This in addition to my 4 dogs, all adopted from Rescues. I would love a Furminator!

  2. Madame Purl
    May 14, 2011 at 8:53 am (9 years ago)

    We would love to win this new furminator. 2 Persians + 2 Himi’s = lots of brushing and lots of fur… the brushing is much to their chagrin.

  3. Tracy
    May 14, 2011 at 8:36 am (9 years ago)

    I am owned by a MainCoon and a Norwegian Forest cat. They are both 17 years old and are finding it a litte more difficult to maintain their thick coats by themselves. I’ve tried to use a few different brushes, but they don’t seem to get to the bottom layer of fur. Now that we’re getting into summer, the shedding has increased, as well as the small mats (which none of us likes to deal with). Would love to try this out and give my review (as well as theirs).
    Thanks for your consideration. I think it’s great that you’re giving your fans this chance to win a cool prize.

  4. Alyssa Ebert
    May 14, 2011 at 8:35 am (9 years ago)

    Oh boy I would love to win! I hear the furminator really works! I have four very furry cats. Two are longhair, two are shorthair. One of the longhaired ones is a big ragdoll boy. And one of the shorthair cats sheds “like a yak” as my boyfriend says. I do brush as much as I can but it is not terribly effective, it takes a long brushing session and lots of brushstrokes to get lots of hair. Sure would be great to have a furminator to make the job quick and easy as the big ragdoll sometimes decides he would rather not hold still!! The hairballs are gross, most of the time I unknowingly step in them. A few times I’ve found them in my bed. I still really love my cats but I could do without hairball surprises! I’m going to share this on my facebook page:

  5. Kathy Steelman
    May 14, 2011 at 8:26 am (9 years ago)

    My Maine Coon, Rose, needs it for her belly!

  6. Donna GracieShelter Harper
    May 14, 2011 at 8:23 am (9 years ago)

    Our Gracie is the queen of the house, but the hair thing really gets to ya after awhile! Especially the dark hairs showing up on light materials! I’ve heard of the Furminator Deshedding Tool, but haven’t yet tried it! Would love to though!

  7. Caren Gittleman
    May 14, 2011 at 8:10 am (9 years ago)

    I have heard so many good things about this product! Now with your endorsement I am looking a little more closely. I am concerned as to whether or not I should enter. Cody is a short haired cat….I am nervous about if it would be good for him or not. I trust your opinion Ingrid, use your discretion as to whether or not to enter Cody. If you think it would be fine for him then please enter me, otherwise I respect your decision!
    Have a great day!

  8. Roben
    May 14, 2011 at 7:42 am (9 years ago)

    I would love one! A friend came over and used on on our cat – there was enough fur left over to build another cat and no shedding for days. She’s a calico (cat not friend) which means she has a colour of fur to stand out against everything we own.

  9. Karen Corrie
    May 14, 2011 at 7:38 am (9 years ago)

    2 furry kitty boys & 1 golden retriever; I am awash with fur. Would love the Rolls Royce of kitty defurring & if the goldie isn’t careful, he might get a bit of it too. 🙂

  10. Janice
    May 14, 2011 at 7:28 am (9 years ago)

    Gosh I would love this for my Mitzy and Felix…both short haired but love a good brush. LOL…the neighbourhood cats come to my house too when they see it is grooming time. So many many would get use out of this brush…xxxx

  11. Lori Morin
    May 14, 2011 at 7:21 am (9 years ago)

    I have four beautiful kitties – one of which has beautiful long black hair which needs lots of brushing. He is not very patient so we need a tool that will get the job done quickly so that he can go back to what he wants to do instead of yowling at Mom!

    Thank you!

  12. Cheryl
    May 6, 2011 at 11:26 pm (9 years ago)

    Furminators are the best! I foster kittens and love getting them used to grooming. Thanks for this great opportunity.

  13. Ace
    May 4, 2011 at 9:45 am (9 years ago)

    Da Need for Da Furminator:
    Cee Cee needs one — this I know
    She had some DREADLOCKS down below
    Her belly, and with a scream and a howl
    (I wuz screaming — she did GROWL!)
    I risked tooth and claw, and I take a bow
    Cuz I got them off! It took 6 days – WOW!
    THIS is why Cee Cee needs a Furminator – MEOW!!!

