Monday, April 27, 2015

Chewy.com review: Furminator dual sided brush


This month's product is the Furminator dual-sided brush. We've long been fans of their regular  Furminator, and the company has really expanded their line of grooming tools.

We didn't know until we received this that it's sold as a brush for dogs. I'm not sure why--the brush works for cats too. For comparison, here's a comparion next to other brushes.
Left to right: slicker brush, Furminator dual, original Furminator

One side of the brush is like a slicker, but the ends are rounded nubs. The other side is soft nylon bristles.

The brush is well made and hefty. It feels comfortable in your hand. I tested it on our brush-loving kitty, Ringo. He loved this brush so much that when I tried to get a video, it was a mess.
 
The bristles are soft and won't damage your cat's skin. Our Tucker had an obsession with slicker brushes, pushing so hard against the bristles that he would sometimes poke his skin. I wish I'd had this when he was alive.
 
The bad news is that, for short haired kitties, it won't remove a ton of fur. I swiped the nylon bristles for five strokes on Ringo's back, both with original and dual Furminators for comparison.
 There are a few hairs on the dual brush, but substantially more on the original brush.

A nice touch was that this brush comes with a storage cover.

But while it doesn't remove a ton of fur, brushing is good bonding for you and your cat. It may be helpful for people with long-haired cats, but we don't have any here to test it.

Overall, we're pleased with the quality of this brush.

5 comments:

amyjtoo said...

Hmm, you're reminding me I probably should be trying my standard furminator on the gang this spring.

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

I bet that brush feels GOOD!

The Island Cats said...

Oh we'd like that brush!

The Rosie Bee said...

I love picturing Tucker pushing up against the bristles. :)

You also inspired me to bust out our Furminator. I got a ton of excess fur off Sophie! She seemed quite happy about it, too.

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

I've had a brush like that (the brush side) and never had any luck with it. I considered that one for the pin side for my longer haired kitties like Jack, but with so many pins I didn't know how it would handle matted up fur.

Lucy, you are a sweetie

Lucy, you are quite a cat.