The Best Dog Grooming Tools
Taking your dog to the groomer is incredibly expensive, and if you’re like us, you like to get the most out of your money. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of some of the best grooming tools out there that you can use right from home! All of these tools are easy to use, safe, and affordable. From grooming brushes to de-shedding tools and clippers, you can find everything you need to keep your dog looking great.
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Make Grooming At Home Easy With These Simple Tools
Going to the groomer can be extremely expensive and time-consuming. The more you can do for your pup at home, the better off you’ll both be. Kai has compiled a list of some of her favorite dog grooming tools. From long haired shaggy dogs to short haired always-shedding dogs, she is putting the best to the test. From Amazon best sellers like this Furminator rake brush to these Boshel Clippers. Kai does the dirty work so you can make your money go farther with only the best products on the market.
Hertzko Self Cleaning Slicker Brush
Slicker brushes are an easy way to remove mats and knots from your dog’s fur. Slicker brushes have fine bristles that easily and gently brush through just about any fur. They’re especially beneficial for short haired breeds that tend to get knotted fairly quickly (such as Yorkies). When using a slicker brush on your dog you must keep in mind that because the wires are so close together, you have to brush your dog slowly to avoid discomfort.
The Hertzko self-cleaning slicker brush allows you to easily de-shed your dog. The brush is designed for both small and large dogs, as well as cats. The bristles are fine and thin to allow them to deeply massage your pet’s fur and increase blood circulation without hurting them. We also found that the brush is designed for comfort. You can brush your dog or cat for a long time and your hand will be in a comfortable position. You’ll also love that the brush is self-cleaning. When you’re finished grooming your pet, just push a button and the bristles will retract. The brush works great on all types of dog fur; we would highly suggest it however for cat and dog parents that have detangling problems.
Furminator Rake Brush
Rake brushes are designed for dogs with long hair such as German Shepherds. They tend to build up dead skin and fur in their undercoat that can be difficult to remove, especially during shedding season. Rake brushes go deep into the fur and easily detangle and remove any knotted hair or dead undercoat. When searching for a rake brush, you want the bristles to be about the same length as your dog’s fur. Also, keep in mind that the bristles tend to be sharp to ensure all of the dead fur is removed; only apply minimal pressure to prevent hurting your dog.
The Furminator Rake Brush has one row of bristles. The pins are rounded to provide maximum comfort for both you and your dog, It has a flexible head to dig out all of the dead fur and skin under your dog’s fur, but is only intended for long-haired dogs. We have found this to be very useful for dogs with long hair, just gently brush through the knots and your dog’s hair will end up smooth and shiny. You may, however, find that it’s much easier to use the rake after your brush through your dog’s fair with a slicker brush.
For Your Dog Bristle Brush
Bristle brushes are a necessity for short haired dogs. They get rid of all that pesky hair that seems to just shed off constantly. Bristle brushes will also massage your dog’s skin and spread the oil around to promote a shiny coat. When choosing a bristle brush, you should keep in mind your dog’s fur length. If they have longer fur, choose brushes with longer bristles that are further apart. This will make the brushing experience more comfortable for your pup.
The For Your Dog Bristle Brush works great on dogs with shorter hair. It has two sides, one bristle brush side, and one pin brush side. The pin brush side will loose dead fur and skin and remove mats, and the bristle side will de-shed your pup and spread oils around. If you use this brush on your pet once a week it should significantly decrease the amount of fur spread around your house. The brush is also 9 inches long, so it’s ideal for either small or large dogs.
Furminator Deshedding Tool
Deshedding tools will save you a ton of time cleaning up after your pet. They will reduce the amount of shedding your dog produces with just weekly use. If you buy the right size tool, you will be able to remove almost all of your pet’s excess fur with each use. We find these extremely useful for any dog with longer hair. Although deshedding tools won’t be able to get out knots or mats in your dog’s fur, they will keep your dog’s fur looking great and feeling light.
The Furminator is definitely one of our favorite grooming tools. It removes 90% of the excess fur from your pup without any pain or discomfort. The Furminator is designed specifically for different size breeds and different hair lengths. There are five sizes available, in either a short hair or a long hair version. Not only does the Furminator remove excess hair, it also reduces the amount of shedding your pup does between brushes. We absolutely love this product, you’ll definitely be getting more than what you pay for with this purchase.
