10 Best Brushes for Siberian Cats – 2023 Reviews & Top Picks
Look around your home. Are your clothing and furniture covered in cat hair? As fellow cat owners and lovers, we can relate. Siberians are a regal breed that brings extra love and loose fur into your home. These fluffy kitties have triple coats that need daily grooming, and finding the right cat brush can be frustrating.
A brush that is comfortable for you to hold may have sharp tines that will hurt your cat’s skin, and plenty of brushes are poorly designed and ineffective. Our reviews below dive into what we think are the 10 best cat brushes on the market today. If your current grooming tools need an upgrade, we hope you find a better solution on our list.
A Quick Comparison of Our Winners (2023)
|Best Overall||Hepper Deshedding Cat Brush||
|Best Value||Master Grooming Tools Comb||
|Premium Choice||FURminator Cat Deshedding Tool||
|Best for Kittens||ConairPRO Soft Slicker Cat Brush||
|HandsOn Pet Grooming Gloves||
The 10 Best Brushes for Siberian Cats
1. Hepper Deshedding Cat Brush – Best Overall
|Dimensions:||8cm x 19cm|
|Colors:||Blue, pink, grey|
|Material:||ABS plastic, stainless-steel needles|
The best cat brush for Siberian Cats is in our opinion Hepper’s Deshedding Cat brush. Cleaning this brush is a breeze—with one simple click, the hair is instantly removed from the bristles. The bristles are soft enough to be gentle on your cat while grooming, yet dense enough to remove dead, excess hair. The brush is also waterproof—all it needs is a quick rinse after your grooming session.
The only issue we found with this brush is that hair must still be manually removed at times—the eject button doesn’t work well when the bristles are clogged with super fine hair.
- Gentle bristles
- Reasonably priced
- Not great for very fine hair
You might have guessed, this is our own product – but we love it so much we just have to share it, and hope you get to own one too!
2. Master Grooming Tools Greyhound Comb – Best Value
|Dimensions:||7” L x 4” W x .25” H (Medium/Coarse)|
Don’t let the “greyhound” label throw you off, as the name refers to the style of the comb. This no-frills metal comb has a cult following amongst Siberian cat owners. The smaller size makes it easy to get under your cat’s neck, around their face, and under their legs. The rounded teeth won’t dig into your cat’s skin. The complaint some users have is that the teeth fall out. Most of these reviews were in 2020 and 2021, so the manufacturer may have remedied the situation.
Master Grooming Tools offers a lifetime warranty if you have any problems with this comb. The Master Grooming Tools greyhound comb comes in 3 sizes: Fine/Coarse, Medium/Coarse, and Face/Finish. The Medium/Coarse will work well for most Siberians. It’s challenging to find an effective comb at this price point, making it our pick for the best brush for Siberian cats for the money.
- Relatively inexpensive
- Rounded teeth
- Lifetime warranty
- Past quality issues
3. FURminator Long Hair Deshedding Tool – Premium Choice
|Dimensions:||2” L x 5” W x 8.75” H|
|Material:||Stainless Steel, Metal, Plastic|
The FURminator Long Hair Deshedding Tool does something ordinary cat brushes can’t, and that’s removing the loose hair from your Siberian’s undercoat. The manufacturer claims this tool removes up to 90% of loose fur from shedding. That means less kitty hair on your sofa and clothing. You can use the FURminator once or twice a week, as it’s not meant for everyday use.
You’ll still need a comb or brush for daily grooming. Critics feel the FURminator’s performance does not justify its relatively expensive price tag. FURminator designed the medium size for cats over 10 pounds, making it suitable for adult Siberians.
- 30-day return policy
- No need to apply pressure
- Good for long hairs
- Could struggle with thick coats
4. ConairPRO Soft Slicker Cat Brush – Best for Kittens
|Dimensions:||1.375” L x 4.25” W x 9.5” H|
It’s never too early to get your Siberian kitten used to daily brushing. Many cat brushes on the market are too large for kittens. Consider this ConairPRO slicker brush if you’ve had difficulty finding a kitten-sized brush with a handle large enough to hold comfortably. The plastic bristles are rounded and easy on a kitten’s skin.
