Questions and answers
When should I use the FURminator® Slicker Brush?
Your pet can be brushed any time, on both wet and dry fur. Brushing can be performed on its own or in conjunction with other products, such as the FURminator® Shampoo. Brushing is also an important step to perform before using a FURminator® deShedding Tool on your pet to remove tangles and matted hair.
How often and how long should I use the brush?
For best results, use the FURminator® Slicker Brush daily for 5-10 minutes each session, though the actual time will vary depending on your pet’s breed, the condition of their coat, and their thickness of the pet’s individual coat. It may be necessary to use the Slicker Brush more frequently during heavy shedding seasons or if the pet has excessive tangles.
Where should I perform the grooming process?
Grooming your pet will loosen large amounts of loose hair and debris, so a location that is easy to clean, such as a tile floor indoors or an outdoor area, makes cleanup more convenient.
Most importantly, always choose a location where your pet feels comfortable and safe.
What is the difference between the Slicker Brush and the Dual Brush?
The FURminator® Dual Brush is a 2-in-1 brush with hard and soft bristles which grooms and finishes the coat. The hard bristles are durable metal bristles for detangling, removing debris and massaging the pet’s skin, whereas the soft bristles are boar’s hair bristles for smoothing and shining the topcoat. This brush is for all dogs and cats of all coat types.
The Slicker Brush has stainless steel bristles to loosen or remove mats and snarls, and it is tailored to specific coat types instead: the FURminator® Slicker Brush Large/Soft is intended for pets with silky, wiry coats, whereas the Slicker Brush Large/Firm is ideal for curly, medium and long coats. They have stainless steel bristles, which are gentle on the skin and help to safely and easily detangle the pets fur. The dual flex head design follows the natural contours of the pet’s head and body. Once the pet’s coat is completely brushed, the brush can be flipped over to the straight pins to make a nice, smooth glossy finish.
Do the stainless steel bristles scratch the pet’s skin?
No, they don’t. The soft stainless steel bristles separate and detangle fur while being gentle on the skin.