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Top 10 Best Cat Brushes to Buy Online 2019

Any cat lover will know–there’s nothing like the feel of silky, glowing, warm, sweet-smelling (healthy!) fur beneath the fingers. So get a good brush. It’ll make sure your cat doesn’t freak out during grooming sessions and cut down on random hair lying around the house.

Pet stores have an extensive list of hairbrushes for your feline companion: short hair brushes, long hair brushes, flea and tick removal brushes, and shedding brushes, to name a few. And a whole lot are really colorful and cute. But, here comes the old adage: don’t judge a book by its cover. For the sake of your cat, read on.
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How to Choose a Cat Brush – Buying Guide

There are many kinds of brushes, and there are just as many ways to mess up when purchasing a cat brush. Give your cat and good, hard look before going shopping.

Choose Something That Suits Your Cat’s Hair and Your Purpose

Brushes come, surprisingly, in all shapes and sizes, so which one is best for your feline friend? Let’s break down what you can find and what they can do for your cat’s beautiful coat.

Bristle: Cuts Down on Static Electricity and Removes Loose Hair

Bristle: Cuts Down on Static Electricity and Removes Loose Hair
If you have a cat, get a bristle brush. They’re basic, and work to remove dust and loose hair. If you have a long-haired cat, look for a brush with stiff, irregular bristles. If she’s covered in medium or short hair, get something with soft, even bristles.
Pig hair bristles are especially popular. They contain the perfect amount of moisture and oil, which cuts down on static electricity. Because it’s kind of hard to brush your cat when his hair is standing on end.

Comb: Remove Mats, Tangles, Hairballs, the Works

Comb: Remove Mats, Tangles, Hairballs, the Works
Your cat’s fur is standing up in a million directions; you need a comb to get it to follow the grain. Combs sort out tangles and reach into the undercoat. And there are combs are designed for both long haired or short haired cats. When you get one, though, look at the tips; if they’re sharp, you run the risk of hurting your baby. Make sure they’re rounded.
To arrange the coat, start off with a wide tooth comb, and finish off with a fine tooth. If you can find a two-in-one deal, even better. When going near delicate parts of the body–like the eyes, stomach, or butt–know this: the finer the teeth, the better.

Rubber: Gentle Hair Collector

Rubber: Gentle Hair Collector
Run a rubber brush over your short-haired cat, and watch him slowly blink his eyes. Because rubber brushes are so soft, they feel like a massage–so they’re good for cats who despise being brushed. If you get one shaped like a glove, then grooming will just become another loving petting session.
Loose hair will actually stick to the brush, so you aren’t left with an entire blanket to sweep up after grooming. But dust, too, clings to rubber, so don’t leave it sitting around. If it does get dusty, wipe it down with a cloth before brushing your purr machine.

Pin: Loosens Tangled Hair

Pin: Loosens Tangled Hair
Use pin brushes on long-haired cats, or fluffy short-hairs. It’ll sort out tangles and snarls. To keep the pins from poking your kitty, get a brush with rounded tips. Know that pin brushes can be flimsy though; when brushing, the pins might retreat into the bed like a turtle into its shell, bend, or break. Look at the reviews, and make sure the brush is going to last a while.

Slicker: Remove Mats Like a Champ

If your cat’s got long, matted fur, then what you want is a slicker (or shedding) brush. Lift up the hair and gently brush from the base to the ends, and the tangles will gradually melt away.
You need to be soft when using these; if you’re worried about scratching your cat, choose a slicker brush that has little balls on the tips. It’s not quite as effective as using the wires straight up, but anything to avoid hurting your feline dear, right?

Undercoat Rake: Stop Matting Before It Begins

Undercoat Rake: Stop Matting Before It Begins
FURminator is the Sharpie of the undercoat rake world; the two terms are used interchangeably. Doesn’t matter whether your cat has long or short hair; keep one of these around when shedding season rolls around. It leaves the top coat alone, and focuses on the undercoat only–so you have none of that matting.
If your darling has long hair, brush out any tangles with a comb before raking through the undercoat. And if you rake at a slight angle, you can get at more hair. Be gentle and sparing with these though; brush too much, or too often, and you might one, brush your cat bald, or two, damage her top coat.

Choose a Brush Your Cat Isn’t Going to Hate

Choose a Brush Your Cat Isn’t Going to Hate
You know that your cat is pretty much a little person, with his own personality. If he’s jumpy, easily spooked, choose a brush that is small enough to hide in your hand; if she loves being stroked, then get one of those mitten brushes. Brushes aren’t expensive. If you really want to pamper your darling, get a few, and let him choose.
Then, there are cats that hate brushes altogether. If you need to start slow, pet your cat with a damp hand to remove hair from her overcoat.

Top 10 Best Cat Brushes to Buy Online

The following brushes are each unique in what they offer, and what they can do for your cat’s over- and undercoat. We’ve chosen them based off of popularity and efficiency.

10. FURminator deShedding Tool

$34.16

9. Hertzko Self Cleaning Slicker Brush

$0.00

    8. Safari Cat Shedding Comb

    $10.04

    7. HaloVa Pet Comb

    $9.50

    6. JW Pet Company GripSoft Cat Slicker Brush

    $2.53

    5. KONG Zoom Groom

    $8.05

    4. Delomo Pet Grooming Glove

    $15.76

    3. Clean House Pets Self-Cleaning Slicker Brush

    $12.82

    2. Pet Neat Pet Brush

    $14.97

    1. GoPets Dematting Comb

    $25.00

    Summary

    There are so many lovely breeds of cats out there, so you’ve got to find a brush that your particular ball of floof will love. Hopefully, this guide will make your and your cat’s life a little easier. Just remember not to over-brush and take out too much undercoat, since it’s there to protect cats from dirt and bugs.

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