If you need some cat grooming help or even if you are looking for cat grooming shears - or heck, why not both, then the ScaredyCut is the perfect fit. When I first saw ScaredyCut, I thought it was such a cool system for grooming matted cat fur - which Rags had a lot as he got older and lost interest in keeping himself clean. So I contacted ScaredyCut and they were nice enough to send us one of their Pet Grooming Kits as well as their Tiny Trim cat grooming shears for us to try out. I want to stress that I wish I would have known about this product when Rags was alive because his mats were so bad sometimes that I was scared I was going to cut his skin and that would have really made me feel horrible - this product would have been ideal in that situation. However, cutting out mats wouldn't be the only way to use this kit - of course, the purpose of it is for grooming. So in the summer time, if you like to make your cat's coat shorter, then this is a great way to do it without worrying about freaking them out by the sound of electric shears. I decided to test this product on Caymus because he has a longer coat and has some trouble spots because of his larger size. Below is a video of me product testing the Scaredy Cut on Caymus. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSfTvUh9JGs[/youtube] Here is another quick instructional video about the actual kit - what comes in it and what we received to product test: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFrDe91Z9x8[/youtube] Since this product is patented, there are no alternatives that I am aware of. I am not sure how you could change or improve this product - it seems like all the details have been thought out. The scissors are sharp, so the only thing that concerns me is that if the scissors are left out, they could be dangerous to your cat, another animal or a small child. It's always a little scary to cut your cat's fur because cat skin is so delicate and if you're not careful you can bring their skin into the comb of the scissors - that's why they stress not pulling the fur through the comb, but letting it come through naturally. You can buy the Scaredy Cut ® Silent Clipper Home Pet Grooming on Amazon.com. You can also buy the TINY TRIM ball tipped small cat grooming scissor on Amazon.com. I think the value of this product is great - as you can use it over and over again for years to come and it is super simple to use, as you saw in the video.