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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-24-2015, 07:10 PM Thread Starter
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Best Brushes or Long Haired Cats

What brushes do you all use for medium or long haired cats? The metal ones look like they would hurt the skin but I'm in the market for a new one. Thanks!
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I don't use a brush on my extremely long haired Maine Coon...I use a wide tooth comb. I find it works much better than any brush for getting the tangles out of the undercoat at skin level. I find that brushes do not penetrate far enough and the surface is good, but underneath is a mess.


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Like Doodlebug, I use a comb on my long haired cats, after many trials and errors, I found the wide toothed comb works the best on them!
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I use something called an Ejay Rakom. It's looks like a little rake with several rows of widely-spaced teeth. It gets right into the undercoat and is terrific for long-haired cats. It was recommended to me by my vet, who also provides grooming services. Below is a link to a picture and description:

https://gralencompany.net/index2.php...emart&Itemid=1
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A large metal toothed comb seems to work best on Kelly, who is a medium-long haired cat. I find a rubber toothed brush also works on both cats (Chassis is short to medium haired), partially since they both like the use of that brush. The slicker brushes don't seem to work as well.
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Same here - a wide tooth comb.

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When I had longhaired cats for many years, I used a Greyhound brand comb of polished steel with tines with rounded tips--never scratched. Half the comb was wider spaced tines than the other half. I showed my cats, and quickly learned from the Persian breeders that a brush would take out too much coat, on my Cymrics (longhaired Manx).

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I purchased the chris christensen comb which another member recommended me.. Quite pricey but I guess the cat is worth the one time investment...



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I found a very pretty rainbow grayhound comb and I ordered it! Thank you all for your suggestions!
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post #10 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-30-2015, 01:36 PM
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What brushes do you all use for medium or long haired cats? The metal ones look like they would hurt the skin but I'm in the market for a new one. Thanks!
There are brushes with CAPPED metal bristles. I have one for my boy, who's part Maine Coon. Robin LUVS it!
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