Dog Grooming Rakes and Shedding Tools

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dog grooming rake image 2A dog grooming rake is a great tool to use on a large thick coated dog such as the Alaskan Malamute, Akita, Siberian Husky, German Shepherd or any other breed of dog that has a long coat or very thick undercoat. These rakes have teeth designed to strip the dead hair and the shedding undercoat out of the dog leaving the top outer coat undisturbed.

Some of these breeds of dogs will moult profusely during the change of seasons, particularly from winter going into summer.  The coat will build up from the base at skin level and matt up quite quickly if the dog is not raked out every couple of days.  It may appear from the top surface of the coat that all is ok however if you part the fur and feel down at the skin level you will notice the clumps of fur starting to accumulate.

The rake has long, sharp blades which will separate the fur and dig through the coat thickness to draw the loose, moulted clumps out.  Generally they will work out tangles and matting however if the coat is severely matted then you may need a dematting comb to assist getting these out or even to clip the dog’s coat entirely.  Refer to our page on Matted Dogs and An Introduction to Clipping Your Dog.

Cherrybrook - Furminator for Long Haired Dogs………………………………Cherrybrook - Furminator for Long Haired Dogs


FURminator D-Shedder for Long Hair Dogs AND FURminator D-Shedder for Short Hair Dogs    quickly and easily removes the loose, dead undercoat that is the underlying source of shedding. Unique stainless steel edge grabs loose undercoat and removes it without damaging the topcoat. FURminator brings out the pet’s natural oils, Promoting healthier skin and a shiny topcoat and reduces the amount of airborne elements that cause allergic reactions in many people.
These come in 4 sizes:           Long Hair  –  Toy, Small, Medium, Large
……………………………………….Short Hair  –  Toy, Small, Medium, Large

 There are many varieties of rakes available on the market to choose from so it will be necessary to choose a rake that is suitable and appropriate for your dog’s length and thickness of coat.  Here are a few to choose from:

MARS Coat King Home Line No 10 Blade dematting and thinning rake for breeds with fine to medium coats. Eg Lhaso Apso, Shih Tzu, Golden Retreiver etc. Also good for medium to long haired cats.MARS Coat King Home Line No 19 Blade:-great grooming tool for Cocker Spaniels, Cavaliers, Springer Spaniels and dogs with similar grooming needs.MARS Coat King Home Line No 7 Blade:-wonderful Grooming tool for Keeshonds, Old English Sheepdogs, Samoyeds and other thick coated breeds. JW Pet Company GripSoft Double Row Undercoat Rake Dog Brush
Double rows of stainless steel teeth remove dead or shedding hair from the innermost layer while leaving outercoat undisturbed. Soft rubber sheathed handle gives you a non-slip, comfortable grip. Finger-fitting contours of the handle increase your comfort and control. Used by professional groomers. Tips from Addie the Groomer in proper use of this tool: Your dog’s skin is sensitive. To avoid harmful scratching, you’ll want to keep the handle of the rake slanted upright while you lift out dead and shedding hair from the innermost layer of your pet’s coat. Use this rake on breeds such as collies, shepherds, shetland sheepdogs, retrievers, setters, pomeranians, pekingese, medium and long-haired mixed breeds.

The Mikki rotating double tooth under coat rake

Is an easy way to help diffuse matts and tangles as well as in the removal of the fluffy undercoat, leaving a healthy topcoat. The ergonomically designed handle ensure comfort and control for the user. The flexible spring mounted pins curve to the contour of your dog’s body and the double tooth design effectively removes dead hairs from the undercoat.





pPETS-3759402t300x300De-shedding tools are specifically designed to help reduce shedding for dogs that shed a lot of hair.  These are not only for long haired dogs but also come in designs for short-haired dogs as some short and medium length coated dogs can sometimes also be continuous shedders.  These tools will generally get underneath the top coat and take out the loose undercoat, leaving the top coat undamaged and looking tidy.

De-shedding tools come in the form of combs, blades, brushes and rakes it is a matter of choosing one that you feel will be best for your dog.  They are mostly all designed with ergonomic handles for easy use.

….Check out the range of de-shedding tools available here at Pets Warehouse!




One Of The Best Deshedding Tools To Easily Remove Shed Dog Hair – 60% Off Retail Price – The Magic Pro Dog Deshedding Tool Reduces Shedding By Up To 95% -Unique Shedding Blade is Gentle On Your Dog’s Skin -10 Year Money Back Guarantee

Works for both double and single coats; 2 popular sizes available

* Guaranteed to reduce shedding in dogs and cats in the first grooming session
* Gentle on your pet – will not damage their skin
* Ergonomic tool design for easy comfortable use

No sharp blade
* Detangles hair as well as removing loose hair
* Exceptional value for money – used by pro groomers
* Designed to fit your hand comfortably



As well as the shedding tools to assist with your dog’s grooming why not try these products to help control shedding and make your dog’s coat easier to manage:

Best Shot Ultra Vitalizing Mist 16oz
from: CherryBrook

The last De-Matting Tool You Will Ever Need! Best Shot Ultra Vitalizing Mist frees tangles, loosens mats and rids static! Great for routine brushing, de-shedding or apply before force drying to release more undercoat.

  • Spray-in/Leave-in hydrating conditioner
  • Leaves a beautiful shine and repels dirt
  • Loosens mats, frees tangles, rids static
  • Alcohol-free and hypoallergenic
  • Protein enriched formula features Coat Release Technology
  • Made in the USA

INGREDIENTS: Aqua (Water), Cationic Conditioners including Silk Protein, Glycerin, Aminosilicone, Matriciaria Chamomilla (chamomile for hair and skin), Mentha Spicata (spearmint) & Mentha Piperita (peppermint) Botanical Essences, DMDM Hydantoin (preservative)

Envirogroom De-Shed Shampoo 17ozEnvirogroom De-Shed Shampoo 17oz
from: CherryBrook

Envirogroom Natural De-Shed Shampoo will detangle and release loose hair and undercoat This premium hypo allergenic formula will leave all coat types conditioned and silky smooth. For best results use with Envirogroom Natural De-Shed Conditioner.

  • Vitamin & protein enriched with no unnecessary additives or thickeners
  • Rinses clean with no residue
  • May be diluted up to 32:1 (1/2 cup conditioner to 1 gallon warm water)
  • Wheat & gluten free with certified organic Aloe Vera
  • Gentle & mild formula is safe for cats, dogs, puppies and kittens
  • Made in the USA

Contains plant derived conditioning shampoo with aloe, panthenol, jojoba, shea butter, burdock root, vitamin E and soy protein.

Envirogroom De-Shed Conditioner 17ozEnvirogroom De-Shed Conditioner 17oz
from: CherryBrook

Envirogroom Natural De-Shed Conditioner is the professional solution for removing loose hair and undercoat. This premium hypo allergenic formula will leave all coat types conditioned, moisturized and silky smooth. For best results use with Envirogroom Natural De-Shed Shampoo.

  • Vitamin & protein enriched with amino acids to strengthen the hair shaft
  • May be diluted up to 32:1 (1/2 cup conditioner to 1 gallon warm water)
  • Wheat, gluten & paraben free with certified organic Aloe Vera
  • Gentle & mild formula is safe for cats, dogs, puppies and kittens
  • Made in the USA

Contains plant derived conditioner blend with aloe, panthenol, jojoba, shea butter, soy protein, vitamin E, burdock root, sesame oil, safflower oil, goji berry extract.


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