FURminator deShedding Tool - $35 to $60 at PetSmart.
It reduces shedding up to 90% by removing the loose, dead undercoat without damaging the topcoat. It is for dogs or cats. In cats it helps eliminate hairballs and in dogs it brings out the pet’s natural oils, promoting healthier skin. Guaranteed to reduce shedding better than any brush, comb or rake. Plus it reduces the amount of airborne elements that cause allergic reactions in many people. It is not designed for mats or tangles.
The FURminator deShedding Tool was nominated by Tufts University School of Veterinarian Medicine’s newsletter as the number one product to reduce hairballs in cats. Using the FURminator deShedding Tool on a regular basis, as well as the cat shampoo will help reduce shedding, thus reducing the amount of hair your cat ingests.
Note that it is NOT for all dog breeds!
It is recommended for most breeds except: American Water Spaniel, Bedlington Terrier, Bichon Frise, Bolognese, Chinese Crested, Coton de Tulear, Curly-Coated Retriever, Dandie Dinmont, Havanese, Irish Water Spaniel, Kerry Blue Terrier,Komondor, Lowchen, Maltese, Poodle, Portuguese Water Dog, Puli, and Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier.