Wednesday, June 20, 2018

How to Bond With Your Cat Using the FURminator #ChewyInfluencer #Giveaway

Hola kitties. It's no secret that Pop and I have bonded. I have him totally wrapped around my paw. On the other paw, he's the only human I'll purr for. A week after I came to live in the condo, Pop had to go to the human vet hospital for major back surgery. He was gone an entire week. When he came home he wasn't allowed to go to work for a long time. During that time alone, we bonded.

How to Bond With Your Cat Using the FURminator #ChewyInfluencer

How to Bond With Your Cat Using the FURminator #ChewyInfluencer

He couldn't touch me but I laid on the bed with him when he rested and got up and walked with him when he went into the kitchen. I didn't let him out of my sight. All too soon, he headed back to work. I'd lost my partner. When he went back to work, we found a new way to bond.

How to Bond With Your Cat Using the FURminator #ChewyInfluencer

Yes, we found a new way to bond a couple of years later. In 2011, I won a FURminator® deShedding Tool but TW was afraid I wouldn't like it and I'd attack her so she gave it to Pop so I would attack him instead. I didn't attack him. I even blogged about it.  I love the time Pop spends FURminating me several mornings a week before he goes to work. When Chewy contacted me and axed if I would like to review the FURminator Short Hair deShedding Edge For Cats, how could I say no? I wanted to tell cat parents—especially new ones—how they could use the FURminator to bond with their cats.

How to Bond With Your Cat Using the FURminator #ChewyInfluencer

Our bonding time is usually in the early mornings after he gets up for work. The condo is quiet; we're the only ones awake. I jump on the chair near his dressing table and he pets me for a bit and then while I'm purring up a storm, he gets out the FURminator. While he is grooming me, he'll talk softly to me telling me how much he loves me and how stunning I am.  He even sneaks in a kiss or two on my head!

How to Bond With Your Cat Using the FURminator #ChewyInfluencer

The FURminator deShedding tool helps prevent hairballs cos it reduces shedding up to 90%. That's a lot of furs! The tool's edge reaches through the topcoat to safely remove loose fur and undercoat without damaging the coat or cutting the skin. It's got both an ergonomic handle for comfortable use and the FURejector® button to make releasing fur a breeze.

How to Bond With Your Cat Using the FURminator #ChewyInfluencer

Up to two-thirds of the fur a cat sheds is ingested during self-grooming, resulting in yucky hairballs. Hairballs are both messy for the human and stressful for the cat. In some cases the cat swallows so much fur, it can cause blockages and other potential-serious problems. If you see your cat retching or coughing a lot and no hairball comes up, a trip to the evil vet place is in order. If I let him, after our FURminator session, Pop will use a brush to get rid of any loose hair that accumulates around the base of my tail so I don't swallow it. If I don't, he pets me and gets any loose hair off that way.

How to Bond With Your Cat Using the FURminator #ChewyInfluencer

Of course, you don't need to do your bonding in the morning but that's when I'm most calm. I wouldn't recommend using it more than two or three times a week. All in all, TW is lucky and so am I cos I maybe cough up one or two hairballs a year and we can thank the FURminator.

How to Bond With Your Cat Using the FURminator #ChewyInfluencer

Check out the Chewy Cat Shop for all the cat supplies your kitteh could ever need, want, dream about, purr over and claw for plus the entire line of FURminator products. You’ll find cat supplies ranging from food and treats to litter and toys, supplements, beds and so much more all at a discount. Don't forget that Chewy has great prices and the best customer service plus you save 5-10% on all autoships. Orders over $49 will get you free one- or two-day shipping. Tell 'em CK sent you. Word.

How to Bond With Your Cat Using the FURminator #ChewyInfluencer

GIVEAWAY! Chewy was nice enough to let me give a FURminator grooming tool to one of my readers. To enter, simply fill out the Rafflecopter. No purchase necessary. Giveaway is open to residents of the contiguous U.S. of A., 18+ years old. Void where prohibited. Giveaway will end on June 27 at 11:59pm ET. A winner will be randomly be selected by Rafflecopter and will be notified by myself via email.  Winner will have 48 hours to reply; failure to do so will result in forfeiture of the prize. We reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. Capiche? Facebook does not sponsor, administer or endorse this promotion. Participants must read and agree to Rafflecopter’s Privacy Policy before entering and participating in this promotion. Best of luck to everyone.

