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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-26-2010, 11:26 PM Thread Starter
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Does furminator cut hair?

Hi there!

I searched about furminator and I didn't found anybody talking about this question: does furminator cut hair? In my research, I found people to say yes, but had never experienced!...

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-27-2010, 07:31 AM
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Re: Does furminator cut hair?

I believe that the furminator just pulls the dead hair out of the hair mass. It always amazes me how much hair I get when I use the furminator.


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Re: Does furminator cut hair?

Is possible to make sure that doesn't cut the hair? It amazes me too how it can get so much hair, seems almost impossible (I just saw on youtube)!... And when some people said to me that it also cuts hair, I was in doubt!... But thanks for your answer, Leazie!
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Re: Does furminator cut hair?

I guess, what's you're concern? Your cat certainly won't look shaved afterwards, if that's what you're worried about.
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I guess, what's you're concern? Your cat certainly won't look shaved afterwards, if that's what you're worried about.
But it can weaken the hair, right? That's my concern!
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Re: Does furminator cut hair?

Don't think it weakens the hair, it just makes it seem thinner since all the dead hair has been removed

I really want one but they are quite expensive. I find regularly grooming my cats with a wire slicker brush does the trick

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Re: Does furminator cut hair?

I have one for my cat. I don't believe it "cuts" hair despite the "razor" like edge. I was warned to be careful not to brush in one place repetitively for too long because it can burn your cats skin.

I'm not sure if that last piece of information is true. It does a great job of getting all the loose hair off Jeeves though!
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Re: Does furminator cut hair?

I asked a couple of groomers about it.

They told me is that it doesn't cut the hair, it extracts the loose dead undercoat. They did warn against using it too long in one spot because it will create bare spots. I suspect that this might be because it could continue to extract undercost that might not be ready to be brushed out.

One groomer said that she used it on her dog. Afterward, she used a blow dryer to expose the skin and found that there was some irritation. She said that her company felt they could do just as well with combs and brushes.

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Re: Does furminator cut hair?

I have one and I don't care for it at all. I use a long-toothed grooming comb. And my groomer gave me one of her favorites a couple weeks ago, works like magic!!

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I really want one but they are quite expensive. I find regularly grooming my cats with a wire slicker brush does the trick
I've gotten some off brand in the here in the US. I'm not sure what the brand is but it is the exact same thing for 1/10 of the price.

I never use it in the winter but what I get off of the farm cats in the spring could be used to make a couple more cats! Especially when I use it on Chester...
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