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Cat Deshedding Tool Review: The EquiGroomer
I was introduced to the EquiGroomer when the inventor reached out to me via e-mail, introducing her product. Since it was first invented for horses (the EquiGroomer for horses is much bigger than the cat-sized ones that we received for review), I reached out to a few of my friends who are savvy in the horse world to ask what they thought of it. I do a lot of “preliminary” stuff like that before I accept a product for review, so that I can be sure that I can actually do a review (I do not like to post bad reviews, therefore, I try to be sure about whether or not a product might work before it arrives).
As you might have guessed, I got a positive response from the “horse-people” I know, so I asked that three of the EquiGroomer shedding blades be sent to us – one for my parents’ house, one for my house and one for my sister’s house.
What is the EquiGroomer?
The EquiGroomer is a very simple cat grooming tool that is basically a piece of wood that has what-looks-like a saw blade on the other side. It’s very sturdy and easy to hold.
As you can see in our review video below, it takes a little practice to the hang of how to use it, but it does do a great job as a deshedding tool for cats. I love it more than brushes like Furminator, because the EquiGroomer removes the dead coat underneath- rather than cutting the healthy, shiny coat above.
The EquiGroomer’s blade’s teeth grab loose hair by the ends so there’s no pulling, discomfort or damage to the skin or coat. That’s probably why my cats, Charlie and Trigg, who hate being groomed, tolerated the EquiGroomer more than they have other brushes we have reviewed.
I definitely recommend using the EquiGroomer outside – as fur can fly everywhere, especially until you can get the hang of how to use it so that fur doesn’t fly everywhere. In fact, my sister didn’t end up using it too much because she doesn’t let her cats outside and had no where to brush them without the hair flying.
As you can see in our final review video below, when the blade fills with hair, you can simply pull it off with one swipe.
Overall, I really like the EquiGroomer and will definitely keep it in our cat grooming tool box . It does an awesome job at deshedding and getting rid of the loose hair and dander. I was probably most impressed by it’s ability to not piss off Charlie and Trigg – a hard task for any cat grooming tool.
EquiGroomer Product Unboxing and Arrival Video
EquiGroomer Product Review Video
EquiGroomer Cat Deshedding Tool Colors
The EquiGroomer comes in a number of different fun colors:
We received the EquiGroomers for review from the manufacturer . Receiving the free product did not influence this honest post.
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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,
I’m Jenny Dean, and I am pictured here with my two Ragdoll cats, Charlie and Trigg. I met my first Ragdoll when I was 3 years old. Christmas 1989 my parents gifted my brothers and me, two Ragdoll kittens – Rags and Cosby. Rags, who lived 19 years, is the reason why I started Floppycats in 2008. Continue reading about me here.