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28 comments:

  1. Boodie has always liked being Furminated!

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  2. It shows that your Pop loves you very much and I can see that you love him too, CK. I think I have to get myself a turminator...eh..furminator too :D Pawkisses for a Happy Wednesday :) <3

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  3. I'd luv one for myself. Maybe I'd share.

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  4. Ashton may be timid, but she loses all of her modesty when she is Furmiated. She purrs and drools in happiness. She will be so embarrassed we told you about the drooling part.

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  5. I'd love to win this for Harley. He hacks up a hairball at least once a week. I went to order one of these from Chewy yesterday after seeing another review, and they're sold out! So I hope I win your giveaway. :-)

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  6. Our mom has been wondering about this defur machine. We are glad to hear that you approve it and that it's easy to use. Most of us like brushing so I bet we would like this too. We could all use a little help with the excess furrs. Thanks CK! Purrs

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  7. Sir Morton wants us to win it for him. He's a big tuxedo boy with a kind loving heart. Good luck everyone! Purrs

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  8. I won a Furminator a couple of years ago. I loves my Furminator. It feels so good and Mommy likes that it saves her sweeping up a lot of furs and cleaning up hairballs. She calls me pretty and pets me afterwards and I just purr and purr. When that Furminator comes out I'm all ME, ME,ME! (and Mommy's sweet words).
    Good luck efurryone! You'll love your Furminator!

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  9. Your Pop is very special CK! Wonderful giveaway but we'll pass since we have 3 of those here!

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  10. I still haven't found our Furminator in the house...it's got to be somewhere! Da Boyz haven't used it yet!

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  11. ck.....popz iz rite....ewe R stunning N we most shirley likez fotoz two......ewe beez a happee camper ther ~~~~~ we R gonna hafta chex out thiz new furminatorz; thanx for de honest ree veew N best fishez ta everee one in de contest :) ♥♥

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  12. I love the bond you have with your Pops! We don't have a Furminator, but Mudpie does love to be brushed and it's special bonding time for us too.

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  13. I would love to try this on my husky mix. It seems like it would work incredibly!

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  14. Aww I love the bonding grooming pics :) I'd love to use this on Sammy.

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  15. We are big fans of the FURminator here. It really has helped Emmy with hairball problems. XO

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  16. My older cat Boo, she has thick gorgeous fur and needs help!

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  17. The pets I want the furminator edge for is my cats butters and Taz they shed a lot for short haired cats. But they are healthy cats 🐱

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  18. Nice review. We are glad the Furminator has been such a bonding tool for you and Pop! The Furminator is great! Gracie enjoys it, too, CK.

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  19. I would love to win this for my new husky, he is shedding like crazy and combing him doesn't seem to get the job done.

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  20. i would use it on Tressa. it will get the undercoat. she has thick hair, and this will help a lot.

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  21. I would like to win this for my dog bear who is a long haired german shephard who sheds alot

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  22. We use one on cat bro Bert. It is perfect for his furs. The rest of us need different grooming tools.

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  23. Wondering if a half-way domesticated feral cat would let me use this on his fur...

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  24. We have a Furminator that Mom uses on Cinnamon and Kozmo. I, Marvelous do not like to be brushed, or combed or Furminated (yet) and Jo Jo used to dislike it, but is starting to come around...Nellie LOVED it!
    And CK, I am glad you love it purrhaps I could get Mom to try it again!!
    Purrs
    Marv

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  25. i have 4 cats but one especially loves to be groomed. her name is lilly.

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  26. Yella Fella has a patch of RT skin on his back that is managed with daily brushing. A furminator would help.

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  27. This would be perfect for my grandma's dog Tuke. He's a black lab hound mix who sheds like crazy!

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  28. This would be great for my sisters lab.

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