I have an EXTREMELY long haired cat, who sheds like no other. I've tried everything from a static brush to doing it myself with a hairbrush to letting it go wild. I decided to pick this up at walmart one day. At first, I was afraid that it would be too sharp and course for my cat's skin, but after reading up a little bit more on it, I realized it wouldn't be that bad. Especially considering the fact that he has such long, thick hair. Not only did I fall in love with it, but so did my cat. It picks up every single stray hair that there was to get, and I've found my cat rubbing his face on it all on his own. It's super easy to clean, and really compact so I can kind of leave it anywhere (but the kitchen, for obvious reasons) and it won't get in the way. If you have an animal that sheds a bunch or one with really long hair, I definitely recommend picking this bad boy up.