Best Brush For Shih Tzu Dogs And Their Long, Sleek Coats
The brush used for brushing your dog’s coat is very important thing. You want it to be soft and fluffy so that your dog doesn’t feel any pain when brushing its fur. If the bristles are too hard or stiff, then your dog won’t get enough stimulation while brushing its fur.
You have to choose the right type of brush for your dog. There are different types of brushes available for dogs:
Brushes made from natural materials such as cotton, bamboo, silk etc. These brushes provide the most comfortable feeling to your pet. They don’t cause any irritation and they give a good lather without causing dryness.
Brushes made from synthetic materials such as nylon, acrylic etc. These brushes cause skin irritations and they leave behind a residue which makes them unsuitable for use with sensitive dogs.
Other types of brushes like metal, plastic etc. These brushes do not offer any kind of comfort to your dog and they can cause skin irritation if used incorrectly.
It is very important to follow the instructions on the brushes you buy from the market thoroughly.
Choose a brush depending on your dog’s coat type. There are different types of brushes available for long, short, thick and thin coats. If you’re not sure what kind of brush you should buy then make sure to ask your veterinarian for assistance.
Some owners like to use multiple types of brushes to groom their dogs. For example, you can use a metal comb to get rid of any knots found in your dog’s fur and then follow it up with a furminator to make the brushing session easier.
Make sure that you do not use the brushes too much. Try to use them only when the fur gets too tangled. Using brushes on a daily basis may cause more harm than good.
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