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what kind of brush do you use?

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I've always used combs. Is there any sort of advantage to a brush? What kind of brush

do you use?

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I too mainly use my metal comb but for a "finished" look I like my soft tipped pin brush.

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mason and pearson bristle brush and plushpuppy pin brush

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I am a recent convert to the slicker brush (those square ones with the needle-like bristles) here's why: Lolly has a cotton coat which get's matted if you even LOOK at her funny. The slicker grabs all the way to the skin and is quite good at pulling out every last piece of loose undercoat without snagging the way a comb does. In the end, she's happier because I'm not yanking at her coat or having to dissect her hair inch by inch, and I'm happier because she's able to grow much more hair much more easily.

I have two varieties now, the slicker for dogs which has metal bristles, and a cat brush (usually have a slanted head) with coated tips which helps for shorter coats and sensitive dogs. I highly recommend either of them!

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I use a rubber tipped metal brush especially when I first brush through their long hair. I follow up with a slicker brush small and large depending on the area I'm brushing. I use a metal flea comb on their whiskers. Sometimes, it depends on which dog I'm grooming because they each have different types of hair.

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I use basically 3 different brushes, and one comb- do you want to see them?

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Well, sure!

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I've been using PSI pin brushes since God was a boy, along with metal medium/fine greyhound combs.

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Well, sure!

Here you go..

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going left to right- the first is a small pin brush. I use that in thick areas first- the mane, the skirt, then next is either brush 2 or 3 depending on the thickness of the coat. The second brush is shorter pins like for Femka or Lindsey ( for now) and the wider one is for Zubin. Then I take the comb through the mane and skirt to make sure I got it all. ( rubber tipped but same handle design that is easy on my hands.) and Last- far right is a slicker. That is just to get any loose hair left from it.

Daily I use number 2 and number 5. At least weekly is all 4 of them ( remember number 2 and 3 only one is used based on depth of coat. )

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I use the last one like on Michelle's picture The Slicker Brush . First a wide tooth metal comb then Brush. I do use a fine tooth flea comb around face & eyes. This helps to get out those eye boogers.

Now for the advantage of useing the slicker brush for me is a fluffy look to the hair and the ears look better. :roflmao:

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I use the Fur-Minator on Mochi every other few days, and in between those I just use a fine pin-like brush or a plastic-tip brush depending on how windy it as during our walk.

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With my Llasa I used the slicker first, then the small pin brush type, and comb the tummy and legs.. Oh and flea comb near the eyes to get the debris from the eyes.

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I use a slicker brush,a pin brush and a comb to make sure,there's no knots!.

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I use a pin brush and a metal comb on their bodies and a flea comb on the face.

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I use the Fur-Minator on Mochi every other few days, and in between those I just use a fine pin-like brush or a plastic-tip brush depending on how windy it as during our walk.

What is a fur-Minator

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if you have long coats a slicker is a no no it takes out too much undercoat...i dont know about clipoffs as i have never used one on any of my dogs and i dont know anyone that uses them..i use a slicker for getting the hair off my stair carpet its good for that lol....but the dogs no.....i have never been tempted to even use on the clip offs but each to his/her own...i think i might try on the clipoffs the weekend and see as i am open to trying different things if you dont use something you cant either recommend or not

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I use this comb and nothing else.... I do have a pinbrush cause I thought it might do better than a comb because I can handle it better.... but nope I have better success with my old trusty comb... it was given to me when I purchased my persians by the breeder, I have always been told that slicker brushes damage the fur and to either use a comb or pinhead brush.

When Im blow drying I use the end of the comb with the wider teeth, then when Im done I use the other side....

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What is a fur-Minator

It removes the loose, dead undercoat hair (a major source of shedding) and boy I love it 'cause it actually removes (thins out) the udercoat - basically it's a de-shedding tool. You can get it at Walgreens and PetCo.

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I use the Fur-Minator on Mochi every other few days, and in between those I just use a fine pin-like brush or a plastic-tip brush depending on how windy it as during our walk.

I thought the furminator was bad for dogs that don't shed? I have one for the outdoor cat but I'd just assumed I couldn't use it on the dogs because of their hair-type.

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I use a grey hound comb and a Safari pin brush.

(I got my comes mixed up I use the grey hound to)Which is a type of metal comb.

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I thought the furminator was bad for dogs that don't shed? I have one for the outdoor cat but I'd just assumed I couldn't use it on the dogs because of their hair-type.

I've been using it on Mochi about 2 times a week for 5 months now, and it seems okay so far. I find it helpful with preventing matting in his under-coat if I am religous about brushing him.

But you need to be careful and pay attention to what you're doing. One of my friends used it on one of his Frenchie. But Marty was watching TV as he was brushing Fern and next thing he knew poor Fern has a little bald spot on her tushy that took 2 months to grow back =)

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I use a fine tooth metal comb for daily brushing (and a flea comb for the icky areas on Wicket's face). I like using the fine tooth comb the best because that way I know I haven't missed any matts or little tangles. If I do encounter a matt I pick it out just a couple of hairs at a time using a medium tooth metal comb. On bath days I use a pin brush (metal with no rubber tips) while blow-drying. I will follow with the fine tooth metal comb again though to make sure there's no little tangles the brush may have missed. I often fluff Wicket out after brushing through with the comb using the pin brush, brushing one area at a time upwards and then back down.

I do fluff Wicket out with a slicker brush occasionally (only after being thoroughly brushed beforehand), I find it works best for making him look nice & fluffy but I don't do it very often because it does break and pull a few hairs out and I don't wanna cause damage to his coat.

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Wow, thanks, everybody. I have always used a metal comb with a handle and a metal flea comb

for faces. I'm wary of pin brushes having also heard they can damage hair. And the

Furminator, also I've heard is not for non-shedding breeds. I guess whatever works is okay,

though. Great input.

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This is all I use. It's a family heirloom. LOL My mother gave it to me. She used this for years when she owned her grooming business. It looks like our German Shepherd had some fun with it, but, it does the job.

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I use a "grey hound" comb on Bailey and love it. It's worked well with long hair, med hair and now on the "Schnauzer cut." I have a flea comb (great for deshedding cats) and a pin brush, but I don't use them that often.

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