ZoomGroom: Product Review

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By Laura Pakis, Certified Professional Dog Trainer and Blogger,

The KONG ZoomGroom is a rubber hand held grooming and shampooing brush.

The staff at Acme Canine has been using ZoomGroom for years.  When brushing short hair dogs, it helps with dry skin by distributing the dog’s natural skin oils. It also helps with shedding by picking up loose hairs out of the dog’s coat.  We found it is also great for bathing all types of dogs since it helps the shampoo get into the undercoat.  And most dogs love being bathed with it since it massages as you wash.

This 2-in-1 tool massages your dog while you brush and removes loose hair like a magnet.  Brushing is done gently in a circular motion and the rubber fingers do the work.

ZoomGrooms are less expensive than most other grooming tools and last a good while.  It comes in two sizes Small/Puppy and Regular;  Small/Puppy size ideal for puppies and small breeds, Regular size ideal for medium to large sized breeds.  Both sizes come in Boysenberry or Raspberry.We have been using ours for about 2 years and the rubber is still soft and supple.

As a brush, it is NOT for long haired dogs such as maltese, great pyrenees, poodles, etc. since the hair tends to “stick” to the rubber fingers.  Acme Canine recommends it as a brush for only short haired dogs and puppies.

Over time the rubber brush fingers will wear down and become very dull. Because of this, the tool will need to be replaced every few years depending on use.

Also be sure to keep it out of reach of your dog when you aren’t using it! We have found several dogs that wanted to chew on it like a toy because it is rubber.

Acme Canine gives ZoomGroom 4 paws up for design, durability and its ability to remove hair and help with shedding of short haired dogs.