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The Purrrrrrrfect Way To Groom Your Cat
Cat Zoom Groom
Member Name: Enkaypee
Cat Zoom Groom
Advantages: Gets rid of loose fur, massages your cat which they will LOVE, simple to clean, comfortable to use
Disadvantages: None for me (and none for my cat either!)
If you read my review on Johnson's 4Fleas Tablets for Cats and Kittens, you will already have met my cat, Bubbles.
For those of you that haven't, she has lots of long, thick black fur, which makes her very beautiful but also rather messy. To give you an idea of what her fur's like, we believe she's half Maine Coon, and she definitely inherited her fur from that parent!
She sheds her fur quite a lot (usually all over the hallway carpet...), and it can become matted if we're not careful. To combat this, we try to brush her fur as much as possible - we used to use an ordinary wire brush, which, although aimed at cats, used to snag on all her long fur and pull her skin, making it a very uncomfortable process. She used to run a mile whenever the brush appeared!
Obviously this is by no means ideal, so when we saw the Zoom Groom brush on sale, we thought it was worth a try as it couldn't be any less successful than what we were using!
We bought ours from Pets at Home a few years ago, although I'm not sure if they still sell them or not. You can currently purchase one of these brushes from Amazon for £5.89, or for £5.41 from www.netpetshop.co.uk, amongst other places.
So what makes this brush different?
Well, it's made entirely from moulded rubber, which offers a little flexibility in its movement, as well as comfort. It is in the shape of a cat, which ergonomically makes it very comfortable to hold in the palm of your hand.
As you hold the brush in your hand, the side facing away from you has 26 little cones on it, made from the same piece of moulded rubber. They are each about 2cm in height, and do not have any sharp points. It is these little rubber cones that do the brushing...
...And massaging. Yes, that's right, as well as getting rid of any loose fur on your cat, the soft rubber creates a massaging effect on your cat's skin.
Don't believe me? Bubbles is a little wary of most people, and always enjoys being stroked by me and my dad, but isn't really keen on being stroked or touched by anyone else (unless she wants to, of course!). However, no matter who is doing the brushing, she goes gaga for this brush, and loves nothing more than to have a long brushing/massaging/stroking session! Gone are the days of her heading to the hills when we take out the brush - instead, she heads for us!
Its hair removing qualities are second-to-none, as well. The conical pieces get right in, even deep between the longest, thickest fur, to remove any loose hair and to smooth out any little knots. The formation of the cones means that all the fur stays put on the brush, so you can just pull the whole lot off in one go when you're done brushing.
I don't know whether it's down to the type of brush, or the actual action of brushing your cat's fur, but after using this brush you'll find that your cat's fur is noticeably softer, smoother, silkier and shinier. Gosh, I sound like I'm reviewing a rather lovely shampoo!
Taking the loose fur off the brush is easy as pie and means the whole process is so simple and mess-free. It also means that the brush is instantly clean again - even if it isn't, the fact that it's made from rubber means it can simply be wiped clean with a damp cloth, and it looks as good as new.
Overall, this is an excellently thought out piece of grooming equipment - both in design, material and functionality. It has transformed brushing Bubbles from something that was dreaded, into something thoroughly enjoyable and effective for both of us!
Summary: The purrrrrrrfect way to groom your cat!
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