Miracle Care Miracle De-Shedder Cat Grooming Brush Product Review

| December 13, 2011 | 0 Comments
Miracle Care De-Shedder

Miracle Care De-Shedder

Last week, we reviewed the Quick Finder Cat Nail Clippers by Miracle Care.  When they sent us those cat grooming tools to review, they also sent us their Miracle De-Shedder.

This cat grooming brush is a lovely concept – it’s like a Furminator with a vacuum behind it.

In other words, you can use it with or without a vacuum as a pet brush. But, when you use it with a vacuum (it attaches onto a vacuum), it will clean up the hair as you groom because the hair gets sucked down into the vacuum, rather than going all over the place – all over the room where you are going the vacuuming.

Miracle Care Deshedder not fitting on a Hoover

Miracle Care Deshedder not fitting on a Hoover

I did encounter two issues when I was product testing this – #1 it doesn’t fit all vacuums. We (my mom and I) first tried it on a Hoover (see photo) and it didn’t fit. And then we tried it on an older Hoover Turbo Powered 6000 that she had – one of the uprights with an attachment hose that it fit on. You can see that in the video I did below.

Miracle Care Deshedder not fitting on a Hoover

Miracle Care Deshedder not fitting on a Hoover

I also tried it on my Oreck hand held vacuum and it worked – see photos.

Miracle Care Deshedder fitting on an Oreck

Miracle Care Deshedder fitting on an Oreck

Miracle Care Deshedder fitting on an Oreck

Miracle Care Deshedder fitting on an Oreck

Miracle Care Deshedder fitting on an Oreck

Miracle Care Deshedder fitting on an Oreck

The other problem was that I thought Caymus, my mom’s 7-year old Ragdoll cat, would be willing to tolerate being brushed with the vacuum on – but he wasn’t (I have vacuumed him before and he hasn’t minded). I think it might have been the age of the vacuum though – as it’s really loud and my mom’s current vacuums aren’t as loud as that one was – and so he wasn’t used to it.

I knew Charlie and Trigg wouldn’t be tolerable of being vacuumed, so that’s why I tried out Caymus. So, I think this is a great tool still because it is still a great brush, but the vacuuming side of it makes it a tool that is dependent on the pet. In other words, if you know your kitties wouldn’t tolerate the vacuuming, but if you have a dog that you can use it on, then you’ve just found a brush that you can use on your dog or your cat.

BUT!  I could have easily vacuumed Rags with this – he was definitely willing for anything I brought his way, so it just depends on your cat.

We were sent their 3550 Small – but there are three different sizes (according to the size of your animal). And you’ll want to measure your vacuum’s opening – they all are a 1.25″ in diameter and you want it to fit over your hose, so as long as your hose is smaller than that by just a pinch, it should work.

Here are the sizes and ranges in price from $28.79-$38.39/each.

So we ended up brushing my mom’s 11-year old German Shepherd Dog, Tucker, instead:

 

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Hi, I’m Jenny Dean, creator of Floppycats! Ever since my Aunt got the first Ragdoll cat in our family, I have loved the breed. Inspired by my childhood Ragdoll cat, Rags, I created Floppycats to connect, share and inspire other Ragdoll cat lovers around the world,

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