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.