Giveaway: Furminator De-Shedding Tool

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Today is National Hairball Awareness Day, and to celebrate, we’re giving away a Furminator De-Shedding Tool to one lucky reader.

We explained yesterday why a hairball is rarely just a hairball, and that frequent hairballs are not part of a normal life with cats.

Regular brushing and grooming can help prevent hairballs (but it’s not the only thing that can). When it comes to getting rid of loose hair, there are few tools that get the job done better than the Furminator De-Shedding Tool.

To enter the giveaway, please tell me in a comment why you would like to win this tool, and specify whether you’d like the large or small tool and whether it’s for a short haired or long haired cat. For an additional chance to win, tweet about this giveaway or share on Facebook, and post the link in a separate comment. This giveaway ends Friday, May 4.

For more information about the deshedding tool, please visit the Furminator website or their Facebook page.

161 Comments on Giveaway: Furminator De-Shedding Tool

  1. Amy
    April 27, 2012 at 3:56 pm (7 years ago)

    I would love this tool for my new buddy from the shelter, Roland. He is part Siamese and long-haired Persian I believe and has a lot of hair! Because he is a big boy Roland has trouble getting to all of his hair, and this brush would help so much in keeping him tidy. I also could use it on my other new guy Kirby. Kirby is a short haired Tabby but sheds constantly and like Roland, is a big guy and has much space to cover! This brush would be so much help!

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  2. RoxAnne
    April 27, 2012 at 3:48 pm (7 years ago)

    My cat needs this the most. He licks and pukes up hairballs way to frequently. I comb him at least three times a week. I even vacuum him with the soft brush (we have central vacuum) and he actually likes it. Please let my short hair cat, Sammy have the small brush.
    🙂

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  3. Ali
    April 27, 2012 at 3:48 pm (7 years ago)

    I would love this! I volunteer twice a week at a no kill shelter & the cats could definitely benefit from this! (My 3 kitties would love it too!) I’d prefer the large one for short haired cats.

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  4. Kristin
    April 27, 2012 at 3:40 pm (7 years ago)

    I have 2 cats. One is a short-hair and the other one is not long but she’s not short haired either, I’d say medium, lol! She is our baby at 1 years old, she was a feral rescue and she get’s hariballs. She will scream at me until I realize she’s going to puke and runs to the bathroom to do it on the tile floor. Our other cat grooms her and he is having issues now as well. I don’t think there’s anything worse then watching them hack them nasty thing’s up!

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  5. Melinda Kelsey
    April 27, 2012 at 3:18 pm (7 years ago)

    I don’t know why she has so much hair, I just don’t, maybe the furminator will help. I love my little Maple Kitty. 🙂

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  6. Alyce Nunn
    April 27, 2012 at 3:10 pm (7 years ago)

    Who could resist the Furminator, come one, the name says it all. I have a long hair cat and would probably need a large Furminator.

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  7. Genia
    April 27, 2012 at 2:44 pm (7 years ago)

    Hi! I would love to have this tool! Our family is owned by two adorable cats who share their fur with us…everywhere! We have tried some other brushes but we can brush and brush and brush and it doesn’t seem to help. I have been giving them goop along with food and treats to help with the hairballs.

    My girls are short hairs and they are both over 10lbs, so we would need the large tool.

    Thank you for the opportunity to win this tool.

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  8. Jody Vernay
    April 27, 2012 at 2:34 pm (7 years ago)

    I have wished for a FURminator for years! Not being able to try one first, I have hesitated to buy. I would like to have the larger one for long haired cats. It must work well, it has been around several years now.

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  9. Leon
    April 27, 2012 at 1:49 pm (7 years ago)

    I have 3 cats at the moment, and COPD. It is so hard keeping up with their shedding this would make it so much easier.

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  10. Donna B
    April 27, 2012 at 1:49 pm (7 years ago)

    Would love to win this for my foster kitties and my own 2, it would certainly help keep the amount of hair balls and clumps of hair I find around the house down some !!!

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  11. Mahshtay
    April 27, 2012 at 1:44 pm (7 years ago)

    I have a short-hair tabby who is surprisingly furry! He sheds more than any cat I ever had. I tried the Furminator and it really works. Takes off tons of hair (when he allows me to brush him) I’m not sure I have the right size, though, think we could use the larger one. He’s a big boy!

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  12. Margaret Hovland
    April 27, 2012 at 1:38 pm (7 years ago)

    I am in desparate need of the Furminator De-Shedding Tool. I brush by cats regularly however still have hair everywhere in my house. I even found cat hair inside my freezer (!). Hoss and Shaver will be forever grateful if they could have a small tool as they are both orange and white domestic short hairs from the local shelter. thanks!

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  13. Jeannine D
    April 27, 2012 at 1:32 pm (7 years ago)

    I have 6 kitties, 3 of them Scottish Folds. They have quite dense fur and it can be a challenge to keep their fur from clumping up particularly around the neck. All my kitties love to be brushed.

