Giveaway: Furminator De-Shedding Tool


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. Marlea
    May 4, 2012 at 1:43 pm (9 years ago)

    I would LOVE to win this! I have three cats. One longer haired and two short haired babies. We could definitely use the bigger one. I am constantly finding tuffs puffy fluff all throughout my apartment. Our kitties would definitely put the Furminator to good use!!

  2. David Carter
    May 4, 2012 at 1:42 pm (9 years ago)

    I have two short haired, rescued cats – this tool would help them with not only hairballs but in not getting their Daddy full of fur on his clothes – save me money on lint brushes…

  3. Jodi
    May 4, 2012 at 1:15 pm (9 years ago)

    I have three kitties and brushing which they love just isn’t enough to keep the loose hair fro flying or those horrible hairballs..they do not like that paste stuff that can be eaten off their paws and I hate giving unnecessary Med to my fur babies
    Thus would be purr-fect! Either size”

  4. Mary
    May 4, 2012 at 1:12 pm (9 years ago)

    I have 6 cats (3 of my own and 3 fosters) and this would SO help with the build up of cat hair on the furniture. I try to brush them daily (time permitting) and I still need to vacuum twice a week!

  5. Jodi
    May 4, 2012 at 1:12 pm (9 years ago)

    I have three kitties and brushing which they love just isn’t enough to keep the loose hair fro flying or those horrible hairballs..they do not like that paste stuff that can be eaten off their paws and I hate giving unnecessary Med to my fur babies
    Thus would be purr-fect!

  6. Jay
    May 4, 2012 at 1:05 pm (9 years ago)

    A great tool. Works fantastic on cats and dogs.

  7. Kathryn
    May 3, 2012 at 12:30 pm (9 years ago)

    We would like one because we have three cats who all suffer from hairballs from time to time, and as a student, the cost of the Furminator is somewhat daunting. The small short hair one would be great!

  8. Jen Tink
    May 2, 2012 at 12:22 pm (9 years ago)

    I’d like to win because my roommate has a thing about fur and my short hair cat sheds a lot.

  9. Phoenix
    May 2, 2012 at 11:50 am (9 years ago)

    I could really use this so that less of the fur would end up on the furniture! The short-haired version would be best.

  10. Roxanne
    May 1, 2012 at 7:55 pm (9 years ago)

    One of our girls, a petite and very fluffy gal, has an awful hairball issue. We’d love to try the large tool. Seeing as she loves brushings, I’m sure this would be a treat for her!

  11. Shannon M
    May 1, 2012 at 11:14 am (9 years ago)

    I could definitely use this for my hairball kitties. I think this would definitely help keep their fur under control.

  12. Juan Fernandez
    May 1, 2012 at 12:15 am (9 years ago)

    I have three long hair siberians and this would be a very useful tool to help keep my cats hair under control and avoid any issues.

  13. Cynthia Downer
    April 30, 2012 at 3:33 pm (9 years ago)

    I’d like the large brush for short-haired cats because I’m fostering a bengal kitty, and he sheds so much for a short haired cat!

  14. Linda follis
    April 30, 2012 at 12:20 am (9 years ago)

    Hi, my name is Poodee and I am a large handsome boy with long hair. Please help me, I am driving my humans crazy with all of the hair I leave all over the place. I even huffed out a large hairball on my human’s pillow. I love them and I know that they love me regardless, but a furminator would be wonderful for all of us. Please help!

  15. Steph
    April 29, 2012 at 11:50 pm (9 years ago)

    Wow, these look like great grooming tools! Would love to have the small, short hair Furminator for my little calico sisters Syd and Blue. They absolutely love to be groomed, I have a feeling they would hire me full-time if I had a good groomer! =D

  16. Gretchen
    April 29, 2012 at 8:39 pm (9 years ago)

    Would love to win a large FURminator for long-haired cats! I have two long-haired kitties and this would really help to keep them groomed and healthy!

  17. Tori
    April 29, 2012 at 12:45 pm (9 years ago)

    We took in a tiny feral cat last year, who was – surprise! – pregnant! We now share our world with SIX beautiful babies…which generates a LOT of fur! This tool would be a godsend during our seemingly constant grooming cycle! Our girls would most likely need the small, long haired tool. Thanks!!

  18. Glogirly and Katie
    April 29, 2012 at 12:31 pm (9 years ago)

    We love to win the small FURminator for short hair cats! Katie needs some *help* with her grooming and she’s mewed in my ear that she would like me to fashion a playmate for her out of the extra furs.
    ; ) Glogirly

  19. Pudgebutters
    April 29, 2012 at 9:33 am (9 years ago)

    I have 4 long-hair rescue kitties that could really benefit from a brushing from the FURminator!

