Devin 8-Inch Pet Flea Comb
- Gel grip handle for maximum control and extremely comfortable to work with. Keep your hand in a natural position to prevent fatigue and repetitive motion injury
- Be sure to brush your dog before bathing, as water can tighten any existing mats
- Use a flea comb to remove fleas daily and for pets with flea allergies; easily and gently removes fleas from your pet's coat
- Tightly spaced stainless steel teeth are angled for precise positioning and effectively comb out fleas
- Featuring surgical steel teeth and high-impact plastic. Fleas and their eggs can be easily spotted for removal with its light metallic gray teeth.
Sizing: Measures 8 inches (0.5 x 2.5" at brush head)
How to use:
Find a quiet place and make your pet feel comfortable. Get a bowl or soapy water and put it next to you. Dip the flea comp into the bowl of soapy water. Fleas will be killed by the soapy water. Using the flea comb, start combing through the coat of your pet. Pay particular attention to the face, neck and the area just in front of the tail. Fleas are frequently found in these areas. The flea comb will remove both the adult fleas as well as eggs that are present on the fur. Repeat the combing session several times a day to remove as many fleas from your pet as possible.
Grooming is a serious part of your dog's health. Brushing and combing help to remove dead hair and dirt and prevent matting. Dogs who are regularly groomed incline to have a healthier and shinier coat because it stimulates the blood supply to the skin. Grooming your dog can also be a nice way to bond with your dog, and it's important to get him used to it from an early age. Many dogs learn to see their routine brushing as an alternate petting, another source of affection and attention. A good quality brush and comb will help you with your dog's coat, but also remember that your dog's eyes, ears, and nails require attention as well.
How often to brush your dog?
Ideally you want to brush your dog every day to start. For a puppy especially, this will get him used to being groomed so you can avoid brushing-related behavior problems in the future. How often you brush your dog after he's used to it will depend on the length of his coat. You can stick with once a day, but most short-haired dogs only need to be brushed once a week. Dogs with thick coats will need to be brushed two or three times a week, more often during the beginning of spring and fall when shedding is the worst. Dogs with long hair will likely require daily grooming to avoid tangles or mats. If you fit dog brushing into your daily routine, you'll keep your dog's coat clean and healthy and build his trust in you.