Dog brushes – One of the most important dog grooming tools you should have is dog brush. This is especially true with long coated and fragile dogs that need regular grooming to keep their coat neat, clean, and tangle-free. However, short-coated breeds also need some brushing to keep their coat clean as well. There are so many types and kinds of dog brushes available and choosing one should depend on the type of dog you have. You can choose from plastic brushes, metal brushes, and soft and hard ones.

Dog combs – Untangling accumulated coat from your dog especially on the parts of the ears, tail, and paws could be done with the help of dog combs. Like dog brushes, there are several types of dog combs. You can choose one depending on your dog’s needs but the rule stays the same regardless of what type of comb you have. That is, to use the instrument carefully to avoid hurting the dog’s skin.

De-matting tool – There are limitations with what brushes and combs can do. One of these is removing matt and even preventing matt from your dog. De-matting tool will do what brushes and combs could not. De-matting tool breaks up matt concentration into smaller pieces that would make it easier to remove with a brush or a comb.

Dog nail clippers – Another important dog grooming tool is the nail clipper. This tool will keep the dog’s nails look clean and trimmed. There are basically 2 types of dog nail clippers: scissors style nail clipper and the guillotine style clipper. Both work effectively well. The two designs come in different sizes to comply with every dog size and age.

Dog clipper and blades – For some, dog grooming means having dog clipper and blades. In fact, god owners love to talk about their clipper for it signifies that they maintain the grooming of their dogs. Some dog clippers have permanent blades while some have changeable ones. It depends on you, however, to choose between the two.

Scissors and trimmers – To keep your dog in-style, dog scissor is a must. There are several types of dog scissors available: curved shears, straight shears, thinning shears, and blunt-tipped shears. To know how to properly use these tools, you can read articles about the particular topic. Dog training schools and programs also include lesson on how to use dog scissors properly.

Bathing equipment – Dog grooming tool should not be limited to combs brushes and trimming tools, it must also include bathing equipment too. There are several types of bathing equipment today but the most important things you must have are shampoo, conditioners, blowers or dyers, and showers. Special blowers or dryers and showers for dogs may not be important anymore if you already have these things at home. However, since the formulation of human shampoo and conditioner is different, it may cause irritation to your pet. Thus, you need to invest dog shampoo and dog conditioner to keep their scalp and coat healthy and clean.

Among the optional dog grooming tools include grooming tables and cage or stand dyers. Grooming tables come in hydraulic models, stationary or electrical versions. Cage and stand dyers on the other hand are more popular on dog spa. Accessories are also available for grooming tables.

Check out some great recipes:

Flea Hater’s Dog Biscuits

Ingredients: 1 cup flour 1/4 cup wheat germ 1/4 cup brewer’s yeast (available at health-food stores) 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoons vegetable oil 1 clove garlic, chopped medium, or 1 teaspoon powdered garlic (optional**) 1/2 cup chicken... [Read more]

Liver Brownies

2 lbs chicken livers 2 C corn meal 2 C wheat germ 2 eggs 2 1/2 tsp. granulated garlic (not salt) 1/2 C dried parsley Liquefy livers in food processor, pour into mixing bowl and add other ingredients. Mix until smooth like... [Read more]

Chow Chow Chicken

Ingredients: 2 chicken pieces (breats, thighs, whatever’s preferable) 3 carrots, peeled and cut in half 1 stick celery, sliced into chunks 2 small potaotes, peeled & cubed 2 cups rice, uncooked Directions: Place chicken pieces in large pot. Cover... [Read more]

Cheesy Dog Biscuits

Cheesy Dog Biscuits 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour 1 1/4 cups grated cheddar cheese 1/4 pound margarine — corn oil 1 clove garlic — crushed 1 pinch salt 1/4 cup Milk — or as needed Grate the cheese into a bowl and let stand until it reaches... [Read more]

Dog Biscuits #4

Dog Biscuits #4 2 3/4 cups whole wheat flour 1/2 cup powdered milk 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1 egg 6 tablespoons vegetable oil 8 tablespoons water — (8 to 10) 2 jars Babyfood, Meat, Beef, Strained — *see Note Mix all ingredients... [Read more]

Cheese And Garlic Dog Cookies

Cheese And Garlic Dog Cookies 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour 1 1/4 cups cheddar cheese — grated 1/4 pound margarine — corn oil 1 clove garlic — crushed 1 Pinch salt Cream the cheese with the softened margarine, garlic, salt, and flour.... [Read more]

Chicken Flavored Dog Biscuits

Chicken Flavored Dog Biscuits 2 1/2 teaspoons dry yeast 1/4 cup warm water 1 teaspoon salt — optional 1 egg 1 cup chicken broth — slightly warmed 1 cup whole wheat flour 1/2 cup rye flour — optional 1/2 cup cornmeal 1 cup cracked wheat 1... [Read more]

Corgi Crumpets

Corgi Crumpets 2 1/2 cups cornmeal 1 1/2 cups cake flour 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 egg 2/3 cup honey 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1 small apple 1 1/3 cups water 1/2 cup rolled oats Preheat oven to 350. In a... [Read more]

Dixie’s Delights

Dixie’s Delights 1 ripe banana 1/2 cup peanut butter 1/4 cup wheat germ 1/4 cup unsalted peanuts — chopped In a small bowl, mash banana and peanut butter together using a fork. Mix in wheat germ. Place in refrigerator for about an hour until,... [Read more]

Canine Carrot Cookies

Canine Carrot Cookies 2 cups carrots — boiled and pureed 2 eggs 2 tablespoons garlic — minced 2 cups unbleached flour — *see Note 1 cup rolled oats 1/4 cup wheat germ *or rice flour or rye flour. Combine carrots, eggs and garlic. Mix... [Read more]