Grooming Tools Comparison Chart
Drs. Foster & Smith Educational Staff

Product Ideal coat
types
Wet or
dry coat
Finishing
Tool
Ergonomic
handle/grip
available
Removes
mats and
tangles
Shedding Gloves
Love
Gloves
Short coats Dry      
Pin Brushes
Pin Brushes
All coat types Dry
Bristle Brushes
Bristle
Brushes
Short coats Dry    
Slicker Brushes
Slicker
Brushes
All coat types Dry
Mat Removing Tools
Mat Removing
Tools
All coat types Dry  
Shedding Tools
Shedding
Blades
All coat types;
primarily Short
Dry    
Combs
Combs
Varies
by tool
Varies
by tool
Varies
by tool
Product Ideal coat
types
Wet or
dry coat
Finishing
Tool
Ergonomic
handle/grip
available
Removes
mats and
tangles