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How to Choose the Right Brush for Your Dog?

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Brushing your dog’s coat is an essential step in maintaining the health of your pets, and serves many functions, for instance, it gets rid of tangles, keeps his coat bright and pretty, massages his skin and eliminates the loose pet hair. However, different types of dogs may need different types of brushes. You won’t use the same type of brush on a Poodle that you will use on a Golden Retriever, will you?

 

Remember, most pets like being groomed. So if your pet demonstrates signs of pain or resistence, you might have used the wrong kind of brush. In contrast, if you pet is happy to sit in your lap and stays quiet when being groomed, you may have chosen the right kind of brush.

 

With so many brushes available on the market, this article will give a brief introduction to some of the most used ones.

 

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Slicker Brushes

Slicker brushes have fine and short wires and is suible for medium-to-long-haired or curly-haired dogs. There are many kinds of slicker brushes available on the market, but make sure you choose the right size with a flexible handle. With the right hair brush, grooming your dog will be a much easier job.

 

Besides, be gentle when grooming your pet with slicker brushes as its comb teeth is pretty hard, so if you use too much force, your dog may feel uncomfortable.

 

Rakes

Rakes are able to get into the thick coat of the dog and eliminate tangles and dead undercoat. They looked like a rake people normally use in tilling land and has one or two rows of little spikes on it. Rakes are more suitable for thick-haired dogs such as Alaskan malamute, and German Shepherds. These breeds have thick hair that often trap garbages and rakes can penetrate into their thick hair and remove these debris. However, even though they have thick hair, you should still be gentle when combing them as the pins of the rake is quite sharp.

 

By the way, when you are choosing rake, try to find one with pins that match the hair length of your dog. If pins are too long, they may hurt your dog and if too short, they may not be able to achieve the desirable grooming effect.

 

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Bristle Brushes

Bristle brushes are suitable for short-haired dogs with smooth coat and shed frequently. They are often used on Boston Terriers and Corgi.

 

You know what I want to say, although bristle brushes have short pins, your dog may still feel uncomfortable if you use too much pressure.

 

Pin Brushes

Pin brushes look similar to the brushes we use. They are usually oval-shaped, with a loosely-arranged set of flexible wires with pins on top. However, it is not recommended to groom your pet with pin brushes. Well, yes, it can remove the loose hair easily and untangle the hair, it can’t penetrate into the thick hair and remove mat. But you can still buy one as the last step of grooming to remove loose hair and make hair look beautiful. 


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