Philocomb

Philocomb(R) is a completely new concept comb for pets. Special flexible material allows to groom your pet gently but efficiently. They do love to be combed by Philocomb, un excellent tool to bond pets and owner. 

34,00 €

32,00 €

-2,00 €

The teeth are not metal or plastic but an engineered polyamide and polyacetal resins, used in car manufacturing and other applications replacing plastic and metal, making them flexible but virtually unbreakable with normal use. The teeth are tapered to the tips and won’t scratch the pet’s skin like other combs as they flex up and down and left to right while gliding over the pets joints. This material also will not damage the hair shaft as metal does.

*Cat’s and dogs that normally don’t like to be groomed will enjoy the feel of these combs. The teeth are curved like a claw but not sharp, they get down and under the mats and so are able to remove enormous amounts of undercoat hair, much more so than ‘straight’ wire brushes and combs. Each comb measures 4″ x 3″ x 1/2″ thick.  See videos of this comb in use on You Tube.

* They have a very comfortable handle which makes it easy to maneuver the comb into all different positions, even if arthritis is an issue for you. We find the E2 comb works well on most hair lengths and pets. The E1 would be best choice for very short, close to the body hair, and certainly the E3 best for very long hair. We’ll happily exchange it if you order the wrong one.

  • E1: comb has wide flexible teeth for short hair, suitable for cats, dogs or rabbits.
  • E2: comb’s teeth are a bit longer, and also flexible. Good for removing undercoat on both short and long hair pets.
  • E3: comb’s teeth are longer, have tapered tips and have more space between them, for long hair pets.

Types of Philocombs

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Philocomb E1 (Soft)
JAN code = 4571283540058
Dimensions: width 8 cm, height 10 cm, thickness 2 cm; Weight: 48 g

Philocomb E1 (Soft)


has wide comb teeth that can be used on rabbits, cats, and all breeds of dogs.
We offer a starter kit for first-time pet owners and children, so you can use Philocomb with peace of mind.

 

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Philocomb E2 (Hard)
JAN code = 4571283540065
Dimensions: width 8 cm, height 10 cm, thickness 2 cm; Weight: 48 g

Philocomb E2 (Hard)


powerfully catches loose hair so that it can completely remove hair from breeds such as Akita, Corgis, and Labrador Retriever. Medium-sized dogs and large-sized dogs,
with short hair. Philocomb E2 (Hard) is an especially effective comb for dogs when they are shedding (spitz dogs in particular).
It can powerfully remove loose hair.
For powerful short-haired breeds, Philocomb E2 (Hard) makes dogs' hair feel good to touch and look glossy.

 

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Philocomb E3 (Long)
JAN code = 4571283540072
Dimensions: width 8 cm, height 10 cm, thickness 2 cm; Weight: 48 g

Philocomb E3 (Long)


is for long-haired breeds that are difficult to groom, such as rabbits, cats, dogs, and pets who dislike being brushed.
Grooming at home is easy when you are taking great care of the hair of animals like Maine Coon and Golden Retriever.
Philocomb E3 (Long) is also easy to use with poodle and their strong curls by gently lengthening their hair.
Philocomb E3 (Long) has a cross-sectional shape with a thickness greater than pin brushes in the parts that touch the coat, so that you can take great care of the cuticles in long-haired animals.

Philocomb E3 (Long) also does not easily damage long and thin coats, and it decreases hair breakage.
There is a curvature at the end so that it can loosen tangles without pulling and does not harm to your pet.
If you brush gently, the tangles will naturally untangle so that the loose hair can be removed.
 

 

Brushes and the Conditions of Cuticles

It is said that brushes for pets damage their coats.
It is said that slicker brushes break hair, so if you want to take great care with the hair, then you should use a pin brush.
We looked under an electron microscope to see what happens with pin brushes.

 

philoimg.jpg For our test, we fixed the roots of a coat of hair and attached a weight to the tips of the hair.
Halfway through, we exposed the components of the test, made the fixed parts level, and brushed toward the tips of the hair.

We brushed in a direction of easy flow that would not go against the cuticles.