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  14. Sharley
    April 27, 2012 at 1:29 pm (7 years ago)

    I have 2 long haired rescues and anything that would help me tame their manes would be awesome!

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  15. Jessica Carlson
    April 27, 2012 at 1:26 pm (7 years ago)

    Shared it on Facebook, thank you again!

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  16. Wendy Lynch
    April 27, 2012 at 1:25 pm (7 years ago)

    Oh how I would love to try out the Furminator for cats!!! I have a HUGELY fluffy black cat with a HUGELY fluffy undercoat that comes out in clumps in the summer time. We resort to home hair cuts to keep it shorter (not too short!) and although we don’t have problems with hairballs, the Furminator would help get more of those loose hairs out more efficiently. Thank you for making one for cats!!

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  17. Cherith
    April 27, 2012 at 1:23 pm (7 years ago)

    I would LOVE to have this tool for our rescued barn kitty, Peaches. We rescued him from a friend’s ranch where the barn kittens rarely made it to adulthood. He’s a happy indoor cat now, but he has super long hair and we have a tough time keeping up with it. He has frequent hairballs, despite the different things we have tried to help him. Maybe we just aren’t getting enough of his loose fur out when we brush? He’s a pretty big guy, so I assume he would need the large. 🙂

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  18. AnnaZed
    April 27, 2012 at 1:23 pm (7 years ago)

    I have had my eye on this tool and am glad to see your implicit recommendation of it. Leonardo while still classified as a domestic short hair has long 2in fur with a dense undercoat. He will tolerate being brushed, but only for so long. Especially in summer I want to help him with accumulations of shed fur that stays trapped in his undercoat, small knots in his fur and dander accumulation. A large sized one of these tools just might do the trick. I promise to send pictures!

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  19. Steve Smith
    April 27, 2012 at 1:08 pm (7 years ago)

    I would love this for my 3 babies. I have 2 short hair and one long hair, all adopted from the shelter where I volunteer.

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  20. Jessica Carlson
    April 27, 2012 at 1:04 pm (7 years ago)

    This would be WONDERFUL! We just adopted a little shorthaired female Siamese kitten for our daughter, and this would be the best time to get her started on grooming to avoid future “issues.” I believe the small furminator tool would be perfect for not only now but also continued use throughout her life. Thank you so much for this great opportunity to win one!!

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  21. Lauren McGuigan
    April 27, 2012 at 1:02 pm (7 years ago)

    I would love this tool for my cat Noelle. She is a beautiful short hair Maine Coon mix. I would love the small size. I have heard of the Furminator before and always wanted the chance to get one for my cat, it would make my life so easy! Haha (:

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  22. Kate
    April 27, 2012 at 12:56 pm (7 years ago)

    The Furminator would be a perfect tool for my two little long-haired kitties Millie and Sophie! Although I try to brush them once a day, they still manage to shed quite a bit and have regular hairballs (especially with the summer months pending!)

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  23. Brooke
    April 27, 2012 at 12:37 pm (7 years ago)

    Man, my couches would love it if I had this! With three cats living in a sardine can, we could use the help.

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  24. Melissa Brown
    April 27, 2012 at 12:32 pm (7 years ago)

    I have tried just about everything to get rid of the excess hair on my short haired cat, but haven’t found anything that works yet. Hopefully she will stay still long enough for me to use this. She is still very skittish and afraid of people because she was abused before. She is much loved in her fur-ever home now.

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  25. Liz pozniak
    April 27, 2012 at 12:30 pm (7 years ago)

    Boy do we need that. We have adopted 3 cats in addition to the 2 we already have. 1 is long hair and wont groom himself anf 1 is a 15 and just stopped hrooming himself. But all our cats have very distinct personalitys . From the half blind one to one we call a warbler. Love them all. Even wwhen they pick on our adopted tweener dog. But then he goes to high ground. Our cats act like dogs and our dog acts like a cat.

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  26. Elizabeth Dangelantonio
    April 27, 2012 at 12:29 pm (7 years ago)

    I would love to win the Furminator because my beautiful long-haired Maine Coon sheds terribly and I know it makes her uncomfortable. Even just brushing and combing her fur makes her noticeably happier, and I can only imagine how much the Furminator would help her out. At her age (12) I want her to be comfortable and I think the Furminator is the best option.

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  27. Jessica VanDeusen
    April 27, 2012 at 12:23 pm (7 years ago)

    I too would love a Furminator for my short hair kitty, Princess! She is about to turn 15 and her age is making it difficult for her to keep up with her grooming like she used to. She even developed a few mattes recently that we’ve had to deal with. And with the upcoming warm weather, I know that hairball season is on the way too. I’ve been looking for a new brush that we can use to help her prevent painful mattes and yucky hairballs, and I think that a small Furminator would be the prefect one! Thanks for your consideration!

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  28. Kristen
    April 27, 2012 at 12:19 pm (7 years ago)

    I would love to win a Furminator for my little niece and nephew cats (my brother and his wife have 3 rescue cats)!

