Contrary to popular notion, a de-shedding tool is not used for cutting hair; it helps in the easy removal of loose hair from the undercoat to prevent mats and tangles. Regular and proper use of a de-shedding tool can help prevent hairball formation in cats. Using this specific type of grooming tool can also enhance the health and wellbeing of cats, especially Himalayans and Persian cats.
But one thing to keep in mind when using a de-shedding tool is that it does not remove loose hair easily or comfortably. Thus, it should only be used at least once a week. It may be used more often in spring and summer which are the shedding seasons of cats.
If your pet has a thick hair coat, using a de-shedding tool won’t thin out the coat; also, it does not remove hairs that are still attached to their follicles. With regular use of the de-shedding tool, cat owners will see less loose hairs blanketing surfaces in the home. Schedule an appointment today!