Pamper Your Pooch With The Latest UK Dog Grooming Equipment!

Make your pup look like a King or Queen with the latest UK Dog grooming equipment whilst saving on those costly bills!

Regular grooming is an essential part of your canine care routine. Not only does it keep your canine companion’s coats clean and prevent it matting if long, it also reduces shedding, strengthens the bond between pup and owner, improves blood circulation, gets Fido used to being handled, while also enabling you to do a health check and make sure there are no bumps, cuts or injuries.

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Some pets require professional grooming 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 more than one or compete in shows.

This article covers the basics of how to groom your pet and what supplies you need. 

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Getting Started - What Type Of Dog Grooming Kit Do You Need?

Whether you have a pooch that moults or is hypoallergenic ; brushing should be part of your daily routine. Set aside a time each day when both you and your four-legged friend 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 pup 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 a professional groomer as they get older.

Have all the equipment 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 breeds of dog require different products, long-haired breeds may need clippers, de-tangling spray etc while short-haired breeds may only require a slicker brush and nail trimmers.

Tending to your pooch, isn’t just about 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 you can also use some of the equipment to check for fleas, ticks and any ear problems. 


Grooming Tools List:

There is a dazzling array of equipment for pet grooming and if you have a long-coated breed you may need some extra tools, however, this a basic starter kit suitable for most canine companions.

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    Fine-toothed comb
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    Wide-toothed, comb
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    Ear drops or wash
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    Nail clippers
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    Shampoo
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    Scissor set
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    De-tangling spray
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    Soft slicker brush
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    Toothbrush and toothpaste
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    A grooming table or non-slip mat 

Of course, if you show your dog, are a breeder, have more than one or want to start a grooming business you may find it is more economical to use commercial equipment. While quality supplies can be pricey, you can usually find cheap second-hand tools on eBay or in online groups.


A good guide to bathing your pooch

When to visit a professional dog groomer?

Some dogs, especially ones with hard to manage coats and ones that require special cuts for shows will need to visit a professional groomer, who will have the required equipment. Smooth-haired breeds like Jack Russells, Whippets or Staffordshire Bull Terriers, have no need to visit a professional but Schnauzers, Poodles, and fluffy breeds like Shih-Tzus need regular attention and even specific hairstyles if they are being shown.

However, there are many online video tutorials and great books like the “Dog Groomers Manual” by Sue Gould which make it easy for owners to spruce up their pooch at home.


Deshedding Tool & Brush for Small, Medium & Large Breeds, Cats & Horses, With Short to Long Hair. Dramatically Reduces Shedding In Under 15 Minutes Guaranteed

Guaranteed to reduce shedding by up to 95%, this bestselling de-shedding tool is designed to safely remove the undercoat without damaging the topcoat. Easy to use and clean it features a strong handle and stainless steel blade with safety cover.

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    Ergonomic design
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    Quality materials
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    3 colours

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Milo & Misty 30" Small Table. Non-slip Surface, Portable Folding Doggy/Cat/Pet with Stainless Steel, Adjustable Arm & 50cm Noose (78L x 48.5W x 76H cm)

Ideal for small doggies this sturdy grooming table is simple to set up and designed to hold weights of up to 100kg. It has a non-slip rubber top for secure pet handling and the adjustable grooming arm features a 50cm noose for the safe grooming of your pet.

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    3 sizes (S, M & L)
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    Foldable
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    Easy to clean

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    Suitable for occasional use

Pet Grooming Scissors Kit, Augymer 5 PCS Rounded Tips Curved Shears For Cats Doggies Stainless Steel Scissor For Body Face Ear Nose Paw

Made from premium quality stainless steel this excellent kit features an ergonomic design and rounded tips for safety and accuracy. It includes 4 pairs of precision scissors for the torso, face, muzzle, ears and paws, and a stainless-steel comb.

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    Rounded tips
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    Ergonomic design
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    Durable

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SHEDDI - DE-SHEDDING AND GROOMING all-in-one tool

The SHEDDI de-shedding tool has a 4-inch, quality stainless- steel comb with a protective blade cover for when not in use. It is extremely durable and comes with a lifetime guarantee. Reducing shedding by up to 90% it is great for allergy sufferers and house-proud owners alike.

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    Value for money
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    Durable
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    Lifetime guarantee

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    Teeth are very small
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    Not great on thick long-haired coats

PawHut Equipment - Hairdryer Heater Blaster 2800W Black

This handy dryer is fully certified by RoHS and CE and is perfect for breeders, show dog owners and those who groom their dogs regularly. It has a powerful 2800w motor, 2 temperature settings and its low noise keeps the process of drying your pooch stress-free.

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    Low Noise
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    3 different shaped Nozzles
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    Quick-drying

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    Not as quiet as described
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    Not suitable for sustained use

Clippers, Everesta Low Noise Rechargeable Cordless Pet Dogs and Cats Electric Clippers Kit with Shears and Comb (Gold+Black)

These stylish cordless clippers are lightweight and easy to use. They feature a titanium blade which will not rust and a 5- hour charge gives up to 70 minutes clipping time. They come with 3 comb guides, cleaning brush, oil, a comb and pair of stainless-steel shears and instruction manual.

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    Titanium blade
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    Low noise
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    Rechargeable

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    Not very powerful
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    Hair gets caught in blade

Trixie Face and Paw Scissor for Pup, 9 cm

The number #1 bestseller in grooming scissors these value for money stainless-steel trimmers by Trixie are perfect for the face area and paws. Rounded tips ensure safety while the non-slip handle makes them easy to use.

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    Value for money
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    Rounded tips
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    Non-slip handle

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    Small
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    Not very sharp

Groom Professional Baby Fresh Shampoo, 1 Litre

This essential product is a favourite with dog owners and professional groomers because of its fresh baby powder scent. Natural cleansers remove dirt, stains and help reduce odours. It contains Aloe Vera which reduces dandruff and does not irritate the skin.

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    Deep cleansing
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    Baby powder smell
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    Reduces dandruff

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    Contains Parabens

Pedigroom Large Professional Heavy Duty Hydraulic Grooming Table with H Bar

Designed with the professional dog groomer in mind, this hydraulic table has a sturdy adjustable arm and is strong enough for most breeds Made from re-enforced metal it boasts a non-slip scratch resistant surface which is easy to clean.

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    For professional use
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    Heavy duty
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    Non-slip

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    No instructions

Professional Equipment - Dog Nail Clippers Set with FREE E-BOOK, Video guide and Nail File included

Save money with these high-quality doggy nail clippers. The free E-Book guide makes it quick and easy to trim your dog’s claws at home and the stainless-steel blade and soft-grip handle make them easy to use. They also feature a safety guard to avoid cutting the quick and a handy nail file.

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    Safe and easy to use
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    Free guide
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    Lifetime guarantee

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Groomers Detangle Shampoo 2.5 litre

This anti-tangle shampoo is ideal for professional groomers, breeders and showdog owners. formulated with a unique slip which allows the coat to be brushed easily it is fantastic for coats which tend to matt easily.

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    Available in 3 sizes
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    De-tangling
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    Pleasant smell

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Conclusion

Grooming should be a pleasant experience for both you and your furry friend and if you just need to trim and neaten your pet’s coat it is a relatively easy process that can be tackled by just about anyone with any form of basic equipment.

You will only need a few basic tools unless you are considering starting a business, have numerous long-haired dogs or compete in shows when you may need to invest in some professional grooming equipment.

While the initial outlay may seem costly just 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 

John Devlin
 

Husband, father and avid dog lover. Currently the proud owner of George a pedigree Golden Retriever that barely leaves my side. However, cute this sounds a little break from the dog hairs every now and then would be nice!

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