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Q: My cat is SOOOO hairy!!

September 11, 2008 | By Jennifer U. | 6 answers | Expired: 2184 days ago

Jennifer U.

There is literally hair EVERYWHERE! Literally to pet him chunks fly into the air. GROSS!! This is my first long hair cat. What is the best comb to use on him?

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Michele Z.
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Sep 11, 2008

I think it is more a matter of regularly USING any comb/brush, and not so much which comb/brush is "best". I have read that the "Furminator" is the "best" for matted fur, but regular (i.e., at least daily) combing/brushing should prevent matting--and thereby the necessity of using a dematting comb.

A reality of having a long-haired cat is that it will shed--and shed a lot of long hair! Combing/brushing can help control the amount of shedded fur throughout the house, but you will still have a lot of vacuuming/cleaning up to do. Someone purportedly returned Zac to the Humane Society because he "shed too much" (although I think it was more likely because of his dive-biting "Zac Attacks"). With the beauty of a long-haired cat comes the shedding and cleaning up. I hope you are willing to be more tolerant than Zac's previous adopter.

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Cristy P.
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Sep 19, 2008

I have a Persian and he loves to be brushed. I have the furminator and a wire bruss with a soft brush on the other side he doesn't care he just wants to be brushed. He sat for two hours one day getting brushed, he would go get a drink and come back. Trust me I know all about hair he gets up and leaves piles behind. You need to brush on a daily basis. My other two long haired cats hate to be brushed so the one will get knots and I have to cut them out and the other just sheds all over and makes me run the sweeper daily.

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Cherry131
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Sep 11, 2008

It know what kind should you get and it is one of those that are not so sharp but a little. They sale them at target. i know it cause I have a shih tzu and they are very fuzzy.

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