Grooming is not only your responsibility as a dog owner but is also important for the overall physical maintainance and wellbeing of your pet. Regular grooming prevents matts and tangles, removes loose dirt and the build-up of dead undercoat hair. Daily brushing also builds that all important special bond with your dog.
Dogs come in all breeds and sizes, and their coats can be just as different, fine and flyaway, coarse and curly, long and shaggy, double or triple coated, so its very important to choose the right tool for your dog’s coat type. Your Critter Sitter uses combs with rotating teeth as the teeth guild through the coat untangling knots without pulling.
While most pets are use to being handled around their body, some need special care is required when combing or brushing around their face where the skin and hair is very sensitive, around their feet which can be ticklish, and especially around their private parts and back-end. A dogs tail can become very knotted and most dogs don’t like to have their tails pulled.
When grooming your dog it’s important to brush more than just the topcoat but to get down into the undercoat. Brush or comb the hair backwards starting at the tail and ending at the ruff/neck. Then again starting at the tail comb the hair back, removing the loose hair from the comb as you work. Hold each leg by the paw and comb the hair back and then forward. Always stop grooming before your dog becomes distressed, is pulling away, whining or barking. Start with a leg each time, then the body, the head. Doing a little each day is better than trying to detangle a knotty dog in one sitting.
Rotating Teeth Combs:Teeth rotate 360 degrees to gently remove knots and tangles.
Slicker Brushes:Slicker brushes have fine wire bristles and are especially useful for removing matting and tangles that other brushes can’t.
Pin Brushes:Wire-pin brushes with round heads are the preferred choice for pets with medium to long hair and those with silky, curly, or woolly coats. Flexible pin brushes are also perfect for pets with thin coats and/or sensitive skin.
Bristle Brushes:Bristles brushes can be used on all coat types and are best used for finishing off coats after other brushes are used. They are excellent for small dogs and dogs with sensitive skin. The pins and bristles help to stimulate the skin and increase the health and vitality of the coat.