Most dogs inevitably shed their fur, allowing them to rid themselves of dead hair and set the stage for new, healthy hair growth. Deshedding is one of the grooming processes customers really appreciate, as it keeps their dogs’ coats healthy while cutting down on the amount of extraneous fur floating all over their homes. Utilizing deshedding tools during the grooming process is an efficient way to get hair under control and allow for a beautiful cut afterward. And while combing and brushing with the appropriate tools are very helpful in the deshedding process, using a specially formulated shampoo as well can drastically improve the overall health of the coat with ease and efficiency. These shampoos are created specifically to loosen extra hairs and soothe the skin for coat health from the inside out. This is extra helpful for both long and short-haired dogs during warmer and drier weather. PetEdge carries a wide variety of dog deshedding tools and shampoos to give your grooming business the edge with customer satisfaction.
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Deshedding Shampoos and Conditioners
Unless a dog is a poodle, chances are you deal with some amount of shedding on a regular basis. The proper grooming routine can help reduce shedding in both long and short haired dogs, reducing the amount of hair all over your home or salon and keeping them more comfortable in the process. While combing and brushing with the appropriate instrument is the primary form of deshedding, using a proper deshedding dog shampoo in conjunction with brushing can drastically reduce shedding and improve the overall health of the coat. Ingredients in this kind of shampoo are formulated to loosen extra hairs and sooth the skin at the same time. This is extra helpful during high shedding season in the spring and summer, where dogs are also dealing with warmer and drier weather.
Grooming Rakes are primarily used on medium-, double- and heavy-coated dogs to remove the thick, dense undercoat. They are set up so that the pins will dig through the topcoat to remove the dead undercoat using only gentle pressure from the groomer.
Carding Tools are dragged gently along the dog’s coat to remove the dead undercoat while keeping the healthy topcoat intact. These can be used on medium, double, heavy and portions of silky-coated breeds. Carding is accomplished by using a fine-toothed blade, a stripping knife an undercoat rake or another shedding tool.
Undercoat Strippers have sharp curved blades that are blunt at the tips for safety. These are designed to remove mats that can be tight to the skin, without losing too much coat length.
Splitters have blades that are curved like a sickle with rounded, blunt ends for the pet’s safety. These tools are designed to allow the groomer to remove loose hair and undercoat without much effort.