Favorite Grooming Tools
As a groomer, we have some favorite tools. You know your pet best, learn all the lumps, bumps, and quirks of your dog/cat’s skin. You will feel changes or if a tick jumps on. These daily inspections along with oil application and brushing will help you catch any changes early.
To keep this simple, I’m just going to make a list and say why we love and for what kind of a dog. If you choose to order, please know as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.
Shampoo (all breeds/sizes): Young Living’s Animal Scents Shampoo*- Gentle and effective for all breeds when used properly. Very concentrated so you have to add a lot of water. Which makes it very cost-effective. Cleans, conditions, and protects your pet’s coat without harmful ingredients. * remember to use your account to save money or use my referral to save (#1195489).
Pugs/short hair: Zoom groom– so easy for short hair dogs. It does create some static but is so quick and easy
All short hair breeds: Furminator– with a light touch you can rid a ton of coat. Go slow so you don’t irritate the skin.
Les Pooches Brush for long hair (Shihtzu/ Collie/ Aussie/Pom..etc). This brush will last a long time and worth 3x the price. This is the only brush that I recommend to really get out the knots and mats. Use on a dry coat, dirty or clean it does the job. You won’t be sorry. Do not settle for a knock off, it won’t work as well (I’ve tried them all)
Tick Twister: In case you find a tick. Just slide this between the skin and the tick and turn about 3 times and the tick will come off. Keep an extra set in the car too. You never know when a tick will appear or on who.
Nail clippers: These nail clippers are “old school” but are the best i’ve ever used. They can even be sharpened a few times. Learning to cut nails is a process but so worth the effort.
Quick Stop (in case a nail is cut too short): grab some of the powder and apply it to the nail that’s bleeding. Put some pressure on it (it could sting a tiny bit, so push on the nail then reward the pup with kisses)
FLEA COMB: Every home needs this item. Great to clean the corner of the eyes (longer-haired dogs/cats) and comb the body for those annoying fleas. DO NOT GET one with plastic teeth. This is a favorite of ours.
I will continue to add to this page as time allows and links are found. Thanks for looking, learning, and shopping if something catches your eye.
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Great tips Heather, Thanks for sharing your knowledge l!