  14. Susan
    May 4, 2011 at 12:54 am (9 years ago)

    I have rescued a number of stray cats headed for the local shelter. I have long-haired, short-haired, thick and thin haired cats. Some are very old and sickly and can’t clean themselves very well anymore. Others have grown big satisfied bellies that prevent them from cleaning their own backs or backsides. Yet others are semi-feral who will only allow me to touch them when I feed them or when I brush them. Still, the touch of a loving hand calming their tensed nerves and the rhythmic swiping of a brush sweeping their cares away, even if for a moment or two, is so worth using the best brush available. From all the comments I’ve seen, the FURminator is that brush. If it will help my sweet cats to feel better, then whether I win it here or not, I’ll save up the money needed to get one for them. Thanks!

  15. ellen
    May 3, 2011 at 9:30 pm (9 years ago)

    I have worked with ferals for years- and it seems every year I find a female with kittens- the kittens are socialized & get homes and Momma is spayed & if possible gets a home or rejoins the colony. Brushing the cats really helps to form a bond- with the kittens it is what they’re used to- being groomed, with the older cats they learn trust in humans – I think a furminator with it’s non pulling helps alot. I would love to win one! Thanks for the chance- I follow you on twitter & facebook 🙂

  16. Sue
    May 3, 2011 at 5:10 pm (9 years ago)

    My son owns a Furminator for his husky and LOVES it. We own 3 cats and generally use a flea comb on them. The vet said this would be the best for our longer hair cats. One of them gets sick almost every day in summer and the vet gives us a liquid laxative to help things moving along on the inside to prevent hairballs. I would LOVE to own a Furminator for cats so that maybe we could stop this medicine. She absolutely HATES the taste of it.

  17. Jody Vernay
    May 2, 2011 at 8:52 am (9 years ago)

    Hi! I have 3 furbabies…..they all love to be brushed. I have seen the Furminator, and wished I could afford to buy one. I have one boy, who seems to have two different types of hair, a shorter thick under coat, and a course thicker top coat. He leaves his fur/hair all over the house, no matter how much I brush him. He just keeps growing more!! I would absolutely love to have a furminator to try on him. It could be like a whole new life/experience!! Thanks for the opportunity!!

  18. Brandy
    May 2, 2011 at 8:45 am (9 years ago)

    My boys, Syd and Spike, love being groomed. It’s part of our special time spent together where we can only focus on each other. All they have to hear is the drawer with their brushes open and they are ready and willing.

  19. Phoenix
    May 2, 2011 at 4:45 am (9 years ago)

    My furry felines love to groom & be groomed, & I’ve heard the Furminator is a great way to do so. Thanks for the giveaway.

  20. Link Bartholomew
    May 1, 2011 at 9:23 pm (9 years ago)

    I can’t remember the last time I brushed my cat! He’s medium haired, and he sheds a lot. Brushing seems to do no good though because of his shorter hair. I’d like to try a brush that actually works for a change.

  21. Debbie
    May 1, 2011 at 9:21 pm (9 years ago)

    I would like to win the Furminator because with all my furkids, I am drowning in hair! It would be so nice to take it off at one time, rather than hair-by-hair constantly, all over the house! 🙂

  22. Becky Ewens
    May 1, 2011 at 8:11 pm (9 years ago)

    I just rescued a short hair cat. Everyone thinks short hair means no grooming. This guy is one of those short hair cats with a thick coat that sheds! The Furminator Deshedding Tool is a much better way to remove hair than the brush I’ve been using.

  23. michelle hamilton
    May 1, 2011 at 7:59 pm (9 years ago)

    life hasnt been the same for me and my ersian pauline since a friend came into myhouse and took her 4 babies 2 have died already it would be soo nice too win this tool it might make pauline feel better to be brushed shes so depressed after all that work and now she has no babies i know theres prob more ppl who would prob be a better winner but i thought id judt try and i hope my pain gets better soon i miss my ggrandbabies soo much

  24. Dana Shimek
    May 1, 2011 at 7:56 pm (9 years ago)

    My name is Dana and I have a special needs kittie, named Tillie! I have to use this tool on her because she gets so many little mats in her long pretty hair. She’s a maine coon, so she has to be be groomed alot. This is the only thing I use, it is great! It would be good to have another, cause mine is getting very dull it seems! My Tillie loves this!

