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    Default what kind of comb do you use for grooming?

    Hi all, i have been looking for a comb for the everyday grooming, but i really can't decide which one can be the best for my cav, who is long haired like someone noticed after having seen his pics
    The main types of combs i have seen on the internet are these:
    double sided comb
    grooming rake
    rotating undercoat short/long teeth rake

    pls give me some advices, any would be appreciated
    Chiara from Italy
    & Nickey tri /M 23/05/2008
    Morgana boxer/F 19/05/1993 26/11/2007, forever in our hearts

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    For everyday use I recommend a brush with rounded pins. This gets all the tangles out gently then follow with a slicker brush to get knots out.
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    I think we use different things - I have a Mason Pearson brush with a mixture of nylon and natural bristles, which I use first, and then comb the featherings. Sometimes I finish off with the pure bristle Mason Pearson as this gives a nice sheen to the coat.

    I do like the combs with rotating teeth, but seem to destroy them pretty quickly!! The stainless steel ones are harder to hold but good if you want to sterilise them...

    I really like this comb as it is easy to hold {I have pain in my hands}

    http://www.petfavourites.co.uk/Hagen...g_Comb/1_14947


    So far it's lasted well...


    Most of my dogs aren't too keen on a slicker brush - so they are brushed and combed every day or every other day, and then I use either a Furminator or Mars Coat King on them, every few weeks to remove the remaining dead coat.

    Bathing helps to remove dead coat but I wouldn't recommend bathing them too often - unless you are showing, every 3 months is fine - obviously entire boys will need a quick wipe over underneath {a damp baby wipe works well!} every day, and an undercarriage wash once a week.
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