Wahl Dog Grooming Clippers
Dog grooming clippers are a great way to cut down the fur on long-haired dogs. Especially in the summer, clippers can be a huge help. You can easily trim your dog’s legs, around their face, or just trim down the entire coat in a matter of minutes. We would highly recommend clippers to any dog parents that need a quick way to cut down their pup’s fur. The only downside to clippers is that they can be loud and scare some pups. As long as your dog is comfortable with them and you go slowly, they’re typically a great investment.
The Wahl dog grooming clippers are a staple for a lot of dog owners, and we can see why. When you order through Amazon you’ll receive the clippers, blade guard, storage case, oil, cleaning brush, scissors, styling comb, mirror, and four guide combs – all for around $20. The clippers themselves are also of high quality. They’re built to last trim after trim, and they’re even self-sharpening. No matter how long your pet’s fur is, you’ll find these to be very handy. They’re also designed with fur feeding technology to prevent any pulls or cuts. Even if you don’t know how to clip your pup, the Wahl clippers come with an instructional video for beginners! We would highly suggest these clippers for any pup owner (experienced or not) that needs to trim their dog quickly and efficiently.
Oxgord Shampoo & Conditioner
We all know our dogs get dirty from time to time and it’s necessary to make sure their skin and their fur get clean. But shampoos do far more than just cleaning. They can help out with dry skin or oily skin, and can even keep your pup’s coat smelling good. Shampoo can also eliminate germs and prevent your dog from getting sick; we know how many questionable things our dogs get into on a daily basis. The conditioner can also moisturize their coat to help it feel and look its best.
Oxgord Organic Oatmeal Dog Shampoo & Conditioner is especially great for dogs with dry itchy skin. It’s a medicated shampoo and conditioner made with ingredients like aloe and oatmeal to soothe and moisturize your pup’s skin; it will also moisturize their coat leaving it shiny and healthy. We love their shampoo and conditioner because it’s made with a special formula that doesn’t irritate your dog’s nose or eyes, so you don’t have to be worried about where your pup is splashing. It’s also vegan and cruelty-free, so you can feel good about the purchase.
Boshel Nail Clippers
If you clip your dog’s nails at home you’ll save yourself a ton of money. If you buy the right clippers, it can be a comfortable experience for both you and your dog. If your dog’s nails get too long it can make it not only uncomfortable for them but also painful. Scissor clippers are great because they cut cleanly through the nail, and it’s harder to accidentally hurt your pup. They’re also strong enough to clip through thicker nails as long as you can get the right grip. If your pup does happen to have really thick nails, it may take some muscle to clip cleanly through however.
Boshel nail clippers are great scissor clippers. They’re simple to use, which is why they’re recommended by both vets and trainers. The clippers are made of 3.5mm thick steel, easily cutting through even the toughest nails with comfort. We highly recommend these scissor clippers because they also come with a safety stop; this will prevent you from clipping your dog’s nails too short and hitting the quick. The Boshel clippers will allow you to easily give your dog a clean cut every time, with a comfortable grip. Considering the low price of these clippers, you’ll get more than your money’s worth as these clippers are sure to last.
Virbac Epi-Otic Advanced ear cleaner
Epi-otic ear cleaners are a great antiseptic and non-irritating way to clean your dog’s ears. Not only do they remove debri and wax from your dog’s ears, they also create a protective layer to prevent bacteria and other harmful objects from getting in your pup’s ears. With routine use, you can ensure your dog’s ears will stay healthy no matter what they get into. Cleansers can also remove odor from your dog’s ears and keep them smelling great naturally.
Virbac Epi-Otic Advanced Ear Cleaner is a non-irritating cleanser safe for both cats and dogs. The formula has a neutral pH and contains no chlorhexidine or alcohol as well. The Virbac Ear Cleaner is a great choice because it won’t irritate your dog’s ears, and will prevent infection, bacteria, and dirt build-up. You can purchase an 8 ounce bottle for under $20, that will last you quite a while. In our opinion this is definitely worth the investment to keep your dog’s ears healthy.