Shedding is a natural part of many double coated dog breeds grooming routine. Some dog breeds will continually shed their coats throughout the year, such as the Labrador Retriever and Corgi, whilst others will respond to seasonal changes just like the trees and shed their coats, such as the Jack Russel Terrier and Beagle. The shedding process is the replacement of older hair with new fresh hair.
Shedding can be frustrating if not managed correctly and the correct deshedding tool used to properly remove the dead undercoat that is being pushed out. The Groomarts Deshedding Rubber Brush with Performance Handle reduces shedding by up to 90% – resulting in a happier dog and less running around with the hoover.
This fantastic deshedding tool gets into the undercoat of short-medium coated dogs,lifting the dead hair and dirt to the surface. The hair is then caught in the rubber bristles where it can be easily removed once you have finished. Recycled rubber is wrapped around the handle, which allows a firm grip and application of a medium pressure to get deep into the undercoat. This additional pressure means dependent on your dog, you should only need to deshed them intensively for 2 weeks before going to a bi-weekly maintenance routine.
Initially you should use this deshedding tool every 3 days for around 10 minutes. After two weeks you should see the hair being removed reduce significantly. You can then switch to maintenance brushing every 2 weeks.
Before commencing a groom on any dog we recommend that you carry out a health check. You are looking for any cuts or irritation that would make grooming uncomfortable plus a general review of their condition. If you want to follow our health check checklist click here.
When you have finished deshedding we recommend using a coat conditioning spray to restore moisture, soothe the skin, and protect the new hair. We would also recommend using a soft bristle brush to remove any dead hair or dirt that has been bought to the top coat from the undercoat whilst you were using the deshedding brush. Simply brush down the dog with the soft brush, spray some conditioning spray and brush through the coat with the soft brush again.
Grooming is a fantastic way to bond with a dog, it builds trust and has many physical and mental health benefits for both dogs and humans. When using the rubber shedding brush on double coated dogs you are actually giving them a massage which encourages increased blood circulation resulting in healthier skin. This massage action also causes dopamine to be released in the dogs brain, the chemical responsible for feeling good and happy. You’ll also benefit as studies have shown that humans who regularly groom their pet are 5 times less likely to suffer from depression or anxiety.
This product is made from sustainable beech wood and recycled rubber. Carbon offsetting is used to ensure all our activities are carbon neutral.