You should regularly brush your pet dog. This is beneficial for both you and
your dog. It helps to distribute natural oils, removes dead skin, dander, and
other allergens. Furthermore, this allows you to take a look at your dog’s skin
and keep it healthy.
However, cleaning and sanitizing dog grooming combs is also very important.
It is one of those hygienic habits that can keep your dog healthy.
Tips for cleaning your dog’s grooming comb:
- Cleaning the dog grooming comb
- Remove all the furs from the comb. You can use your hand to clean the
comb. However, you should be worried about cleaning it all together.
Even if you cannot reach the minute places in the comb, it would still be
affected. The soaking solution will help you remove all dirt. In this step,
you should try to clean it as much as possible.
- Put pet shampoo in a bowl and mix it with water. If you don’t have pets
shampoo, you can use vinegar as well. Just add two spoons of vinegar or
pet shampoo to a bowl full of water. I would suggest that you use
organic shampoo because chemicals can severely harm your dog’s skin.
- Dip the dog grooming comb into this solution. Leave it there for about
thirty minutes. This will help you loosen all the particles that have
accumulated in the comb-over time.
- Finally, you can rinse the comb with water. Now, you have a new
looking comb for your dog.
- However, the work is not yet over. Your dog’s comb is free of dirt. It still
has all the bacteria and other infection-causing germs. Now you should
spray a disinfectant on it. Vinegar or shampoo has some anti-bacterial
property, but it is advised to use a stronger disinfectant for this part.
You can use enzymatic, aerosol, or other disinfecting sprays. You can
also do it yourself at your home using bleach and water.
- If possible, you can also choose UV tools. They are a bit expensive, but
they can keep the combs clean for a long time. Put all your cleaning
tools under UV rays. Let it dry for around 15-20 minutes. This is enough
to clean 99 percent of the bacteria in the comb.
- Maintenance of dog grooming combs
- No matter how hard you try to keep your comb clean, maintenance is an
important part. If you spend a good time in maintenance, you would not
have to clean it so often. Regular maintenance will also increase the life
of these cleaning tools. This is why maintenance is an important step.
You should inspect the comb for wear and tear. If you see some
significant wear and tear in the comb, then it is time to replace it with a
- Always keep your dog’s cleaning tools in a warm and dry place. Cold
temperatures help germs to grow. The same is the case with humidity.
So, you should keep these tools in a separate space. Keep the cleaning
tools in the freezer. If you live in a humid country, it would be better if
you could buy a dehumidifier.
- You should not keep combs and other instruments where your pet can
reach them. They are innocent animals. They would start playing with
them. You should keep them away from children as well. Children are
more susceptible to viruses and germs. These combs are prone to have
germs. Keeping them away from children is advised.
- It is also advised that you clean these grooming tools once a week. This
way, you would be able to keep them germfree. Moreover, if the comb is
germfree, your pet would be healthy. This, in turn, will help keep your
A dog can be an amazing addition to any house. Once they became friends
with you, they will shower all their love and attention on you. Apart from this,
they work as a guard by protecting your home and family from criminals. So, it
is your responsibility to make your dog happy, but with that, their health
should not be ignored.
Don’t ever over brush your dog; otherwise, they will start losing their beautiful
and natural hair. Be aware of grooming tools that you are using for your dog
and after brushing, check if they have any symptoms of skin irritation like
redness. Along with keeping them hygienic, brushing them regularly can grow
an emotional bond, so never hesitate with this.
Don’t worry! They don’t need daily brushing—even dogs who are more prone
to matting still needed to be brushed a few days every week.