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    • June 16, 2017 3:10 PM CDT
    • I dislike that heat has become so taboo these days.  While I don't use it often, there are times that it is needed. Double K Challengair makes a decent cage dryer.  I don't know how it compares to the Oster.



      If that link doesn't work, scroll up and click on the Pet Edge ad above and type in Challengair cage dryer in their search box.



    • June 16, 2017 2:14 PM CDT
    • I have used Oster cage dryers for over fifty years in my grooming shops with no harm to any dog ever. I always use a timer to make sure they never are over heated. But now I find that they are not available anywhere. I specialize in grooming rescued and frightened dogs so I am not always able to blow them dry with a force dryer. Does anyone have a suggestion for an alternative dryer with heat? Thanks!!

    • November 18, 2016 3:54 PM CST
    • I think the HV stand dryers are pretty new. The ones I have seen, which are not Oster, are basically an HV dryer attached to a stand. Instead of a hose, they have more of a solid arm like other stand dryers. My guess would be that with the age, you have a regular stand dryer.



    • November 18, 2016 11:27 AM CST
    • I have usde an oster stand dryer for 12 years.  I am no longer grooming and would like to sell it.  I see there are oster high velocity stand dryers in catalogues.  Are there regular stand dryers and high velocity ones?  i'm not sure if mine is high velocity and I don't see a model number on it. 

    • September 23, 2016 10:54 AM CDT
    • After I wrote the following, later in the day, I was doing a cat totally different from what I said above!  I forgot about this one, she is a persian, in good shape and wants it left quite long so I clip her with the A comb - lilac colour with my taxi vac.  To dry her I just sit on my large grooming table, an aborber and the cat in my lap (Groomer Has It would not like this!) I then brush dry her with my stand dryer,  she is very good and it takes me about 20 minutes to dry her all she is then all brushed out too. 

      Just a note to Loving, I charge enough for my cats, I do them alone in the shop, either before my dogs come in for the day or after.  Not the most profitable way I know, but kinder on the cats - they are stressed enough being crated, riding in a car bathed and groomed without asking them to be in with dogs too jmho.   Also, first thing I do is clip their nails!   Front nails only if they go outside, this makes it possible to still climb a tree if a dog tries to get them.  It also makes sure they cant scratch and hook you.  I use the plastic cone thing from the vet if they want to bite (thanks Barb!).   Put the water on low and do not let it collect it the bottom of the bath when bathing them, and I only use products that say safe for cats.  And of course all doors closed - locked if there is a possiblitly of someone walking in the shop early.  Good luck with your cat!  Pat

    • September 22, 2016 4:27 PM CDT
    • I use my regular stand dryer set on low in front of a crate, I have an absorber inside which really helps to dry their bellies (if you need to know what an absorber  there is a thread about it, they are amazing).  When they are almost dry  I bring them out and finish them with a brush and the dryer.  If they are shaved it does not take long.  Not had much luck with a high velocity dryer, it usually freaks them out.  Good luck

    • September 15, 2016 9:16 PM CDT
    • I don't do a lot of cats, so others may have better ideas. A lot depends on the cat. I have used a high velocity dryer on some. On others I've used a stand dryer. Still others I have cage dried. If you cage dry, as you've mentioned, you want something without heat. Do always watch and check on them though because the heat from the motor can warm up the blower air quite a bit, so even without a heating element, they can get warm. 


      I also suggest a grate in the kennel so air can circulate up underneath the cat to help dry the underside. If this is a shaved cat, they usually dry really quickly with just a good toweling off and some towels in the kennel to absorb moisture.



    • September 15, 2016 2:22 PM CDT
    • goe do you dry a cat? I was thinking of placing one in a kennel cage and placing a dryer hose into it. I am nervous about doing this and need your advise on this. I don't want a dryer with heat and I can't afford much. What do you use? How would you suggest drying a cat safely for both of us?

    • May 15, 2016 1:59 PM CDT
    • not very articulate on my part...for the "table dancers" who will not keep a front leg on the table when I'm drying/brushing, I hold up the other front leg, thus forcing them to keep one front leg on the table (except for the real acrobats).  And, I brush the "downed leg" and use my stand dryer.  NOW, I can continue to use my hv AND my stand dryer:  in left hand I hold up front dog leg + hold hv pointed at downed leg...and brush downed leg using right hand AND stand dryer.  

      More convenient to be able to hold hv under arm and control any part of dog with left hand, while brushing with right hand.  But I've never been able to master holding hv under my arm.

    • May 15, 2016 11:31 AM CDT
    • I can't hold the hose under my arm either, the other groomer here says I am too small.  

      I can't picture your technique?  is the leg held up YOURS or the dogs?  or are you holding the dog leg and the dryer hose in the left hand?  

      I have been for several years now, not flicking the dryer back and forth, more moving it like a paint can and I feel this is saving my wrist. our air is not as hot so we don't need to do the human flick technique for blowing.  

