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    It seems I'm always combing out matts from Abbey's armpits. Is there some way to prevent this?? Anyone else with this problem?
    Jen, Abbey (Tri Cavalier) & Gus (White Min. Schnauzer)

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    You could shave the armpits??

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    Some people have said they keep this area trimmed but I find when you cut back to any evenish length then the stubby bits mat... It does help if you keep them brushed under there so the mats don;t get time to build up but mine always seem to have tangled pits!!
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    Maybe I need to do it daily rather than the 2-3 times a week I'm doing now. At least she doesn't fight it, she lays on her sides and holds her arm up for me!
    Jen, Abbey (Tri Cavalier) & Gus (White Min. Schnauzer)

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    Can anyone recommend a good brush? The kind I'm using now has regular bristles on one side and metal ones on the other. Spencer's ears have been getting tangled towards the bottom. I think it's b/c he has to sniff absolutely EVERY blade of grass and fallen leaf when we walk in the morning. The dew's been heavy so his ears are wet when we come in.

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    I've bought a Mason Pearson brush and just love it. I no longer use the wire bristle brush or a pin brush. I have my comb on hand for bad knots but the brush really works wonders. I use the pocket size with board and bristle mixed.
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    Jen
    I comb Dudley every day, and the times that I get lazy and don't he
    gets some pretty nasty matts around his bottom. icon_yikes icon_yikes
    My middle son is constantly checking him for mats and always lets me
    know if I missed one.
    I also use a detangler and find a comb works much better than any of
    those wire brushes those I found hurt him.
    He sits so nicely as I always give him a treat after his brushing. icon_banana icon_banana icon_banana

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    We use a Greyhound comb and it works really well for mats and for pulling any dead hair up. She loves being brushed for about 10 minutes, then she just gets up and walks away!
    Jen, Abbey (Tri Cavalier) & Gus (White Min. Schnauzer)

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    I use a Mikki fine slicker brush on Maxx as his coat is like cotton wool (he hasn't got a normal Cavalier coat as he suffers from carpet coat), his groomer calls him a wooly bear!!!!

    The Mikki slickers aren't like regular slickers as they are really fine and I've run it down my arm more than once to make sure it doesn't hurt him. He obviously likes it anyway becuase as soon as he sees his brushes and combs he runs and sits down waiting for me & will in fact go to sleep whilst he's being groomed LOL

    I brush him every day but also spend a good hour about twice a week stripping out all the knots and matts - last night he was lying on my lap and I found loads of them that were 'fresh' - I know I'd brushed, combed and trimmed them all out yesterday morning!

    Oh yes, I wouldn't recommend a 'knot stripper' either. they are complete rubbish and actually hurt the furbabies......

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    What's carpet coat?

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