We’ve just published a really comprehensive guide for grooming your Westie! You can read it here!
As you begin to learn about how to take care of your dog, you’ll quickly realize that there are a lot of areas that you need to be familiar with. From grooming to nutrition, as well as exercise to heartworm medication, pet owners have another being depending on them! Overwhelming as that may be, sometimes you find tools that help to make it easier to do what you need to do.
For us, keeping our Westie’s coat tangle-free and clean was more difficult than we thought it would be. We asked our groomer for some advice about how to care for his coat between visits, and that is how we ended up with these stainless steel combs!
Our groomer recommended that we get something that can help us to find knots, work them out, and smooth any tangles. By using this comb every other day, we make sure that Sami’s coat doesn’t become matted. Will this tool help you do the same for your dog? Let’s find out together!
The Petsvv Two-Pack Grooming Comb Tool is a set of two, heavy-duty stainless-steel grooming combs that have one end with thinner teeth and one end with wider teeth. By having two different types of teeth on one comb, you are able to work out a wide variety of knots and tangles from your pet’s coat.
Who Is This Product For?
This comb is great for most dog owners who have pets with medium to long hair. If your pet has short hair, you might still be able to find some uses for this comb, but it won’t be as beneficial to you as it would be to other owners. Additionally, this comb isn’t the best choice for dogs with double coats because it may make things worse, rather than better.
If you have a Westie like we do, or have a similar breed with hair that can grow quite long, this is the tool that you need to get out mats and knots on your own without needing to cut them out or to visit the groomer every other day. It’s a great tool to do your own upkeep between appointments and save yourself some money.
This pack comes with two of these heavy-duty, stainless-steel combs
Overview of the Features
When you look at this comb, the first things that you will notice are that the teeth are spread farther apart on one side of the comb than the other. This is so that you have two different options when working the comb through your pet’s hair. Generally, the denser side can be used for soft fur near the eyes and legs while the thinner side is good for knots.
The comb itself is made from high-quality stainless steel that is very durable. Even as you work through thick coats or big tangles, you won’t feel like the comb is at all compromised. The steel also helps to prevent any buildup of static electricity when combing thinner hair.
When we say that this comb worked wonders on our Westie’s knots, we mean it! Sami loves to play, and when he does, he ends up with knots under his belly and on his legs. These used to be so hard to get out, but using this comb as part of our grooming process has made it much easier.
We were most surprised to see that none of the comb’s bristles broke. Previously, we’ve had many combs break as we went to town on tangles. The durability of this comb really shines through after a deep detangling session. Once we get Sami’s hair into a manageable state, we all have a much better time together!
- Two-sided comb
- Incredibly durable
- Easy to pack
- Value set
- Great for multiple coat types
- Not good for double coats
- Teeth unfinished and can snag in rough areas
- Not very effective on short cuts
How to Use This Comb
When you first add a comb like this to your grooming arsenal, you might not know how to use it at first. We certainly didn’t know what to do with ours, but we were able to ask Sami’s groomer some questions and work the comb into our routine.
Today, we’ll share with you how we use this comb on our Westie. Hopefully, this method will give you some ideas about how it could work for your dog. Remember, though, that there are a lot of different coat types! What works for Sami’s coat might not work for your dog, so be flexible.
When we’re getting ready to groom Sami, we start by using a relatively coarse brush and use that to get any big debris out of his hair. Then, we use this comb. We start with the wide teeth to work out any remaining dirt. For each knot we find, we start at the bottom of Sami’s coat and gradually work up, pulling all knots to the bottom.
Once we have removed the knots and the comb moves through the hair freely, the fine-toothed part of the comb can be used to neaten up areas around the eyes and legs that we weren’t able to get with the wider teeth.
If you don’t yet have many grooming supplies for your pet, getting a five-piece set like this one is a great way to get started on having everything that you need to improve your pet’s coat health.
Additionally, if you’re not sure what brush to use before combing, this Miller’s Slicker Brush is a good option. It is very similar to the slicker brush that we use as well.
Keeping our Westie’s coat in good condition is super easy now that we know what we’re doing, but we remember a time when it was impossible to sit and pet him without finding tangle after tangle! It’s natural for your pet’s hair to get knotted or tangled at times, but you want to avoid allowing those tangles to become matted.
Every breed of dog is going to have different hair and coat types as well, so keep that in mind when you plan out how to groom them. Growing up, we were lucky enough to have a dog that never got tangles, but they did shed a lot! Preparing for your specific situation is the best thing that you can do to keep your dog happy, clean, and looking cute.