Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Brushing Your Dog With The Correct Brush

Spring is here, finally!!! It is so nice when you can go outside with your dog and spend some together time in the sun. What better way than grabbing your dog brush and giving him a good brushing. But,
did you know that there are different brushes for different hair/coat types? Well there is and I am going to tell you. First, Why brush? Brushing the hair is just not for the beauty it, it also serves several other significant purposes; cleaning the hair shaft, massaging the skin and stimulating the release of a valuable oil called sebum. Sebum is released by the sebaceous gland at the base of the hair follicle. Brushing the coat cleans the hair shaft, follicle, and skin by removing trapped dead skin cells, dirt, and oils. Brushing also distributes the sebum, coating, lubricating, and protecting the hair shaft resulting in a healthy, shiny coat.Pin brush: This style is especially effective on long and full coated breeds. The stainless-steel pins are durable and outlast the plastic type. Anti-static pin brush: perfect of dogs that have fine, flyway hair.Slicker Brush: These brushes have a curved head and fairly stiff pins, they are ideal for dematting. Soft slickers have a curved back and softer pins, ideal for delicate coats.All System brush: These are slicker brushes with long pins to safely remove the undercoat without damaging the top coat.Rubber brush: Use during bathing to remove loose hair, massage skin. Ideal for short, medium and double-coated dogs and cats. Boar Bristle brush: These help distribute skin's natural oils (Sebum) though the coat to enhance shine.
Have fun with your dog.

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