At-Home Grooming – What Brushes to Have for your Dog

Posted by on Feb 16, 2016 in Dog Lifestyle

At Home Grooming Kit

At-home grooming is crucial to having a happy and healthy dog. Having the proper tools can help ensure your grooming is a pleasant experience for your dog, and an efficient process for you. Our groomer has outlined the different kinds of brushes and when they are appropriate to use on your dog.

Slicker Brush

Slicker BrushUsed For: The maintenance of any type of double coat or hair. The brush comes in a variety of sizes depending on your dog’s breed. The slicker brush also comes in a variety of colors.
Common Breeds: Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers
How Ofen to Use: For best results, use 2-3 times per week, and after your dog wears a harness or jacket
Approximate Cost: $7 – $15

 

Curry Comb

Curry Comb Used For: The curry comb is a versatile brush made of a flexible rubber. It can be used on dogs with shorter hair to deshed and shine the coat. It does not cause brush burn or irritate the skin which makes it an ideal fit for puppies or dogs with sensitive skin.
Common Breeds: Single-coated dogs including Boston Terriers and Beagles
How Often to Use: 2-3 times per week, and as needed
Approximate Cost: $3 – $6

 

Metal Comb

Metal Comb

Used For: The metal comb is a must-have for any dog with hair. The comb prevents matting by separating hairs better than a traditional brush. The comb comes in a variety of shapes and sizes. The metal material will provide you with a durable, long-lasting tool.
Common Breeds: All breeds with hair
How Often to Use: For best results, use 2-3 times per week, and after your dog wears a harness or jacket
Approximate Cost: $4 – $8

 

Shedding Blade

Shedding Blade

Used For: The shedding blade is able to capture shedding fur in double-coated dogs. The flexibility of the blades allow it to pull shedding hair from the under coat.
Common Breeds: German Shepherds, Huskies
How Often to Use: For best results, use 2-3 times per week and often during the summer months
Approximate Cost: $8 – $15

 

Rake Brush

Rake CombUsed For: The rake brush is similar to the metal comb. This brush’s longer teeth make it a great fit for dogs with longer hair. The rake brush can help to prevent mats in dogs with hair, and help de-shed dogs with heavy fur.
Common Breeds: Collies
How Often to Use: For best results, use 2-3 times per week
Approximate Cost: $8 – $12

 

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