For some reason, my cats have been shedding insane amounts lately. To the point that I often wonder if they have snuck another cat in because there is so much hair. This deshedder has done wonders for helping to get the loose hair off of them and keep it from flying all over the place. They aren't great about standing on the mat but I didn't really expect them to. It was a nice addition to the set though, as was the link roller.