I wrote last week about the Furminator, which I bought because Calvin was throwing up some monster hairballs. My initial review was positive. It still is--for Calvin. He loves it, and it's really helped him with the hairball issue.
Doogie is another story, though. He doesn't hate the Furminator, but he's not in love with it like he is with his flea comb. I used the Furminator on him tonight, as he's shedding a lot. I was appalled to discover that it cut his hair short. He's not a long-haired cat, but he's definitely not a short-haired cat. He's somewhere in the middle with long-ish fur. Not anymore. He looks like I took him to the barber and gave him a haircut.
I don't know if you can really see in that photo, but I'm trying to show how short his fur is now. I'm not happy. He doesn't look bad; he just looks a little different. Thankfully, he doesn't seem bothered by his new look, but his mama is not pleased at all!
So, to sum it up: Furminator for short fur--good. Furminator for long-ish fur--bad.