Pet Groom Pro claims this brush is a breakthrough in ionic technology, allowing you to clean your pet without soap and water. They insist Pet Groom Pro is completely silent and if you brush your dog or cat with their battery-powered device, your pet’s odors will be neutralized and you will save money on grooming services as well.
How Pet Groom Pro Works
Pet Groom Pro uses a 9-volt battery, which is not included. To use Pet Groom Pro, call or (gently) grab your pet, turn on the device, and begin brushing. They claim the device will emit millions of cleansing ions, which will neutralize odor-causing bacteria; they add that the patented faceplate captures fur like a magnet.
When you are done brushing your pet, they tell you to snap off the faceplate, and dump the collected hair in the trash. Then, put it back on and put in the cupboard or drawer until next time you need it.
Pet Groom Pro Costs:
$28.97 (listed as $14.99 plus $6.99 shipping and handling plus an additional $6.99 in S&H for the “bonus” Sonic Flea Collar).
Pet Groom Pro comes with a 30-day money back guarantee, minus any of those fees and what it costs to ship back.
Bottom Line: Is Pet Groom Pro a Scam?
We all love our pets – perhaps a little less so when they are smelly – and washing them with soap and water can be a pain, especially a cat! That’s why the promise of Pet Groom Pro is so alluring.
But does “ionic technology” really work to neutralize odors? According to doityourself.com, ionic generators may help to remove pet hair from the air, but odors are really carried in fluid secretions.
And while they say it’s true that ozone, a byproduct of some ion generators, do kill odor-causing bacteria, EPA regulations limit the amount of ozone these devices can release, making them largely ineffective for this purpose. But because Pet Groom Pro directly contacts the skin, there perhaps may be some small benefit from its release.
Texas station KLTV did do a consumer test of Pet Groom Pro and gave it a positive review; the participants said their pets smelled noticeably cleaner after using the brush. However, KOMO News in Seattle, gave it a mixed review, with many participants saying it was no more effective than an ordinary brush.
Consumer reviews online have also been mixed, some noting that the device makes a high-pitched noise, which could scare your pet. Others say the product worked but quickly fell apart.
If you are interested in Pet Groom Pro, we suggest purchasing from an online or big box retailer (it’s been available since at least 2006) where it can be purchased for much cheaper and you don’t need to pay for the Sonic Flea Collar, which also seems to be ineffective.
Let us know your experience with Pet Groom Pro – did it clean your pet as promised, or did it make a noise that scared them?