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I purchased this for a long haired cat with mats on both side of body. I found this to be a bit "brutal" and it basically ripped the mat from the body despite my taking care and paying attention to how I was using it (leaving cat with bald patches). I just don't think it is suitable for cats at all. I doubt I will ever use this again - perhaps give it to my friend who has a dog.
Spring came quickly and my cat couldn't keep up with the shedding and got a few mats. I thought this would be great to cut through some of them but it just didn't do anything. I'd get the teeth under the knot and gently pull and it would just sit there under that knot. I would have to tug really hard for it to cut anything and my cat was not having it.
Scissors to snip vertically into the mat and a regular deshedding brush worked way more efficiently and with less grumbles from the cat.
When. I saw this product, I thought it would help me remove mats from my 2 long haired cats. One in particular doesn't care to spend much time on grooming and I have had to cut large mats from his fur. Theoretically, this product should work, but the head is so small that it's not very effective. I'm also not sure how sharp the area inside the teeth is. I was only able to remove some loose fur and a small knot or two.
My long haired cat has a few mats behind her ears and under her front legs. I was excited to try this product but after trying to use it, it seems to just pull on the mats and the skin instead of cutting the fur to release the clump. I eventually just got out the scissors and did the best I could which doesn't work well with an uncooperative cat. I will be continuing my search for something that works.
I have no idea why I didn't notice this comb was be directional (only works if used in the right direction -at the right angle - etc.) It does work, but has to be held in your right hand with the cat / dog facing the right way and holding still. It also requires kind of a scooping motion to get the comb under the knotted area. For a left handed owner of a constantly moving cat, it's frustrating to say the least!
I bought this little comb to get the mats out of my arthritc cat's fur. It gets stuck in the mats. I still need to use the nail clippers to loosen up the mats and then comb them out with this. My vet recommended I get something like this for my cat, but the one she used was sharper and untangled the mats in one smooth stroke. I thought this would be similar, but I'll look for the one my vet used (don't know the brand, but it was green and white).
Very sturdy tool, comfortable grip , however it did not help at all with my cat's matted hair. On one side, the fact that the blades were not sharp was reassuring since I could not hurt my cat, on the other side it made the tool quite ineffective. I tried to loosen the mat in many different ways without effect. I think this tool is better suited for dogs or removing dead hair It may also be that I did not know how to use it properly...
I bought this but found it difficult to use on my pom. He doesn't like being brushed. With the direction of the comb part I cannot use it on both sides of my pom. Buying one straight would be better. Good product just better use if different. If you have a dog who is not difficult to brush then this would be a 5 star review.