Why isn’t my cat bald?

No, seriously. I get this much fur every time we furminate him. Which we’re doing daily.

A giant pile of Marlows fur

I mean, you don’t even get a sense of the height of the mound in this photo. Why isn’t he bald?

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15 Responses

  1. Mike F

    That’s from one cat?! When I first saw it I thought it was some kind of small rug made out of fur or something. If that is no a testament to the power of the Furminator, I don’t know what is.

  2. JennaW

    I’m not getting quite that much fur out of the girls, but a LOT each time, and they are so much softer and I am getting a lot more fur than a normal brushing would bring up every time.

    Stunning really. And delightful. So glad you recommended this!

  3. -d-

    Is that off of Marlow? I see a lot of gray in that pile and I thought he was jet black.

  4. John Charny

    How does this furminator work? What does it look like. We have 3 cats now. It’s been cool here until this week so they are just starting to really shed. John

    1. Julia

      What it does is it grabs the individual hairs a little more firmly than a regular brush would, and therefore it pulls out the undercoat hairs that were just about to fall out, as well as the ones that are already falling out. You get more with each session, and your animal feels and looks a lot better because the undercoat isn’t shed and then trapped. Works with any animal that has an undercoat, really. Dogs, cats, longhaired rabbits.

  5. John Charny

    I did look on furminator.com but it doesn’t really describe how it is different from just brushing a cat.

    1. Mary Robinette Kowal

      John, as far as I can tell, this is mostly getting rid of the undercoat on the cats. I don’t understand how it works, but the cats really are generating less random fur and their coats look healthier. …sigh… I sound like an infomercial.