Some users felt the bristles were too far apart to grab enough fur. The small size means that your Siberian kitten will need a different brush as they grow. However, some cat owners found this brush still works great on adult cats to comb hard-to-reach places, like behind the ears and under the legs.
- Small size is perfect for kittens
- Protects topcoat
- Nonslip handle
- Far-spaced bristles can be ineffective
- Bristles too sharp
5. HandsOn All-In-One Pet Bathing & Grooming Gloves
|Dimensions:||Varies by size|
Arthritis and other conditions that cause hand weakness make it challenging to care for your cat. Consider HandsOn All-In-One Pet Bathing & Grooming Gloves if a brush handle is difficult for you to grasp and hold onto. These gloves may also trick hesitant cats into some grooming time. We’re impressed that the gloves come in five sizes. The Junior size fits a palm width circumference of under 6 inches, while the XL will accommodate 10.5 inches. The price includes two gloves, and HandsOn offers a 1-year limited warranty. The gloves must be hand washed and air dried.
- Latex free
- Available in 5 sizes and multiple colors
- One-year limited warranty
- Not machine washable
6. KONG Cat ZoomGroom Multi-Use Brush
|Dimensions:||4.5” L x 2.75” W|
If made in the U.S. products are important, KONG Cat ZoomGroom Multi-Use Brush will appeal to you, and your cat will love the flexible rubber bristles. Many users report that their cats relax and act like they’re receiving a massage when using this brush. The cat-shaped brush is cute but doesn’t have a handle. Some users say that shed hair doesn’t stick to the bristles, but we’ll leave it to you to decide if that’s a pro or a con. One word of caution: some cats like to chew on soft rubber. Be sure to store this brush out of your cat’s reach when not in use.
- Made in the U.S.
- Flexible bristles
- No handle
7. Hertzko Self-Cleaning Cat Slicker Brush
|Dimensions:||10” L x 5.8” W x 3” H|
|Material:||Stainless Steel, Metal|
If clean-up is the worst thing about grooming your Siberian cat, Hertzko Self-Cleaning Dog & Cat Slicker Brush is for you. A push-button mechanism collapses the bristles into the comb, allowing you to toss the hair right into the trash. A few users claim the bristles are too hard, but this may not be an issue for thick-coated Siberian cats. The wide width makes this brush unsuitable for kittens, but it’s the right size for adult Siberians.
- Too big for kittens
8. Hartz Groomer’s Best Combo Brush for Cats
|Dimensions:||3.2” L x 2.6” W x 12.2” H|
|Material:||Nylon, Stainless Steel, Plastic|
Hartz Groomer’s Best Combo Brush for Cats simplifies the grooming process and reduces the number of pet accessories you need. One side has stainless steel pins, while the other has nylon bristles. Hartz states that you can use this brush on a cat or a dog. One user with arthritis felt that the brush was too big to hold comfortably. Other pet owners felt the brush was difficult to clean. Overall, the Groomer’s Best Combo is reasonably priced and a good choice if you’re unsure what type of grooming tool to buy.
- 2-in-1 brush
- Difficult to clean
9. JW Pet Gripsoft Cat Slicker Brush
|Dimensions:||9.75” L x 5” W x 2.75” H|
|Material:||Rubber, Stainless Steel|
JW Pet Gripsoft Cat Slicker Brush’s nonslip, ergonomic handle and lighter weight sets it apart from other brands. Multi-cat households will also be pleased to learn that it works well on short- and long-haired cats. A few users thought the angled tines felt sharp, but most say their cats love the brush. Gentle strokes with this brush will remove loose fur and help break up mats.