  20. Susie
    April 29, 2012 at 5:05 am (9 years ago)

    I just took in a stray 3 weeks ago. She is a long haired black mostly sweet heart. LOL.
    She is doing well. She has had a few hair ball episodes and would love to clean her fur up a bit. I took her for a bath and to the vet.
    I would love the one that is small and for long haired cat,

  21. Julie
    April 29, 2012 at 2:06 am (9 years ago)

    I have heard these are awesome. I would like a small size for long hair cat. Thank you!

  22. Jennifer D
    April 28, 2012 at 11:40 am (9 years ago)

    I have 2 Short haired cats. One is 17 lbs the other about 10. Both really enjoy being brushed and I’ve looked at the furminators several times. It would be awesome to win one!

  23. Liz
    April 28, 2012 at 11:05 am (9 years ago)

    I have 3 wonderful cats with medium length. Unfortunately two of them are not the best groomers. One because he is so old and one because he so large. The older one has an undercoat that only the furminator can get at effectively. I have one fulminator, but a 3 floor house. So it never seems to be where I need it. I’d love to have another so that I can take advantage of opportune moments.

  24. Michelle Grover
    April 28, 2012 at 10:57 am (9 years ago)

    My cat, Rocky, seems to have an endless supply of hair. I usually describe it as never-ending tissue box! I’ve tried three different brushes, but none of them have been good enough. He is still coughing up hairballs occassionally. He also seems to have sensitive skin and the brushes I’ve tried cause him to have a lot of dandruff. I think the large sized furminator is exactly what my short haired black kitty needs! It would make him very happy! 🙂

  25. Karen Hermansen
    April 28, 2012 at 10:18 am (9 years ago)

    I have three cats, one of them long-haired. I have one large Furminator for my two Labs, but it is too big for the cats. It is a wonderful tool, and would certainly help to keep the fur out of the air, food and their tummies!

  26. Shell
    April 28, 2012 at 5:31 am (9 years ago)

    Four forever cats (ages 4 to 20) and frequent foster kittens from the local shelter equals lots of hair (and hairballs) everywhere. It would be really great to have something to help out. If it works half as well as the advertising says it would be a real godsend. Large tool for a short haired cats would work the best. Thank you.

  27. Michelle Spayde
    April 28, 2012 at 3:06 am (9 years ago)

    Other than for general grooming, I have a mega colon kitty, and a hairball could send him to the ER (again). We’re trying to avoid surgery as he is also FIV+ and has other medical issues. He is medium haired, and I would prefer the large tool. Thanks for the chance!

  28. Jim Baker
    April 28, 2012 at 1:02 am (9 years ago)

    Bob is a big black fluffy rescue kitty I’ve had for eleven years, and leaves enough fur on the floor to make a new cat. Heaven knows how much he ingests as he grooms. I’d LOVE to have something that would help thin his fur out and help him to be healthy for another eleven years.

  29. Mary Butler
    April 28, 2012 at 12:22 am (9 years ago)

    ohhh,,, and my rescue kitties are short haired. oops another hair ball. Please help!

  30. Mary Butler
    April 27, 2012 at 10:51 pm (9 years ago)

    I have rescued 6 indoor kitties and 7 outdoor kitties! I know, that’s not a lucky number. SHhhhhh. Anyhow, I am busy year round brushing and shedding cats. It would be nice to win your product. My rescues would really appreciate it.

  31. Geri Laferriere
    April 27, 2012 at 10:46 pm (9 years ago)

    Momma Cat and Puff-Puff could really use the large Furminator-they are two, long haired cats;mother and daughter! Many times while grooming themselves we see them swallowing a
    wad of fur. Needless to say-a lot of their fur also ends up on our clothing and we have lint rollers in many rooms of our house.

  32. heidi herren
    April 27, 2012 at 10:44 pm (9 years ago)

    Where do I begin?! I have 5 feline roomates, 1 foster, and 2 dogs! I use my lint brush on my bed nightly, even tho I use a sheet as a cover(they go under it to sleep!) Their hair ranges from short to meduim. I have one boy that has always been a heavy shedder, year round. Of course I brush and comb, but reality says there isnt enough time in the day, with a full time job too! =^.^=

  33. KathyH
    April 27, 2012 at 10:30 pm (9 years ago)

    I have 2 shorthaired older cats that I adopted this year. Would be nice to get ahead of the shedding season, and this seems to be a purrfect thing to do it with!

