Best Dog Brushes – What are they?
There are many kinds of dog brushes available in the market. They vary from those which have bristles made out of synthetic materials to those with natural fibers. Some of them even come with different kinds of bristles, such as nylon or wood. There are also some dog brushes which contain no animal products at all!
The most common type of dog brushes are those which have synthetic bristles. These are usually used for brushing your pet’s coat. However, there are other types of dog brushes too. For example, some dogs prefer to groom themselves and these types of dog brushes may be useful in that case too. Other varieties include those which have natural fibers instead of synthetic ones, and these are generally used for cleaning up messes or removing stains from furniture or carpets.
What makes a good dog brush?
A good dog brush should not only be able to remove dirt and lint from your pet’s fur but it must also do so without causing any irritation. A bad dog brush will cause discomfort and pain to your furry friend. The bristles of the brushes should ideally be soft enough for your pet to use them easily. You want a brush that doesn’t scratch or irritate your pet’s skin either.
A good dog brush should also be sturdy. A well-built dog brush should be able to maintain its shape even after several uses. You do not want to buy a dog brush that will end up falling apart within the first month of buying it. Look for dog brush reviews online or read the specifications in order to ensure that you are getting a good, long-lasting product.
What type is right for your dog?
Sources & references used in this article:
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Animal operated power brush grooming device by RE Latham – US Patent 2,721,538, 1955 – Google Patents
Grooming brush handle by JS Sporn – US Patent 5,365,881, 1994 – Google Patents
Grooming brush with ergonomic handle by JS Sporn – US Patent 5,503,109, 1996 – Google Patents
Chew brush by K Johnson – US Patent App. 10/061,676, 2002 – Google Patents
Self cleanable hair brush by G Labran, TA Chabrak – US Patent 3,886,617, 1975 – Google Patents
No tangle pet brush by AL Stanley – US Patent 4,254,738, 1981 – Google Patents
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