Tips for Selecting the Ideal Combs and Brushes for your Pom
Grooming is incredibly important for all dogs, especially breeds such as the Pomeranian. Finding the ideal comb and brush is the vital first step in this process. Combs and brushes come in numerous sizes and shapes but there are just three types of brushes.
Bristle brushes. All dog coats will benefit from being brushed with a bristle brush. They vary according to bristle length and space between them. The longer the hair, the longer and more widely spaced the bristles need to be. Stiffer bristles can be used for coarse hair and for longer hair use a brush with stiffer bristles.
Slicker brushes. The fine wire bristles on these Slicker brushes are used to eliminate tangles and mats, while keeping the dog’s hair looking as good as possible. A large soft slicker brush is the best and most for Pomeranians. Remember best results are obtained when using a slicker brush by flicking with the corners of your slicker brush. For more details on the correct use of a slicker refer to our Pomeranian grooming booklet.
Wire-Pin Brushes. Wire-Pin-Brushes without the rubber-tipped ends are perfect brushes for Pomeranians. Avoid using the rubber tipped Pin brushes on your Pom, as the rubber tips can damage the coat. Some owners have mentioned their Pom may not like being brushed with a Pin brush minus pins. If this is the case, adjust your brushing technique.
Combs. Combs that have wide teeth are great to remove the loose hair from brushes and are also good for those finishing touches on your Pom. A comb with very fine teeth can help to shape the hair on your Pomeranian’s face. When you comb and brush your Pom, always do it gently and take all the time necessary. Extra care is required when eliminating tangles and mats. Your Pomeranian should enjoy the gentle strokes on his skin when you do your brushing. However, it’s easy to make your dog dislike brushing by pulling at hair tangles and taking ages to remove them. Win your Pom’s confidence by brushing his coat every day as this helps prevent tangles from forming and, if he does get any, the tangles and mats will be small and are removed easily, and without a struggle.
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An electric grinder: I personally use a nail grinder to maintain short Pomeranian toenails. A word of caution, great care is necessary to prevent any Pomeranian hair being grabbed by the grinder. Wrapping your Pomeranian in a towel, whilst using a toe nail grinder is an excellent idea. The Dochlaggie Pomeranians prefer a grinder to toenail clippers and will sit on my lap, happily while their nails are done. Details of nail grinders for pets can found at this link.