It is easy for dogs to get wet; they go for swims, play in the rain, and get baths. The challenge is drying them off, especially if your pet is a medium or large breed with thick, long fur. In most cases, towel drying alone is insufficient. Our experts have rounded up their top five dog hair dryers guaranteed to get the job done while saving you time and energy.
The dryer has a generous, four-metre-long cord with a three-pin wall plug and does not require batteries. If you need to get your pet ready in a hurry, use the dryer’s highest heat setting to save time without compromising your dog’s comfort or safety.
This effective hair dryer has an 1800-watt motor which supports quick dry airflow and adjustable speeds. There are three heat settings, 40, 70 and 90 degrees Celsius and one cool setting. You can place the dryer in the multi-position stand while you hold and groom your dog with both hands. This dryer comes with a detachable concentrator nozzle for more focused airflow.
For effective results, use this hair dryer for 10 to 20 minutes on small dogs, 20 to 30 minutes on medium dogs and 20 to 40 minutes on large dogs. The device comes in three bright colours, orange, yellow and purple, which your dog may not notice, but you will love.
This dog dryer has two heat settings, approximately 32 and 48 degrees Celsius and a cooling option. There is a separate speed dial for controlling the wind rate, and adjusting this also affects the noise level. The package includes three detachable nozzles; a diffuse nozzle for heavy coats, a circular nozzle for your dog’s sensitive areas like the neck and belly, and a flattened nozzle for concentrated heat.
Because of its excellent airflow, this dryer is suitable for cats and dogs of varying sizes and on average, a 60-pound pet takes 30 minutes to dry. Each purchase includes a slicker brush, which combs fur safely and thoroughly, stimulating hair follicles and enhancing the shine of your pet’s coat.
This high-powered, 2800-watt dryer has step-less speed and temperature settings for more precise control. The heating capacity ranges from 30 to 55 degrees Celsius. The device has three built-in noise-cancelling covers and a sponge layer. It comes with four grooming nozzles, including a comb nozzle that allows you to detangle and smoothen your pet’s fur while drying.
This dryer works on all breeds and is versatile enough for home users and professional animal groomers. Cats and puppies take approximately 10 minutes to dry, medium and large dogs take 20 to 25 minutes, and oversized dogs take 30 minutes.
This high-velocity machine dries your pet’s hair while de-shedding its undercoat. Airspeed, wind control and temperature are fully adjustable, with heat ranging from 30 to 70 degrees Celsius. The device has a durable hose that extends up to 2.4 metres and a 2.3-metre power cord for enhanced flexibility while grooming.
This dryer produces under 65 decibels of sound, ideal for small, shy pets and those with sensitive hearing. As a safety measure, the device automatically shuts off when the temperature gets too high.
This small, handheld pet dryer with a built-in slicker brush blow dries, detangles and removes dirt and dead skin. The stainless steel brush pins have protective tips to avoid scraping your pet’s skin. The two heat settings range from 40 to 60 degrees Celsius. This gadget weighs 13 ounces and makes a great travel companion.
There is a wide variety of dog hair dryers on the market, each with multiple settings and features, so it is understandable if you're overwhelmed. Here's a list of considerations to help you sift through the clutter to select the best hair dryer for your pet.
A: There are several benefits to blow drying your dog, as opposed to air or towel drying. Unlike towels, the heat from a hair dryer is highly effective on thick or long coats and significantly reduces drying time and the accumulation of wet towels. If you blow dry, instead of allowing your pup to air dry, you avert any chance of a wet dog bed or furniture and their accompanying odours. Besides cleanliness and convenience, using a hair dryer ensures that moisture does not get trapped and protects your dog's skin from hot spots, delays matting and prevents potential fungus growth between paw pads. Blow drying promotes healthier skin, fluffier fur and happier dogs.
A: A dog hair dryer might seem unnecessary if you already own a personal blow dryer for your hair needs. However, human and dog dryers have some crucial differences. Standard human dryers are too hot for dogs to handle and can accidentally burn or cause your pup to overheat. If that heat contacts your pet's sensitive areas, like its face, ears, genitals and spots where hair is sparse, it could cause injury. You might use your dryer's cool setting to avoid burns, but this lacks the necessary blowing capacity to dry thick fur. Human dryers are insufficiently powered, and the nozzle is too small, so drying them would take significantly longer.