Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Review: Eazee brush system

Most cat people are always on the lookout for the "better" grooming tool. I've long loved the Furminator, but it is an aggressive tool, and Sadie and Lucy dislike it very much. When I got an email from Eazee, offering a sample of their brush system, I figured it was worth a try.

The brush is all plastic, including the tines/blades. It comes in a variety of colors. We received the cat one, but dog ones are available too.

There are three settings. The first is a lower version of the tines, for short-haired cats. There appear to be two plastic rows of tines. The button on the top of the handle pushes down to change the setting.

This is for longer-haired cats.

The third setting (push the button all the way down) retracts the blades and pushes out the fur as it's removed.

First I tried it on Ringo. He doesn't mind brushing in general. He loved this brush and wanted to rub his cheeks on it. I remember our Tucker loved to do this with the slicker brush, but because it was medal, he could actually draw blood if I let him. Because these tines are plastic and not sharp, it was nice not to have to worry about that.

This is how much fur I got after about five swipes. The mechanism to push the blades in to remove the fur worked well, but due to static electricity, sometimes I had to grab the fur off of the brush.

Honestly, I wasn't sure how much fur a brush like this could remove, but it did indeed make a difference. This is Ringo's side after about 10 swipes. The manufacturer claims that it will only remove dead fur, which indeed was the case here.

I tried it on Benny next. He's ok with brushing in general, and didn't seem to mind this brush.
Hey, lady, this brush isn't bad.

I tried several times to get Lucy. She is very afraid of brushes for some reason. I finally got to swipe her a few times (no photos though) and she was less squirmy than when using the Furminator. Thumbs up!

Now, Sadie is our cranky girl when it comes to brushing. She HATES it. Would she like this brush?
No, sadly, she growled and hissed for this brush too. (But don't hold it against the brush. See this post about her extreme dislike for brushing.)

Bonus: I discovered this brush works well for removing fur from our carpeted cat tree!

I noticed the next day that there are two buttons on either side of the brush. The brush head is removable! Then I went to Eazee's website, and saw there is an array of other brush types you can attach to the head. This is a GREAT idea.

Note: When I thought I was done writing this review, I discovered another set of black tines in the bottom of the box. I finally found the instructions stuffed deep inside the packaging. Here is the instruction page. Under "first time setup" it explains that the black tines are for more "intense grooming." Push the button all the way down and slide out the blade to change them. I like that you can use different blade AND replace the head. More options is good.

Overall, this is a decent brush and a more gentle alternative than other brushes. It is a good tool to have in our grooming toolbox.

Disclaimer: We were given a brush in exchange for an honest review. The opinions here are our own.


pilch92 15andmeowing said...

I love the face Sadie is making :) Looks like a good brush.

Eastside Cats said...

I've got a small pile of different grooming devices for the cats, but the two that seem to work the best: a human hair brush, and an old plastic comb. However, I would not be adverse to trying Easzee Brush.

Random Felines said...

interesting....mom has yet to find something we will all tolerate

Three Chatty Cats said...

I'm always looking for a good brush. Thanks for the review!

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

At the BlogPaws Conference, I shared how the Furminator gave Bear a bald spot on his back and someone recommended this brush. I'm definitely going to try it. Bear loved being brushed with a slicker brush, but last year's shedding season was horrid - so I got a Furminator for this year - and he doesn't like it. I'm not sure how I missed visiting your blog for so long - I'm signed up for e-mail notifications, but I haven't gotten any.

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

Oh, this brush sounds really good!

Lola The Rescued Cat said...

This looks like a great brush! Thanks for sharing the review

The Island Cats said...

We think we'd like this brush. The Furminator is okay, but like you said, it's a little rough sometimes.

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

no one over here liked it, and we got very little fur out. I am glad to see you had a different result.

Aw, is it Monday again?

Sadie: I'm staying here and covering my eyes until it's over!