I spent a little time researching a new brush for our cats as Dayna and I are constantly covered in cat hair and brushing them does basically nothing. I finally purchased the furminator after reading a tonne of reviews on Amazon. Admittedly I didn't expect much, but it was worth a shot. Wow! This thing is every bit as good as people have claimed. Linus got bored of being brushed after 10 minutes or so, and so I figured it was time to quit, but by that time I had already gotten a mountain of hair off him, and was no where near done. I give it 42.5 gold stars.