Brushes come in an assortment of shapes, sizes, and types, and are typically made of wood, metal, or plastic. Curry brushes and bristle brushes are utilized to rid a pet’s coat of gnarls, dirt, shed, and other sediment, as well as cause the skin to begin generating natural oils. Slicker brushes are used to remove matted fur and make the coat sleek.
Shedding blades and rakes are used during the grooming process to extricate dead hair from a pet’s coat. Scissors and clippers are put to use for the removal or trimming of a coat. Combs are used to untangle gnarls in a coat.
There are specific forms of shampoo and conditioner for pets that are created to provide effective cleaning of an animal’s coat. Dental care for pets is imperative in grooming as well, and kits are available with specialized toothpaste and toothbrushes, as well as other tools specifically designed for animal oral care.