National Hairball Awareness Day and FURminator Giveaway!

The Tiniest Tiger Giveaway Winner ImageCongratulations and Super Hurrah to Pearl Audrey our winner of the FURminator Giveaway.

Friends, yesterday we learned that  the #1 condition reported by 35 percent of cat-owning households is hairballs!  So today on National Hairball Awareness Day , we are going to learn about how our parents  can  eliminate  the Eww… from our homes by doing one small thing for us. They simply need to grab hold of a FURminator® deShedding Tool and groom us.

The FURminator® helps prevent hairballs  while reducing shedding up to  90%! This definitely  keeps cats happier and healthier and give our tongues a break too. We cats spend up to  30% of our time grooming so when you help us out, most of us appreciate it even if we have an odd way of showing it.

Because the expert groomers at FURmintor® know how much fur comes off of one cat, they rounded up our favorite cat ladies to create a celebrity look alike out of their cat’s hair.  You can find all of these creation in the  “FUR Creature” Gallery.  Our friends were wildly creative and quite talented using the cat hair as a medium.  I was not feeling inspired at first and then,  with the support and cheering on of our cousin Romeo the cat, I was able to create my own “Fur Creature” even without thumbs.  Here is my creation.

Cee Lo and Purrfect Fur Creature

My attempt to create Cee Lo and Purrfect

When you see the marvelous work of our friends, mine looks well, it looks like it looks.  To see all the other wonderful celebrities made of cat fur check out the Fur Creature Gallery on the FURminator’s Facebook page.

Enter to Win Your Own FURminator® to Help Your Cat.

I want to celebrate National Hairball Awareness Day with you by giving away  a FURminator® deShedding tool to help groom you cat and help to reduce the hairballs in your home.

Facts about FURminator®  deShedding tool

  • Effectively reduces hairballs, keeping your cat healthier and happier
  • Recommended by veterinarians to help prevent dangerous hairballs from developing
  • Reduces shedding up to 90%
  • Stainless steel deShedding edge reaches deep beneath your cat’s short topcoat to gently remove undercoat and loose hair
  • FURejector button cleans and removes loose hair from the tool with ease
  • Guaranteed to reduce shedding better than any brush, rake or comb
  • Designed by a groomer for professional results
  • Patented technologies

How to Enter

This contest is now closed.  Thank you for participating.

Leave a comment below this post telling me if you think your cat suffers with hairballs and how often.

The Rules:

Contest closes on Tuesday, May 1 at 5 pm Eastern. Please one comment per person. I will enter all names in to The winner will be notified by email or through facebook depending on the contact information you provide.  Make sure you are watching for an email from me. The subject line will say FURminator Winner.   Void where prohibited by law.

Don’t forget to enter our Hill’s Science Diet Hairball Control cat food giveaway! Pounce here.

Disclosure: I was given a FURminator® deShedding tool  by the company but no other compensation.

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  1. Ashadowdncr says

    OMC does he ever have furballs…at least 4 a week!  BLECK!

  2. does my cat suffer from hairballs?  don’t they all?  sure he does, but not on any schedule.  sometimes we get one after a few days, sometimes every day.  i never know.

  3. Some of my kittehs, especially the long haired ones, suffer with hairballs. I would say probably at least once every couple of weeks. I have a FURminator for my horses for when they are shedding out, so would be nice to have one for the kittehs also.

  4. Shelley P says

    Yes, our cat suffers wth hairballs. She will cough one up once to twice a week.

  5. Out of all my cats, Eddie has the worst time with hairballs. She hacks one up at least two or three times a week. Poor girl.

  6. Pudgebutters says

    I have a long-hair kitty who has hairballs once or twice a month

  7. Denise Johnson says

    i think my cat suffer with hairballs

  8. Kahosking says

    My cat is the hairball queen.  Not sure how often but frequently.  Ugh !

  9. My cat vomits up a hairball probably a couple of times a week, particularly if I’ve missed a grooming session or two.

  10. GourmetPens says

    I have four kitties. Three are just over a year old and the other is a Ragdoll. Typical Ragdoll… he has very little ability to properly groom himself so one of the others helps him out a lot. Unfortunately, that means concentrated hairballs!! I usually find one every few weeks. At least it’s not daily, but they sure like to pick the worst spot to have them! Thank you for the chance!

  11. Mr Furfeather, a long haired Maine Coon, would love to have a FURminator (he is sure it must be named after him). He asks to be brushed every evening after dinner, but the comb we have sometimes pulls and hurts. I decided to save all the hair that comes off for a month just to see how much I get. It’s only been a week and I have a grocery bag about a third full.

