Pet grooming tool and method for removing loose hair from a furry pet

  • US 7,222,588 B2
  • Filed: 10/28/2005
  • Issued: 05/29/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/30/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method of removing loose hair from a furry pet such as a dog or cat having loose hair and non-loose hair, the method comprising:

  • providing a grooming tool having a handle portion extending generally along a handle axis, and a pet engageable portion secured to the handle portion, the pet engageable portion including a blade portion and a plurality of teeth, the blade portion comprising a leading surface and a trailing surface defining a blade edge, the teeth extending from the blade edge;

    placing the pet engageable portion in engagement with the pet;

    holding the handle portion and moving the pet engageable portion in a first direction while maintaining engagement of the pet engageable portion with the pet to cause the blade edge to engage the loose hair of the pet and pull it from the pet without cutting or pulling the non-loose hair from the pet, the first direction comprising a direction in which the trailing surface trails the leading surface.

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