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14 Best Cat Grooming Gloves Available

Cats are normally little creatures, yet the volume of fur they can produce belies their size.

Seriously, a single cat can coat an entire house in hair in less than twenty minutes, according to scientists (note: this is probably not true).

That is why grooming them is essential. It not only keeps your house clean, but it also minimizes the chance of hairballs.

Unfortunately, persuading your cat that grooming is necessary is difficult, and many cats react negatively (and violently) to being brushed.

However, by allowing you to remove unwanted hair simply by touching your cat, these best cat grooming gloves available help you avoid that problem. 

Not every glove on the market, however, is a keeper, and in the following evaluations of the finest cat brushing gloves, BestForPets (bestforpets.org) will show you which ones work and which you should avoid at all costs.

Reviews

STARROAD-TIM Grooming Glove – Overall Winner
 

Grooming your cat can be a laborious task for both you and your kitty. Traditional brushes can irritate your cat’s skin and tug their fur without removing all of the dead hair.

Brushing them is no longer necessary with the STARROAD-TIM grooming glove.

This glove fits all hand sizes, however it may be a touch large on smaller hands, and gives your cat the impression that you’re stroking them rather than brushing them.

The soft rubber removes hair without pulling and is easily removed from the glove. The glove’s thumb is also open, making it easy to remove from your hand. Because you use all five fingers, you can reach as much of your cat’s coat as possible.

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Doesn’t entice fur
  • Hair from the glove is easily removed.
  • Design with an open thumb for easy removal

Cons

  • It may be too large for little hands.

 

Best Value Pet Thunder Pet Grooming Glove Brush
 

If your cat dislikes being caressed with pressure, the Pet Thunder GBG001-1 removes hair with minimal force.

Simply glide it over his fur and the thick nodules will do the rest. There’s lots of space between each nub, so removing fur isn’t too difficult.

While this glove does not provide much dexterity, it does cover a lot of land with each pass. Its enormous size also protects your hand and wrist if your cat decides to turn on you unexpectedly.

The Pet Thunder GBG001-1 is rather inexpensive, therefore it’s surprising that it performs so well (in fact, it outperforms several more expensive options).

It would be a genuine contender for the top slot if it were a bit more flexible, but for now, it will have to settle for being the finest cat grooming glove for the money.

Pros

  • Little pressure is required.
  • Simple to clean
  • Each pass covers a lot of ground.
  • Hand and wrist protection
  • Budget-friendly choice

Cons

  • Bulky and restricts dexterity

 

Premium H HANDSON Pet Grooming Gloves
 

These H HANDSON gloves appear to be worn by a Clive Barker villain, but they’re actually quite comfortable for both you and your cat. They work equally well on wet or dry fur, making them an excellent alternative if you have to bathe your cat.

There are scrubbing nodules on both the fingers and the palms, so while you stroke your tabby, every part of your hand is actively eliminating fur. The nodules on the fingers are particularly effective at removing hair from the legs and tail.

Best of all, hair doesn’t attach to these gloves very well, thus cleaning is minimal. This allows you to spend the entire session grooming your cat rather than your gloves.

They are not without flaws, however. They’re more expensive than the majority of the other solutions on this list, and while the fur doesn’t stick to the gloves, it needs to go somewhere — which is generally all over your house. After the grooming session, expect to spend some time vacuuming.

If you’re okay with those two flaws, there’s not much else to complain about with the H HANDSONs. They’re every bit as terrific as our top two recommendations, but the others provide a greater deal.

Pros

  • Work on wet or dry fur.
  • Finger and palm nodules
  • Excellent at eliminating fur from the tail and legs.
  • Hair does not adhere to gloves.

Cons

  • On the expensive side
  • Make a sloppy mess.

 

Furbuster 3-in-1 Grooming Glove by Petmate
 

While the Petmate Furbuster 3-in-1 glove isn’t the finest on this list, it’s difficult to dispute that it’s not the cutest. The nodules are grouped in the shape of a cat’s face, which adds little usefulness but is a pleasant touch.

