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What is the best type of brush to use on a Ragdoll? I always heard they do not shed a lot, but mine sheds like crazy!


Asked by Member 1064771 on Oct 19th 2011 in Products & Tools
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Quindim

Mommy doesn't know about grooming long hair cats, but she saw at the internet a deshedding tool named "furminator". She got amazed by its ad (www.furminator.com

Mommy didn’t buy it yet because we live in Brazil and the shipping bill is more expensive than the “furminator” itself and she didn’t find yet this tool available in shops at our neighborhood.

I don’t know if it works, but mommy wants to buy it…


Quindim answered on 10/21/11. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Harvey

Long haired cats should be groomed with a metal comb (available at any pet store). I find that a comb which has widely spaced teeth on one side, and more closely spaced teeth on the other, is the most convenient kind of comb to have. The widely spaced teeth work best on mats and cottony areas like the tail, whereas the more closely spaced teeth work well on fur that is already silky, or which has no mats but needs to have the undercoat removed. If you're having a problem with shedding, an occasional bath will help with getting rid of dead and loose fur, and will also help get rid of the grease that helps contribute to the formation of mats. You can use a pin brush or the Zoom Groom to masssage your kitty while moving the natural oils through the fur, but you should consider your metal comb your most basic tool. The Furminator takes out a lot of the dead undercoat, but damages the guard hairs, and can be rather harsh on longhaired cats. It's also expensive.


Harvey answered on 10/24/11. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer