Safari Wire Pin Brush For Dogs
Safari Wire Pin Brush For Dogs
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Distribute your dogs natural oils
Leaves a shiny and healthy coat
Brushes Out Loose Hair and Debris

Safari Wire Pin Brush For Dogs

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At a Glance
Distribute your dogs natural oils
Leaves a shiny and healthy coat
Brushes Out Loose Hair and Debris

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Regular brushing helps to distribute your dogs natural oils, leaving a shiny and healthy coat while at the same time, lifting out loose hair and debris. The round end steel pins of this brush gently penetrate deep into the undercoat providing the necessary action to keep your pet's coat healthy.

Are Pin Brushes Good for Dogs?
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Pin brushes look the same as a standard hairbrush for all dog breeds and have the same features as well. These brushes are typically oval-shaped and have an easy-to-grip plastic handle. However, there's one important distinction between a pin brush and a standard hairbrush. Typically, a pin brush comes with metal bristles with tips capped in rubber or plastic protective nubs. This makes them safer for use on even the most delicate of skins. A pin brush is perfect for the general grooming of dogs and daily brushing. This is particularly good for long-haired dogs, who need daily grooming. Pin brushes are the most commonly used dog brush. These are used to remove matted knots and tangles from the coat, buff away loose dog hair, and more. They are instrumental in removing dirt and debris from the dog's coat to smoothen even the heavily matted fur. This type of brush is ideal for dog breeds with medium to long or curly hair like Pomeranians, collies, Yorkshire terriers, and Schnauzers.

How Do You Use a Pin Brush on a Dog?
Answer

As we already know, a wire pin brush is a brush with wire pins, which are widely spaced and have ball-like ends made with either rubber or plastic. Pin brush helps dogs with medium to long fir like chows, Lhasa apsos, Maltese, sheepdogs, and spaniels, among others. Generally, regardless of your dog's breed, it's a must to brush your dog regularly as part of the grooming routine. According to the Animal Humane Society, your dog should be brushed every few days, and if it sheds a lot, it should be brushed more often. Coming to brush use, every brush type has a different use. Pin Brush is for regular brushing for everyday use. However, remember that pin brushes are not suitable for short coat dogs like german shepherds or pugs. While it won't hurt them, better brushes suit the short coat types for an efficient job. The technique of using a pin brush on a dog depends on the type of hair your dog has. If your dog has a long and flowing coat, it's advised to brush along the hair grain. For dogs that have thing hair coats, brush the hair along and against the grain. As for dogs with a rough outer coat but soft undercoats, brush along the grains of hair on the undercoat and against the grains on the outer coat.

What Is the Difference Between a Pin Brush and a Slicker Brush?
Answer

Most new dog parents might mistake slicker brush for pin brush and vice versa. The main difference between the two is the space between the pins. The slicker brush is designed with long and tightly packed pins, penetrating deep into the undercoat and removing any matted hair or skin. For this reason, it's ideal for detangling knots and mats from long-furred dogs. Due to the long and wire bristles, a slicker brush is unsuitable for shorter hair and might irritate the skin. On the other hand, a pin brush comes in various lengths with widely-spaced pins, making them ideal for all hair lengths. Another difference is that the slicker brush reaches the skin and massages it to spread the natural oils in your dog's fur to promote a healthy coat. A pin brush is not designed for this intended purpose and is more of a top-coat brush.

How Do You Clean a Dog's Pin Brush?
Answer

Cleaning a dog's pin brush is pretty straightforward. First of all, you'll need to remove all the fur and debris visible to the eyes from the pins and the pad. This can be done using either your thumb and forefinger or with an old toothbrush or comb. Once you have made sure to take off most of the fur and debris, prepare a solution of water and vinegar or water and shampoo. Take warm water, and use equal parts water and vinegar for the vinegar solution and if using shampoo, a squirt or two is enough. Use only a gentle dog shampoo for this purpose to avoid any harmful or toxic ingredients like carcinogens. Soak the brush in the solution for 30 minutes and then rinse it off in clean water.

Is It Better to Brush a Dog Wet or Dry?
Answer

One of the biggest no-nos of dog grooming is brushing a wet coat. It's often recommended to brush your dog's coat before a bath or shower to remove any knots or mat. This is because water makes the knots and mats even tighter. And if you brush your dog's coat after a shower, you run the risk of the bristles getting caught in these knots and pull at the skin, which will cause discomfort or pain for your dog. In case you need to brush after a bath, try and dry your dog as much as possible and then brush along the grains of hair with a brush that has wide and rounded bristles. This is for long-haired breeds of dogs. For short-coated dogs, since no knotting or matting happens, dog parents can brush any time.

What Brush Should I Use for My Puppy?
Answer

The type of brush will depend on the kind of coat that your dog has. For long-furred dogs, a slicker brush is recommended since it gets deeper into the coat and is intended for cleaning debris from the skin and getting rid of the knots and mats in the hair. On the other hand, if your dog has a short coat, you will benefit from a pin brush, which is a top-coat brush.

Safari Wire Pin Brush For Dogs is manufactured by Safari Pet Products
Option UPC/SKU
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L 076484512940

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