I bought a Target brand furminator, which is really the same thing with a different handle (only $10). I can use it on Charlie and get a giant hairball, then still have tumbleweeds the next day. The first time I used it, the hairball I got was about the size of a basketball. After a few days it went down to about softball sized. He was shedding like mad for a few weeks, but it seems to have subsided a little bit. He didn't shed in the summer, so it must be a winter coat thing. I even found a tumbleweed upstairs where he isn't allowed (he eats the kids toys :evil: ).KingstonTodd said:I've heard great things about "the furminator" deshedding brush from alot of people. its expensive but it works, if she shedding bothers you.