So goes the thinking behind Dyson's Groom tool, which connects to most of their vacuum cleaners and sucks up loose hair and dead skin. I'm guessing it could be used on other animals too - my cat better watch out.
The retractable bristles on the brush are made from steel, so when the tool's button is pressed harder, it sucks harder - lessening the pressure makes the bristles retract. I can't see it being too much of a problem for most dogs, but pups who normally hide under the bed when the vacuum's out might not benefit much from this one. Nor their human-parents.
It's on sale in the UK from today for £40 ($65).