There’s a handy band on the wrist that allows you to adjust the fit, so it won’t slip and slide while you’re using it. It can accommodate a wide range of hand sizes, allowing youngsters to participate in grooming as well.

Because the mesh exterior enables water to pass through, it’s ideal for use in the bath and dries rapidly.

Fur, on the other hand, adheres to it like adhesive, necessitating regular stops to clean it. It’s also not curved to your hand’s form, which makes it tough to use in nooks and crannies. It’s more of a general-purpose glove than a detail glove.

While the Petmate Furbuster 3-in-1 glove isn’t our favorite, it’s still a really decent glove that’s worth keeping around just for the sake of its cuteness.

Pros

  • The nodules are organized in a nice design.
  • Wrist band for a customized fit
  • Water can pass through the mesh exterior.

Cons

  • Regular cleaning is required.
  • Not suitable for nooks and crannies.

 

Pet Grooming Glove DELOMO 002
 

Each DELOMO 002 glove contains 255 silicone grooming points, ensuring maximum coverage with every stroke (essential because you never know when your cat will decide enough is enough).

Because the gloves are incredibly flexible, you will have full range of motion in your hands. This allows you to hold your cat with one hand while the other removes loose fur, and it also makes it easier to reach hard-to-reach areas such around the elbows.

They’re also thick enough to keep you safe from teeth and claws, if necessary. Because the tips are so soft, your cat won’t even notice he’s being groomed.

One issue we discovered with the DELOMO 002 is that it is difficult to remove the hair from the gloves themselves.

This is more likely to be a problem for dogs than cats, because you won’t have as much fur to deal with, and let’s face it, your cat won’t remain there long enough for the hair to pile up anyhow.

Overall, we believe these are the greatest cat grooming gloves available.

Pros

  • The 255 silicone tips provide extensive covering.
  • Excellent range of motion
  • Excellent for getting into difficult-to-reach places.
  • Thick enough to provide security
  • The tips are delicate and sensitive.

Cons

  • Cleaning is difficult.

 

Pet Grooming Glove Sweetsweet
 

While the Sweetsweet Grooming Glove only has rubber tips on one side, it is technically a double-sided model because the cloth on top is designed to capture loose hair that you’ve worked free.

This helps keep your working space as clean as possible, however you will need to stop and clean it from time to time.

Because the glove itself does not capture much fur, the fabric top is a wise addition. It’s effective at removing it from your animal’s coat, but it just sits there unless you scoop it up with the top of the glove.

Because the mitt is well-ventilated, you can use it for as long as your mouser allows without your hand becoming hot and sweaty. If you’re feeling lucky, this can also come in handy during baths.

While there is a strap around the wrist, there are no finger holes or anything else on the inside to help you manage it, so it moves around a little. This also makes it difficult to move.

Overall, the Sweetsweet Grooming Glove is an intriguing concept, but it doesn’t perform as well as the higher-ranked products on this list.

Pros

  • The fabric on top collects loose hair.
  • For use in hot weather, it should be well-ventilated.
  • Ideal for baths

Cons

  • Nodules don’t catch a lot of fur.
  • The lack of finger openings makes it difficult to maneuver.
  • During use, it moves about.

 

Pet Grooming Glove FASTDEER
 

Each order of FASTDEER Grooming Gloves includes a pair of mitts, which are useful for two things: making you appear like you just walked off the set of Tron and removing stray hair from your cat’s coat.

Unfortunately, once the hair has been removed, these gloves are useless. Much of it gets caught between the tips and is difficult to remove once it’s there.

Regardless of how much fur is on the gloves, there is usually quite a bit of fur surrounding your workspace.

The good news is that because they’re essentially mesh gloves with a rubber brush attached, they’re highly flexible and allow you to hold your pet while you stroke him.

As a result, they are an excellent choice for nervous animals. However, don’t expect them to give much protection.

However, this is insufficient to justify rating the FASTDEER Grooming Gloves higher than sixth, as there are other superior options available that are just as adaptable while creating less mess.

Pros

  • Make it simple to hold the cat during grooming.
  • Take out a lot of fur.

