What's the difference between a dog brush and a dog comb?
Dog brushes are designed to remove loose hair and tangles from a dog's coat, while dog combs are designed to detangle matted fur and remove dead undercoats.
What type of brush is best for my dog's coat?
The best type of brush for your dog's coat will depend on their breed and coat type. Long-haired dogs and dogs with a thick undercoat will need a brush designed to detangle and deshed, while short hair breeds and young puppies will need a dog brush that helps to gently smooth the coat.
Can I use a human hairbrush on my dog?
No, using a human hairbrush on your dog is not recommended. Human hair brushes are designed for different types of hair and can cause damage to your dog's coat. Instead, use only dog brushes and combs.
How often should I brush my dog?
Weekly brushing is recommended for most breeds, but dogs prone to tangles and mats may require daily brushing to maintain a smooth finish and a healthy undercoat. Deshedding tools should be used less frequently to prevent damaging healthy fur.
How do I clean my dog brush or comb?
To clean a dog brush or comb, first, remove any hair or debris with your fingers or a comb. Then, soak the brush or dog grooming comb in a mixture of warm water and mild soap for a few minutes. Rinse thoroughly and let it air dry.
Can regular brushing help with my dog's shedding?
Yes, regular brushing can help reduce shedding by removing loose hair before it falls out on its own. Brushing can also stimulate oil production in the skin, which can help keep your dog's coat healthy and shiny.
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Who says you need a professional groomer to keep your furry friend’s coat looking perfect? Keep your dog's fur tangle-free and silky smooth, as well as reduce shedding, with dog combs and brushes in Canada.
Whatever your dog's needs and whatever their coat type, you are sure to find the right dog brush here. Whether you are looking for an everyday slicker brush, a dog deshedding tool, or a bathing brush to help you scrub away stuck-on dirt and bacteria during bath time, you find the best dog brushes and combs at Homes Alive Pets.
Types of Dog Brushes
When you own a dog, you need the proper tools to keep your furry friend looking fabulous. Dog grooming combs and brushes are a necessity. A simple dog grooming brush is a necessity, but different coat types and grooming needs may require you to have a few different dog brushes on hand to maintain healthy skin and coat for your dog.
If your furry friend has long hair then you'll need a dog hair brush designed to detangle and smooth their coat, like a dog pin brush. A short hair dog brush, on the other hand, is specially designed to remove loose fur and dander while gently massaging the skin to stimulate natural oil production for a healthier, shinier coat. Opt for a soft slicker dog brush or a rubber dog brush like a curry comb for dogs.
Grooming your young puppy can be scary, but with a soft bristle brush you can help them get used to the brush so that grooming can be a stress-free and bonding experience down the road. The soft action of a dog massage brush is another option for puppies, but it is a great senior dog brush, too.
If your dog has a thick undercoat, regular brushing with a dog grooming rake is recommended. This brush style has long teeth to help remove debris and loose fur to prevent tangles. A rake brush for dogs also stimulates natural oil production to condition the thick dense fur from the root.
Detangling with Dog Combs
In addition to daily brushing, you should have detangling tools like a dog comb, on hand to help you work out any knots and prevent matting. Use dog grooming combs in high-friction areas like the belly, neck, and groin areas.
If mats are already an issue, a dematting comb for dogs can help you break through the mats so you can brush them out safely. A dog dematting comb has curved blades allowing you to cut through matts gently.
The Importance of Brushing During Bathtime
Occassional baths are a great way to remove dander, and loose fur and keep your dog smelling fresh as a daisy. Choosing the right bathing dog brush can help maximize your dog's cleaning routine and ensure that you can deep clean their coat right down to the skin.
In addition to helping massage your dog's skin, a dog bathing brush is designed to help you spread the shampoo deeply and evenly into your dog's coat to remove dirt and cleans the fur thoroughly.
Deshedding your Dog and Your Home
Shedding is a common concern for dog families. Most dogs shed, some much more than others, making their furry tumbleweeds a nuisance for pet owners. A dog shedding brush is one of the quickest and most effective solutions.
A dog undercoat brush helps to reduce shedding by up to 90% so that your furniture and clothing aren't always coated in a layer of fur in spring and fall.
Dog Hair Removers
Now that you've got your arsenal of dog brushes and grooming tools, the last piece of the puzzle is to deshed your home. No matter how much brushing or deshedding you do, you will inevitably collect some dog fur in your home and on your clothes.
Homes Alive Pets carries a variety of dog grooming accessories, to help you care for your pet's skin and coat health. Whatever your dog's needs and coat type, you will find the right dog brushes, comb, or deshedding tool at any of our stores.