    • May 14, 2016 9:40 PM CDT
    • I've never been able to master holding the hv under my arm WISH I COULD!!! But, I found a new technique for non-tiny dogs:  hold the hv in my left hand with a leg lifted up, to blow/fluff dry another leg with brush in my right hand.  This is my new "ninja move"!

    • May 13, 2016 7:26 AM CDT
    • One of the shops I work at have recently purchased some of these. I really like them. They are pretty quiet and powerful.
      We haven't had them long enough to know how well they will hold up in the long run, but so far everyone is pleased.


    • May 12, 2016 2:43 PM CDT
    • Dryers have evolved quickly. My double K 2 speed dryer has lasted many years, and is now on the blink. 

      it was very loud, and I have read some dryers are quieter.  I would like advice on a dryer to replace my double K 2 speed HV Airmax dryer.  

      Variable speed maybe?  quiet perhaps?  price IS an issue. thanks!

    • November 18, 2015 7:03 AM CST
    • Olga Zabelinskaya  posted a picture on Facebook of a dryer she has that looks to be mounted from the ceiling. Her post is public so you should be able to see it if you're not friends and get the info.




    • November 2, 2015 11:07 PM CST
    • I have a motorcycle dryer that I use for medium to large thick &/or long-haired dogs. I wouldn't call it a table dryer. It is 8 hp and on wheels. I suppose it would be OK on a table if it were tied down but I wouldn't want it on my grooming table.

      I really like your setup Barb. I still haven't arranged for a self supporting dryer that's easy to transport.

    • November 2, 2015 8:56 PM CST
    • I have a stand type dryer that attaches to my table instead of on a base with wheels.


      It's similar to this picture, which says it's an Edemco. It was from a google search with an ebay link to  Edemco Wall or Table Mount Finishing Dryer Multi-Rotating Arm Dog Grooming.




    • November 2, 2015 7:11 PM CST
    • I wondered if a motorcycle dryer, or the B1 Cub would be a good table top dryer, you know to sit there while i do the nails, clean ears etc.  I have a stand dryer but the legs and my table configuration don't work, so the stand dryer is in a different spot.  I would LOVE suggestions on a quiet, small table top dryer that would blow an adequate amount of air.  thanks!

    • May 26, 2015 3:19 PM CDT
    • oops sorry just saw this, you can turn the smooth coat off and on.  I turn it off for dogs I want fluffy, and on for dogs like todays curly legged cocker.  

    • March 31, 2015 9:47 PM CDT
    • Chilly, I'm looking at purchasing the Dually Variable Speed Dryer from Dog Shammy. I'm not sure whether or not to have the SmoothCoat Technology added as an option. I like the stated property of it breaking up water molecules to make drying quicker....but, does it take the 'body' out of fluffy coats, such as Bichon and Poodle coats? What are your findings when SmoothCoat is used on fluffy coats?

    • April 3, 2015 8:29 PM CDT
    • It's been a long time since I've used it, but I don't remember any residue from it.



    • April 3, 2015 6:00 PM CDT
    • Thanks! I am hoping to spend less time drying the big guys. My only concern is if it will leave any residue on the coat. We shall see!

    • April 2, 2015 7:44 PM CDT
    • It does work well. Results Rinse from ShowSeasons is great too.  It's more of a clarifier, it really lifts and separates coat and it greatly reduces drying time.



    • April 2, 2015 7:06 PM CDT
    • Davis quick dry spray- Has anyone used this? I just bought some off amazon and haven't gotten it yet. I was hoping to use it on my big bath dogs, goldens and the like. This link is for the uk site, but same stuff;  non sponsor website removed

    • March 29, 2015 3:54 PM CDT
    • I need to replace my old HV dryer. I'm strongly considering the Dog Shammy Dually Fully Variable Speed Dryer with onboard Variable Speed. Is anyone using this dryer? It is available with two 850 watt motors, or two 950 watt motors. It takes a 15 amp outlet. I thought it would give me more power than single motor dryers, without having to have a 20 amp outlet installed, as most two motor dryers require. I also like the idea of it being available in a wall mount style.

      I'd like to know if anyone is using this dryer...what you think of it...and whether or not you are getting any 'pop off' of the flat or concentrator nozzles. Also, any feedback as to whether the extra fee for the Smooth Coat Technology add-on is worth including.

      Thanks, in advance,


    • March 25, 2015 11:35 AM CDT
    • Glad you figured it out! I love my flat nozzels for when I first put the dog on the table. You can really see the spray of all the water coming off the dogs. And yes, I think it's particularly beneficial for big hairy dogs. Once I stop seeing water spray, I take the flat nozzel off and just fluff dry them as normal. That's also when I apply any topical spray I feel like using (like Quicker Slicker) and brush it into the coat. I figure if I apply the spray right away, the flat nozzel will just blow it all off.