Disclosure: I was sent a Deshedding tool for this pet shedding brush tips and review.
Adopting Daisy, our Husky-Sheppard mix breed has brought us more joy than ever imaginable. Our dog is our spoiled, greatly-loved fur-baby. I want to do everything I can for her, including taking good care of her. Just like a baby, she can’t take care of herself, so it is my job! And it is a job I take pride in it. I make sure she is feed high quality food, hydrated, clean and stays healthy -including stay up-to-date on vaccines and frequent vet visits.
With warmer weather just around the corner, I am going to be caring for her more than ever. That is because warmer weather means it’s is grooming season! Spring is when her fluffy fur starts falling off! Being a long-haired, thick-hair mixed breed that she is, she sheds a lot (A LOT) of hair!
I will go from weekly-monthly brushing in the Winter, to daily or every-other-day brushing in the Spring. She has so much hair!
This year, I will be using the Shed Ninja 2 in 1 Deshedding Brush on her.
Why the Shed Ninja brush?
- Reduces shedding by 90%.
- Increases my dog’s blood circulation.
- It is gentle, no sharp parts.
- Ergonomic, non-slip handle.
Shed Ninja is a premium pet shedding brush, from a small family run business that cares about 100% customer satisfaction. They even go the extra mile, and send helpful tips about grooming to you inbox after you purchase their shedding brush.
Here are a few frequently asked questions about dog’s shedding and grooming care:
How frequently should you brush your dog?
This question of course depends on your dog’s shedding cycle. My dog is a breed that sheds significantly twice a year. Some breeds shed once a year. Other breeds shed continuously. Not only is the breed a factor, but so is your location. Here in Colorado, we have distinct seasons. My dog’s coat gets very thick starting in the Fall to prepare for the cold Winter, and she won’t shed much during these months.
Using a tool, like Shed Ninja, you don’t have to worry if you are brushing your dog too much. If you don’t see any loose hair, after running it through your dog’s coat, than it’s fine – your dog just got a safe massage that increased his/her blood circulation.
As for my pup, I brush about every 2 weeks in the Fall/Winter and brush nearly everyday once she starts shedding in the Spring, until the end of Summer (or the hair stops coming off on the dog brush)! I just make sure her skin doesn’t get to dry with all the brushing (I don’t brush hard, feel her quality food, fish oil, etc.)
What are some benefits of using a shedding brush?
Selfishly, the benefit to me is less dog hair around the house! The more I brush my dog – the less time I spend vacuuming the carpet and furniture that my dog lays on! Noticeably, there are a lot less fur-bunnies (as I like to call them) that roam the corners of the rooms.
The benefit to my dog is it makes her coat so soft and shiny. It is also great for her blood circulation and in turn, her health. The benefit for both my dog and I, is that we get to spend time together. It is a bonding experience that we both enjoy.
What will the shedding tool brush do for my dog’s coat?
Using the Shed Ninja on a regular basis makes your dog’s coat healthy, shiny and soft. It removes the loose, dead hair and leaves the nourished hair. Regular brushing also reduces the chance of matted fur, tangled long hair and dog dreads. All of these hair issues can cause health issues! That’s because dirt and oil can accumulate under the matted dog hair and cause painful skin infections, dryness, cracking and irritations.
How to introduce a pet hair brush for the first time?
When I first started brushing my dog, she was a little hesitant. Then I focused on giving her rewards and focused less on brushing. The first time we brushed, it was 80% treats, 20% brushing. I didn’t rush it, and just brushed a few strokes. Next round, I continued giving her treats and started brushing even more. Now-a-days, she doesn’t even need a treat for her to allow me to brush her. She actually enjoys it!
It is important to make it a positive experience for you dog. Whether the reward is playtime, praise, toys, treats or just your love, ease you dog into the process and don’t rush it! Work on the task on a regular basis, and gradually your dog will get used to it – and might even love the sight of you pulling out the dog brush!
Where to buy the Shed Ninja 2 In 1 Shedding Brush?
The easiest way to purchase the ergonomic, gentle, dog brush is on Amazon.