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Make your pup look like a King or Queen with the latest UK Dog grooming tools whilst saving on those costly bills!
Regular bathing and grooming is an essential part of your dog’s hair care routine. Not only does it keep your dog’s coats clean, but it also stimulates the skin and keeps Fido’s fluff in the best condition possible
In this article, we are going to be reviewing the following pet grooming tools:
Some dogs require a professional groomer, but these days with so much information on the internet, many people are combing their pups at home; this can save a lot of money, especially if you have multiple dogs, a breed with long hair or compete in shows.
What are the best dog grooming tools?
There are countless options when it comes to grooming supplies, from a nail trimmer to slicker brushes. It all depends on your dog’s breed and what you are thinking of taking on, whether it’s the full set-up for a home grooming parlour, a de-shedder to get rid of excess hair; you may want the best dog trimmer or some styptic powder.
Product Reviews & Buyers Guide
Our in-depth reviews show you all you need to know about each piece of kit and whether they are the correct purchase for you. We have a separate clippers buying guide HERE.
Best Tool for Dogs that Shed – Deshedding Tool & Brush for Small, Medium & Large Breeds
Guaranteed to reduce the shedding of dog’s coats by up to 95%, this bestselling de-shedding tool is designed to safely remove the undercoat without damaging your dog’s skin or topcoat. Easy to use and clean, it features a strong handle and blade with a safety cover.
Best Dog Grooming Table – Milo & Misty 30″ Small Table. Non-slip Surface, Portable Folding Doggy
Ideal for a small dog, one of these sturdy grooming tables used by professional dog groomers allows you to set up for regular haircuts, ensuring a tangle-free coat, cleaning your dog’s ears or trimming nails.
It can handle weights of up to 100kg, has a non-slip rubber top for secure pet handling and a 50cm noose for the safe grooming of your pet.
- Suitable for occasional use
Best Dog Grooming Scissors – Pet Grooming Scissors Kit
Made from premium quality, this excellent kit features an ergonomic design and rounded ends for safety and accuracy. It includes 4 pairs of precision scissors for the dog’s eyes, torso, face, muzzle, ears and paws, and a stainless-steel comb. It ensures your dog’s fur looks in the best possible shape.
Top All in One De-shedder – SHEDDI – DE-SHEDDING AND GROOMING all-in-one tool
The SHEDDI de-shedding tool has 4-inch, quality stainless-steel combs with a protective blade cover for when not in use. It is extremely durable and comes with a lifetime guarantee.
It can reduce shedding by up to 90% with daily brushing to remove loose hair; it is great for allergy sufferers and house-proud owners alike.
- May not be as good on thick longer haired dogs
Our Top Pick Hairdryer for any Dog’s coat – PawHut Equipment – Hairdryer Heater Blaster 2800W Black
This handy dryer is fully certified by RoHS and CE and is best for breeders, show dog owners and those who have dogs needing frequent baths.
It has a powerful 2800w motor, 2 temperature settings for delicate skin and its low noise keeps the process of drying your pooch stress-free.
- Not as quiet as described
Best for Dog Owners who trim their pups nails – Gonicc Dog & Cat Pets Nail Trimmers
With tons of features and excellent reviews, nail trimming is a cinch with these professional pet trimmers. There is a guard, so you don’t accidentally cut the quick and a handy file concealed in the handle.
The ergonomic handle makes these clippers easy to hold, fast delivery, and a reasonable price make this a real winner when it comes to essential grooming supplies.
- Some reviews say it may not be suitable for small dogs
This article covers the basics of how to groom your pet and what supplies you need.
Getting Started – What Type Of Grooming Kit Do You Need?
Whether you have a dog that moults, a short-coated hound or a hypoallergenic breed, brushing should always be part of your daily routine. Set aside a time each day when you and your dog are relaxed, not when he is excited or after a busy day at work when you are feeling stressed.
Treats and lots of praise can make this time something your dog enjoys; it is essential to get them used to being handled from an early age. This will be especially beneficial if your pet needs to go to professional groomers as they get older.
Have all the stuff you need within easy reach; it isn’t necessary to bathe all animals before grooming, but if they do require a wash, make sure they are fully dry before you begin (see here on how to dry your pooch).
Different dogs have different coats and require different products; some with long hair may need clippers, de-tangling spray to remove mats etc., while short-haired breeds may only require a slicker brush across the skin and nail trimmers.
It isn’t just about your dog’s coat looking great; it also gives you a chance to give a quick once-over for any problems; before you begin, run your hands over the dog’s body checking for any lumps, cuts or skin problems, check for fleas, ticks and any ear problems. See here for a list of the best dog ear infection treatment in the UK.
Grooming Tools List:
There is a dazzling array of dog grooming supplies; short-haired dogs may simply need some dog shampoo, a brush, grooming gloves, shampoo or nail trimmers; however, if you have dogs with a heavy coat, you may need some extra tools; this a basic starter kit suitable for most canine companions.
- A fine-toothed comb or Pin brush
- Wide-toothed, comb
- Ear drops or wash
- Nail clippers
- Shampoo for dogs
- Scissor set
- De-tangling spray
- Soft slicker brush
- Toothbrush and toothpaste
- A grooming table or non-slip mat
When to visit professional dog groomers?
Jack Russells, Whippets or Staffordshire Bull Terriers, have no need to visit a groomer but Schnauzers, Poodles, and fluffy breeds like Shih-Tzus need regular attention and even specific hairstyles if they are being shown.
Long-haired dogs can be challenging to groom and some breeds like Puli’s and Afghan Hounds are probably best left to professional groomers. However, if your best friend has a coat that is fairly easy to maintain, with regular monthly trims, then read some product reviews and give it a go!
Many online video tutorials and great books like the “Dog Groomers Manual” by Sue Gould make it easy for owners to cut their dog’s hair and spruce up their pooch at home.
Grooming should be a pleasant experience for both you and your dog that can be tackled by just about anyone with the right supplies. If you need professional groomers, most charge between £25 – £65 depending on the size of your dog.
Then there are the manicures, bathing and ears to be done, all of which require no trip to a shop and can quite easily be done at home if you have a little time and patience.
Even if you don’t want to clip Fido at home or have a dog with short hair, there may be times when you have to give them a bath, so having some shampoo, a brush and cotton balls on hand. You don’t want to be bathing your pup too much as it reduces their natural oils. It’s a great way to get rid of excess hair, though and if your dog suffers from skin allergies, there are a range of soothing bath products for problem skin and fur.
You will only need a few basic grooming supplies such as scissors, combs, a pet trimmer, a nail cutter, shampoo and ear cleansers unless you are considering starting a business, have numerous short-haired dogs or compete in shows when you may need to invest in some professional dog grooming supplies.
While the initial outlay may seem costly, think of all the money you’ll be saving on visits to the groomers and the quality time you’ll be spending with your four-legged friend. Be sure to read up on simple guides on how to bath, maintain and cut your pup’s fur; for more basic tips on dog grooming, then it’s here.