Dog brushes are more than just a tool used to maintain your dog’s coat and de-tangle knots, they are a crucial part of their health and wellbeing. A good brush will remove excess strands of fur from both the undercoat and upper layers, which significantly reduces malting and leaves fur looking shiny and beautiful. If you suffer from allergies or have a dog that seems to leave a trail of dog hair wherever they go, then a good brush is a lifesaver!
There are a wide variety of dog brushes on the market, but not all of them have the same purpose. For example, while some are designed to remove undercoat, others are better at untangling knots. Before you buy a new product, you must know exactly what you're trying to achieve. Are you looking to get rid of excess fur? Or do you want to win the first prize at a dog show?
Material is another important aspect to consider. While a plastic brush or comb is fine for thin fur, a metal toothed brush or comb is more suited for thick fur. The tooth distance will also make a difference. Brushes and combs that have narrow spaces between the teeth are (generally) better for removing upper layers of fur, while wider spaced teeth will really get underneath, allowing you to grip the undercoat. Some brushes and combs have two sides—wide and narrow—allowing you to get the best of both worlds.
Like all dog grooming tools, the brush you choose should be determined by your breed; not by what's the most expensive or best looking. In addition, grooming methods can vary depending on your breed, so make sure you're well versed in common brushing practices before you start. The most important thing to remember is to always brush gently and in the natural direction of your dog's coat, especially around their face and eyes—it's better to be too soft than too hard.
This brush is ergonomically designed with a non-slip grip, so you’ll find it much easier and more comfortable to use than competing brushes on the market.
The Oster Premium Combo Brush is a two-sided brush that offers double the use. The stainless steel pin bristles will help to remove dead hair and knots, whereas the soft nylon bristles will give your dog’s coat that extra sheen.
If you are just starting out in DIY dog grooming you might still be getting to grips with the best way to brush your beloved dog’s coat. To help you on your way Oster provide a free instruction booklet that is packed full of useful grooming tips, so you’ll be brushing your dog’s coat like a pro in no time at all.
If you are in need of a combi brush that is suitable for short medium coats I would definitely suggest taking a closer look at the Mikki Combi Brush. The nylon bristles are engineered to remove loose hairs, whereas the steel pin brush is aimed towards removing tangles and matts without causing excessive brushing force.
If you are a cat lover as well, you’ll be able to kill two birds with one stone and use this combi brush on your cat as well.
Some dog brushes can be extremely uncomfortable to use, but the Ancol Ergo Soft Dog Brush isn’t one of them. The brush has been engineered with an ergonomic grip that makes for comfortable and easy use.
The brush is designed especially for use on the delicate coats of puppies. The soft brush side is suitable for use around the delicate areas like the face and ears whereas the nylon bristles will collect loose hairs and gently stimulate the skin.