||Pet brushes increase interaction time with your dog or cat
||Help prevent uncomfortable pet hair matting
||Brushes give you the necessary tools for any pet grooming project
||Variety of brushes provide versatility for any pet haircoat style
Pet brushes from Drs. Foster and Smith are great for all-around grooming or for tackling troublesome hair problems. Pets with short or medium haircoats or long, unmatted coats will all benefit from the added attention.
Slicker Brushes: Save time and cut pet grooming effort in half. Slicker brushes have fine wire bristles and are especially useful for removing troublesome mats and tangles that other brushes can’t lick.
Bristle Brushes: Bristle brushes can be used on all coat types and are best used for finishing off haircoats after other brushes are used. They are excellent for small dogs and dogs with sensitive skin. The pin and brush helps to stimulate the skin and increase the health and vitality of the coat.
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Helpful Tips to Brush Your Pet the Right Way
Save time and money spent on professional grooming services by brushing your dog the right way at home. Follow these guidelines to give your pet the best-looking hair coat on the block:
Thorough brushing before a bath removes loose hair and significantly improves the effectiveness of the shampoo in cleaning down to the skin. Plus, it makes bathing much less of a 'hairy' job. To save even more time, use our Shampoo Applicator Brush (item # 21961) with every bath.
Different coats sometimes require different brushes. Prior to brushing, you may want to consider spraying on a detangling grooming mist (item #8026), which will condition the hair and make brushing easier.
Be systematic about brushing. Start at the head and work toward the tail. Use firm, but gentle strokes with an emphasis on gentle. Pulling or ripping through tangles and mats hurts your pet and quickly erodes trust. Brushing can and should be a pleasurable experience, so take your time.
For pets with thick coats, first brush in the opposite direction of natural hair growth starting at the skin and brushing outward. When the entire coat is brushed this way, start over and brush with the grain. For all other coats, brushing the direction of natural hair growth. Use long strokes for longhaired pets, and short strokes for pets with short or wiry hair.
After brushing, you can use a comb to remove more of the loose hair. A hand-held vacuum also does a good job if your pet will tolerate the noise.