With 4 dogs and 6 cats there is a lot of hair around my house. My one goal is to not be wearing as much fur as they do. As a former groomer I have a few tools that help. But it doesn’t matter what tools I have if I’m having to fight with with them to use it.
Ricochet, my smooth coated Jack Russell, has always been fine with me brushing him and doing his nails but at the age of 14, he has decided he wants none of it. And he is my worse shedder. So when I got the chance to try the Groom Genie guess who I tried it on first?
The Groom Genie is a detangling brush that is based on a brush designed for people called the Knot Genie. The Knot Genie was invented by Rikki Mor who wanted to keep her daughter from having to deal with the childhood torture of dealing with tangled hair (Is torture too strong a word? I once cut the tangles out of my hair because I didn’t want to deal with getting the tangles taken out so I’m good with calling it torture.). When she began hearing from people who were buying the Knot Genie to use on their pets she developed the Groom Genie.
Groom Genie Details
- Special Bristle Design- The bristles on the Groom Genie are in 3 lengths to help gently tease apart tangles instead of pulling the hair. The bristles also have some flexibility so they give when they hit a tangle. That flexibility can make it easier to brush around lumps and bumps without causing scrapes.
- Special Brush Design- The Groom Genie is made to be held in your hand. It’s paw shape gives you the ability to grip the brush comfortably. The light color bristle area makes parasites and other matter more visible to you.
- Several Sizes- The Groom Genie comes in 2 sizes so you can get a smaller one for small dogs and cats.
- Easy to clean- Hair comes right off the Groom Genie and for more cleaning it can be washed using a little liquid soap or pet shampoo.
- Reduces Grooming Anxiety- The Groom Genie’s gentle design makes grooming easier, less painful and less stressful. Easier, less painful and less stressful makes grooming sessions a positive experience which helps reduces grooming anxiety in pets.
I had high hopes when I went to go use the brush on Ric for the first time. I like to brush outside when possible to keep any lose hair outside. When I went to brush Ric, he was having none of it. He and kept trying to get away from me. He had things to do and bushes to see. Grooming was not on his schedule. I was disappointed. I was hoping he would like how the Groom Genie felt and enjoy it. I decided to try it again when he was quiet and hopefully more receptive. So I starting grooming him where he was comfortable on my bed. This was much better. The blissed out look Ricochet had on his face during the 5 minutes I brushed him told me the Groom Genie was doing it’s job.
I used the brush on some of the other members of my crew- Malarky, Havoc and Mellie as well as cats Poughkeepsie and Minuit. Malarky is a good one for getting tangles and small mats on her underside. With the Groom Genie and 10 minutes I was able to get them out with no sign of discomfort from her. Next I decided to tackle a bigger mat on Mellie’s feathering. I spent about 25 minutes and was able to brush part of the matt out in that time. Minuit has issues dues to arthritis so she needs some short sessions to get her accustomed to grooming(Minuit is not an easy cat to do things with), but everyone else handled the Groom Genie just fine.
When you consider how important grooming is for your pet, you want it to be as stress-free as possible. It should be an enjoyable experience. If you have a pet that doesn’t like being groomed, that is prone to getting tangles or that just loves a good brushing, the Groom Genie would be the perfect brush to add to your grooming box.
Ready to get your own Groom Genie? Head over to Groom Genie to order.
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