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Kong Cat Zoom Groom Brush
(5 out of 5)
The Kong Zoom Groom will pamper your feline — and help you clean pesky cat hair.
October 27, 2010 10:30 pm | By Zootoo Editor Emily S.
Bitter experience has taught me to be skeptical of any product that claims, “Your cat will love it!” Unfortunately, my cat loves very few things besides biting my extremities and snaffling up her food – usually in less time than it takes me to wash the spoon I serve it to her with. And since the one thing she particularly doesn’t love is being groomed, it was with a heavy heart (and very low expectations) that I approached Francie with the Kong Zoom Groom.
Isn’t it wonderful that after two years of cohabitation, one can still learn something new about one's housemate?
It turns out that Francie – who may as well have a big “don’t touch me” sign hanging around her neck for all the affection she usually tolerates – loved being Zoom Groomed. She leaned right into Zoom Groom’s flexible, chunky bristles and emitted a deep purr of satisfaction as I ran the brush over her coat.
Apart from being cute to look at – Zoom Groom is shaped like a cat and comes in a variety of bright colors; mine is purple – Zoom Groom is also easy to hold and very effective at ridding your cat of loose fur. Until I tried Zoom Groom, I’d always thought Francie did a fine job keeping herself tidy, but now I know better. After just one pass, Zoom Groom had collected a staggering – in fact a truly shocking – amount of hair. I ended up having to empty its bristles several times before we were through with the brushing (which, by the way, I got tired of before Francie did).
I Zoom Groom Francie almost every day now, partially as a treat for her and partially as a favor to myself. Since I started Zoom Grooming, I’ve noticed a marked decrease in the amount of fur that ends up on my clothing and furniture.
For those brave souls who bathe their cats at home, Zoom Groom can also be used on wet hair.
Pros: Easy to use, makes hair maintenance a breeze. Even skittish felines will think the gentle but effective brushing is a special treat.
Cons: First-time users may find themselves tiring of the Zoom Groom before getting rid of all loose fur. But on the upside, that means it’s working!
Reader's Reviews (1)
Flexible Cat Grooming Brush
posted 4 years ago
I have several cats that aren't too thrilled with the prospect of being brushed and groomed by a human. They feel that they can handle that job on their own. This brush is pliable and flexible, but may not fit correctly in a very large or very small human hand.
I like that the brush "bristles" are of flexible rubber and not of hard metal. Even my cats who are cranky about being brushed tolerate this brush pretty well. The brush fills up quickly with cat fur, so you must stop and pluck out the fur wads. My problem is keeping the cat from ingesting the just removed fur. The whole point is to remove fur and prevent hairballs, so I don't need the cat to defeat this purpose by eating the hair brushings.
I have a couple cats who like to chew things, especially items made of rubber or plastic. They have chewed down several of the bristles on this brush when I left it out. This has made the brush a bit uneven and difficult to get even brush strokes.
Overall, a moderately priced cat grooming tool that is fairly effective--just don't let your kitties chew on the bristles.
Pros: Brush bends in hand and over caty hip and shoulder points; flexible bristles
Cons: Not too convinced this brush massages the cat
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