Choose the Right Brush for your dog
Updated: Apr 6
Brushing your dog's coat is good for many reasons. Such as getting rid of mats and tangles, as well as making your pets coat shine. By unlocking you pets naturals oils.
Also to remember that pets use different brushes depending on their hair type. Some have thicker or thinner hair and you wouldn't want to use a detangler on a dog with short hair. For instance you don't want to use the same brush for a Poodle and German Shepard. Their hair is completely different.
If your pet is experiencing discomfort you are most likely using the wrong brush. On the other hand if your pet is happy to be in your lap and groomed you are doing something right.
Alright lets get into what types of brushes to use for certain dogs so your pet can enjoy grooming time.
1. Slicker Brushes
Slicker Brushes have fine, short wired tips on a flat surface. They are used on medium to-long-haired or curly-haired dogs to remove mats. Their are many different slicker- brushes on the market, but choose one with a flexible handle to make it easier to groom your dog.
Slicker Brushes are used for many dog breeds including, Golden Retrievers, Yorkshire Terriers, Cocker Spaniels, and St. Bernards Longer-haired dogs are more likely to develop mats which will need to be removed.