Maintaining the coat neat and healthy with dog brushes, combs, and slickers. Whether for a short-haired pup or a long-haired breed, you will find suitable dog combs and brushes for your pet. From wooden brushes to plastic long pin slickers and metal combs, comfortable to hold and reaching deep into the fur of the dog in comfort.
Regular brushing is important to keep your dog's coat healthy, natural, shiny and knot free. Slicker brushes for dogs are specially designed to ease the brushing without pain. Rakes and brushes remove dirt and loose hair from the dog's coat - depending on the dog to which will be more efficient - and finishing with a comb. Rakes are ideal for double coated and thick long haired ie Akita, GS and more.
Whats the difference between a slicker brush and a Deshedding brush?
A slicker brush should be used on medium to long hair, which is used to loosen the undercoat and ease out matts and tangles.
A deshedding tool can break and damage the coat if not used correctly as it cuts through the fur
What is the difference between a pin brush and a slicker brush?
A pin brush is a gentle brush with small balls on tips, which is used on smooth short haired knot free dogs, whereas a slicker brush has bent pins and will penetrate through the knots of the coat (medium to long) if used whilst "Line brushing"
Is it better to brush a dog wet or dry?
Only brush a dog dry as a wet coat can tangle whilst brushing
How often should you brush a dog?
Daily if possible. Brushing your dog regularly will keep the coat looking good, will remove dead hair, tackles knots and mats.
Does brushing hurt dogs?
No, not if done correctly. Most dogs enjoy being brushed as it makes them feel better.
What are the different types of dog brushes?
Slicker brushes, which come in different pin lengths for different coats.
Pin brushes are suitable for smooth haired knot free coats not fur
What type of brush is best for long haired dogs?
Long haired single/silky coats - pin brush
Slicker brush for double and curly coated dogs - slicker brushes come in different length pins and should be chosen to suit the dogs coat. The brush has to reach through the coat without pulling on it
What type of brush is best for short haired dogs?
Short pin slicker brush
What is a pin brush used for in dog grooming?
A pin brush would be used more on dogs with hair, not fur - ie maltese, yorkie, afghan etc
Can I use a bristle brush on my dog?
Yes, but it is not as effective as a specialised slicker or pin brush.