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Furry friends can be a joy to welcome into your life, but certain aspects of looking after a pet can feel like more of a nuisance than a pleasure. Take matted fur for example - an issue that many pet owners are all too familiar with.
As a dog owner myself, I’ve spent countless hours brushing fur in an attempt to remove the matted clumps from my Shih Tzu’s coat, with varying degrees of success. One Amazon gadget that I’ve been eyeing might just be the solution to this problem, and if the hundreds of positive reviews are to be believe, this is a must-buy product.
What is it?
As its name suggests, the Topelek Pet Dematting Comb is a specially-designed tool that takes the work out of combing your pet’s fur. Used on dogs, cats, rabbits, or other furry pets, its double-sided brush clears all different mats and tangles: a 12-tooth side for cutting matted and knotted hair, and a 23-tooth side for making hair thinner and removing loose hair.
SHOP IT: Amazon, $15 (originally $23)
Made using stainless steel blades, this dematting comb helps you cut knotted hairs effortlessly, instead of pulling the hair out as is often the case with a regular pet brush. Its rounded ends help make it safer on sensitive skin, and an ergonomic handle makes it easy to grip while you brush.
Normally retailing for $23, the Topelek Pet Dematting Comb is currently on sale for just $15.
What shoppers are saying
Backed by a 4.3-star rating from more than 1,400 customer reviews, this pet brush has gotten rave reviews for being “very effective” at removing matted fur, as well as being easy to clean.
“We have a Persian tabby cat who does not love to be groomed. In the winter time she is a bit like a woolly mammoth with all her thick fur! This tool has been remarkable in removing a lot of this excess fur and also for getting to the matting that can happen especially in the wintertime in her undercoat,” one reviewer shared.
A top pick for both cat and dog owners, Amazon shoppers have been loving this grooming tool, even for the toughest jobs.
“My Australian Shepherd who absolutely hates being brushed, was chilling while being brushed with this comb,” reads another review. “I cannot believe how much came off of him. And the amazing part is, that it was just the dry undercoat that was coming off, not the healthy silky fur. Highly recommended.”
Some reviewers have noted that since this brush is only available in a single size, it may be too large for smaller animals.
“Sturdy construction and heavy. Should last a good length of time. Made short work of one medium length cats’ undercoats and tangles,” one reviewer wrote. “However, the size I find is slightly too big and would have loved to see one half to three quarters in length. It is a little difficult to manoeuvre around the problem and delicate areas.”
If you’re looking for a way to keep your medium to large pets free from tangled, matted fur, you may just want to add the Topelek Pet Dematting Comb to your grooming kit. While it’s on the higher end of the price sale for a pet brush, when you can score it on sale as it is right now, it appears to be well worth the price.
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.