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  29. Linda Simons
    April 27, 2012 at 12:13 pm (7 years ago)

    I would love the large one for our short haired cat, Rufus. We already have one for our long-haired cat, Smudge, and it is amazing.

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  30. Missy
    April 27, 2012 at 12:11 pm (7 years ago)

    I would love to win this for our 2 furry children whom one was rescued when we were stationed in Japan and the other much older long-haired sweetheart that was given to us by someone who had too many cats. 🙂 they love their hairs brushed/combed so this would be awesome!

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  31. Lori Bartrug
    April 27, 2012 at 12:09 pm (7 years ago)

    I would love to win this furmnator!! We have 2 short hair 17+ pound white cats and brown furniture! We have cat hair everywhere!! They both are always hacking up a hairball here or there – my carpet would so appreciate a furminator!!

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  32. Tricia Taylor
    April 27, 2012 at 12:08 pm (7 years ago)

    I have 4 kittes, only one with long hair, but she is always throwing up hairballs. I’m amazed at how much hair accummulates in such a short amount of time!! I would love to reduce the amount of hair floating around our house and save my kitty from the discomfort and embarassment of nasty hairballs!!!

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  33. Sue O'Brien
    April 27, 2012 at 12:07 pm (7 years ago)

    I work for a pet groomer, he uses these. They are Great! I would love to have one of my own, for all my rescues kitty’s 🙂 Thank U!

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  34. Cathy Brisky
    April 27, 2012 at 12:05 pm (7 years ago)

    I have 3 short-haired cats that love to be groomed and would love to try a fuminator a small one.

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  35. Amy Christensen
    April 27, 2012 at 11:59 am (7 years ago)

    I need this tool because although my cat may be short haired she manages to shed a lot. It will save her from hairballs and my clothes from the black hairs.

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  36. Meghan
    April 27, 2012 at 11:56 am (7 years ago)

    I would love a small furminator for my two short haired kitties. My husband keeps begging to buy one but I keep putting it off since we already have a brush; however, I think the brush needs to be replaced since someone decided to eat some of the bristles!

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  37. Judy Jacobs
    April 27, 2012 at 11:55 am (7 years ago)

    I’ve got 7 cats, one of which I had shaved because she doesn’t like the regular combs I use. I would LOVE to have this so that my furbabies won’t have so many furballs to content with and there’s just SO much hair to deal with in a tiny house like mine! It’d be nice to have less of it by using the Furminator.

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  38. Lisa Besko
    April 27, 2012 at 11:55 am (7 years ago)

    I would love a Furminator not just for my own 3 cats but to use at The Kitten Nursery that my daughter and I volunteer at several days a week. My 8 year old is a socialization specialist and likes to groom the kittens/cats. We have short, long and medium hair cats so which ever Furminator works on the most kinds of fur would be best.

    The Kitten Nursery specializes in giving abandon mom’s a place to have kittens and raise them until they are healthy enough to go to a furever home. We also take in abandon kittens and bottle feed when needed or try to find a mom that will take them on. After the kittens are ready to leave mom we find homes for the entire family so we have cats and kittens we could use the Furminator on.

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  39. Todd Gannon
    April 27, 2012 at 11:52 am (7 years ago)

    I don’t want to win i need to win. I have an 19 pound main coon loooooooooooong haired cat that i brush constintly. He has three coats and is always shedding. Also he gave up on cleaning himself several years ago becuase it was just too much, LOL! So in turn that reposnsability falls back on me and if i miss a couple days he’s starts to matte everywhere. the other day i really went after him and brushed him for a good hour and filled up a plastic walmart bag. Please please give me a tool, thanks!

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  40. Lana Bunch
    April 27, 2012 at 11:52 am (7 years ago)

    I REALLY need this! 2 long hair putty tats and a medium hair putty. I have some tools, but quite frankly, THEY STINK! I need large for super FUZZ balls!! HELP!

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  41. Jen
    April 27, 2012 at 11:52 am (7 years ago)

    I have a long haired maine coon who’s getting up there in age. She’s always been a shedder, always had a dread or two that’d make a reggae band envious, but as she gets older, the worse it gets. She gets hairballs all spring. The bed sheets are red, but look brown/black from her coat which she leaves behind everywhere she goes.

    My partner, who thankfully loves us both, has a short haired cat and short haired dog (they’re all finally getting along) is none too pleased that the cat now has access to the rest of the house as fur is everywhere.

    We’ve talked about getting a furminator after a friend recommended it.

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  42. Sarah Hardej
    April 27, 2012 at 11:51 am (7 years ago)

    I have a furminator that my cats and I love! I would love to win one for my parents and their beautiful black cat, Casper. Casper is a short hair but sheds so much that a large Furminator would help him feel so much better in the hot summer months.

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  43. John Christman
    April 27, 2012 at 11:48 am (7 years ago)

    I am a disabled Veteran and one of my babies is a long hair kitty that mats easily. She is a rescue with chronic eye problems and needs some help with her grooming. I need a Furminator to help her keep her fur from tangling. A small one for long hair would really help since I am on a fixed income.

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