Pet Vac kind of reminds me of the Flowbee or Robocut pet attachment. The concept is very similar. Vacuum your furry friend before all that pet hair has a chance to scatter all over your house, furniture and clothes. The only problem with using a vacuum directly on your pet is that they completely freak out from the noise! That's why this Pet Vac has an extra long hose so you can keep your vaccum over in the next room. Ahhhh genius idea but does it actually work?
Pet Vac Claims
- "Let Pet Vac get rid of that hair! Pet Vac eliminates hair problems and makes grooming fun!" "Pets actually enjoy Pet Vac," the commercial adds.
- "Use Pet Vac at bath time, it works dry and wet."
- "When the collection is full you simply empty it." (As they dump a half full bucket of pet hair in the trash)
- The commercial shows that you first hook up one end of the extra long plastic hose to your vacuum cleaner and the other end to the Pet Vac. Then the grooming brush is attached to a long suction hose. The hair is supposed to collect in the Pet Vac bucket.
Pet Vac Test Results
Three news stations set out to find if Pet Vac really works. They tested the Pet Vac on both dogs and cats alike. Their results?http://honestinfomercialreviews.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/video/petvac.flv
I've just been informed that they have not hooked up the Pet Vac correctly in the video.You can see the long hose is on the side of the filter. This is the side where the vacuum hose should be. There is also a mark on the cover to identify the right side. So in this case the points that I've made below do not apply.
Test 1 - Regular grooming
- I've just been informed that in the video review
- The pets who were used to being professionally groomed seemed to tolerate the Pet Vac. Some even enjoyed it! For some of the pets that weren't used to being professionally groomed, the sound of the vacuum still bothered them.
- In all tests, the groomers noticed that the [tags]pet vac[/tags]suction was very poor and they were all using standard vacuum cleaners.
- As far as the Pet Vac grooming attachment, the groomers mentioned that they typically use better brushes that have longer bristles and that are more rigid. This helps to reach deeper into the coat.
- After grooming the pets, they checked the Pet Vac bucket and only found a few hairs sticking to the filters and side of the bucket. In comparison, when they used a regular grooming brush, they collected much more hair than the vacuum.
Test 2 - Use on wet fur at bath time
- The groomer tried to suck up water in a bucket. It's just moved the water around. In the bucket there wasn't even one drop of water!
Pet Vac seems to take a lot of work to collect such a small amount of hair. The groomers mentioned that they were quite disappointed and they don't see where it did anything. A slicker hair brush would get that much hair out and in much quicker time. I wish I had some good news but it looks like this product is a dud. Here's another clever idea for pet owners, the Pet Zoom... who knows why they named it that!