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Best brush?

SherryB

Little Dog
I tried my former dog's wire slicker brush... didn't seem to do much. I read that you should use a bristle brush on a short-haired dog. Seems bristle brushes have gone out of vogue and aren't easy to find. "Furmanator" brushes have conflicting info on their packaging for which sort of brush to use for a short-haired dog. I finally found a bristle brush and it does pick up some loose hair... but not much.

Since I got fantastic info here on nail cutters, I thought I would inquire about a good brush.

Thank you!
 

Beatrix Kiddo

Good Dog
i use regular bristle brush. this one in particular I like a lot, think i got it at pets mart. I brush her and then wipe down with wipes.

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SherryB

Little Dog
wow! a zoom groom. I've seen them...never would have thought they'd work. Cheap too. I will also check out the Martha Stewart brush you are using Beatrix. Interesting that you included a photo-when I searched the forum about brush info I found a thread on using products for horses and the brush you are showing reminds me of a horse brush. Maybe I'll give those a look too!
 

CrazyK9

Good Dog
Might have to check out the zoom groom. I've always used a shedding blade. It looks like it snowed outside after I use it.
 

444

Big Dog
Premium Member
Another for the Zoom Groom.Great dry and in the tub.The dog actually gets excited at the sight of the thing.
 

bsand

Good Dog
Another for the Zoom Groom.Great dry and in the tub.The dog actually gets excited at the sight of the thing.
It's awesome other than the fact if my pup sees it he wants to chew it so far he's never made contact but he keeps trying. First use was crazy how much dead fur came off and left his coat feeling so soft

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brndnew01

Little Dog
Zoom grooms are great. curry combs work well, and Furmanators work great on double coated dogs not bulldogs
 

SherryB

Little Dog
First zoom groom! Wow, it sure loosens the hair! It doesnt pick it up though. I used a damp cloth (baby wipe) to pick it up. Do you all use soemthing else? Also the instructions say to use a circular motion. Really?
 

_unoriginal

Cow Dog
I just use my hand. But you can use a soft bristle brush too if you want.

I don't think you have to use the zoom groom in any specific motion for it to work.
 

bsand

Good Dog
First zoom groom! Wow, it sure loosens the hair! It doesnt pick it up though. I used a damp cloth (baby wipe) to pick it up. Do you all use soemthing else? Also the instructions say to use a circular motion. Really?
I think its most efficient way to remove the hair ? As you are going over same area multiple times?

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kady05

Krypto Super Dog
I do a circular motion (I used to have horses so I use it just like I did when I used the curry comb on them), and sometimes a "sweeping" motion down their back.

I sometimes use my Furminator to get all of the loosened hair off. Just makes things easier. Otherwise, I just use my hand.
 

Lillie May

Good Dog
I do a circular motion (I used to have horses so I use it just like I did when I used the curry comb on them), and sometimes a "sweeping" motion down their back.

I sometimes use my Furminator to get all of the loosened hair off. Just makes things easier. Otherwise, I just use my hand.
I have all kinds of grooming supplies from when I had my chows. My favorite is the zoom groom because it works on every kind of fur. Then I use a bristle brush, for some reason it makes them shinier.
 

_unoriginal

Cow Dog
I do a circular motion (I used to have horses so I use it just like I did when I used the curry comb on them), and sometimes a "sweeping" motion down their back.

I sometimes use my Furminator to get all of the loosened hair off. Just makes things easier. Otherwise, I just use my hand.

I just rub on them like I'm scratching them. I never bothered to read the instructions, didn't even realize there were any. :lol: I think worrying about the motion you brush in is worrying too much about something that's not really a big deal.
 

Lillie May

Good Dog
I just rub on them like I'm scratching them. I never bothered to read the instructions, didn't even realize there were any. :lol: I think worrying about the motion you brush in is worrying too much about something that's not really a big deal.
Mine don't like the circular motion! They back away or turn and look at me like they're saying, excuse me! I just them normal too. Except the husky/shepherd mix I have to use all the tools on her. Her fur is everywhere.