  34. Justine
    April 27, 2012 at 10:09 pm (9 years ago)

    I would like to win the large tool for short haired cats. My older sister recommended that I get a Furminator a while ago but it is quite out of my price range. I have 3 cats, 2 that like to be brushed and one who doesn’t like it too much but desperately needs it. He is just so furry! But he also has very sensitive skin so a gentle tool that could get a lot of hair in a short amount of strokes would be ideal for him. Thanks!

  35. Kate
    April 27, 2012 at 9:50 pm (9 years ago)

    My two short-haired boys would love some help with their grooming. They just can’t keep up with it the way they used to (even with mom’s help). The small tool would be perfect for them!

  36. Rob
    April 27, 2012 at 9:37 pm (9 years ago)

    We would like a Furminator because we have 7 cats (3 long hairs) who all survived a house fire we had a year ago. The FURminator however did not make it out of the house. 🙁

  37. Karen Cooper
    April 27, 2012 at 8:43 pm (9 years ago)

    We have two cats that would benefit from a FURminator, but it is Thomas the 20 lb long haired cat that is asking that I enter this contest. He is tired of hacking up hairballs and that little wire brush his Mom (that be me, the typist) uses just isn’t getting the job done. Thomas thinks he would LOVE to be brushed with the FURminator! And Thomas is right! 🙂

  38. Christina Anderson
    April 27, 2012 at 7:52 pm (9 years ago)

    My mother’s cat, Missy, is the biggest shedder in the whole world. My mother brushes her daily and gives her special treats to cut down on hair balls but she still sheds enough to make three more of her. She is a short haired cat so its that much more amazing that she sheds the amount she does. We had a German shepherd/ husky dog whose fur would come out in chunks twice a year but even that was not as bad as Missy! If we had a tool to get rid of our poor cat’s extra/ loose hair it would be amazing!! Thanks!

  39. Shandra
    April 27, 2012 at 7:31 pm (9 years ago)

    My friend could really use any size for is 2the short hair kitties. I bring over my brush once month to help keep the hairballs down. It would be nice for my friend and his sweet rescue kitties to have brushing time more often.

  40. Jane Pianowski
    April 27, 2012 at 6:41 pm (9 years ago)

    I have a medium haired older tabby cat and she does have a problem with hairballs. This would really help keep her coat groomed nicely and would cut down on her hairball issues. 🙂

  41. Michelle
    April 27, 2012 at 5:54 pm (9 years ago)

    My 3 critters LOVE brushy time (well, 2 out of 3 anyway). All I have to do is pull out the brush and say “brushy brushy?” and they come running, tails popped and purring. The 2 boys are shorthaired and my girl is longhaired, though the boys tend to shed just as much. My girl has had trouble with hairballs on and off since she was a kitten, but regular brushing helps keep it to a minimum. Grooming services are unfortunately not in our budget (neither is a Furminator for that matter lol) so we do everything DIY at home – brushes, washes, sani-clips, nails, etc. We’d love a small Furminator to take our DIY grooming to the next level! 🙂

  42. Lisa
    April 27, 2012 at 5:19 pm (9 years ago)

    Would love to have a small one for small and very hairy shorthaired cats! They are shedding like crazy.

  43. nicole h
    April 27, 2012 at 4:58 pm (9 years ago)

    I’ve got a small, shorthaired cat who leaves fur everywhere! Haha. I adore the Furmintor. I had one a few years back, but sold it when my last cat passed. I’d love to get another.

  44. Rachel Lucas
    April 27, 2012 at 4:45 pm (9 years ago)

    We would love this for our Moses! He is a short haired black and white kitty… but as Spring and Summer approach he is shedding more and more. Perhaps the Furminator will be the push I need to prove to my husband that his allergies can handle another cat in the house!

  45. Rose
    April 27, 2012 at 4:07 pm (9 years ago)

    My big black fluffy Black Knight has long hair. He is afraid of everything so grooming is tough. I would love a FURminator for a long haired cat to make the process easier on both of us. Thank you.

  46. Kay Meyerett
    April 27, 2012 at 3:58 pm (9 years ago)

    I have three short to medium haired cats. My vet told me to give them Vaseline to help with their hairballs, but we still have a problem with them. A proper de-shedding tool would solve our problem completely. Thank you!!

    • Kim White
      April 29, 2012 at 8:03 pm (9 years ago)

      I’d like to win so I could give one to my friends I cat sit for to help out their kitties (both short hair). I have the yellow one – not sure if that is small or large.


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