Published by: Ingrid King. Last Updated on: February 2, 2023 by Crystal Uys


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I haven’t used a FURminator deshedding tool in a long time, so when the friendly folks at offered to send me one, I decided to give it a try again. Allegra eats a primarily raw diet and as a result, she doesn’t shed much, but I still brush her every day, and I still get some hair out of her, so I was curious to see what the FURminator would do for her.


The FURminator deShedding Edge Cat Brush features a stainless-steel edge that reaches through topcoat to remove loose hair and undercoat without damaging the topcoat or cutting skin when used as directed. The ergonomic handle provides comfort for the human, the curved edge provides conforms for the cat since it conforms to her natural shape.


Putting the FURminator deShedding Edge Cat Brush to the test

The tool is easy to maneuver, and Allegra seemed to really like the feel of it on her skin. I had forgotten just how much hair this tool removes, and how quickly and easily it does so.

The tool comes with an ejection button designed to make it easy to release the hair, but I didn’t really think that feature was necessary. It was just as easy to pull the hair off the tool with my fingers.

My take on the FURminator deShedding Edge Cat Brush

This is a great addition to your cat’s grooming routine. Combined with a regular brushing routine, it will keep shedding to a minimum

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3 Comments on Review: FURminator deShedding Edge Cat Brush

  1. I just ordered the longhair version yesterday for my kitten. I have the short hair Furminator already and it’s helped with the DSHs who are shedding like crazy right now. Hopefully the new one will get through the DMH better.

  2. I heard about this product a while back but totally forgot about it. I need to try it for my girls, especially Pele who is dropping hair like crazy right now.

  3. I’ve been using the Furminater on my Sabrina for several years now. At the beginning, she would cautiously watch me with those beautiful eyes with some skepticism. Now, she readily enjoys it. In fact, she jumps up to her “favorite” sitting spot – my breakfast nook table lol, which has a wonderful view of our pond. I can brush her back, sides of her body, top of her head and the sides of her face. All with purrs of love. The Furminater comes highly recommended as an effective de-shedding tool and also helped tremendously when she was suffering from Miliary Dermititis. She had this condition for more then nine months after she got bitten by a flea and then had a flea allergy from that. I had been back and forth to my Vet in which she was treated. Had the cortisone shots twice, which helped, temporarily. My Vet acknowledged and informed me that cortisone shots, if given too frequently, can possibly give cats Diabetes. So, no more of those. Just flea meds, and her wet food diet. That’s what I give her anyway. Chicken or Turkey. I had given Lamb as well, but she wasn’t too keen on it. In addition, EVERYDAY she now receives a 5mg dose of Zyrtec tablet, (crushed well by me and per my Veterinarian’s instructions of course), and mixed carefully and thoroughly with her wet food. She takes it with NO issues, no sedation, no vomiting, etc. The HUGE PLUS in this is that this medication, along with consistent brushing and careful feeding (she is on the thin side and a fussy eater but since gained two pounds, which she needed. Now she’s eight pounds and I’m not feeling her boney neck or spine as pronounced).
    Plus, with the teeniest, tiniest exception of say “one, or two” very minute sized Miliary, literary on her neck, that is it! Before, it was covered, around her neck, down her spine and toward the base of her tail. Now, her fur is gorgeous and shiny black and white and SO soft and glossy once again!

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