  12. Right now, there are 5 cats in our house & hairballs are VERY common.  Our only saving grace is hardwood floors throughout. However, this does NOT help if you step in them in the middle of the night.    Just last night, we were drifting off to sleep only to hear Raliegh-our long-haired boy, start to make that awful sound.  My partner turned on the light to find a very large hairball in front of him and a pained look on his face.  Two of our other cats are short-haired but have very thick fur, I recently combed Thomas-who is a snowshoe kitty with the very thick Siamese fur with our Furmanator.  In 2 sessions I was able to comb out two softball-sized bunches of fur from his coat.  I think he’s at least 2 inches smaller now.  

  13. Our oldest cat seems to cough up a hairball at least twice a week

  14. Aww! Great tips and we love your Cee Lo fur-lebrity!!! This was fun – our household of seven cats LOVES the FURminator and we highly recommend it to anyone with a cat!

  15. I KNOW my cat has hairballs–she’s always coughing them up on the rug!  (Poor baby)

  16. i heard of the FURminator and read the reviews… it seems like a winning item for all felines, no matter big or small….. If it would work on 7 of my cats all the same to stop the daily hairballs from Buddy, I would enjoy it. Sometimes more then once daily, but Buddy seems to think because he raised 2 of the cats since they were kittens that he has to bathe them and take care of them, he became the OCD kitty besides his “babygirl” SmokeyAudrey.

    • thetiniesttiger says

      Super Hurrah and Congratulations! You are the winner of the FURminator from The Tiniest Tiger. I will be sending you a message via facebook.  

  17. Sharon Lake says

    Toothpick and Shovel both get furballs! Toothpick is a cross between a Maine Coon and a Rag Doll so he has a LOT of hair!! I brush him almost every night at bedtime, but I often find him eating cat hair dust bunnies from the floor! He is shedding fiercely now that spring is here!! Shovel has shorter fur than Toothpick, but his coat is very thick and he really doesn’t like being brushed that often. He let me brush him for about ten minutes last night, which HAS to be a record in the year and a half we’ve had him! He is a VERY clean cat! He cleans himself often throughout the day and he is usually the one waking me up in the middle of night coughing up a furball at the foot of the bed! If I could use the FURminator on him just for those 10 minutes, what a difference it would make!

  18. Bico doesn’t produce hairballs all that often – because Barney does most of the grooming for both of them. Therefore, Barney produces some whoppers. Every so often, he even horks up a work of art. I’m not sure whether this is intentional or not.

  19. I’ve been contemplating a FURminator for a long time! What a great giveaway!

  20. Robin Olson says

    I think that FURminator should make a Lion sized deShedding edge! Then we have to figure out how someone is going to brush a lion and not lose their arms in the process.

  21. My husband and I have two longhaired cats, so hairballs can be a problem, especially in the summer. We groom them regularly but hairballs can still occur. The Furminator is a life-saver!

  22. Both our cats suffer from hairballs, and both are longhairs!  I’d say once a month for both in the winter, more often in the summer.

  23. Rhonda Rogers says

    My Barney is a magnificent long-haired rescue who suffers from hairballs.  Found one this morning.  Yuck!  He loves to be brushed and wanted me to try to win a FURminator for him.  Thanks!

  24. I have 4 who suffer from hairballs–even though I brush them regularly with “normal” brushes! Merlin is known as “The Cakker” because he cakks up hairballs every day! (I just got the carpets steamcleaned and before they even dried I had two incidences of Merlin cakk!) Magick is our old boy at 15 and he is a Norwegian Forest Cat–his coat gets so bad we have to get him shaved– 🙁  –he HATES being brushed and it takes Daddy’s help to do it! Mystick and Medea are the divas and they love being brushed–but they want to be brushed ALL DAY LONG! It is more of a chore than I ever dreamed of to keep these babies groomed and healthy! I feed them Blue Buffalo Multi Cat Health which is supposed to help with hairballs and I give them “Kitty-Drain-O” (malt-paste) too when I can (more gets on me than in them!) If I do not win the FURminator I will end up buying one next paycheck anyway….

  25. My 2 adopted cats shed but i try to keep up by vacumming often and brushing. But i do get hairballs and almost stepped on one this am, very gross.

  26. My kitty is quite fastidious in his grooming, but I still brush him often.

  27. I have 3 cats and they do not get many fur balls because we brush them quite a bit. I think the last one was about a week ago. I think I have to clean the fur off of my couch more often than I clean up fur balls.

  28. Throttlegirl says

    I have 4 cats (1 being longhaired).  Actually the longhaired one vomits hairballs less than the other 3, perhaps since the others all seem to enjoy grooming her

  29. Enzo is still a kitten and has only had one hairball so far, but I brush him a lot in hopes of keeping him from having more.