This was photographed with an electron microscope after brushing once.
We saw white powder, coiled, and natural status immediately after the weights were powder, coiling, and curling removed.
What coiled and curled was naturally lengthened.
This is the coat of a golden retriever (hair in October).
The electron microscope is the Hitachi Scanning Electron Microscope S-2300.
 

 

How the coat wasWeights used
3 g5 g20 g30 g
Shapes of the test compo-nentsEdge shape (2) A white powder (3) A lot of white -- Failure; it was cut -- --
φ0.2 mm -- No change -- -- (4) Coiled -- Failure; it was cut
φ0.8 mm -- No change -- -- (5) Curled somewhat -- Curled
φ1.2 mm -- -- -- -- (6) No change -- Curled somewhat
Comparison and contrast (1) Non-treated -- -- -- -- -- --

 

(1)Non-treated condition
The coat of a golden retriever.
MicroscopeFig1
(3)(Mat breakers, etc.) Edge shape
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Has an edge shape that can be seen in hairballs and barber's clippers.
The angle of the cross-section is less than 90 degrees, nearly the same.
Light weight (5 g).
MicroscopeFig2
A white powder appeared on the edge. The cuticles were an unstuck vertical line.
(4) (Slicker brush) ?0. 2 mm
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Thin wires with a diameter of 0.2 mm.
20 g weight.
MicroscopeFig4
We can see the cuticles standing out, but less damage than with the edge shape.
(5) (Pin brush) ?0.8 mm
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Wires with 0.8 mm diameter.
20 g weight.
MicroscopeFig5
Cannot see any damage to the hair. Long-haired breeds lost hair with the slicker brush, so we can understand the reason for using pin brushes from this picture.
(6) (Philocomb) ?1.2 mm
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Wires with 1.2 mm diameter.
20 g weight.
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Cannot see any damage to the hair.
 

 

Comb Teeth

durability1 How we tested durability with ordinary use:
We fitted a 10-cm wool pad (wool mattress) onto a part of a rotating drum.
The wool pad had a 2.5-cm hair length and was sheepskin-shaped.
The sheepskin gave a large amount of resistance when we combed it; combing required more force than when one is combing a pet.

The white comb teeth are a different material for the comparison test.
The rotating drum rotated 140 times every minute and the pressing force of the comb teeth was 200 g with a circumferential speed of 150 cm per second.
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A photograph from after the test

The drum rotated 150,000 times.
All but one of the white teeth(PBT) broke off; among the black teeth, no tooth was fractured. The black teeth are what we use for Philocomb.
We can confirm that Philocomb has strong durability, with no abnormalities occurring after it was used 150,000 times.
The teeth on Philocomb were selected using advanced technology from engineering and plastics with a special characteristic appropriate for comb teeth.
Philocomb has a wide curvature and long life.

 

Philocomb E series drawbacks

Durability
1. Flammable. Keep Philocomb away from fire.
2. Philocomb is softer than your pet's teeth, so it will break if chewed on. Do not use Philocomb as a toy for your pet.
3. Degrades on exposure to ultraviolet rays; do not leave Philocomb outside. Store it indoors.
Do not put Philocomb in ultraviolet disinfectant.
4. Philocomb will melt in high temperatures and deform. When you boil water to disinfect Philocomb in a pot,
the temperature will exceed 200ºF. So please make sure to turn off the heat and wait until the water cools down before you, disinfect Philocomb E.
strong direction
Philocomb's strong direction. In the power of the direction that pulls comb teeth, the teeth will bend and detach, so the comb will not be damaged.
 
weak direction
Philocomb's weak direction. When you add more force in the direction that represses the comb teeth, the thin comb teeth will be damaged.
 

Suitable breed/animal for each model 

Type E1 (morbido/soft)

Cats, dogs, ferrets, raccoons, rabbits.

For some breeds, more than one model may be suggested. For example, E1 for not shedding or shorter coat season and E3 for longer and thicker coat season for long haired animals.