- Comfortable handle
- Sharper tines
10. Catit Senses 2.0 Self Groomer Cat Brush
|Dimensions:||5.2” L x 3.8” W x 2.3” H|
You’ll be happy with this self-groomer cat brush if you have reasonable expectations. The Catit Senses 2.0 Self Groomer Cat Brush is not a substitute for grooming your cat, as most kitties are unlikely to rub their entire bodies on this mounted comb. They may, however, rub their faces and necks against it, which is helpful if your cat doesn’t like you brushing those areas. This brush holds catnip and gets bonus points for also being an enrichment toy. Some users report that the mounting adhesive that comes with the brush is weak. You may have to use screws or different adhesive strips when you install it. The Catit 2.0 is rounded and can attach to a wall corner or flat surface, although some customers attach it to their coffee table or bedpost. This self-grooming comb won International Cat Care’s 2017 “Cat Friendly” award.
- Form of enrichment
- Weak adhesive
Buyer’s Guide: Picking the Best Brush for Siberian Cats
What to Look for in a Cat Brush
You want to find the best cat brush for your budget. When shopping for a brush, consider if the company has a return policy/warranty, how comfortable the brush is for you and your cat, and how easy it is to clean.
Return Policy or Warranty
Most cat brushes and combs will wear out eventually, especially with everyday use. A few manufacturers on our list offer a return policy or some type of warranty. A responsive customer service policy shows that the company stands behind its products.
You may not use the brush often if it’s uncomfortable to grasp and hold. Look for a handle width and length that is easy for you to use. Grooming gloves are a comfortable option for anyone with arthritis or other hand mobility issues.
Your Pet’s Comfort
Your cat will run and hide if the brush hurts their skin. Choose a brush with rounded, flexible, or curved bristles or tines.
Easy to Clean
Cleaning a cat brush or comb can be time-consuming. A well-designed brush allows for easy cleaning, such as models with retractable tines or wide spaces between the bristles.
Siberian Cat Grooming FAQs
Below, we cover some of cat owners’ most frequently asked questions about grooming.
How Often Should I Brush My Siberian Cat?
Ideally, you should brush your cat once a day. Daily grooming removes excess fur, cuts down on shedding, and helps your cat become used to the brush or comb.
You can use a deshedder, like the FURminator in our review, once or twice a week.
Do Siberian Cats Shed a Lot?
Siberian cats do shed, but owners seem divided on whether or not it’s a nuisance. Some owners describe their Siberians shed fur as cobweb-like and challenging to pick up. Others claim that their Siberians shed less than domestic short hairs.
The amount of shedding is a matter of perspective, but Siberian owners can expect to have some cat hair on their furniture and clothing. Choosing the right cat brush will make grooming easier, but you should always keep a vacuum and lint brush handy.
Should I Take My Cat to a Professional Groomer?
A professional cat groomer has the tools and expertise to safely trim your Siberian cat’s fur. While these visits aren’t a necessity, a grooming appointment can make your cat more comfortable during the summer. A trim of the belly and backside can remove heavy, excess fur.
Your Siberian cat may also benefit from a grooming appointment if they’ve become lax about self-grooming. Older and sick cats may not lick themselves as much.
That said, occasional visits to the groomer are not a substitute for daily brushing.
Does Brushing a Cat Prevent Hairballs?
Cats groom themselves by licking their bodies, so swallowing some fur is inevitable. Daily brushing will reduce, but may not eliminate, hairballs. Coughing up the occasional hairball is normal, but frequent vomiting is cause for concern. Talk to your vet if your cat suddenly has more hairballs than usual or they’re not eating and drinking normally.
It’s worth taking your time when choosing a cat brush or comb, as you’ll use it daily. These reviews cover the top Siberian cat brushes on the market today, including the Hepper Deshedding Cat Brush. This brush’s curved teeth, affordable price, and return policy make it our choice for the best overall brush. Our second choice was Master Grooming Tools Greyhound Comb, which has a solid fan base among fellow Siberian cat owners. Its smaller size allows you to groom hard-to-reach places. The third item on our list is the FURminator Long Hair Cat Deshedding Tool. This deshedder will be your best friend when your Siberian molts at the end of winter. You should use the FURminator once or twice a week since it’s not meant for everyday use.
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