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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-05-2015, 08:53 PM Thread Starter
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what do you guys think about the zoom groom?

I have a furminator brush that works really well but a lot of people say that it has ruined their cats coat and that it cuts hair. My cats been shedding a lot from just petting her and i don't want to use the furminator everyday. Since the zoom groom is rubber is it just grabbing the loose hairs? No ripping or any sort.
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-05-2015, 09:42 PM
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I have the zoom groom for my dogs and it works really well. However, it doesn't work on my cat at all. The dogs have really short hair and I think that makes the difference.


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I use a metal comb to "brush" my long haired cats, it has finer teeth on half of it, and wider spaced teeth on the other half.
I find it's also good for working mats out that aren't fully knotted yet!
I don't like the fuminator for the reason you stated, the very sharp teeth on it can also put cats off of grooming, if it's used with to much 'zeal'.
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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-06-2015, 02:26 AM Thread Starter
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I guess my questions more with the zoom groom is should i use it until theres no more hair coming off since the zoom groom is removing loose hair? When i brush her for a bit removing a bunch of hair and i go back later to brush her again theres still a lot of hair coming out.
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I personally am not a fan of it on my two DSH. Their instructions say to use it in a circular motion, so it seems more of a massage therapy type thing. Though my cats are more tolerant of that than the furminator, all it does is produce a lot of hairs that also get loose and up in the air...and that makes me a bit sneezy and get the awful eye/nose itch.

That's my personal view on it, but I do know some people prefer the ZoomGroom over other brushes/combs. Perhaps it depends on the kitty and user itself though. I've only used the slicker brush, the ZoomGroom, and Furminator to compare it to.
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post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-06-2015, 07:01 PM
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My Balinese HATES bring brushed, but for some reason she tolerates and almost even likes the zoom groom. It's a lifesaver in my house.
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My two aren't really shedding much yet but I purchased a zoom groom and use it on them occasionally. I can't speak to its effectiveness yet but they both seem to enjoy it.

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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-07-2015, 11:19 AM
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I have a Zoom Groom, but it seems to get more hair on me than is collected between the "bristles". My shorthaired pair really love a soft bristle brush that I bought in the baby aisle of a drugstore. When I had a long-haired pair years ago they most loved a boar bristle brush that a relative had given me for my birthday years earlier (it wrecked my fine textured hair and was nearly thrown away).
When we had a rabbit for 8 years (short hair) she absolutely loved the Zoom Groom. Unfortunately, what she loved most about it was chewing the bristles off!
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We have the zoomgroom and the furminator and they both work great. We only use the furminator once and a while and the zoomgroom 3-4 times a week. Duchess loves 'em both. Both work great on our Lab when he is "blowing his coat"

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I love the zoom groom, but more for my dogs than the cats. It doesn't seem to be very effective for the cats. I have a small soft bristled slicker brush that I feel does a better job for the cats.
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