6 Tips on Dog Grooming 

 

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Normal dog grooming with a brush or comb will assist to keep your dog’s hair healthy by taking out gunk, spreading out all-natural oils throughout her skin, stopping tangles and keeping their skin clean and irritant-free.

And also brushing time’s a great time to check for fleas and flea dirt– those little black dots that suggest your dog is playing host to a flea household.

Dog grooming with quality brushes and combs

If your pet has a smooth, short layer (like that of a Chihuahua, boxer or basset hound), you simply have to brush when a week:

– First, utilize a rubber brush to release lifeless skin and dirt.
– Next, make use of a bristle brush to eliminate dead hair.
– Now, polish your low-maintenance pooch with a chamois fabric and she’s ready to shine!

If your pet has short, thick fur that leans to matting, like that of a retriever, below is your weekly routine:

– Make use of a slicker brush to get rid of tangles.
– Next, capture dead hair with a bristle brush.
– Remember to brush her tail.

If your dog has a long, extravagant coat, such as that of a Yorkshire terrier, she’ll require daily interest:

– Everyday you should remove tangles with a slicker brush.
– Gently tease mats out with a slicker brush.
– Next, clean her layer with a bristle brush.
– If you have a long-haired canine with a layer like a collie’s or an Afghan hound’s, follow the actions above, and be sure to brush through the hair and also trim down the hair around the hocks and feet.

 

Brushes & Combs for Dogs: How to Choose the Right One

 Choosing the right brush or comb for your pet is an essential first step for even the most basic home grooming.’

Brush types

Although there are many diverse shapes and sizes, there are basically three special brush types.

Bristle Brushes: Bristle brushes can be used on all coat varieties and differ according to the spacing between bristles and the length of the bristles. Generally, the longer the hair coat, the more widely spaced and longer the bristles should be. Also, the coarser the hair, the more rigid those bristles need to be.

Wire-Pin Brushes: Wire-pin brushes, with or without rubber-tipped ends, are the favored option for pets with medium to long hair and those with curly or woolly coats.

Slicker Brushes: Slicker brushes have fine wire bristles and are particularly useful for removing mats and knots.

Combs

Rubber curry combs are helpful at massaging the skin and removing dead hair from short-haired breeds. It is also a good initiative to have a Grooming Rake or Mat breaker on hand to remove mats.

Refer to the chart below for recommendations on the best brushes for your pet’s hair coat.

Brush Types and Brushing Direction for Different Hair coats

 

Type of Hair Coat Recommended Brush Type Brushing Direction
Short, smooth coats (most Retrievers, Hounds, Chihuahuas, etc.) Soft to medium bristle brush with short, closely spaced bristles With the coat’s grain
Short, wiry coats (Terriers, etc.) Firm bristle brush with short, closely spaced bristles; and a slicker brush With the coat’s grain
Medium to long flowing coats (Golden Retrievers, Spaniels, Setters, Lhasa Apso, etc.) Soft to medium bristle brush with long, medium- to wide-spaced bristles; a wire-pin brush; and a slicker brush for mats and tangles With the coat’s grain
Harsh, outer coats with soft, woolly undercoats (Sheepdogs, Collies, Shepherds, Chows, Pomeranians, etc.) Firm bristle brush with long, wide-spaced bristles; a wire-pin brush; and a slicker brush for tangles and mats With the grain — outer coat; Against the grain–under coat
Thin, delicate coats (Yorkies, Maltese, etc.) Wire-pin brush; and a soft slicker brush for tangles and mats With and against the coat’s grain

 

 

 

 

 

Table Information excerpted from Guide to Home Pet Grooming by Dr. Chris C. Pinney, D.V.M. Used by arrangement with Barron’s Educational Series, Inc. Hauppauge, New York.

When brushing or combing, be calm and take your time. Be particularly careful when removing mats or tangles. Brushing can and ought to be a pleasant practice for your pet as the gentle stroking feel good on your pet’s skin.

It does not take too many excruciating ‘rips’ through tangles, on the other hand, to make brushing a process your pet will try to evade rather than welcome.

The best way to build trust and make this a gratifying bonding time for both of you is to brush your pet often, if possible daily. This circumvents problem mats and knots from developing.

 

Choosing the Right Brush and Comb for your Pet is an Essential first Step for Even the most Basic Dog Grooming.

 

The Love Grooming Dog’s double sided Bristle Brush and Comb Set can be used on all coat varieties. On one side the bristle brush can be used for the longer hair coat and on the other side the Wire-pin brushes, with rubber-tipped ends, are the favored option for dogs with medium hair and those with curly or woolly coats. The double sided Comb accommodates for small medium dogs and has Non-slip rubber grip to aid comfort and control

When brushing or combing, be calm and take your time. Be particularly careful when removing mats or tangles. Brushing can and ought to be a pleasant practice for your pet as the gentle stroking feel good on your pet’s skin

The Double side brush and comb are made from ABS+TPR+Stainless steel material and has amazing design for durability. This tool accommodates small to medium sized dogs. The Non-slip rubber grip adds comfort and control

Love Grooming Dogs Double sides Dog Grooming Brush and Comb Set with a Comfortable Rubber Handle is an exceptional Dog Brush and Comb for Shedding, Dematting, and Hair Removal Dog’s with Long hair, Short hair, Coarse hair, and Undercoats.

Choosing the Right Brush and Comb for your Pet is an Essential first Step for Even the most Basic Dog Grooming.