  25. Danielle
    May 1, 2011 at 7:56 pm (9 years ago)

    I used to work at PetSmart and we were told to push this product. I did not have cats at the time, and I did not want to push something just because I was told to. I decided to volunteer at the CNY Cat Coalition, which was right in PetSmart. Through them, I developed quite the love for cats and adopted my own. I purchased a Furminator after speaking with some of the other volunteers. Once I used it one single time on my short haired cat, I was shocked. I had a garbage bag FULL of hair. I don’t know how all that came off of him! I have since adopted 2 other cats from shelters, one long haired and one short. The Furminators are so pricey, I cannot bring myself to purchasing one for my long haired cat due to lack of a job, but I know how amazing it would be if I did. I brush my two short haired cats frequently and it drastically cuts down on the hair around the house. I would absolutely love to win one!

  26. lisa
    May 1, 2011 at 7:46 pm (9 years ago)

    Not only do I foster fur kids from, especially ones with medical needs, I have 5 fur kids of my own and have yet to find a good grooming tool! I am currently unemployed and cannot afford to keep trying out new ones so if I won this it would definitely be put to good use! I have heard some great things and I am praying I win so my fur kids get to have it =)

  27. Esme
    May 1, 2011 at 2:06 pm (9 years ago)

    You have no idea how much Magellan needs this-he is not a fan of being brushed and sheds and sheds and sheds. I like being brushed but I also do not shed as much.

    Magellan says no do not let my mama win this.

  28. Kimberley Jumper
    May 1, 2011 at 1:53 pm (9 years ago)

    My long hair kitty REALLY needs this 🙂

  29. Michelle
    May 1, 2011 at 9:06 am (9 years ago)

    I have lots cats from short hair to long, they all need brushing and I need something that will do the job well and quickly because they won’t sit still for too long. I have tried a variety of brushes and the best so far has been the PetZoom because of the retractable bristles and large head. I would love to try the Furminator now that they have improved it.

  30. Rebecca
    May 1, 2011 at 3:33 am (9 years ago)

    I have a very fluffy, furry cat who sheds bales of fur, and would really love to try a Furminator. I am dealing with a boyfriend who has an illness and is often trying to sleep, so I can’t really run a vacuum cleaner very much. That means brushing is my main means of controlling the amount of fur on the floor (and all over everything else!). I would really love to have something more efficient and can’t really afford to spend the money on extras like fancy fur removal tools. Thank you!

  31. Cleocatra (my person is Karen)
    May 1, 2011 at 3:04 am (9 years ago)

    Meow! My name is Cleo and I LOOOOOVVVVVEEEEE my Furminator brush! All my people have to do is hold it up and I come running, and I always say ‘Please’.

    Sadly, my Auntie Maggie doesn’t have a Furminator. Her people don’t seem to see the value in it, even though I’ve tried to explain it to them. They just pat me and tell me what a good kitty I am. They don’t seem to understand the importance of what I’m saying!

    So I’m putting in this comment for Auntie Maggie’s sake. If I win, I’m going to give it to her.

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  32. Kimberly
    April 30, 2011 at 11:17 pm (9 years ago)

    My Molly’s fur is short, but very thick! No matter how much I brush her, it’s never enough, and I think this would make her feel soooo much better! She’s been coughing up fur balls again lately, so I’d love to use this and help her out :o)

  33. Connie
    April 30, 2011 at 10:56 pm (9 years ago)

    another foster home here 🙂

    I bought a furminator years ago and my crew at the time hated it so much I sold it. I brought home another one recently, and the younger kitties don’t mind it at all, but I have a real problem getting the fur off the device while holding on to the kitty. Had to have help to groom the kitties properly. I love the innovation of the fur remover..

  34. Meghan
    April 30, 2011 at 4:24 pm (9 years ago)

    I love the FURminator! I would love one for my cats! I own one for my dogs, but they love to be brushed using the FURminator and don’t share well with the cats :).

