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Combs

The basis of quality grooming starts with appropriate tools. Cat coats don't use brushes, contrary to popular belief... but instead utilize combs.

However, different combs work differently for different area's of the coat. Check out these differences below:

General Body Combs

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Goal: 
Loosen and detangle large swatches of fur. Finds tangles easily.
  • Fine & Coarse tine spacing. 
  • For large areas like the back, belly and tail.
  • Cheaper combs have too wide of a spacing to have any deshed grip, but can find tangles and matting. 
  • A higher quality comb will have a distinct difference in tine spacing to do both slight deshed and finding tangles and matting.

Face/Feet Combs

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Goal: 
Loosen and detangle densely packed fur and tight areas.
  • Tightly spaced tines
  • Short tine lengths
  • For tight areas of coat growth typically with dense areas of fur
  • This is ideal locations such as the crown of the head, the most forehead portion of the face,  dense feet fur, and especially front legs. 

DeShedding Combs

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Goal: 
Loosens and removes already dead blown coat that's trapped. 
  • Tightly spaced, often staggered tine design. 
  • Designed to offer ''drag'' through the coat at the surface of the skin and the coat at the same time.
  • Removes dead blown coat that's trapped in the coat still.

General Body Combs:

Everyday combs are distinctly for grooming the coat while dirty or clean. The ideal comb doesn't create too much drag through the coat as you work through it

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Alternative Size

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Pro level

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Face & Feet Combs:

Everyday combs are distinctly for grooming the coat while dirty or clean. The ideal comb doesn't create too much drag through the coat as you work through it

Best value

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Alternative Size

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Pro level

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DeShedding Combs:

Everyday combs are distinctly for grooming the coat while clean, only! The ideal comb glides  through a coat, with drag, without getting trapped in the grease of the coat. This is so it can grip blown dead fur and remove it smoothly.  

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Alternative grip

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Pro level

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Now all that said. IF you struggle to comb area's of your cat or they get too feisty for you to feel confident handling, here are a couple of additional tools to help you during the process.

Disclaimer, these are some of the very few tools we sell, however it's only because we believe in them so much! We decided long ago we would only carry products we ourselves would use here at Sweet Whiskers. And these two make the cut for grooming tools! 

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What education and or certifications does this groomer have? or are pursing currently?
While grooming isn't necessarily a regulated field requiring a degree to get into... it is a field that allows you to see a wide variety of talents and skills. Since there are no licensing requirements it is imperative that owners take it in their own hands to research who they are trusting their kitty with! 

Some important things to check out/ask your groomer:

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