Regular brushing helps keep your dog's coat shiny and healthy and prevents fur from building up in your home, your car, and your wardrobe. It not only helps your furry friend look his best, but it also helps to shed light on any health problems.
Your dog's coat is a great indicator of your dog's health. You can use brushing as an opportunity to find anything out of the ordinary, like lumps or cuts, or even ticks and fleas.
Now that you know the benefits of a good brushing, let's talk about how you can use a curry comb for dogs at home.
What Is a Curry Comb for Dogs?
If you've never heard about a curry comb before, you may be wondering what sets it apart from any other brush. The curry comb is designed to fit easily in your hand, making it easy to grasp while brushing your dog's fur.
It has a strap for further convenience and to help you handle it easier. The curry comb distributes the natural oils in your pet's fur to help encourage a healthy coat and to make it shine.
Remove Mats First
Before you begin using the curry comb to brush your dog's coat, you'll first need to check for any mats. Don't cut mats from your pet's fur. Instead, carefully break apart the mat using picking motions while combing.
Once your dog is mat-free, it's time to start on the rest of his coat.
Brush Before and After Bathing
Brushing your dog's coat with a curry comb makes your job easier—especially if you do it before a bath. By brushing first, you'll remove any loose fur. This helps prevent fur buildup in your bathtub, and it also helps the shampoo products penetrate the fur, which helps ensure a thorough cleaning.
After the bath, you'll want to brush your dog's coat out again. This helps release any additional loose fur and prevent it from matting.
Pay Attention to Your Brushing Technique
When brushing your dog's coat, technique matters. Make sure to brush down and away from your pet's skin. Always brush in the direction the hair grows for your dog's comfort. You never want to brush against the direction of hair growth, as this is uncomfortable for your dog.
Be gentle while brushing to avoid damaging your dog's coat and to help ensure that brushing is a good experience.
Keep Your Dog's Coat Healthy and Shiny
Brushing your dog's coat doesn't have to be a stressful event. Follow the tips above and use a curry comb for dogs to make it a pleasant experience, one that your dog may enjoy. After all, who doesn't like to be pampered?
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Allison Johnson is the Owner and Founder of Trimmed Pets. Trimmed is a woman owned and led Mobile Grooming Business servicing the greater Portland Metro area in Oregon and the greater Boise Metro area in Idaho.