One of the essentials in dog grooming is a comb or a brush. Dog combs and brushes help maintain your four-legged pal’s coat shiny and tangle-free. However, there are different types of combs and brushes out there and you might be wondering what’s the best for your furry friend.
There’s an appropriate dog grooming tool you should use depending on what type of dog coat your precious pooch has. Combs and brushes come in different style, color, and use. Choosing one may be hard especially if you don’t know what type of coat your furry friend has so this should be the very first thing to know before you buy a comb or a brush.
Dog Grooming: 6 Types of Combs and Brushes for Your Precious Pooch
Properly maintaining your furry friend’s coat daily can be accomplished if you have the appropriate dog grooming tools. Learn what specific comb or brush you would need for your dogs. A breed with a longer hair could need a different brush from one that has shorter hair. Learn more about the different types of combs and brushes for your four-legged pal as you scroll on.
1. The Pin Brush
Pin brushes have rows of small pins on the head of the wires of the brush, either tipped with a plastic rubber or not. This type of brush is the best dog grooming tool for breeds with wire coat, curly coat, and medium to long and silky coat. A pin brush removes the dead hair and minor tangles of your dog’s coat.
2. The Slicker Brush
A slicker brush is composed of rows of thin wires, compressed tightly on a curved brush. This type of brush is used for removing mats from all types of dog coat. Additionally, slicker brushes are also used to remove dead hair from the undercoat and topcoat.
Use a slicker brush gently and avoid applying too much pressure as it may hurt your dog. This is the best dog grooming tool you can use for dogs with short and smooth coat such as the Pug and the Beagle.
3. The Curry Brush
The curry brush, sometimes referred to as rubber curry, is made of soft, rubber material. This type of dog brush is used for those dogs who sheds heavily. Some curry brushes are glove-shaped to easily brush off dead hair as you massage your dog’s coat.
4. The Undercoat Rake
The undercoat rake is best used for dogs who shed a lot or those with thick coats. Having a row or two of metal prongs resembling a rake, this dog grooming tool removes dead hair from the undercoat of your dog. This is especially effective for dogs who shed in chunks such as Pomeranians and Siberian Huskies
5. The Shedding Blade
The shedding blade is made of a thin stainless steel strip, having tiny teeth on one or both sides. This dog grooming tool is best used in removing dead hair of dogs with flat, short, or combination coats.
6. The Bristle Brush
The bristle brush is made of either natural or synthetic bristles. The bristles of this brush may vary in length and softness. Those with short and tightly spaced bristles are best used for dogs with a short coat. On the other hand, long and wide-spaced bristle brushes are perfect for dogs with a long coat. Using a bristle brush can remove dead hair on your dog’s topcoat and will keep it shiny.
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It is important to keep your dog groomed all the time but without the proper dog grooming tools, it wouldn’t be possible. These different types of combs and brushes have their own different uses and used on a specific type of dog coat. If you know each of these various kinds of dog combs and brushes, picking the perfect match for your dog’s coat will not be a problem.
What other dog grooming tools aside from combs and brushes do you use for your furry friend? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.
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