As a pet owner, the connection you get with your cat is really irreplaceable. Your furry friend gets to hold such a special place in your heart that it ultimately doesn’t matter what you need to do in order to provide for it and ensure it has the best possible life. However, there are some nuisances to cat ownership.
One of them is the fact that cats shed their hair, regardless of how long or short it is. Not only this, but you usually need to brush their hair regularly in order to keep it healthy and luscious-looking.
In order to do this properly you will need to choose the best cat brush that actually matches your cat’s specific needs. With so many options to choose from, it’s sometimes difficult to establish which product will do the job right.
Here are the top ten best cat grooming tools we've reviewed below (in no particular order) In fact, I would say I use 7, 5 and 10 the most.:
Regardless of your cat’s coat type, you’ll find this brush, the JW Pet GripSoft Soft Slicker Brush, handles brushing pretty well. The rubber sheathed handle is especially designed to give you a better grip on the brush while you’re using it on your cat, without the risk of it slipping away from your fingers.
The brush also has angled pins that are great for brushing and also reduce hairballs, while also decreasing shedding, making it a good option if you’re looking for the best cat brush for shedding. The brush is particularly soft when it comes to the pins, so it’s especially beneficial for cats with sensitive skin. This brush also comes with a 3-year guarantee.
The JW Pet Shedding Blade is a pet hair removal tool that will help you effectively manage hair issues in cats with longer hair. Its unique design features a circular blade, with small teeth, that will prevent the coat from matting and will help when it comes to hairballs.
Since this blade removes quite a lot of hair, it’s recommended that you perform this activity outside. The JW Pet Shedding Blade will reach even the most inaccessible parts of the fur, so you will gradually have less and less trouble with fur matting.
The easy-grip handle will allow you to brush your cat with much ease and dexterity, which in turn will make them feel comfortable as well.
Floppycats reviewed the JW Grip Soft Cat Comb, a comb that’s designed in much the same way regular combs are designed for people. The cats reacted well to being groomed with this comb, so it’s really the best cat comb you can find.
The comb is meant to prevent hair from matting and hairballs from appearing. It’s also great if you want to remove any residue from your cats’ behinds. Ultimately, this comb simply gives an entirely different appearance to your cats’ hair, making it look less unruly and healthier, at the same time.
This comb is designed in a combination of long and short teeth, 17 long teeth and 32 short teeth, to be precise. The long ones are meant to go deeper into the fur, while the short ones will collect any excess hair building up to the surface.
This combination is very effective in getting rid of mat and promoting healthy, shiny hair. The non-slip grip on the Pixikko Stainless Steel Cat Shedding Comb makes it easier for you to groom your cat, regardless if it has short or long hair.
I prefer the Safari Cat Shedding Comb below - but the handle on the Pixikko will last longer.
5. Safari Cat Shedding Comb
The Safari Cat Shedding Comb works perfectly on both short- and long-haired cats, making it an ideal candidate if you’re looking to find the best cat brush for short/long hair. The rounded teeth it comes with ensures that even your kittens won’t feel a thing while you brush them.
This brush has two different sets of teeth, which makes it ideal if you want to remove as much hair as possible, both from the deeper layers of the fur and the more superficial ones. The Safari Cat Shedding Comb has a small size, which makes it perfect for traveling, as you can easily fit it into a bag or even into your pocket.
6. Dritz 665 Seam-Fix Seam Ripper, Large
Normally this is a tool that’s meant to quickly cut threads and it can also efficiently be used on your cat’s hair. The package contains one seam-fix seam ripper.
The Dritz 665 Seam-Fix Seam Ripper has a design that makes it comfortable to control with your hands. Of course, do not get too close to the cat’s skin, since it can cut it and cause unpleasant injuries.
A reader suggested it long ago when we were having a discussion about removing cat mats - I use it often in the Spring when Charlie gets big mats - I cut them out by "ripping" through them with this. YOU HAVE TO BE VERY CAREFUL NOT TO "RIP THROUGH" THEIR SKIN>
With this tool you’ll manage to easily remove any excess matted hair that may form on your cat’s coat. I talk about how I use it on Charlie's mats here.
This brush was initially designed to be used on horses, but it’s become really popular among cat owners too. Its design sets it apart from other brushes too - it has a very small saw blade that’s encased in a colorful five-inch piece of wood.
The way this works is that it pulls out all the dead coat that’s trapped underneath the hair, without actually cutting the healthy hair too. The EquiGroomer Grooming Tool is ideal for cats that don’t particularly enjoy being groomed, since it doesn’t pull at their hair like other combs or brushes.
This brush has a wooden handle and a total of 35 teeth that are positioned on three separate rows. The teeth are made of heat-treated carbon steel and nickel plated in order to ensure a smoother brushing process that’s comfortable for both you and the cat.
This 3-row design is particularly effective in removing excess hair from the undercoat. The Rakom Cat Grooming Tool doesn’t so much focus on the quantity of removed hair, but rather on the quality of the process.
This is the best cat comb to be used by both right- and left-handed people, since its blades are reversible. I bought this one after a reader ranted and raved about it for getting through mats without torturing the cat. Charlie would still say it's like torture - but it does get through the mats and pulls them out.
The Four Paws Magic Coat Instant Mat Removing Comb is great at detangling the cat’s hair, while also effectively dealing with matting.
Its straightforward and classic design allows for a smooth brushing process that will leave your cat looking and feeling fresh. It covers all basic grooming needs you will come across as a pet owner.
This comb is especially designed to brush the finer-haired areas of your cat’s body, such as the forehead, the face and the neck area. It’s a double-sided product, with different-spaced tines for combing.
The design makes the Safari Double-Sided Flea Comb easy to use and to hold while you’re brushing your cat’s hair.
I really love using it on Chiggy's zits under his chin and on both of my cats' manes.
These are ten of the best cat grooming brushes, as Floppycats reviewed them. This list is a combination of products that effectively deal with any challenge you may have as a pet owner when it comes to grooming your furry friend.
What cat grooming tools would make your top ten list?