Neabot P1 Pro Professional Pet Grooming Vacuum Kit Review
You don’t need to be a pro to give your pet the 5-star grooming experience. Here’s our review of the Neabot P1 Pro Professional Pet Grooming Vacuum Kit.
Starting out as a KickStarter, the Neabot P1 smashed its set goal and is now ready for pet parents and aspiring groomers alike. Promising to instantly capture 99% of pet hair, dust, dander, and mites (thanks to its vacuum suction of up to 9000Pa), the Neabot is marketed as an all-in-one grooming tool kit that is simple to use, effective, and affordable.
Let’s take this bad boy for a spin! Here’s what you need to know:
What comes in the box:
· Grooming brush
· Deshedding brush
· Electric clipper
· Nozzle head
· Cleaning brush
· Detachable guide combs
· User Manual
· Storage Bag
Who It’s Made For
Touted as being suitable for first-time stylists and experienced groomers, the Neabot promises to be easy to use for any level of user. This gives me hope, as I’m a total noob. I have to be honest – when I opened the box, I was slightly overwhelmed at the selection of tools. I’ve never used a set of clippers before, so Oscar was going to be my first victim…. I mean, my first client.
The tools it comes with can be used for your pet or for around the house. The cleaning brush can be used to clean your dog’s paws after a long walk or to pick up fur on your couch. If you need to spot clean, just slip on the handy nozzle head to pick up crumbs on your keyboard or between sofa cushions. And the deshedding brush is perfect to suck away any flyaway pet fur during your weekly (or daily, depending on your fluffball) grooming sessions.
First Things First
Before I went to town on Oscar with the clippers, I first wanted to clean off any dead or loose hair on his coat. This is a job for the Grooming Attachment! Because the Neabot grooming brush gently removes loose hair and dander while eliminating tangles and preventing mats, it needed to be done before I gave Oscar a bath (which is one thing the Neabot WON’T do). It works for any type of hair or fur, and promises to distribute natural oils through your doggo’s coat to make their hair healthy, shiny, and soft.
As you can see in the picture, the loose fur is sucked right into the Neabot. I appreciate this feature – any time I use a traditional grooming brush, the fur flies everywhere. Not so with Neabot – all that hair is stored conveniently in the vacuum canister.
The Neabot has two settings, ON and MAX. What I noticed about this vacuum was how quiet it was, even on MAX. Oscar was calm as I groomed him. He even let me brush his face, which is a feat in itself. Zed, however, was a different story. You know how he is – he operates on 12 coffees before 8 AM, so to say that he’s nervous is an understatement. When I was using the deshedding tool on him, he squirmed to get away. But when he saw how much Oscar was enjoying his brushing, Zed changed his mind and demanded to try again.
Another thing a noticed after brushing Oscar was that there was no fur all over me. Usually, after a brushing session, I could pass as a Yeti, but the vacuum just sucks all the loose fur up. The grooming tool even has a Clean feature that removes all the fur from the brush bristles and sucks it away.
Clipping – More is Less
This is my first time using a clipper. To say that I’m a wee bit cautious is an understatement. That’s why I went with a longer cutting edge. I figured that if I wanted to go shorter, I could do another pass with a shorter guide.
Oscar took about 20 minutes to be clipped. I needed to go over him a few times – this isn’t a one-pass haircut. Bear in mind, this was my first time using it and he did look a bit patchy by the end. But I did a better job than I thought I would have.
I was able to keep Oscar on my lap while I was clipping him, and he was a little squirmy. If you have a nervous or active pooch, you may need some kind of restraint (or another person) to keep them still. For the most part, Oscar was a trooper… until I got to his butt. He was hesitant to let me back there with the clippers – I guess he didn’t trust me (I’m shocked!).
While I was able to get most of the fur, there were places that could use some close cropping with scissors, especially around the face, ears, and paws. Hey, practice makes perfect. Oh well, at least he’s still cute! And while we’re talking about areas to keep a close eye out on, when clipping the front legs, watch out for the dewclaws.
I also noticed that you do need to give your dog a good brushing before you go in with the clippers, as knots and matts will get caught in the clipper. This will pull the fur and your dog may yelp or try to get away from you. As well, depending on fur length, you’re going to have to empty the vacuum container at least once during the clipping.
Pricing and Availability
The Neabot retails for $159.99 on Amazon, but you can get it for $129.99 on Neabot’s official website (although, I’m not sure how much shipping is, so it may be cheaper to get it from Amazon if you have a Prime Membership, plus there’s a $20 off coupon you can apply).
· No more mess – fur is sucked up, so it’s not all over my clothes or my house.
· Quiet operation.
· Lots of tools lets you use it for more than just pet grooming.
· HEPA filter traps dander
· Lots of different attachment tools.
· Reasonable price point.
· Tools are easy to grip and handle.
· I found the Grooming tool to be a little large, especially when it comes to brushing near the face and getting into the nooks and crannies.
· May still need to use scissors to clean up paws and face.
If you’re looking to cut down on grooming appointments, you’ll definitely want to get your paws on the Neabot Grooming Kit. I found it easy to use, whether installing the tools or using the actual unit. Although I prefer the professional touch, the Neabot P1 Pro will tide me over nicely between appointments. I’ll also be using it for my weekly grooming sessions on both of my dogs, because I love that it sucks up the flyaway fur. If it means less housework for me, I’m all in!
If you want to pick one up for yourself, head to Amazon and buy one today.
Note: PetGuide.com was NOT compensated for this review. Our reviewer received a Neabot P1 Pro Professional Pet Grooming Vacuum Kit to review. The opinions expressed in this post are the author’s. We provide unbiased feedback of the products and share products we think our readers would enjoy using and learning more about.
Amy Tokic, Editor of PetGuide.com, is a passionate animal lover and proud pet parent of Oscar, a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross, and Zed, a Japanese Chin. Her love of animals began in kindergarten, when she brought her stuffed dog Snoopy into class with her every day. Now, she writes about her adventures in pet ownership and tirelessly researches products, news and health related issues she can share with other animal enthusiasts. In her free time, Amy loves perusing used book and record stores, obsessing over the latest pet products available and chasing squirrels with wild abandon (a habit attributed to spending too much time with her pooches).
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