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Jun182011

ShedMonster: Product Review

I was asked to review the ShedMonster "Professional De-Shedding Tool" for cats and dogs. Other than receiving a free ShedMonster, I'm not being paid, compensated, or held at gunpoint or ransom to write this review. 

First off, the name. ShedMonster. And the little monster graphic. Freaking adorable. I know neither has any bearing on how the product works but saying "ShedMonster" just makes me happy. (Maybe not so the cats, as I've taken to calling them "my little shed monsters.") 

Next, the product. I'm always leery of using any sharp grooming tool on my cats. The potential for it to end badly seems high. However, I ran my fingers all over and around the ShedMonster and never found a way to stick or hurt myself, so I was okay calling the cats over and giving them a good brushing. 

The perfect ShedMonster test subjectMy first few tries, I actually thought the product didn't work. I took it over to my mom's house as her cat, Charmy, is a long-haired beast and I thought we might see better results than on my two short-haired cats. There I discovered that I'd been wielding the ShedMonster incorrectly. I was using long, steady brushes, like I do with my cats favorite combs. Nope. Short, quick strokes where you kind of pull the brush up at the end are what do the trick.

Charmy is not a fan of being brushed, but he sat still for a few minutes which was long enough for me to gather a nice collection of poufy white cat hair.

I'm glad I stuck with it because now that I know how to use the ShedMonster, I think it's a good product. Maybe not necessary for short-haired cats, but a friend to all long-haired cat owners. 

I also like the ergonomics of the brush which has a yellow rubber grip for the user to hold it comfortably while grooming.

So, two paws up for the ShedMonster. Here's a promo video by the company. Happy grooming.

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Reader Comments (5)

I must know...Where can I get one of these??? The animal hair in this joint is out of control.

June 20, 2011 at 6:12 AM | Unregistered CommenterKatie Kee

What a treat for my 3 pekingnese dogs. I have used the furminator and they hate it such a pain to brush them cause I know it hurt but was the only thing I could find that did under coat. I bought this at walmart 20 dollars it's called shed zila it's the same thing even has the monster on it my dogs were falling asleep as I brushed them with this and rolling over so I would do their belly's such a difference not to have to fight them to brush them> I love this produst can't rate it high enough

August 10, 2011 at 2:59 PM | Unregistered Commenters gomora

I am getting a Siberian Husky soon and wanted the furmanator because Sibes blow their coat twice a year.
I saw it in the pet store and the price was $70! I almost crapped a brick!
Than the following week I saw shed monster in Walmart. I read the package and it looked good. I was thinking "there is no way it's cheap" so I started putting it back when I saw it was less than $10, needless to say it was happily thrown into my buggy.
If it didn't work than no big whoop, just a few bucks lost, if it worked then great.
I Got home, tore it open and used it on Lucille, my Siamese mix cat, and she sat through it and I got some of that pesky shed hair off. I use it often now and she hardly ever gets her shed on me anymore.
YAY!!!

I love it!!!

July 16, 2012 at 2:48 AM | Unregistered CommenterTess

I am dog sitting, and allergic to the Bassett Hound I am watching, I saw this for review and wondered A.) what the heck it was and B.) Does it really work?
You have answered both questions! you rock!

September 18, 2012 at 10:03 PM | Unregistered CommenterEileen

Bought it tried it and know I will never get that money back again! It doesn't work we'll at all. I have a medium haired dog and cat. The brush does not get down to the skin to comb through it. It just skims the surface and gets NO hair.
Bad product.

March 22, 2014 at 6:36 PM | Unregistered CommenterRene

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