If you’ve got long luscious locks, you’ll be well aware of how challenging knots can be. Brushing through them takes time and effort. It’s the same for any dogs with thick, long or curly coats that need to be kept in tip-top condition.
If you’re having a doggy drama every time you reach for the brush, you can try a detangling spray to help you. Find out all about them – from what they are, to the best types and how they work.
What is a dog detangler spray?
A detangling spray does what it says on the bottle – it helps you to detangle your pet’s precious coat.
Some dogs are more prone to knots or mats (densely tangled clumps) and will need a detangler to start the process of softening the hair. There are different doggy detangling sprays on the market – leave-in conditioners, products for wet fur after shampooing and sprays for dry hair that you can mist to works its magic any time.
What is the best dog detangler spray?
The best dog detangling spray is whatever works for you. Find one that suits your grooming routine and pet’s needs. If they hate baths, try a dry spray. If you can’t keep them still for long, opt for a leave-in product that’ll smooth their hair without hassle. We believe the perfect spray should be made from organic, plant-based ingredients. This will mean it’s gentle on their sensitive skin and is better for the planet too. With that in mind, we’re releasing a new, all-natural pooch product line – that includes a detangling spray – to help you tame their mane. It’s coming in the next few weeks, sign up to our newsletter for the latest product updates and offers.
Does detangling spray work on dogs?
detangling sprays aren’t just for human hair. They work well for any four-legged friends that struggle with a messy mane and mats. Not all dogs will need one. If your pup’s coat is fine and short, it probably stays smooth and knot-free on its own or with just the odd brush. Try different methods to discover a routine and set of products that you and your pet like.
How do detanglers work?
detangling sprays use ingredients that nourish and condition all the strands of fur. This process helps any live hairs (still attached) and dead hairs (not attached) slide past each other more easily. The treated, softer hair is then easier to brush as you won’t have to apply so much pressure. A more relaxing brushing experience means your mucky mutt might even enjoy the grooming process. With a good-quality spray, you can gently relax knots and remove clumps to avoid serious matting and discomfort.
What is good to detangle dog hair?
As well as an effective detangler, you need to invest in a brush designed for getting rid of pesky knots. Slicker brushes are a popular choice as they work for all coat types – removing loose fur, smoothing and detangling. You can also find specialist de-matting combs for different breeds or undercoat rakes for dogs with a mix of long and short fur.
How often should you groom your pet?
Whatever coat your dog has, you should give them a brush every few days. Smooth, fresh hair feels good. As well as removing knots, brushing gets rid of dirt and debris, burrs, dead skin and even bugs. Plus, if you take the time to make it a pleasant pampering experience, your dog will appreciate the routine and opportunity to bond with you. Canine companions with more demanding coats may even need it daily. But if the condition of their skin and coat gets worse, you may be overgrooming. Always monitor how they look, smell and act. For example, too much licking or itching may be a sign they’re irritated.
Top grooming tips:
- Choose a safe place where you dog feels relaxed and happy.
- Tease any knots out gently, using your fingers first.
- Let them sniff the brush to get used to it.
- Don’t spray anything near their face or eyes.
- Reward them with praise when they behave well and sit still.
· Start by grooming for a few minutes and add on time as they get more comfortable.
What are enzymes?
Don’t be fooled to think that because enzymes are natural they are less effective than chemical cleaners. Enzymes are nature’s very own powerful cleaning tools. Making them the go to choice for pet owners who do not want to spray harmful chemicals around their pets and their home.
Simply put, enzymes are all around us performing millions of important tasks in our bodies and in nature every single day. They are a type of protein that act like a biological catalyst to speed up the break down of organic compounds.
Similarly to how saliva, (which contains enzymes), initiates the digestion process by breaking down food in our mouths, cleaning enzymes use the same ‘enzymatic digestion’ to effectively break down and eradicate the organic proteins present in urine, faeces, vomit, drool, dirt, food, and more.
This process not only makes cleaning easier but also prevents the growth of bad bacteria – the root cause of those unpleasant odours – in the air, on surfaces, and within the fibres of your soft furnishings.
Try out Bio one today, vomit and the other nasties is what nature created enzymes for.
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