GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED
Everyone who lives with a cat knows the yakking sound that announces the arrival of a hairball. It's like the fanfare of a trumpet announcing royal visitors at a fancy party ... only way less fancy. And it's pretty uncomfortable for kitty, too.
Did you know that Friday, April 26 is Hairball Awareness Day? Yes, Virginia, there is such a thing! And FURminator is here to help us learn more about hairball prevention. A cat spends 30% of his life grooming. I think 65% of the rest is nap-related. When kitty is grooming, 2/3 of his fur can be ingested. Cats can digest lots of things, but hair isn't one of them. When hair accumulates in the stomach, hairballs occur. These are uncomfortable and can even cause intestinal obstructions!
|Behold! The FURminator! Photo: Furminator.com|
Regularly grooming your cat can help prevent those pesky hairballs. FURminator is a deShedding tool and my grooming device of choice. I've used it for a few years and, even on my short-haired cats, it removes an insane amount of hair! Using the FURminator tool to remove the cat's undercoat 1-2 times a week can reduce up to 90% of shedding and hairballs. Cool!
This year, FURminator asked ten cat bloggers to participate in a fun promotion called Mustached "Copycats." We used the deShedding tool to remove hair from our cat(s) and then created an original mustache with the pile-o-hair. The photo gallery of the mustached cats are available for viewing on the FURminator Facebook page. Here's my mustached Cosmo. The 'stache is actually made of Saffy's hair. Saffy has enough hair to make facial hair for your cats and mine ... and most of the felines in the lower 48.
|Wigs or piles of my cats' FURminated hair? (L-R, Cosmo, Phoebe, Saffy)|
Cats aren't the only ones getting in on National Hairball Awareness Day. FURminator video-captured humans imitating their cats hacking up a hairball. It's all for the cause, people.
Here are the particulars:
- To qualify for the FURminator tool, YOU MUST leave contact e-mail address in a comment on this post.
- Giveaway opens at 6:00 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, April 23 and closes 11:59 p.m. CDT Sunday, April 28.
- If the winner doesn't respond to the e-mail within 48 hours of contact, another winner will be chosen.
- Winners will be chosen via randomizer.org.
- Giveaway is open to US residents only.
DISCLOSURE: I WAS GIVEN A FREE FURMINATOR REVIEW. ALL OPINIONS STATED IN THIS POST ARE MY OWN. FURMINATOR PROVIDED THE PRIZE FOR THE GIVEAWAY, BUT IS NOT THE SPONSOR OF THE GIVEAWAY.