Dog Brushes: Brushing Up on Grooming
Brushes: Brushing Up on Grooming
all dog owners love their pets, not all of them love the grooming
aspect of keeping them. While you can hire a professional to do
it for you, it can run up quite a large bill over time. Especially
considering how easy and quick it can be when you learn how to do
it properly, and then keep up on it. As long as you don’t let things
get "out of hand" then grooming can be a very fast part
of your regular routine. Brushing your dog with the correct dog
brush on a regular basis will mean that knots don’t have the chance
to develop, and your dog will be all the healthier and prettier
type of dog brushes you need will depend fully on the type of dog
you have, and his or her coat. While some dogs require very little
grooming, and will need only a single dog brush, others will need
quite a bit more, and a slew of brushes, combs, and other devices.
matter your breed of dog, a regular brushing – especially in the
summertime during shedding – is very important to his or her health
and beauty. To keep coats healthy, a brushing with a good dog brush
every 3 to 4 days is all that’s needed.
as with everything in life, there is a choice to be made when you
select your dog brush, as there are different kinds available.
majority of dog groomers and exhibitors have a good collection of
different dog pin brushes and dog slicker brushes. These are the
main sorts of dog brushes you’ll need to consider. Here are the
features of each, to help you make your decision:
Pin Brushes – are the dog brushes made of straight metal pins
that stick out of a cushioned backing. These are the brushes that
are best for dogs who have thinner furnishings (the long hair
that some types of dog have on their legs and foreface), or for
the first stage of brushing-through of the furnishings.
Brushes – are the dog brushes with shorter metal pins, sometimes
bent to a loose hook-like shape at their ends. These dog brushes
have more pins than the pin brushes, allowing for a more thorough
brushing. This is especially important for dogs with fuller furnishings
matter what kind of brush you get, you’ll want to ensure that they
have certain features. For pin brushes, you’ll want toe bases to
be made of supple rubber – this will be much more comfortable for
your dog, and will give a more professional result. With either
brush, it’s wise to be certain that the pins are rust-proof, as
they’ll be sure to encounter moisture somewhere along the line of
their uses, and rust will be bad for the dog, and ugly when it comes
off in the fur. Moreover, rusty pins will catch in the fur, pulling
and leaving a less smooth result.
need a brush that is capable of removing:
you’ll want the brush to be able to bring the oils from your dog’s
skin out through his or her fur, making it soft and shiny.
in all, brushing your dog with a good dog brush can be one of the
most important parts of your relationship. Touching and stroking
is a great way to bond with your pet while you keep him or her healthy