Comb for dogs – types, features of choice
A set of tools for home grooming is required for almost every dog owner, and this applies not only to decorative and exhibition breeds, animals with a complex or exotic type of wool. Every pet needs grooming so that its wool remains smooth, shiny and luxurious, and the skin healthy.
- It is not necessary to spend big money on the services of professional salons. If you have a dog comb, pukhoderka, furminator, massage brush, scissors or a hair clipper in your arsenal, you can become the most wonderful and beloved “personal hairdresser” for your quadruple friend.
Combing the wool – the main treatments
The basic procedure for grooming pets is combing the coat. The frequency of the procedure depends on the breed and type of wool, but in any case should be performed at least 2 times a month, and for dogs with long and thick hair more often, preferably before each swim.
Careful combing using the necessary grooming tools provides:
- Cleansing of coat and undercoat from accumulated dirt, dust, specks and dead hair;
- Preventing tangle of wool and the formation of mats, which are then difficult to remove;
- Light massage of the skin to improve blood circulation and stimulate hair growth;
- Detection of blood-sucking parasites on the body of an animal and combing them before the procedure of washing with special shampoos.
For proper and thorough grooming of a fluffy pet and a dog with short hair, you will need not one, but several types of combs, which are designed for different procedures.
The main types of combs for wool dogs for the intended purpose
Such a grooming tool, like a comb, is selected according to the type of wool:
One-sided comb with medium, long and rare teeth
Suitable for fluffy long or thick wool
Crests with frequent teeth
Designed for combing short and thin falling wool
Used when untangling wool and getting rid of tangles.
Combing comb with frequent and rare long teeth
Used to comb long hair
Combing combs with short, frequent or rare teeth
Used to comb the coat on the face, ears and tail of the dog.
Combing combs with very frequent or very rare teeth
Suitable for combing thick and long wool
Unilateral and bilateral anti-flea combs with very frequent tooth pitch
Designed for combing bloodsucking parasites
Bilateral rubber combs with short teeth on one side and long on the other side
Ideal for combing long-haired breeds and dogs with short hair and thick undercoat
In particular, a comb comb for dogs with an average and rare tooth is optimal for disentangling mats and preparing for bathing, as well as useful during bathing. This comb is suitable for the care of any type of wool, except perhaps the short-haired breeds.
It easily unravels a long, felted hair comb with rotating teeth, and combs or rakes are purchased for dogs with thick undercoat and long hairs. This type of tool perfectly captures the remnants of wool and undercoat, which the Ponderka could not comb out, which reduces the likelihood of formation of tangles. The wide pitch and different lengths of the teeth allows thoroughly combing the wool and the undercoat, while the teeth, lifting the guard hairs at the roots, create an additional amount of coat. The best option is a double-sided comb with teeth, frequent on one side and rare on the other side.
For animals with short hair most suitable comb with small, but often located teeth, which allows you to carefully comb the dust, dirt, dead hair and even parasites.
Combs, most often metal, but there may be plastic, equipped with a long thin tail, and combs with teeth of different lengths are used to create a beautiful styling of wool, the formation of top notes and a pile.
Ease of use for the owner, and the lack of discomfort and pain when combing a pet – the main criteria for choosing a quality tool for home grooming.
The quality of the comb for large dogs, and pets of medium and small sizes, most often determines the material of manufacture. It is best to choose combs, combs and comb-rakes, the teeth of which are made of stainless steel, which will not electrify wool. As for the tool body and the handle, in this case, preference can be given to plastic products made of non-toxic material, the handles of which are rubberized or also made of plastic and have a rubberized corrugated surface so that the comb does not slip out of hand. Some pens are made of natural wood.