Suitable breed for E1 

CATS

  • short haired cats 
  • Abyssinian
  • American Curl Shorthair
  • American Curl Longhair (+E3)
  • Balinese
  • Bengal
  • Japanese Bontail
  • Burmese
  • Burmilla
  • British short hair
  • British Long hair (+E3)
  • European
  • Russian Blue
  • Chartreux 
  • Exotic Short Hair
  • Kurilean Bobtail 
  • Kurelian Bobtail Longhair (+E3)
  • Egyptian Mau
  • Manchikin
  • Main Coon (+E3)
  • Neva Masquerade (+E3)
  • Norwegian Forest (+E3) 
  • Oriental Shorthair
  • Oriental Longhair
  • Ocicat
  • Ragdoll (+E3)
  • Siamese
  • Sacred birman (+E3)
  • Scottish Fold (+E3)
  • Siberie(+E3)
  • Turkish Van (+E3 ) 

DOGS

  • Australian Terrier
  • Basenji
  • Basset Hound
  • Borzoi (+E3)
  • Border Collie (+E3)
  • Cavalier King Charles Spaniel (+E3)
  • Cocker Spaniel(+E3)
  • Cairn Terrier
  • Chiuhahua 
  • Duchshound
  • Flat Coated Retrievers (+E3)
  • French Bulldog
  • German Shepherd longhair (+E3)
  • Golden retriever (+E3)
  • Weimaraner
  • Spring Spaniel (+E3)
  • Saint Bernard (+E3)
  • Tibetan Spaniel (+E3) 

RABBITS

  • Netharland
  • Dwarf,
  • Holland Lop 

FERRETS

RACCOONS

Suitable Breeds for E2

DOGS

  • Akita,
  • Bassottini pelo ruvido,
  • Cairn Terrier,
  • Kai, 
  • Kisyu,
  • Shikoku, 
  • Shiba,
  • Hokkaido, 
  • Ryukyu,
  • Affenpincher,
  • Irish Wolfhound,
  • Alascan Malamute,
  • Pembroke Welsh Corgi,
  • Welsh Terrier,
  • Airedale Terrier,
  • Australian Cattle Dog,
  • Kooikehondje,
  • Siberian Husky,
  • German Shepherd,
  • Giant Schnauzer,
  • Jack Russel Terrier, 
  • Skippeke,
  • Scottish Terrier,
  • Chow Chow,
  • Beagle, Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen,
  • Boston Terrier,
  • Minature Schnauzer
  • Labrador Retriever 
  • White Fox Retriever

Suitable breed for E3

CATS

  • American Curl longhair (+E1),
  • Turkish Angora (+E1)
  • British Longhair
  • Main Coon (+E1)
  • Neva Masquerede (+E1)
  • Norwegian Forest(+E1)
  • Kurilean Bobtail Longhair (+E1)
  • Persian
  • Ragdoll (+E1)
  • Sacre of Birman (+E1)
  • Siberian (+E1)
  • Turkish Van (+E1) 

DOGS

  • Irish Setter
  • Afgan Hound,
  • Border Collie (+E1)
  • American Cocker Spaniel
  • English Cocker Spaniel
  • EInglish Springer Spaniel
  • English Setter
  • West Highland White Terrier
  • Australian Shepherd
  • Australian Silky Terrier
  • Old English Sheep Dog
  • Keeshond (Germa Wolf Spitz)
  • Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
  • King Charles Spaniel
  • Clumber Spaniel
  • Great Pyrenees
  • Kelly Blue Terrier
  • Flat Coated Retriever (+E1)
  • Golden Retriever (+E1)
  • Samoyed
  • Saint Bernard
  • Saluki
  • Shih Tzu
  • Shetland Sheepdog
  • Splitz,
  • Dachshund Long
  • Tibetan Terrier
  • Chinese Crested Dog
  • Powderpuff
  • Chihuahua Long
  • Toy Poodle
  • Newfoundland
  • Nofolk Terrier
  • Bernese Mountain Dog
  • Papillon
  • Bearded Collie
  • Bichon Frise
  • Poodle
  • Bouvier des Flandres
  • Briard
  • Brussel Griffon
  • Pechinese
  • Pomeranian
  • Polish Lowland Sheepdog
  • Maltese
  • Yorkshire Terrier
  • Lhasa Apso
  • Rough Collie
  • Leonberger


RABBITS

  • American Fuzzy Lop,
  • Jersey Wooly,
  • Lion Head Rabbit

Proves of Philocomb

Grade 
2016-12-17

Lo userei anche su di me!

