With three different types of dogs in our household, plus a long haired cat, grooming is a constant challenge. Only our golden retriever Sheba goes to the groomer every few months or so, but in between that I do it all myself. It’s important for me to have the right tools to make that job easier.
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I couldn’t wait to give these tools a try. Each of our dogs has a different type of fur, and I found a favorite brush to use for each of them.
Luke is just learning to enjoy being brushed, and even though his short fur doesn’t require a lot of brushing, it still helps to reduce the fur that gathers around our house. He enjoyed the brush side of the Best Pin & Bristle Brush, and the pin side can be used where his fur is just a bit thicker, such as around his neck.
I was very excited to see how well the Best Deshedding Tool worked on Cricket! Cricket has coarse fur in many places, and even though she also doesn’t seem to shed much, look what I got off her in just a few strokes! Even better is the fact that you can just press that black button and the fur ejects automatically. That makes for very easy clean up.
Of course, Sheba with her long fur requires the most grooming. She gets mats if I don’t keep up with it. A groomer once recommended a slicker brush for her, and that has long been my favorite type to use on her. It gets out the undercoat, and smooths at the same time. GoPets Best Slicker Brush is so easy to use. The bristles are self cleaning as well…just press the button and they retract, and the fur just falls right off. They stay retracted when not in use, protecting the bristles from damage.
Sheba fidgets when it comes to grooming time, so we usually keep our sessions short. This is what I got off her in just a few minutes. Slicker brush on the right, de-matting tool on the left:
I didn’t get a chance to try out the Best Dematting Comb too much, because Sheba actually doesn’t have many mats right now. I found one underneath her back leg to work on, but she only had so much patience with that. But the little bit I tried seemed to be getting it out. I am sure I will get plenty of chances to use it in the future, she was at the groomer not too long ago which is the only reason she’s in good condition right now.
Keeping nails trimmed is another very important part of grooming. GoPets makes two different sizes of Best Dog Nail Clippers. The smaller ones can be used on small dogs and cats, and the larger for dogs with thicker nails. Both have easy to lock blades for safety, and include nail files as well. I found the nail files to work very well. Actually, I was impressed with how much better they work than other nail files I’ve used. Since I’m a bit chicken, and don’t always clip as close as I could, I love a good nail file to smooth the nail out after clipping. None of the dogs are thrilled with this process either, so it’s never easy.
All the tools from GoPets have ergonomic, non-slip handles that are very easy to hold onto. Since I have issues with my hands and gripping, this is very important to me. Plus, they can be used on cats as well! Samantha is not very cooperative with any type of grooming, but I try to keep her brushed. In the past, I never clipped my cats’ nails, but after Sam had an ingrown toenail, I now clip hers as well as the dogs’. Sam is pretty petite, so some of the brushes are a little large for use on her, but I still gave the de-shedding comb a try on her and it worked great.
I think GoPets‘ prices are very reasonable, and less expensive than other well known brand names out there. They also make this handy Best Travel Dog Bowl as well as a couple other products for dogs and cats. You can learn more about them through their website or Facebook page.
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2 Brown Dawgs says
Those look like great grooming tools. Question…brown dawgs do not get brushed too often but during the fall hunting season they sometimes get into small sticker bushes and the stickers stick to their fur. Which brush do you think would work well to remove something like that?
I actually think the dematting comb might work well for that. It has curved ends that could probably get underneath those stickers, and the ends are rounded, not sharp. Plus it has two sides with different numbers of teeth on each.
Slicker brushes work best for my long haired high-shedding dogs.
Daniel Scott says
I have a furminator but I don’t have a slicker brush. My dog is a golden retriever/Alaskan Malamute mix. I think this brush would be great for regular brushing.
I think the slicker brush leaves such a nice smooth coat. What a great mix your dog sounds like! Which breed does he/she look more like?
Daniel Scott says
He has the coat of a Golden including the color, but his ears, tail and feet are all Malamute. He also has the mask like a malamute.
