Cat grooming glove with cat hair

How To Decide What is The Best Cat Grooming Glove


What is the best cat grooming glove? Cat grooming gloves ​or cat de-shedding gloves have become very popular recently.

Using a cat grooming glove is a really nifty way to bond with your cat while at the same time giving him a light massage and removing ​excess cat hair.


When grooming the cat ​using a de-shedding glove you are also removing dirt and other bits of foreign matter that the cat can somehow accumulate.  We know they are fastidious groomers but a little helping hand doesn’t go astray.


We had a neighboring cat, years ago who basically did no grooming.  He always looked like a train wreck with prickles and bits of debris in his coat.  He ​adored having a pat and almost certainly would have loved and benefited from a cat grooming glove.

​What To look For When Buying Cat Grooming Gloves

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​Solving the size problem. This is undoubtedly the biggest issue with the gloves/mitts as they are often too big for smaller hands. The size of the gloves is important.  If they are too big your hand will swim around inside and it will be difficult to use without resorting to bunching the fabric to clutch. If you have a very small hand the gloves that have individual fingers be a better choice to give more control.


However if the mitt is too big for one family member but fits perfectly for another, the person with the smaller hand can solve this problem by wearing another glove inside the mitt. By putting on another glove and then using the mitt will help solve ​ size issues of any type of de-shedding glove or mitt.

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Removing the fur easily is a consideration. Unless your cat has a lot of hair to remove it is unlikely to come out in huge swathes as is sometimes shown. The hair does not always get caught in the glove but may float and resettle.  For this reason we suggest having a towel under your kitty on your lap to catch any wayward hair.

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​If you want to use the glove ​while the cat is having a bath (very brave of you), check that the glove of your choice can be used in water.  Not ​gloves or mitts are recommended for using in water. To keep the mitt in tip top condition for as long as possible and extend the life of the mitt put it in a laundry bag when machine washing.

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Some gloves are right handed only.  Make sure you read the instructions to find out if your glove is right and left handed or if there is a choice.

​What Is The Best Cat Grooming Glove?

​​Review Of Cat Grooming Gloves

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Pat Your Pet Enhanced Five Finger Grooming Gloves

Pat Your Pet Enhanced Five Finger Grooming Gloves

The design of these gloves are slightly different ​to other gloves as the fingers are a slimmer fit than many other gloves. They do also have some stretch which helps with the fit. ​

You will find yourself adjusting the movement to minimize any hair float.  The slimmer fingered gloves also make it easier to reach hard to get at places.


The more hair there is on the glove makes it easier to peel off so wait until you have finished the massage before removing the hair. Make sure you massage in the direction of the hair.


Cats love their back and head being massaged but the tummy is questionable. Some cats have been reported to not minding a tummy brush with these gloves.  Tread warily and see how kitty reacts. 

The gloves are right and left handed. The​y can be ​used wet or dry however overwhelmingly they are easier for a pet ​owner to use dry.
 

If you get some static build up on the cat just spray the glove with a small mount to water. ​ ​Rubbing a dryer sheet over the pet is another recommendation.

Cat Grooming Gloves
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Mr Peanuts Cat De Shedding Glove

Mr Peanut’s Hand Gloves - Cat Grooming & De-shedding Aid

This product is described as a grooming and de-shedding aid.  If your cat has very long hair and is high maintenance a de-shedding glove will help keep the hair at bay ​however you may always have a need for more heavy duty grooming tools. 


​These gloves have an adjustable Velcro strip which is secured at the wrist. The size of the actual glove may be an issue.  Read my tips for an easy way to help solve this problem.


There are two gloves, a right hand and a left hand.The glove is made from flexible mesh with soft silicone bristles. It is suitable to be used on pets with long or short hair and wet or dry hair.


They are not machine washable, when they need washing just pop into some warm water with detergent.  Let them dry flat​. The flexible mesh is quick drying.


As well as removing excess hair, daily brushing will help to de-tangle matted fur and put a finishing shine on coats.

The lovely thing about using the gloves is that it is easy to do while the cat is sitting on your lap.

4 of 5 Stars
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Dakpets FURblaster Cat Grooming Glove

Dakpets Furblaster Cat Grooming Glove

Dakpets already has a good reputation with fur grooming products for cats and dogs.  This glove is made for all types of coats and long and short hair even wet or dry.


Like other grooming gloves it had the benefit of giving a massage while removing excess hair and is great for cats that are skittish when it comes to being brushed.


It also has the advantage of the rubber tips rather than metal found in other types of grooming products which some animals and animal owners do not like.  


It is one glove, shaped to fit the right hand and has an adjustable strap at the wrist.  


Because the bristles are rubber this glove does also remove hair from the cat tree, throw rugs, soft furnishing and other places kitty likes to frequent.


4 of 5 Stars
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Pet Thunder Gentle Grooming Mitt

Pet Thunder ​Cat Gentle Grooming Mitt

Dakpets already has a good reputation with fur grooming products for cats and dogs.  This glove is made for all types of coats and long and short hair even wet or dry.


Like other grooming gloves it had the benefit of giving a massage while removing excess hair and is great for cats that are skittish when it comes to being brushed.


It also has the advantage of the rubber tips rather than metal found in other types of grooming products which some animals and animal owners do not like.  


It is one glove, shaped to fit the right hand and has an adjustable strap at the wrist.  


Because the bristles are rubber this glove does also remove hair from the cat tree, throw rugs, soft furnishing and other places kitty likes to frequent.


4 of 5 Stars
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Pat Your Pet Five Finger Grooming Glove

​Pat Your Pet Five Finger Grooming Glove

These gloves are available as a single (right handed) or as a pair, for one for the right hand and one for the left.

They are ​popular with cats and cat owners. These gloves work well and and have good reviews on Chewy from pet owners. ​


These gloves fit at the wrist with Velcro however like most of the other gloves, they can be too big for people with small hands.


If you have a long haired cat these gloves will greatly reduce ​your amount of grooming time.


​These gloves are very good value for money.


4 of 5 Stars
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True Touch - As seen On TV- cat deshedding mitt

As Seen On TV-True Touch Five Finger Pet De-shedding Glove 

This is the glove that you may have seen on TV where the hair was peeled from the glove in one piece, much like removing the lint from a clothes dryer. 


Even short hair cats do shed however the hair will possibly not collect in huge swathes. Tap the glove firmly on an outdoor surface such as a wall and the short hairs will fall away.


This de-shedding glove does remove excess hair and dirt leaving the coat shiny. It has 180 silicone tips. ​The fabric part of the glove is a mesh cloth that is breathable and fast drying. This glove is for the right hand.

4 of 5 Stars

​Tips For Removing The ​Hair/Fur From The Glove

Depending on the amount of hair that is trapped in the glove will depend on whether it peels off easily as often shown in advertisements. Here are some tips to help remove the hair from a grooming glove.


  1. Try using something ​like a chopstick to run along the bristles to loosen the hair and make it easy to pull from the glove.
  2. Use duct  tape. Press duct tape onto the surface of the glove and pull away the duct tape ​with the hair. the hair will be stuck onto the tape.
  3. This tip is for short hair. Even cats with short hair shed their coat leaving hair everywhere.  Try tapping the glove or mitt sharpy against a wall  or ​floor (preferably outside) and most of the hair will fall out.
  4. ​​This is best done outside and when using two mitts or two gloves, clap your hands together or shake your hands.
  5. ​Next time you are vacuuming, just vacuum the glove to pick up any of those stray hairs remaining on the glove.

Our Recommendation is...

Pat Your Pet Enhanced Five Finger Grooming Gloves

Quality

​​These gloves have the highest rating​. The design with slimmer fingers gives more control over the massaging process and ​the ability to get into little nooks and crannies.  The gloves are a better fit than very wide mitts. They have a Velcro fastening to further make a snug fit. ​Most importantly they remove the hair and often in great quantities and cats just seem to love them.

Overall rating :  5 / 5

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