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DeShedding Tools

In order to get a quality deshedding on a cat coat it is a multistep process. Not only do you need a quality degreasing bath, thorough blow dry, but you also need a solid finely spaced comb, a rubber curry and/or a rake to help pull out undercoat. It is the combination of these items with the foundational bath and blow dry that creates a well managed coat. 

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.

Rubber
Curries

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Goal: 
removes already dead blown coat that's trapped. 
  • Loose soft spines
  • Wet or Dry use
  • Works especially well in the tub.
  • Removes dead blown coat that's trapped in the coat still.

DeShedding Rakes

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Goal: 
Drags and can cut undercoat, to remove excess coat. 
  • Hooked blades 
  • Cuts or pulls undercoat
  • Can leave damaged coat behind, if not used correctly, making matting occur more frequent.
*Professional use only is our suggestion with these tools! 

DeShedding 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 grip

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Pro level

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Rubber curries:

Rubber curries do a great job removing excess coat. The most popular pick for both best value and what most pro's use is the Kong Zoom groom, with it's deep tines and comfortable grip. For that reason it is duplicated here. The runner up was zoopolr for another cheap option and CeleMoon for it's alternative griping option.

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Alternative grip

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*Professional use only is our suggestion with these tools! 

DeShedding Rakes:

DeShed rakes can do significant damage to a coat when used inappropriately. We have see many well meaning owners over strip a coat and damage a coat unintentionally. If you are dealing with a heavy shedding cat we recommend looking at your entire process or getting an online consultation prior to opting for one of these tools. 

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Caution with use

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Caution with use

Pro level

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Caution with use

Pro level

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Caution with use

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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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