  35. Seven
    April 30, 2011 at 3:19 pm (9 years ago)

    Just yesterday at my annual Vet visit Dr.S noticed I was shedding profusely (and not due to nerves seeing as I like her very much).
    I informed her of my hair ball gastro upsets and all the gifts I’ve been leaving behind in the house…at least the ones mom has found that the dog hasn’t eaten. (Like fur balls are any less gross than dog food?)
    She told mom that I need a Furminator. Regular brushing wasn’t cutting it for me or my sibs.
    Mom saw this give away and told me to enter. Let me win!

  36. lyn5
    April 30, 2011 at 1:35 pm (9 years ago)

    I have a Furminator, and I do not need the new model. What works best for my cats is the cat Zoom Groom.

  37. Sharon Hudson
    April 30, 2011 at 1:24 pm (9 years ago)

    I have a siamese mix cat that sheds alot. He doesn’t like being combed so I have to get as much hair as I can quickly. This tool looks like it would be just what I need to do the job. Thank you for offering this giveaway.

  38. Rita Dean
    April 30, 2011 at 12:54 pm (9 years ago)

    We adopted three shelter babies this year. Kate and Wilson have Siamese background, short hair, but still shed alot of hair. Somali Mollie has medium hair. This tool is just what I need to help keep hair balls out of their tummies. Would love to win won for them, but will also be checking at the pet supply store. Thanks for the give-away!

  39. Jay
    April 30, 2011 at 11:52 am (9 years ago)

    It might eliminate waking up to Stirfry coughing up a hairball in the morning.

  40. The Knapps
    April 30, 2011 at 11:15 am (9 years ago)

    I would love to win this for my cat…he has long fur and I think this would be a great way to help with keeping him groomed. I plan to look into getting this regardless of winning though because it sounds like a great product for O’Malley

    danielleaknapp at gmail dot com

  41. Josie
    April 30, 2011 at 10:20 am (9 years ago)

    I must brush my cats religiously every day (at least every other day)-particularly Cordelia Joy since she is more medium-haired. Phoebe Layne has short hair, but it’s pretty thick.
    It would be awesome to find something to cut down the grooming time a little!

  42. Candace
    April 30, 2011 at 9:43 am (9 years ago)

    Got Fur? Need a Furminator!

  43. Candace Elmore
    April 30, 2011 at 9:32 am (9 years ago)

    I’ve heard about the Furminator, but had no idea how good it was. I’ve got quite a selection of combs/brushes, and none seem to do a great job. I would love to have the Furminator, and even if I don’t win, I’ll look for it for my 2 girls.

  44. Penny Tuttle
    April 30, 2011 at 9:21 am (9 years ago)

    I raise foster kittens for the local shelter and own a lot of “unadoptable cats” as well. Several of my cats are long haired and I would love to find something that would cut down on the cat hair in my house and help eliminate mats. Thank you

  45. Debbie D
    April 30, 2011 at 8:30 am (9 years ago)

    Whether I win or not, I’m definitely going to look into this brush. Our three girls are short hairs, but they can always use a good brushing. Our black cat, Lucy, has the most problems with her coat. She’s overweight (working on her diet) and she can’t clean herself as well as she needs to. Even a short haired cat can get mats. Thanks for offering this giveaway and I’m off to check out more about the tool as well.

  46. Ronda (FCRT Volunteer)
    April 30, 2011 at 8:07 am (9 years ago)

    I foster kitties, lots of kitties… mostly with special needs. Many come to me in such fear that no one had been able to touch them to sooth them. They usually have been strays that when taken to the shelter would be deemed unadoptable or given up by previous owners that were sometimes neglected and no longer had much interaction. They would be so dishelved. Through time and patience I slowly can reach them and the first steps taken are through brushing. It is a wonderful way to sooth them to let them know they are loved and will be cared for. It always astounds me the transformation that takes place. The furminator is wonderful because most kitties seem to love it. Kitties are clean creatures and when I use the furminator I believe they think I am grooming them as their momma use to when they were kittens. I use the Furminator not just for grooming but as a tool of love.

  47. Donna Bell
    April 30, 2011 at 7:49 am (9 years ago)

    I foster cats/kittens and this would be a wonderful tool to have. I always try to start brushing the kittens as early as I can so that they get used to it and learn to love the interaction. It would probably help with my allergies too.


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