How To Use A Dog Grooming Comb
Need to know how to use a dog grooming comb? Dog grooming combs are a fun and easy way to save money during tough economic times. It can cost upwards of $140 to get your dog groomed at your local pet salon, and home grooming will save you that money.
To use a dog grooming comb, you will need:
- A soft bristle comb
- A slicker comb
- A collar and leash
- First you will want to give your dog a bath. Use a good dog shampoo to rid your pet of any fleas or ticks. Before you start combing the fur, make sure that it is still slightly damp. Depending on your dog's fur type, you will need different brushes and combs.
- If your dog has short fur, you will need a rubber comb or a soft bristle comb. This will stimulate the dog's skin and remove dirt and debris. Comb in the direction the fur lays, as this will be pleasurable for your dog.
- For dogs with short and wiry coats, such as Terriers, it is best to use a firm bristle brush as well as a slicker comb. If your dog gets skittish around your grooming time, you should collar and leash him so he can’t take off. Go over your dog with the firm bristle comb, making sure you get the legs and underside of your pet. The slicker comb is intended to remove matted dog fur and keep your dog from getting irritated skin.
- Make sure you use the proper grooming combs for medium length hair. If your dog is a Golden Retriever, Spaniel or Setter or has medium length hair, you will need a medium bristle comb with long bristles spaced far apart, a wire pin comb and a slicker comb. Combing in the same direction as the coat's grain will prevent any discomfort your dog might experience. A wire pin comb will remove most of the entangled fur and the slicker comb will remove the rest.
Make sure you’re using the proper combs and brushes for your dog. If you’re unsure whether you’re doing it right or if you’re using the incorrect combs, speak with your veterinarian and she will tell you which comb is best for your pet. Never neglect to get your dog groomed. Grooming is essential for your dog's overall health.