The Pétion stationary pet fur dryer not only runs cooler than human-use hair blowers, it also bathes your dog, cat, bunny or ferret in antiseptic negative ions and invigorating ozone.
The name says it all: Pétion, as in pets and ions of the negative persuasion. The Pétion model PET-850 pet dryer for dogs and cats is manufactured by Mitani Electric Co., Ltd. of Japan.
Consumer products incorporating negative ion generators have been popular in Japan since the 2003 SARS epidemic due to a perceived (though not scientifically proven) belief that negative ions work to remove infectious microbes from the air.
Accordingly, one of the Pétion PET-850's main selling points is its built-in negative ion generator. The dryer also incorporates an ozone generator – again, ozone's reputed antiseptic properties are anecdotal.
Get past that, however, and the Pétion PET-850 does boast a number of features optimized for drying wet pets. The 1.85 kg (just over 4 pounds), ABS plastic-bodied device is designed to rest on a level surface (floor, table, etc.), freeing both of the drying person's hands to steady the pet while brushing its fur.
The Pétion PET-850 also operates at a lower temperature than hair dryers made for people. Three temperature modes can be selected with the lowest being a simple fan mode and the highest limited to 60°C (°F) vs the usual 80°C (°F).
Some more technical specs: the Pétion PET-850 has a rated power consumption of 850 watts and runs off the Japanese standard AC 100 V (50/60 Hz) voltage, making it necessary for foreign users to employ a transformer and an electrical outlet adapter. For more information and to order, please visit the product page at Rakuten. Other dedicated pet-dryers can be found online at Amazon.