Many of us love pets. And in today’s busy world when relationships are in disarray due to distrust and misunderstandings, time contraints, people consider pets their most trusted friends. Nowadays, we have everything made especially for pets including foods, medical help, games and toys, grooming equipments, cosmetics and clothes. Depending upon interest, people adopt different types of pets, but cats and dogs are the most favorite. So as to maintain the fur of these animals, its cleanliness and texture, special slicker brushes are popularly preferred.
Slicker brush is made up of short bristles of metals and is used for separating the hairs of fur of animals. Basically it helps you to brush along the direction of the grain or against it making your dog look fluffier. Repeated brushing with a slicker brush helps in improving the look and texture of the fur of your pet. But since the bristles are made up of metal, you should never brush the hair vigorously or else it may hurt your pet. Using slicker brush twice a week can help in making your dear puppy look fluffier and mat-free.
Fur of dogs has a tendency to get disoriented and tangled giving a mat appearance to their hair. Slicker brush helps in gently removing the tangles of long-haired puppies and also gives gentle massage to the skin in the process. Slicker brush is an integral part of the intensive grooming program for pets and gives extra shine and softness to the fur coat with regular use. Well tuned strokes of this brush helps to improve blood circulation of their skin and also removes any dust, grime and flies attached to the upper layer of the skin. Although very easy to use, this brush should be handled gently as they are quite sturdy. It carries a slanted design which puts the beast at ease and the hardness of wooden handle and metal bristles efficiently remove stickiest of the dirt from the fur coat.
Here is a step by step direction for using slicker brush effectively:
Whenever your pet indulges in high activity, his hair gets tangled causing mat or knots on the coat. This gives the puppy an untidy look. So whenever you come across a knot do not try to use slicker brush on it. Instead immediately cut it, because many times these knots are knitted very close to the dog’s skin and using slicker brush can cause injury to its skin resulting in profuse bleeding. Areas where you mostly find mat or knot include armpits, thighs, belly, inside of the ear and the point where ear and head connects. Never let the hairs grow long as they can enter the eyes and ears of the puppy and get entangled with the ear wax making a complicated knot.
You should take following precautins while using a slicker brush: