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Grooming tools

Discussion in 'Savannah Cat Questions? Need Savannah Cat Advice?' started by Dantes, May 18, 2012.

  1. Dantes

    Dantes Guest

    What does everyone use to groom their Savannahs?

    I have a ton of tools for Ragdolls hehe but none of them seem to do much for Duma. Not even the zoom groom.

    Yesterday I was wearing an off-white shirt...when I came home, we did our usual greeting, but when I put him down my shirt was covered in brown and tan little beard-like cat hairs lol No way they were Dante's, his are so long and delicate, oh, and blue/white. I'm guessing the recent "heat" wave (the 3 days of 70 degree weather we had in SF last week) is causing Duma to shed?
     
  2. WitchyWoman

    WitchyWoman Admin Staff Member

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    I use the furminator for serious grooming and a short-bristled brush for social grooming.
     
  3. Dantes

    Dantes Guest

    Which furminator do you use? The one I have--it's a few years old, and was a gift--doesn't seem to do much on any cat for me.
     
  4. WitchyWoman

    WitchyWoman Admin Staff Member

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    This one. Loosens up the undercoat pretty well. I always have tumbleweed sized balls 'o fur blowing around the yard after I use it.
     

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  5. Dantes

    Dantes Guest

    On a side note, I do have this tool...not sure what it's called, but it looks like one of those things that you use on horses to get the water off. I used it last night and it seemed to work, but I'm a little worried that it might be too harsh?

    Oh, here is something like it:
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  6. Dantes

    Dantes Guest

    Thanks! Looks just like mine (only mine's blue). I'll try again.
     
  7. admin

    admin Paige Staff Member

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    I used this one on my MC, but I think it is a bit harsh for a savannah cat because of their short fur.
     
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  8. Dantes

    Dantes Guest

    Thanks, that's kinda what I was thinking...although he didn't complain. Could be that he's just a good boy :D
     
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  9. Kronos

    Kronos Guest

    The zoom groom works great on Kronos for me, I wonder why it doesn't work on Duma for you? Hmm.. and furminator works great on Coco and Solo (they have lots of undercoat) and Kronos doesn't have undercoat so the furminator does nothing on him.
     
  10. Dantes

    Dantes Guest

    Maybe I'm doing it wrong?

    I just tried again with Duma and got quite a bit of his little hairs out of him, he's feeling a bit silkier now ;) But it took a really long time. Holding him down with one hand while combing him with the furminator didn't leave a 3rd hand to empty it every few minutes lol.

    Tried again on Ragdoll fur and got nothing. Could it be lack of undercoat?

    Need to go look up your how to video on grooming :cool: Maybe a special furminator section is warranted? :drink:
     

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