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Know your dog brush

by:
AMANDEEP KAUR MAUJ

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If you wish to groom your pet yourself you need to have the right tools. Brushes are the most common grooming articles required. The choice of the right brush and the right technique will help you to give your pet that superb touch.

Pin brush: This is much similar to our own hair brushes with metal pins with rounded ends. If used correctly, these do not break or pull out hair. The straight pins are excellent with silky coats. These brushes can be used for general grooming out of silky and double coats and on feathering. They help by separating hair and smoothening the coat. The action assists in promoting a smooth shine by distributing natural oils. These are not so useful for tangled coats. For such coats a comb should be used first.

Bristle brush: These look like huge tooth brushes and are used to remove dirt and debris from the coat. As the bristles are flexible they can be used with a lot of pressure. It does not help in detangling long hair coat. It finds most of its use in routine grooming of short hair coat.

Slicker brush: This is one of the most useful grooming tools if used correctly. But some how this one is of the most incorrectly used brush. It has one way hooked pins on a rubber pad that are meant to be gently pulled through the coat in the direction towards the handle. It is very useful for removing dead hair and break up some tangles. If used with pressure it can easily damage the petís skin.

Hound glove: This is designed to fit over the hand and has projections on one or both side. These assist seasonal shedding by removing dead hair and promote shine. These are commonly used for grooming of short haired breeds.


Brush your pet thoroughly every day. This helps keep his or her hair in good condition by removing dirt, spreading the natural oils throughout the coat, preventing tangles from forming and keeping the skin clean and free from irritation.


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