Finalmente un pettinar/spazzola che non è assassino per la cute dei nostri mici! Niente dentini in ferro, niente furminator! Un semplice pettine facile da usare, sulla schiena sulla gorgiera sulla pancina! Per gatti pelo lungo come il mio siberiano le ragazze mi hanno consigliato E3 per inverno e E1 per estate. Finora ho provato solo E3, non tornerei mai indietro! Buttate le altre spazzole! Must have!

Grade 
2016-03-19

Meraviglioso

Il pettine giusto per spazzolare il pelo di ogni tipo di gatto. E' come una mano leggera e delicata che accarezza dolcemente il nostro amico peloso a quattro zampe. Lo consiglio vivamente.

Grade 
2016-03-19

Una coccola...

Con questo pettine anche i gatti più diffidenti imparano ad amarlo ed a chiedere di essere pettinati...

Grade 
2016-03-17

eccellente

Ottimo!! toglie il pelo morto e coccola i gatti. La resa giustifica la spesa, anni buttati a spendere soldi in pettini inutili. Io ho 4 maine coon e lo consiglio vivamente.
Monica

Grade 
2016-03-15

Magico Philocomb

Philocomb è l'ultima innovazione nel campo della cura ,del manto dei nostri amici pelosi :uno strumento di bellezza con duplice funzione , rimozione del pelo morto e massaggio della cute .Avevo visto le immagini di questo pettine , già molti mesi fa ,ma abituata alle spazzole ed agli strumenti più comuni , non avevo investigato sulle sue potenzialità , finché il mio amico Claudio Barletta , riconosciuto allevatore e maestro toilettatore , non me lo ha proposto , sapendo che amo tenere il mio gatto sempre in ordine .Quindi l'ho acquistato su All Pritty Tales, e provato sul mio amato Sua Maestà Jophiel ,mco maschio dal carattere buono ma dalla natura wilde e sin dai primi minuti ,ho notato quanto il massaggio di Philocomb desse rilassamento ,permettendomi di districare parti delicate quali i garretti e la pancia .E' importante soffermarsi , a mio parere ,sulla struttura di questo oggetto e sul ,resistente ,materiale : Philocomb è di grandezza media e si attaglia benissimo alla mano , ha una impugnatura ergonomica che permette una presa sicura ,per un lavoro professionale di rimozione del pelo morto ma risulta ,altrettanto salda , se tenuta, delicatamente , tra le dita per un massaggio lieve e solleticante .I suoi denti sono flessibili quanto basta ,per sprofondare nel manto più corposo e nel sottopelo ,rinnovandolo e rendendolo incredibilmente lucente e "fluffly".Infine ,non trascurabile , è la forma semi uncinata dei denti di Philocomb, che seguono il profilo di punti irraggiungibili con altre spazzole , come, ad esempio, le ascelle del gatto , senza alcuna necessità di fare pressione, per sbrogliare gli strati di pelo nell'incavo.
Mi è stato consigliata da Sayuri la misura E 3 per il pelo lungo ma Philocomb ha ben 3 tipologie di denti per ogni manto .Cio' che può essere scritto su questo ritrovato è il meno rispetto alla sorpresa che vi darà , il poter effettuare una gradita toiletta anche agli amici pelosi più nervosetti !Non ne resterete delusi e vi farà anche piacere sapere che la modica spedizione sarà effettuata in tempi lampo .

Grade 
2016-02-09

Una mano santa!

Questo pettine è davvero comodissimo e la mia Golden lo adora! Ogni volta che lo vede pare quasi io abbia un biscotto in mano, ahahahah!
Quasi quasi lo uso anche io per pettinarmi, perché a "sentir lei" pare così piacevole! :D

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Philocomb

Philocomb

Philocomb(R) is a completely new concept comb for pets. Special flexible material allows to groom your pet gently but efficiently. They do love to be combed by Philocomb, un excellent tool to bond pets and owner.