Are slicker brushes bad for dogs? It is important to remember to always be gentle when using a slicker brush. The fine, tightly-spaced wires can cause your dog discomfort if too much pressure is used. Rakes are brushes designed to penetrate into a dog’s thick coat and remove tangles and dead undercoat near the dog’s skin.
What is a slicker brush for dogs? Slicker brushes are typically wire brushes with firm bristles. They are great for dogs with short, wiry coats such as Terriers. Slicker brushes are a great tool to use to help remove knots, tangles, and even mats that don’t necessarily need to be cut out.
How often should I use a slicker brush on my dog? Short, wiry breeds, such as Dachshunds and most Terriers, need a slicker brush, followed by a once-over with a metal comb. Once every few days should do.
How do I choose a slicker brush? A slicker brush for dogs has fine wire bristles that sit on a flat or slightly curved base. The bristles are often angled or have protective nubs to prevent damage to the skin. Choose a slicker brush for your dog to remove knots in long, medium and/or curly fur.