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5 Deshedding Tool Must-Haves For Dogs

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Woman combs the dog's hair with a brush

Healthy dogs shed as a way of loosing old, unneeded hair that consists of the undercoat. Several breeds bulk up on hair during the cooler months and lose it in the warmer months. If your dog’s hair is flying around the house, it might be time to invest in a quality deshedding tool.

Deshed blade: A notoriously underrated deshedding tool is the double-sided shedding blade. This tool quickly and easily rakes away the loose hair to keep your dog’s coat sleek and smooth. Here is a short video of the tool in action.

Deshedding shampoo: My favorite deshed shampoo is the TropiClean Shed Control Shampoo. It has a pleasant, non-overpowering fragrance of lime and coconut with nice exfoliating action to help loosen shedding hair.

Deshed brush: Every good groom starts with a quality brush. The Hertzko Self Cleaning Slicker Brush is great for longer hair breeds because it removes loose hair, demats, and eliminates tangles and dander. Dogs love the gentle massage-feeling they get from this brush. Keep in mind this brush is designed for longer hair breeds. If you have a short hair dog, I recommend the furminator, which we’ll get to in just a moment.

Metal comb: No grooming kit in complete without a good old-fashioned metal comb. The Andis Pet Steel Comb removes tangles, loose hair, and dirt. One thing to keep in mind is this deshedding tool should not be used for dematting. Doing so can lead to the ripping of skin and other painful injuries to your dog.

Furminator: Last but certainly not least is the world-famous Furminator specially designed to remove up to 95% of dog’s loose hair. This brush was designed by pet care experts who know all the pain points of finding a quality deshed tool. The brush features non-irritating materials which is very important for brushing out excessively hair breeds such as a Siberian Husky.

April Olshavsky

April Olshavsky

Our website was founded by AKC trainer and retired groomer April Olshavsky. Sadly, April was diagnosed with a chronic pain condition that caused her to stop her full-time grooming business. Now, April shares her knowledge with the world in hopes of helping dogs and their pet parents live long, happy lives together.

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