Furminator De-Shedding Tool Cat
Cats spend a lot of time licking loose hair from their coats. And unfortunately your cat lacks the ability to spit out this fur, so he swallows it. The hair gradually makes its way through the digestive tract, winding into a tight little tube. If it is too large to fit through the pyloric sphincter (the passage way into the small intestine from the stomach), the cat has to puke it up onto the floor.Your first inclination, after stepping onto a wet, nasty hairball, might be to give your cat a hairball remedy. However, ingestable hairball treatments have not received any scientific evaluation, none have been proven to work.
Veterinarians will tell you that the best way to control hairballs is to prevent your cat from ingesting the hair in the first place.This is what Tufts University had to say about the FURminator deShedding tool: "Since prevention is the best cure, take a close look at the FURminator deShedding tool. FURminator received paws up from the test cats.This patented tool utilizes a unique blade that removes dead undercoat and loose hair while leaving the topcoat alone. It features a 1 1/3-inch wide blade with fine 1/8-inch teeth. This tool removes an amazing amount of fur easily.FURminator's soft ergonomically-designed gripping ridges make it comfortable to hold. Some test cats who normally don't enjoy being brushed, tolerated the FURminator for a much longer period. Some even purred. This tool's short teeth avoid the risk of scratching sensitive feline skin.