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Best Brushes for Maine Coons

Maine coons have such a lush coat of fur but it does require a bit of maintenance on the part of the owner. A short daily grooming routine followed by a more intense weekly grooming routine (1-2 times a week) should keep the shedding under control and keep your coon’s coat looking lovely.

If you haven’t already then you may want to look at my Maine coon grooming guides:

How to Remove Matted Fur From A Maine Coon

Do Maine Coons Shed a Lot? How to Manage all that Fur

The Ultimate Guide to Bathing and Grooming Your Maine Coon

I’ve been buying all of my grooming tools from Amazon. I have had a look around my local pet stores and the range and quality of the items available just was not up to scratch. So, here’s my guide to the different types of brushes available:

Massage Brush

First of all every owner needs a soft massage brush which they can use for a quick 1-2 minute brush every day. This will significantly reduce shedding and coonies love it. This is a great, inexpensive option. Seriously, it will save you a ton of work in cleaning the fur up from around your house.

Greyhound Comb

Greyhound combs are great for removing loose fur and tangles. They can also be used to tease hairs out of matted fur. They are an essential item for any Maine coon grooming session.

Good: Andis Pet Steel Comb

This is a good, basic greyhound comb. The teeth are nice and long (4cm) and it comes in two different sizes so you can pick which is most appropriate for your Maine coon. Click here to see the listing on Amazon.

Better: Shiny Pet

This Greyhound comb is designed for dogs and so the teeth are stronger than the ones found in cat combs. It only comes in the one size but if it’s large enough for a dog then it should be just fine for a Maine coon. There’s a non-slip handle as you can see from the image. Also, there’s a free pet grooming eBook included in the price (although not specific for Maine coon). Here’s the listing on Amazon.

Best: Poodle De-tangling Pet Comb

Considering this is a bestseller the price is actually more mid-range than high end. This combs has a non-slip handle and stainless steel teeth. It also has teeth of two different lengths to allow for dual action combing and de-tangling. It’s great to use on matted fur too. This is a really good choice for long-haired cats. Click here to see current pricing on Amazon.

Undercoat Rake

This tool is for removing tangles from your Maine coon’s undercoat.

Good: Pet Republique Dematting Tool Undercoat Rake

This is a great budget option. It’s got really sharp teeth which are great for getting through all the layers of thick coon undercoat. Best of all the seller states that will donate 15% of the profits to the American Animal Rescue Society. Click here to see the listing.

Better: Pawradise Pet Undercoat Rake

This undercoat rake is dual-headed. One side has 9 teeth and the other has 17 teeth, meaning that this tool can de-shed your coon at the same time as tackling matted fur. The teeth are rounded to avoid scratching your coon’s skin. For current pricing see this link.

Best: Paws Pamper Undercoat Rake

This is an excellent grooming tool, without a superior price tag. The 12 bade option works well on Maine coon coats. It’s designed to work on medium-to-long hair and has round-tip blades to give your coon a massaging sensation whilst brushing. It’s also the more eco-friendly option as it’s wood and metal rather than plastic. To see current pricing click here for the Amazon page.

Long Hair Brush

Long haired brushes are generally double-sided with a pin side and a bristle side. The pin side helps with detangling and the bristle side helps to remove dirt.

Good: Hartz Groomer’s Best Grooming Tool

This budget option will do the job just fine. It’s a double-sided brush to give you two different textures to tackle tangles and matted fur. See the listing here.

Better: KylePet Bristle Brush

This mid-range brush is lightweight and elegant. Again it’s double-sided with a bristle side and a pin side for two different brushing textures. It has a bamboo handle for a comfortable grip and making it more of an eco-friendly option. This is the brush I use on my Kittens at the moment (we are trying to cut down on plastic). Click here to see current pricing on Amazon.

Best: GoPets Professional Double Sided Pin and Bristle Brush

The pin side is made with rounded metal pins. This is better as plastic tips can wear away over time, exposing sharp metal underneath which will scratch the skin. The bristle side is really densely packed for more efficient dirt removal. Click here to see more reviews on Amazon.

Slicker Brush

Slicker brushes are a necessary tool for pets with longer hair. They are great for de-tangling and removing matted fur.

Good: Glendan Dog & Cat Slicker Brush

The Glendan is a good quality, soft and gentle slicker brush which is easy to use. You’ll want the large size for a Maine coon as small will take too long to use..But it does have a bone on it, so I feel maybe they are favouring the dogs a bit here! Here’s the link to read the other user reviews on Amazon.

Best: Slicker Pro

This slicker brush is great. It’s designed to be gentle on your pet’s skin and provide a really relaxing grooming experience for your pet. It also has a self-cleaning feature. The sizes of this brush relate to dogs so you’ll have to make a judgement depending on the size of your Maine coon. The ‘small to medium’ size should be just fine for most. Click here to see on Amazon and see the hundreds of positive reviews.

De-Shedding Tool

A De-shedding tool is really handy for a Maine coon owner to have. Coon fur get’s everywhere. Having a good brush with a de-shedding tool once a week can reduce the chance of mats and furballs developing. It’s also reduces the amount of fur on your carpet!

Good: Miu Pet Deshedding Tool

This budget option is well-liked among pet owners. It comes in two different sizes and colours. It has a soft grip handle and also has the self-cleaning button feature. See the listing on Amazon via this link.

Better: Pet Neat Grooming Brush

This de-shedding tool is a great option for Maine coons. It has a strong handle so that it doesn’t break when tackling thick fur and tangles. It works on both long and short haired cats. It’s the number 1 bestselling de-shedding tool on Amazon and the reviews really do reflect this! Click here to see the listing.

Best: Furminator for Cats Undercoat Deshedding Tool

The Furminator is specifically designed for large cats (over 10lbs in weight). It also comes in models for both short and long hair, so for a Maine coon you want to get the large Furminator with the long hair de-shedding edge. It has an ergonomic handle and an ejector button to remove fur from the tool. Find out more about this tool on the Amazon page.


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