Well after reading the posts awhile back, as I myself am in the same situation as the poster- a house covered in hair constantly- I bought the FurMinator. We have 2 hairy dogs and a hairy cat. I just finished using it on my cat and I think I took off enough hair for another one of him!!! Not only that but he loved every minute of me brushing him. He was purring and just laid there while I brushed him. I am amazed. I am sure it will help cut down on the amount of hair- and his nasty hair balls!!!! Now for the dogs!!!!