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Dog Grooming Tool Must Haves

| Articles | March 31, 2012

Dog brushes – One of the most important dog grooming tools you should have is dog brush. This is especially true with long coated and fragile dogs that need regular grooming to keep their coat neat, clean, and tangle-free. However, short-coated breeds also need some brushing to keep their coat clean as well. There are so many types and kinds of dog brushes available and choosing one should depend on the type of dog you have. You can choose from plastic brushes, metal brushes, and soft and hard ones.

Dog combs – Untangling accumulated coat from your dog especially on the parts of the ears, tail, and paws could be done with the help of dog combs. Like dog brushes, there are several types of dog combs. You can choose one depending on your dog’s needs but the rule stays the same regardless of what type of comb you have. That is, to use the instrument carefully to avoid hurting the dog’s skin.

De-matting tool – There are limitations with what brushes and combs can do. One of these is removing matt and even preventing matt from your dog. De-matting tool will do what brushes and combs could not. De-matting tool breaks up matt concentration into smaller pieces that would make it easier to remove with a brush or a comb.

Dog nail clippers – Another important dog grooming tool is the nail clipper. This tool will keep the dog’s nails look clean and trimmed. There are basically 2 types of dog nail clippers: scissors style nail clipper and the guillotine style clipper. Both work effectively well. The two designs come in different sizes to comply with every dog size and age.

Dog clipper and blades For some, dog grooming means having dog clipper and blades. In fact, god owners love to talk about their clipper for it signifies that they maintain the grooming of their dogs. Some dog clippers have permanent blades while some have changeable ones. It depends on you, however, to choose between the two.

Scissors and trimmers To keep your dog in-style, dog scissor is a must. There are several types of dog scissors available: curved shears, straight shears, thinning shears, and blunt-tipped shears. To know how to properly use these tools, you can read articles about the particular topic. Dog training schools and programs also include lesson on how to use dog scissors properly.

Bathing equipment Dog grooming tool should not be limited to combs brushes and trimming tools, it must also include bathing equipment too. There are several types of bathing equipment today but the most important things you must have are shampoo, conditioners, blowers or dyers, and showers. Special blowers or dryers and showers for dogs may not be important anymore if you already have these things at home. However, since the formulation of human shampoo and conditioner is different, it may cause irritation to your pet. Thus, you need to invest dog shampoo and dog conditioner to keep their scalp and coat healthy and clean.

Among the optional dog grooming tools include grooming tables and cage or stand dyers. Grooming tables come in hydraulic models, stationary or electrical versions. Cage and stand dyers on the other hand are more popular on dog spa. Accessories are also available for grooming tables.

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