One highly-rated and popular implement that has become the “gold standard” of pet grooming is the Furminator Deshedding Tool. The Furminator Deshedding Tool is a metal comb with lots of tiny teeth. The design makes it perfect for removing a dog’s or cat’s undercoat. The Furminator Deshedding Tool comes in a variety of sizes priced from about $20 to $70. Furminator also produces a variety of other grooming brushes, combs and tools.
Another grooming implement that is also good for removing pet’s undercoat is the Shedding Blade. This tool is a more economical alternative at about $10. It is a simple design using a looped piece of metal with teeth on each side. The teeth help to remove excess fur from your dog’s or cat’s coat.
Yet another grooming tool for removing undercoat is the Undercoat Rake. This tool, at about $20, works well for dogs with long, thick fur.
Following removal of your pet’s undercoat, groomers will often use a brush for finishing. For this, you can use a ladies “pin brush” which may be similar to what many of us use at home. These brushes have little “pins” with nubs on the ends and can be found at any drug store usually for just a few dollars.
For breaking up fur mats, consider the Mat Breaker. This tool has razor edges that get under matted fur. The backside of the tool is blunt, making it safe for your pet. Cost is from about $8 to $14 depending on size.
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