Springtime is the time for rain showers, fresh flowers and… shedding! While the showers and the flowers are nice, shedding is not. Deshedding tools to keep your dog’s hair coat healthy are easily available anywhere pet supplies are sold.
Dog or pet hair floating across your beautiful floors and settling on your clothes and furniture is easily preventable. There are many deshedding tools available for the at home groomer.
Dogs with long hair coats and dogs with short hair coats all need to be groomed to remove the loose hair and undercoat. A popular deshedding tool is the Furminator; this handy tool removes up to 90% of the undercoat leaving the top coat looking smooth, silky, and healthy.
You can also find dematting rakes and combs for the under coat of your dog. The dematting rakes are tools for removing hair that has become matted in your dog’s coat. A combination pin/bristle brush works well on my dogs. This brush has a regular brush on one side, and soft coated pins on the other side, and it is gentle on the dog’s skin.
Slicker brushes also work well as a deshedding tool, removing dead hair from underneath the coat. If you want a comb to remove loose hair from the top coat and the under coat, a bamboo dog deshedding comb does the job quickly and easily. Whatever deshedding tools you use, once you have taken care of the unwanted hair, both you and your dog can take time to smell the flowers.