Cons

  • Cleaning is difficult.
  • Make a huge mess
  • Provide little protection

 

Pet Grooming Glove – Pat Your Pet
 

These Pat Your Pets are another choice that includes a pair of gloves, but they are the same. Each one is constructed of cloth and recycled rubber, with soft palm tips.

The points work well through the coat without ripping hair out or becoming tangled, so your pet is unlikely to be damaged in the process. However, this is due in part to the fact that they do not remove much stray hair.

The glove’s rubber side is stiff, making it difficult to follow the contours of your cat’s body. Because the fingers are stubby, users with larger hands will certainly find these uncomfortable.

Pat Your Pets are also not particularly durable, so don’t expect to get much usage out of them. However, considering their other flaws, that may not be such a bad thing.

Pros

  • The tips are soft and do not yank out the fur.
  • Rubber that has been recycled

Cons

  • Hair removal is difficult.
  • Rubber is quite stiff.
  • Short and stubby fingers
  • Not long-lasting

 

Grooming Gloves for Pets by Magasin
 

These Pet Magasins have over 200 silicone tips of all sizes and shapes, which seems excellent in principle, but the reality is that most of them do nothing to remove hair, and what hair they do remove goes everywhere instead of getting caught on the gloves.

Worse, the gloves themselves are cramped and uncomfortable, so you’ll probably become tired of grooming your cat before he does.

The points are also fairly hard, which may cause discomfort if you apply too much pressure.

Pet Magasins great at removing wet fur, which comes off in big clumps. That makes them a good choice for dogs, but if you don’t bathe your cat very often, you’re better off skipping these.

Pros

  • Effective on wet fur

Cons

  • It does not remove a lot of dry hair.
  • What hair is removed ends up all over the place.
  • Uncomfortable and crammed
  • Rigid tips may be uncomfortable.

 

Magic Pet Grooming Gloves VavoPaw
 

The VavoPaw Magic resembles oven mitts rather than grooming gloves, and they’re ideally suited for removing a roast from the oven. In fact, they’re heat-resistant up to 501°F, but if your cat gets that hot, you’ve got greater problems to deal with.

The heat resistance is useful when dealing with sick animals because it allows you to sterilize them in boiling water, but it is not the emphasis of this list.

The bristles don’t provide much resistance, simply sliding right over your cat’s coat and removing a small amount of hair with them. This slickness implies you’ll have almost no control over your pet if you wear both mittens at the same time.

We think their size is to shield them from teeth and claws, but there’s simply way too much material here, and it gets in the way more than anything else.

They’re also likely to frighten your cat and make him refuse to be petted, defeating the objective of the gloves in the first place.

If you need to treat sick animals on a frequent basis, the Aufew Magic is a good choice. They’ll be more hassle than they’re worth for anyone else.

Pros

  • Boiling water can be used to sanitize it.

Cons

  • Bristles skim across hair rather than eliminating it.
  • The slickness makes it impossible to grasp the cat.
  • Excess material obstructs the path.
  • Pets are likely to be frightened.
  • Grooming may make animals fearful.

Conclusion: Which Cat Grooming Gloves are the Best?

The STARROAD-TIM Grooming Glove were our top pick for best cat brushing gloves because they’re specifically intended to lift and trap hair, and the soft rubber provides for really comfortable scratches.

Try the Pet Thunder GBG001-1 for a less priced but nearly as good glove. It grabs a lot of loose hair on each pass and takes little pressure to operate, something you and your cat will appreciate.

BestForPets (bestforpets.org) hopes these evaluations have helped you choose a grooming glove on which you and your pet can both agree, so you can keep him looking good all year.

At the very least, several of the best cat grooming gloves available listed here will protect you if your cat thinks that a violent insurgency is the only way to avoid being brushed.

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Dr. Deborah Fletcher

Deborah R. Fletcher, DVM, is a skilled veterinarian with more than 15 years of experience dealing with companion and exotic animals. She has experience caring for a variety of animals, including household cats and dogs, reptiles, birds of prey, and even primates. Dr. Fletcher is a valuable part of the BestForPets team, where she contributes to their aim of providing pets and their owners with the finest possible treatment and services.

Veterinarian (DVM) Dr. Deborah Fletcher

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