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.
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.
I also tried it on my Oreck hand held vacuum and it worked – see photos.
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.
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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.
- Miracle Care™ 2 in 1 Hand Held De-Shedder – Small $28.79
- Miracle Care™ 2 in 1 Hand Held De-Shedder – Medium $35.75
- Miracle Care™ 2 in 1 Hand Held De-Shedder – Large $38.39
So we ended up brushing my mom’s 11-year old German Shepherd Dog, Tucker, instead: