coat ... may seem like a solution but is not a good idea. A dog's
coat is insulation which protects against both cold and heat. Shaving the
coat also exposes a dog's skin to sunburn! For short Haircuts ... using a
clipper with a snap on comb attachment is a good idea. Cutting just the top
coat and not the undercoat leaves nature's protection against sun and heat
and delivers manageable style.
Grooming Tip: Not cutting beyond the undercoat of a double coated
dog results in a better chance of having the coat grow back normally.
Using a clipper, selecting the correct blade and using snap-on comb attachments
plus learning how to do basic haircuts are demonstrated in detail in
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Attachments are a helpful accessory for clippers and a must-have for
novices. These snap on combs control the depth of the cut allowing you to
cut hair to a uniform length.
Designed to fit almost all professional clippers, they are easy to use: simply
attach the comb to the base of the blade and pull up to secure. For a good
finish, use a #40 clipper blade with snap-on combs.
Tip: Brush hair back against the grain and then clip in the direction
of hair growth.
Snap On Combs come in various sizes that correspond to the
desired length of the cut. For a good finish,
use a #40 clipper blade with snap-on combs.
Clipper Blades Constructed from high-carbon steel with a protective
Oster Turbo A5
Clippers. Cool running, "do-it-all" clippers with a versatile #10 blade.
Also available with #40 blade that you need for use with snap-on
Ear Hair and
Excessive ear hair that grows in the ear canal must be removed on a regular
basis because it traps moisture which can lead to irritations and
This hair is plucked or pulled from the ear.
Pulling a few hairs at a time is less painful and prevents trauma to the
The ear hair should be coated with a special powder that makes the hair easier
to grip. Gimborn R7 Ear Powder is a good choice.
Please don't dump a lot of powder into you dog's ear!
A small amount of powder applied to the hair you wish to pluck is all that
is necessary to get the job done.
Another aid is a #1 All Systems product that reduces ear problems
and ear odor with a superior botanical formula that is safe and effective
#1 All Systems Ear Wash
Clip in the direction of hair growth. Don't dig in or push but let the clippers
do the work. Use short, overlapping strokes to avoid clipper marks in the
When selecting blades for your clipper, remember that the smaller
the number of the blade, the longer it will leave the hair.
Enhance the life of your grooming tools and keep clippers safe and sanitary
with these products. Choose from formulas to clean, lubricate and cool all
types of clippers and blades.
Clipper and Blade
Maintenance by Oster
Protect your investment by using these genuine Oster products to clean, cool,
lubricate your clippers and blades.
Note: Read the manual
Blades from some manufacturers are sold with a protective (invisible)
coating that must be removed before first use. Directions come with your
Brushing removes dead hair from
the coat before it mats and stimulates the skin. Using the proper brush stroke
is very important and productive.
For all dogs, make sure to brush from the skin out past the ends of the hair
without flipping your wrist.
For longhaired breeds, divide the coat into small sections and brush from
the skin outward, working from head to tail, section by section.
Light misting with a grooming spray lets the brush move smoothly through
the coat and helps keep the longer outer coat from breaking.
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If you don't
use a clipper because you prefer to have your dog show off his beautiful
coat, you should know about the basics of caring for that long coat --
Especially how to bathe, condition, blow dry and brush to minimize damage,
mats and tangles.
These techniques are demonstrated in beautiful detail in the Grooming
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We respond to thousands
of inquiries every year and
the focus of concern always centers on these topics:
STAINS & DULL COATS
WHITENING & BRIGHTENING
MATS & TANGLES
ALLERGIES & SENSITIVE SKIN
#1 All Systems
the trusted name in coat care throughout the world and John Paul
Pet from Paul Mitchell the largest single-line hair care company in
the world have carefully created advanced products that respond to
these and every other grooming challenge.
STAINS & DULL COATS
certainly ruin your pet's appearance and some stains, especially those
found beneath the eyes and around the mouth can be dangerous and unhealthy.
Reddish-brown stains on the face result from the hair constantly being damp
or wet. This is the ideal environment for bacteria and a common yeast infection
called Ptyrosporin (Red Yeast). The skin beneath stained coat is often swollen
Keeping hair out of the eyes and paying close attention to removing the matter
that forms in the corners of the eye are mandatory grooming routines. The
primary goal is to keep your pet's face clean and dry to avoid Red Yeast
infections and the resulting stains.
These grooming aids are essentials for preventing and controlling
Keep faces, feet and coats clean and healthy with SELF RINSE SHAMPOO by #1
All Systems. This conditioning shampoo does not need rinsing out and
will clean and deodorize in one
EYE & EAR
by John Paul Pet
Safely remove bacteria and build up around eyes and ears to protect against
infection, stains, odor. As with Paul Mitchell salon products, this pet grooming
product is pH balanced and uses a combination of all-natural botanical extracts
formulated exclusively for this pet care line.
WHITENING & BRIGHTENING
can signal poor health or diet deficiencies. For complete nutrition and
Just as often,
dull coats happen over time and are a grooming problem. Grooming products
that soften the coat and contain perfumes and heavy scents build up causing
damage and breakage. Manufacturers of these products recommend using
a clarifying shampoo frequently to strip the hair and remove product buildup
and minerals that dull the coat and damage the hair.
WHITENING & BRIGHTENING SHAMPOO
by #1 All Systems will
not strip/damage the hair and will safely remove buildup as well
as tough stains. Optical brighteners enhance natural color and this professional
shampoo is safe for all coat colors.
PURE WHITE LIGHTENING
by #1 All Systems removes stains and brightens with advanced enzymes. Created
for whites, creams, pale golds and light silvers. Hair strengtheners and
conditioners have been added.
SUPER WHITENING GEL
by #1 All
Systems safely removes stains
from tears, urine and food. This is an easy to use clear gel that conditions
and strengthens hair making it more resistant to future staining. Maximum
stain removing action takes approximately 15 minutes.
MATS & TANGLES
tangles are best prevented before they get serious, just as with stains.
Using the proper brush and the correct brush stroke leads to success.
#1 All Systems brushes and combs are finely crafted professional grooming
tools that deliver performance and are built to last. For long, silky or
fragile coats select a pin brush with a white pad. For coarse, heavy or double
coats select a pin brush with a black pad.
Follow a thorough brushing with a
through. The best combs available are by #1 All Systems. The Fabulous
De-Matting comb is the last de-matting tool you'll ever buy!
Clean coats are less likely to form tangles and mats, as well coats that
are well moisturized and conditioned. Advanced grooming products put you
ahead and Paul Mitchell has created specific products for pets that will
moisturize, nourish and detangle.
John Paul Pet Oatmeal Shampoo or
are excellent and this rich Oatmeal Conditioner has a detangling
For every day grooming and continual protection, Detangling Spray
by John Paul Pet is ideal.
ALLERGIES & SENSITIVE SKIN
and Sensitive Skin are soothed by using pH balanced grooming products.
Unlike products by other manufactures that are based upon scent rather than
functionality, products created
by #1 All Systems and Paul Mitchell 's John Paul Pet are meticulously formulated
to be gentle and non-irritating.
SUPER CLEANING & CONDITIONING SHAMPOO by
#1 All Systems is a
specifically formulated shampoo
that is rich in conditioners.
It cleanses thoroughly without stripping or softening the coat and rinses
residue free. It is gentle enough to be used every day.
Safe for even the most sensitive skin and coats. Safe for puppies, lactating
bitches and kittens.
Products containing Tea Tree Oil are wonderful for soothing irritations when
they do occur.
The properties of this all-natural product serve to protect
and coats and are a natural deterrent to fleas and other biting insects that
set up chain reactions of irritation and allergic sensitivities.
Both the #1 All Systems and
John Paul Pet manufacturers have excellent Tea Tree Products.
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