Using a Dog Brush on a Mountain Dog

Our Top 5 Picks for Best Dog Brush

Whether you’ve got a breed with long, luxurious hair like the Yorkshire Terrier or a breed with short, low maintenance hair like a Boxer, a dog brush will still be an important tool to have on hand.

Brushing your dog regularly, even if he has a short coat, helps to control shedding and keep their coat shiny and clean. It also gives you a chance to closely examine your dog’s skin and fur on a regular basis so you can catch any signs of infection or irritation early.

#1 Chirpy Pets Dog and Cat Brush for Shedding

This Chirpy brush is one of the absolute best brushes for dogs with a shedding problem. Typically, the worst shedders are the ones with short but dense coats and the design of this comb-like brush is perfect for removing all the dead fur so that it doesn’t get all over your fur.

Chirpy Pets Dog and Cat Brush for Shedding

It can easily comb through dense fur and pick up all the dead fur in seconds. It’s made of stainless steel but the points of the teeth are not sharp so you won’t irritate your dog’s skin. It’s also safe to use on cats as well.

#2 Hertzko Self Cleaning Slicker Brush

The slicker brush from Hertzko is an amazing tool for both combatting shedding and grooming a longer haired breed. It’s designed to get rid of mats and tangles without hurting your pooch.

Hertzko Self Cleaning Slicker Brush

It’s also great at picking up trapped dirt and dander to keep your dog’s fur clean and healthy. It also saves you the hassle of needing to clean. When it’s full of hair, simply click the button on the handle and the hair will drop straight into the trash can as the bristles retract into the device.

#3 FURminator Curry Comb

This FURminator curry comb is a wonderfully gentle brush that is best suited for short to medium coats. Rather than using metal which can be painful for your dog even if they are designed to be sensitive, this brush uses molded rubber.

FURminator Curry Comb

The rubber is extra gentle on the skin and acts as a sort of combination brush and massage tool that will stimulate oil production for an extra glossy coat. It’s great for tackling a shedding a problem, or cleaning out trapped dirt and dander from your dog’s fur.

It’s also got a very comfortable design that is easy to hold. It’s an all-around very recommendable product for owners of short to medium haired breeds.

#4 SleekEZ Cat, Dog, Horse Brush Grooming Tool

The SleekEZ brush is a classic design meant for short to medium coats on just about any animal. They have an exclusive bristle design that can work its way through a thick coat but still be gentle on the dog’s skin.

SleekEZ Cat, Dog, Horse Brush Grooming Tool

We also think this just looks great, too. The lacquered wood gives it a classic, elegant appearance that many of the newer brushes don’t have. But looks aren’t everything. This is also a fantastic tool for handling even the most difficult shedding problems.

It’s gentle on the dog, easy to hold, and highly effective at removing dead hair, dirt, and dander so that your dog is left with a clean, shiny coat free of loose hair. A weekly or daily brushing session with this tool will go a long way toward keeping the dirt and fur off of your furniture and clothes!

#5 Mr. Peanut’s Pet Grooming Glove Brush

We are huge fans of this glove brush by Mr. Peanut. It makes grooming as easy as petting your dog! The molded rubber bristles are gentle on their skin and help to stimulate oil production so that they are left with a glossier coat.

Mr. Peanut’s Pet Grooming Glove Brush

It’s surprisingly effective at removing mats and tangles from long fur although it’s mostly intended for short to medium haired breeds. But the absolute best part is that it combines the effectiveness of a brush with the ease and simplicity of just enjoying some quality petting time with your dog.

Final Word

We recommend brushing your dog regularly. For short haired breeds, that means at least once a week (more often if they shed a lot). For long haired breeds, that means daily. Choose a brush based on the length and thickness of your dog’s fur. And be careful not to press too hard when you brush.

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