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What is the best brush for using everyday?

We use the furminator about once every 2 weeks but we are looking for something to use everyday.

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Re: What is the best brush for using everyday?

I use the furminator 2-3 times a week

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Re: What is the best brush for using everyday?

I use the furminator constantly.
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Re: What is the best brush for using everyday?

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Originally Posted By: AllisonSI use the furminator constantly.
Do you have any problems by using it constantly. I've been afraid of hurting the coat since the directions only say use once a week? I love that thing and it's the only thing that really gets the shedded undercoat out and quickly. (Phoenix is not patient enough for me to brush him for longer than 5 minutes)

Usually I only use the fuminator once a week as per directions. The rest of the week I use either a pin brush or a slicker brush.

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Re: What is the best brush for using everyday?

I wouldnt use a furminator daily, I wouldn't use it more than once a week. For daily use something like a slicker brush, boar bristle brush, or pin is better. Once you get a regular grooming routine going you don't pull out that much hair on a daily basis and much of the grooming is to bring the oils on the skin through the coat.


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Re: What is the best brush for using everyday?

Thanks. I was worried about damaging the coat on Link also since he is only 10 months old. Lin, is the boar bristle brush something you get at the pet store? I know he acts like the slicker brush is irritating him.

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Re: What is the best brush for using everyday?

Yes, they have them at petstores and you can also buy the ones for humans. There are similar nylon bristle ones as well. They work the best for distributing the oils in the coat. I use one along with my slicker and furminator.

Here's an example: http://www.opentip.com/Home-Garden/L...-p-178320.html

Here's an article about them. Its talking about human hair but it applies to dog hair as well: http://beauty.about.com/od/hairbasics/f/boarbristle.htm


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Re: What is the best brush for using everyday?

Thanks Lin. My daughter uses one on her hair.

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Originally Posted By: Link's Mom I know he acts like the slicker brush is irritating him.
Phoenix acts the same way and I found that pressing too hard with the slicker brush can be irritating for him. If I do it lightly, but still with enough pressure to get the undercoat, he's better with it.

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Re: What is the best brush for using everyday?

There are slicker brushes with little plastic beads on the tips so it doesnt feel rough on the skin like the plain wire ones.

http://www.opentip.com/Home-Garden/P...-p-762909.html


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