Groomed For Success
Ideal for surgery out of the office, the Andis Vet Pak Super AGR+ clipper kit puts together a top-performing rechargeable clipper, two batteries, a charger stand and a car charger adapter.
The metallic green Super AGR+ clipper, which Andis calls “the industry's most powerful cordless rotary motor clipper,” runs continuously for one hour with a high speed of 3,800 strokes per minute. Its #40 surgical stainless steel CeramicEdge blade even cuts through wet hair.
“We’ve reduced the weight of the clipper by 20 percent and the size by 10 percent but kept the same level of power as a corded clipper,” says Fred Koeller, vice president of marketing at Andis in Racine, Wis.
Also new: two new powerful AGP model clippers with their own touch of style. Pick your favorite – the purple Super 2 Speed Clipper, running at 4,400 strokes per minute, or the green 2 Speed Clipper, at 3,400 strokes per minute. Both are equipped with a 4x4 blade drive, offering 25 percent more torque for faster cutting, even through mats or thick coats.
For pricing information or to find a local distributor, call (800) 558-9441 or visit www.andis.com.
This new purple and yellow cat FURminator will not be mistaken for a dog tool.
The bright-colored deshedder, made of stainless steel and covered with a durable plastic handle, helps to eliminate hairballs. Other attributes: It works to keep mats from developing and reduces the number of allergens released.
With 90 million cats in the U.S. alone, research showed “cat people” wanted their own cat-focused products, says Tim Petsch, vice president of marketing and sales in the company's St. Louis office.
“Unbeatable” for loosening undercoats and ridding animals of unneeded hair, dander and dirt, FURminators for dogs, cats and horses are sold in about 6,000 veterinarians' offices across the country, he says.
Prices range from $35 to $59.
With a minimum purchase, the company offers a free demonstration DVD and a TV/DVD player to veterinary practices that sign up as distributors. About 2,000 offices show the FURminator DVDs in their waiting rooms.
Also just released is a line of waterless shampoos for dogs and cats. The spray-on liquid washes away debris and leaves animals smelling clean. Retail price for a bottle is $12.95.
For more information, call (636) 680-9387 or visit www.FURminator.com.
Jarden Consumer Solutions, which includes Oster Professional Products in its worldwide lineup of consumer brands, has introduced its new corded PowerPro Ultra clippers.
Its widely used cordless PowerPro Ultra, which has produced excellent sales results for the past year, was the inspiration for this product.
The corded version offers the versatility to plug-in and use it at same time without the concern of waiting for a recharge or losing battery power. A car accessory cord makes this clipper ideal for use by large-animal or traveling veterinarians.
With a rotary motor that delivers 3,300 strokes per minute for better cutting and less blade heat, the PowerPro Ultra is “unmatched in super power,” says Derek Ernst, marketing manager for Jarden Consumer Services in Boca Raton, Fla.
Its lightweight ergonomic design and soft non-slip grip make it easy to handle. A #10 AgION antimicrobial blade is included.
Because it doesn't have batteries, the cordless clipper is lighter. Retail prices are $199 for the corded PowerPro Ultra and $28.90 for the AC adapter.
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Quickly becoming a must-have with groomers in veterinarians’ offices across the country is Resco Pet Products' new Roll-N-Go.
Iintroduced this year, the handy organizer holds a full set of grooming tools. Rolled up, complete with a handle, the Roll-N-Go is about a foot long and 8 inches wide, so storage is not a problem.
Made of black nylon, with PVC separators for the tools and a reinforced scissors pouch, it can be thrown in the washing machine to clean. Grommets allow it to be hung up at the grooming site.
Distributors offer the organizer at a dealer price of $11.25, says Drew Clark, Resco Pet Products general manager in Walled Lake, Mich. The Roll-N-Go may be ordered for retail sale as well.
Click here to find a distributor or call (800) 367-3726.
The benefits of nail-filing over nail-clipping have made the rotary tool a hit for veterinarians, groomers, dog show enthusiasts and pet owners.
Peticure is a high-powered, rotary dremel that redefines nail-trimming.
A safeguard on the end of the tool that greatly reduces projectile nail debris, hair winding and accidental abrasion makes Peticure different from the usual open-face rotary tool in which the filing bit is exposed.
Invented by partners Ron Dill and Jaylen Drelinger in Dallas, this handy little tool got its start with groomers.
According to company literature, the Peticure has received the prestigious Seal of Approval by the International Society of Canine Cosmetology.
“It is a most conscientious and humane way to take care of pets' nails,” Drelinger says.
The corded Peticure weighs about a pound. Several models are available. Prices range from $29.99 to $59.99. To order, call (866) 626-7961 or visit www.peticure.com.