Using the right dog grooming tool for the job
We have talked before about how important grooming is for your dog – for bonding, hygiene and behavioural reasons. If you check out our previous blogs you can see lots of information and tips about grooming your dog – from puppy upwards.
Grooming can involve lots of different tools and one of the key ones is a brush or comb. However, you will likely need more than one type of brush to look after your dog’s health and welfare properly. Their coat will need a larger brush – usually made of metal or rubber, designed for these larger areas. You may need to test a few until you find one that your dog is comfortable with. When it comes to the more delicate areas and small nooks and cranny’s on your dog you will need a more precision tool.
Fur around the eyes, for example, is a hotbed for bacteria and viruses which can turn into a infections so its important to bathe and clean this area regularly to stop health issues occurring. The right comb for your dog’s face will enable you to remove dirt and debris, in the fur around the eyes as well as any build-up of gunk. Sometimes you may need to trim the fur away as well, especially if you dog is prone to tear stains marks which can make the fur matted and dirty looking.
Most metal combs are made large – for the larger areas and having a large metal comb coming towards your eyes can be quite intimidating, not to mention potentially dangerous if you slip or get to close to the actual eye. At Young Woofians we have designed a comb specifically for the face and those other hard to reach, delicate areas. The Tedster comb is made of 100% bamboo which is a natural material, full of innate anti-bacterial properties making it a safe and healthy method of grooming. In addition to that the comb is only 7.5cm in length – and unique to the market – making it perfect for taking out and about and perfect for those areas that you can’t reach with a larger comb.
If you want to see the results for yourself on a variety of breeds, have a look at our customer gallery.
As ever, if you have any questions about how to apply Happy Tears or other staining problems that your dog has, please don’t hesitate to get in touch, we’d be happy to help.