Self-grooming Products for Cats

Wed, Jul 11, 2012

Grooming

When you hold out your cat’s brush, does she rub all over it by herself? She could probably do that all day, but you have things to do. It’s good for you to spend time grooming your cat, but to supplement that activity, there are several self-grooming products that let kitty primp and preen while you’re away. Here are a few:

  1. Omega Paw Arch Groomer
  2. Pet Buddies PamPurr Self-Grooming Cat Salon
  3. Catit Design Senses Massage Center
  4. Fantasy Pet CMYW Cat Magnet

There’s one more brand new self-grooming product that’s not yet available for sale online, but I did see it in both Target and Walmart recently. It’s the new BrushUp from SmartyKat. It’s a self-grooming post with flexible silicone bristles to give kitty a good massage. The¬†directional¬†microfiber fabric on the base — similar to an old fashioned lint brush — apparently captures any loose hair.

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15 Responses to “Self-grooming Products for Cats”

  1. 1
    Juli Davidson

    Tried to get my cats to use #4 – even sprinkled catnip on it – they couldn’t be bothered. But … all cats are different.

  2. 2
    Grimm

    We have 3 cats that self groom. We have tried #4 but after the first few days they shunned it. We even tried the one from Smartykat! It had sisal at the top that our kits love but they wanted no part of that scratcher for grooming or scratching.

    Right now I am just going to have to deal with using my Kong Zoom Groom every few days to do the job.

    BTW Is that a new black kitten on your Instagram? How cute!

  3. 3
    Catherine Turley

    i’ve had them all. similar to #1 fell apart quickly. the bigger version of #3 was a huge hit. and #4 was great for some and not for others.

  4. 4
    Amber

    i’ve seen the Omega Paw arch groomer in Big Lots stores in our area for $7 lately. haven’t tried it, though. if i ever catch either the CatIt or Fantasy Cat products on sale for a good price, i’d love to try them. another somewhat related product: http://www.cathole.com/ Cat Hole! it’s a really cute indoor cat door solution with an arch groomer incorporated into it. we’ve had one for about 3 years…need to order a new brush, ours is about worn out, it’s i smile every time i see our guys using their oversize mouse-hole to get into the laundry room!

  5. 5
    Diana

    Love the last picture of the cat using the SmartyKat post. That’s a happy kitty.

  6. 6
    Cinnamon

    A note of caution: We bought #4 for our kitty and she loved it, but we started noticing little cuts just above her eyes and soon realized it was due to the materials (very hard bristles) on the product. We got rid of it and the cuts disappeared. The SmartyKat one looks better because of the flexible silicone bristles.

  7. 7
    jmuhj

    Though one-on-one grooming time is an important and loving ritual with us, these are great products. We used to have a plastic self-grooming product mounted low on the wall (on a corner) that got a lot of attention. It had a little receptacle at the bottom which was filled with catnip (a big part of the attraction, I’m thinking).

  8. 8
    Elgianne

    Just wondering where all these products are made.

    I love this site, but if you could add where they are made it would be very helpful.

    I never purchase anything made in China, especially for my love bug.

    Thank you! :)

  9. 9
    autumn taylor

    i bought #4 and my cats loved it. but it wouldnt stay in the stans and my cats chewed off the plastic things on the tips so it wouldnt stay up =/

  10. 10
    Teresa

    I have a couple that could be groomed all day, sounds great for them.

  11. 11
    Stacy M

    My cats didn’t like #1 until I took off the scratcher. Now they love to sit on the pad and paw at the edges. Have one similar to #3 which gets used alot, especially when cat nip is added!

  12. 12
    Karen

    Neither of my cats will use #4 to brush their but my older one does use it to brush his teeth.

  13. 13
    Jilly A.

    That last thing with OUT a number looked very interesting. So i clicked the high lighted “smartycat” to see what they had to say about it. HUGE waste of time! Does it have a name i can look else where?

  14. 14
    DeKa

    I have tried a version of the number one and I have a number four,and my kitties just ignore them and lick my hands untill I scratch them-endlessly. I would like to try number three…

  15. 15
    DeKa

    Oh yes the SmartyKat scratcher looks like a winner!


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