What is a slicker brush?
A "slicker brush" is a type of grooming brush, commonly identified by lots of fine metal bristles.
They look something like this...
What is a slicker brush used for?
- Remove debris from pets' coat
- Brushing of pets' coat to remove dead coat
- Brushing out knots and tangles in pets' coats
- Helps distribute natural oils in the skin
Slicker brushes are designed to be used on medium to long-coated breeds. (dog, cat, or otherwise)
How to Choose?
There are so many options, and so many different varieties of slicker brushes available, it's hard to keep up (even for a groomer!)
While we try to keep things as simple as possible by limiting our range; it's important to note that effective grooming is never a "one-size-fits-all" approach.
The choice ultimately comes down to understanding the purpose of the different features, sifting through what is "marketing genius" vs genuine functionality, and most of all, understanding your objectives for use.
Short pins are suited to single-coated breeds, or to the shorter-pile sections on the double-coated breeds (such as feet, legs, face). Long pins are suited to the body of double-coated breeds as the pins are more capable of getting down to the undercoat.
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