When it comes to grooming my animals, I'm very minimalist. Luckily, my three dogs all have short hair. My cat poses the biggest issue, with her long, fluffy fur often getting matted in the humid summer heat. I try to groom them a little bit each day, which cuts down on shedding and the need to vacuum the house several times per week. These are my favorite tools, I hope you like them, too!
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The Stripping Knife
Additional Tools for Long-Haired or Double-Coated Breeds
The stripping knife and the dematting comb are tools that actually have blades to cut out mats and thin the hair of your animal. It is not recommended to use these on long-haired or double-coated breeds unless you are specifically removing a patch of matted hair. The reason being, you can actually cut and remove too much of the undercoat, leaving the skin abnormally exposed.
The best way to remove excess fur from your fluffy pal, if they have a double coat, is to occasionally bathe them and give them a good blow-out. Prior to the bath, you can use the following tools to loosen up and remove some of the undercoat.