He sounds gorgeous!
the slicker brush looks great!
Ruth Epstein says
Dematting Comb for fluffy butt BOL
I think the Best Deshedding Tool would be great for my dog.
Sarah D. says
The slicker brush works best for my dog too! She has an undercoat and a layer of coarse, longer hair, on top of that. I have three slicker brushes in different sizes and brands and they work wonders on her!
I hope you have one that is self cleaning! That is a feature I can’t live without now. I have a small one that I use on my cat, and those tines can be sharp if you hit them wrong!
Sarah D. says
Yes! They are self-cleaning (button press and fur is removed), and 1 of them even covers the bristles after it is done, protecting them from getting damaged. That one is my favorite.
I think the deshedding tool would work best for my dogs! They have a lot of fur 🙂
Cathy Keisha says
I have a FURminator but not a real brush cos TW won’t share her’s with me. Dunno why. Our fur is the same color. MOL!
BTW, I hope that you don’t mind I borrowed some of your wording with the giveaway to use on one I’m doing tomorrow. Stop by to enter for Sam.
I don’t mind at all that you borrowed some of the wording…I think I originally got some of it from someone else! 🙂
Thanks for letting us know about your giveaway too…Sam has her paws crossed to win!
My guess is that the Best Pin & Bristle Brush would work the best on our two kittens.
That one is great since you can get out the loose stuff with one side, and then nicely smooth out their coat with the other.
Sand Spring Chesapeakes says
the self cleaning brush would work great with my gang. great review on the items, I never heard of this company so thanks for sharing.
Amy A says
The de-shedding brush tool would be best because my dog has a weird broken coat.
I was really amazed and pleased with how well that one worked! It really gets out the dead stuff which is what many dogs need.
Tenacious Little Terrier says
I’m thinking the pin and bristle brush. He definitely doesn’t need dematting!
I think the pin and bristle brush is a great all around brush for all pets. With the two different sides you can cover a lot of different types of coats.
Two French Bulldogs says
We need the grooming tool that pulls out hairs out
Lily & Edward
Ann Staub says
These look like an awesome collection of products! I wish Callie would let me brush her but she usually won’t. I can sneak in a few strokes here and there. I do want to try and trim her nails one of these days. I tried once and got one nail done, but our nail clippers sucked and that made it kind of tricky.
You definitely need something that works well so that you can get them done as quickly as possible! Sam’s long fur on her paws makes hers really challenging too.
We love the pretty orange color of the products they have.
It’s the perfect color for autumn, and they go well with the orange bandanas Luke has been wearing this fall! 🙂
That’s good that the company gives back. Peanut butter for getting your nails trimmed. Good stuff!!
I learned the peanut butter thing from another blogger…and it’s the only way Luke will let me do any of his nails at all!
Sampson loves to be brushed. I had a brush that similar to the one you have with the pins on one side and it broke. I have to get me a new one, cause’ the brush I bought doesn’t have both.
Great review. Thank you.
We had one like that years ago too, but it had also broken. I didn’t realize I had missed it so much until we got this one to try! I have a feeling these will hold up better than others, they seem very good quality.
M. K. Clinton says
Those are great! We have several brushes since Pierre and Bentley have two completely different coats. I am so envious of your ability to trim your dogs nails. ☺
Thank you….I don’t do the job that our vet’s office does on their nails, but I think it’s better than nothing anyway! It does save us some money (though our vet’s office sometimes does it for free when we’re there for other things), and at least saves the dogs the stress of having to go there (and Luke would never let them near his nails unless he was sedated).
Great review and of course I enjoyed the photos of your gang. 🙂
Thank you! Reviews can be kind of dry at times, so I hope the cute photos help make ours more entertaining!
Jenna,Mark “HuskyCrazed” Drady says
Ahhhh U.S only?! These look great, and grooming tools are a must here in the husky house! LOL!
ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!
I know, I’m sorry, I did try to get Canada included! I know some of these brushes would be perfect for your huskies!