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  • Importance Of cat De-Shedding


    Densely-furred pets have combination coats made up of longer, coarser top fur and softer, finer inner fur that creates a warm air-trapping blanket for the skin in cold weather. It is the pets undercoat that tends to tangle, mat and clump as it is shed if it is not groomed carefully.

    In extreme cases, the unfortunate result is a weakened and dulled coat, or a thick thatch that must be simply shaved.

    A de-shedding tool for pet grooming reaches past the longer outside hairs and removes the inner coat hairs before they mat and thatch. It protects the coat for future growth and keeps the skin surface clean and properly aired and stimulated. The de-shedding tool does not cut hair, but it allows hair that has already detached from the hair follicle to be discarded. Most pets do not find the process uncomfortable and some even enjoy the comfort of a coat not covered in mats.

    Note that a de-shedding tool is not analogous to the thinning scissors that stylists use to reduce bulk in human hair. Thinning scissors cut; the de-shedder releases loose hair.

    Typical dogs that are good candidates for de-shedding include Poodles, Shih Tzus, Maltese, Bichons, Malamutes and Irish Water Spaniels.

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