The Best Dog Grooming Aids

Owning the right dog grooming aids can make keeping Fido or Fifi neat and tidy a whole lot easier! If your pet is looking a bit shaggy, or needs a wash-and-brush-up, this page has what YOU need.

When you're a dog owner, loose dog hair becomes a part of life.... in fact, depending on what type of breed you have it can almost take over your life!

Regular brushing, a bath every now and then, and a quick spritz of a problem-solving product helps reduce the problem, although it won't totally eliminate it.

With four dogs in the house, I'm used to fishing dog fur out of my coffee cup, but that doesn't mean I like it!

We've tried a good number of dog grooming products over the years, and there are always new (and sometimes better) ones coming onto the market. There really is something for everyone and I've put together the best of the best on this page.

From shampoos and conditioners, through brushes/combs/clippers, to doggie bath tubs and hair-dryers... there's something for everyone (and their dog) right here.....

FURminator Dog Grooming Products

I'm going to start with the 'FURminator' because I honestly think it's one of the best (if not THE best) dog grooming aids around.

This hugely popular, veterinarian-recommended FURminator has been proven to reduce shedding by 60 to 80 percent with regular use. Who wouldn't want that! Works on long or short haired dogs of all sizes.

If you're tired of dog hair on your furniture/floor/clothes/? then this is just what you need. It's also a boon to dog lovers with allergies.

There's a style for long-haired breeds, one for short-haired breeds - even one for cats. Plus there are now more Furminator products in the range, including a shampoo, conditioner, de-shedding spray and a very useful vacuum attachment.....

FURminator deShed Tool - Long Hair

FURminator deShed Tool - Short Hair

FURminator FurVac Vacuum Accessory

FURminator deShed Waterless Spray

Some dogs lose a lot more hair than others, and dog shedding is a normal part of canine life.

But unless you have a low shedding dog breed, you'll most likely want all the help you can get to understand the reasons behind excessive shedding, and how to control it in general.

I'd recommend also checking out my Dog Shedding & How To Handle It! page as it has tons more tips, advice and recommendations for you.

Dog Brushes, Combs, Clippers & More

If the FURminator isn't your cup of tea, there are tons of traditional dog grooming tools that you can use to remove your dog's loose hair, untangle knots, keep his coat shiny and generally make sure he's tidy.

Here are some of my favorites....

If all these dog grooming supplies seem a bit overwhelming and you have a puppy or dog who needs more than just a regular brushing (eg. you want to trim, cut or 'strip' his coat), then a good reference book will help you immensely!

One of these might be just what you need....

Bathtime Supplies For Dogs

Even if your dog doesn't have the type of coat that needs a whole lot of grooming, there will be times when he needs a bath... even hairless dog breeds need to get clean and sweet smelling now and then.

My step-by-step guide to bathing your puppy and these products are exactly what you need to get Fido all squeaky-clean....

If you're pup has a white coat you probably already know how tricky it can be to keep it clean and bright.

Luckily there are some great dog grooming aids that can help you with this. Shampoos, conditioners and tear-stain removers will all make sure that Fifi looks her best at all time!

(* ... and if your dog is black, the last one is for you!)

Now your dog is clean, he's going to need to get warm and dry quickly.

A regular towel (warmed up in the tumble-dryer first) can work just fine for smaller, short coated dogs or puppies, but a special super-absorbent doggie towel is even better.

And for long or thick-coated dogs, especially the bigger ones, a dog hair-dryer is a good investment....

Now that you've got your puppy's coat, eyes and ears taken care of, all that remains is the 'pedicure'!

Check out my page on cutting puppy nails for tons of tips and advice to make this (sometimes) tricky task quick and easy.

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