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What rake do you like to use? What's the best overall brush should I use for everyday brushing?


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I like the Horse Rake and the dogs seem to too. I am a big fan of the Blow-Back as my groomer calls it. You should see the hair fly and it is left so silky vs. frizzy. An increase in the diet of Omega 6 - linoleic acid and Omega 3's like fish oils or flax seed oils. Nutro is the only pet food that guarantee's the health of the skin and coat and skin and fur and it is due to up to 4 times the linoleic acid of other foods. I live in the High Plains and we are having a drought (again) but even the Poodle, who does not shed, has great skin.
Do you have a link to that brush?


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I brush Ranger every day with a rake, then a pin brush. Keeps the shedding way down, especially in the winter when I can't give him weekly baths. (I'm mean and only do hose-baths).

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Anyone have a link to these brushes?
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I use a short, soft wire bristle brush on my golden twice a day. and am able to control the shedding very well.
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I'm trying to find better brushes as the ones sold at the local per stores aren't the best.

If anyone can suggest some really good brushes with links so I can order online that be awesome!!


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I just ordered my dryer today so I hope it comes in by the end of the week so I can give Van Gogh another bath. I've got the isle of dog products in earlier this week, boy are those bottles small and super expensive... Lol


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As far as a regular brush, I love the Chris CHristenson T- Brush: T-Brushes for Pet Grooming, Show Dogs & Cats

I think the best "rake" you can buy is the Mars Coat King: The Groomer's Mall - Mars Coat-Kings

The coat king will remove a TON of undercoat. I prefer the "double wide" models since the standard models are very narrow. For goldens, the 12-blade in standard width or 23-blade in double wide is recommended for goldens. I purchased the double wide 3-pack. I like to start with a coarse rake (18 tooth) and work my way to the fine rake (30-tooth). If you want to go cheaper, you could try the Oster Undercoat Rake: http://www.amazon.com/Oster-Professional-Grooming-Undercoat-Coarse/dp/B00061MWJ0
The Oster is what I bought before I heard of the Coat King. I was so impressed by the Oster Undercoat rake that I went on a quest to find the best undercoat rake. Enter the Coat King.

I start with the coat kings then I finish with the CC brush and a comb.

FWIW, I also have a furminator. It's a piece of crap for goldens. I'll never use it again; waste of money. It does not do a good job of getting down to the undercoat and just seems to scratch the top hair. Seems like it is just damaging the hair.
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As far as a regular brush, I love the Chris CHristenson T- Brush: T-Brushes for Pet Grooming, Show Dogs & Cats

I think the best "rake" you can buy is the Mars Coat King: The Groomer's Mall - Mars Coat-Kings

The coat king will remove a TON of undercoat. I prefer the "double wide" models since the standard models are very narrow. For goldens, the 12-blade in standard width or 23-blade in double wide is recommended for goldens. I purchased the double wide 3-pack. I like to start with a coarse rake (18 tooth) and work my way to the fine rake (30-tooth). If you want to go cheaper, you could try the Oster Undercoat Rake: Amazon.com: Oster Professional Pet Grooming Undercoat Rake, 18 Teeth Wide, Coarse: Pet Supplies

The Oster is what I bought before I heard of the Coat King. I was so impressed by the Oster Undercoat rake that I went on a quest to find the best undercoat rake. Enter the Coat King.

I start with the coat kings then I finish with the CC brush and a comb.

FWIW, I also have a furminator. It's a piece of crap for goldens. I'll never use it again; waste of money. It does not do a good job of getting down to the undercoat and just seems to scratch the top hair. Seems like it is just damaging the hair.
http://www.petedge.com/product/Groom.../276/44334.uts

Is this the 30 tooth rake your talking about? How often do you use it?




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Is this the 30 tooth rake your talking about? How often do you use it?

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Yes, but if I were to only buy 1 coat king it would be the DW Medium 22-Blade. Actually, I'm not sure if it's a 22 blade or a 23 blade. I bought mine from groomersmall and it is called 23-blade on their website. It's the spacing between the blades that is the important thing. The coarse has 3mm space between blades, medium 2mm, fine 1mm. Groomersmall is a little cheaper ($40.75 for the medium). I bought the "3-pack" which includes coarse, medium, fine for $107. Groomersmall also sells replacement blades: The Groomer's Mall - Mars Coat-Kings Just FYI, I love petedge, but I've found some great prices on grooming products from groomersmall. I just find it a bit difficult to navigate my way around on their website.

I don't think you can use them too much really, but more often than once a week would definitely be overkill. If an undercoat rake has never been used on your dog, you'll find that the first time you use it you will gets tons of hair. After that, if you use them regularly, you'll remove less and less. But, you are still getting what's there. I tend to only use them before and/or after I bathe my older dog. I try to bathe them monthly. I haven't used the coat king on my puppy since he doesn't have an adult coat yet. I probably won't use them on him until he is at least 6 months old. I only use them on my old girl right now.
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