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Posted 22 April 2009 - 06:35 AM

I've always used combs. Is there any sort of advantage to a brush? What kind of brush
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Posted 22 April 2009 - 06:56 AM

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

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 07:30 AM

mason and pearson bristle brush and plushpuppy pin brush

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 09:07 AM

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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Posted 22 April 2009 - 10:19 AM

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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Posted 22 April 2009 - 10:26 AM

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

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 11:15 AM

Well, sure!

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 11:20 AM

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

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 12:05 PM

Well, sure!

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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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Posted 22 April 2009 - 12:12 PM

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:

Edited by MaryBebo, 22 April 2009 - 12:22 PM.


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Posted 22 April 2009 - 12:14 PM

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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Posted 22 April 2009 - 12:16 PM

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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Posted 22 April 2009 - 01:03 PM

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

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 02:18 PM

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

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 02:36 PM

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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Posted 22 April 2009 - 02:44 PM

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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Posted 22 April 2009 - 02:50 PM

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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Posted 22 April 2009 - 05:17 PM

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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Posted 22 April 2009 - 05:44 PM

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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Posted 22 April 2009 - 05:47 PM

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.

Edited by Tzumommy, 22 April 2009 - 06:41 PM.





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