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Grooming gloves vs rubber brush -- you need both if you have a shedding monster
April 16, 2018
My one year old Shepard Ridgeback mix sheds so much that almost broke my vacuum. I bought a rubbery brush which Petsmart sweared by.
I felt the need to purchase the grooming gloves because the brush was simply not enough. Long story short -- you need both and here is why:
1. Using both ended up saving me time: the rubber brush is great for taking the longer loose hair off my pet while the gloves do a good Job picking up the finer, shorter hair lying underneath the top coat. Going over my pup's back with the rubber brush (for about a min) allows the gloves to do their magic, without wasting time targeting the longer hair (which they are not very good at)
2. The gloves target the smaller, finer hair better if you have already gotten rid of the top coat with the rubber brush (see photo). This means that you would get rid of as much possible loose hair during your home grooming session, and more days in between grooming sessions.
3. You could use the rubbery brush in the shower to get off dog park dirt, followed by the glove brush once your pup is dry.
*keep in mind that the gloves would be hard to use in the shower as they would take a long time to dry out. They also don't fit as well compared to their dry state.
**keep in mind that hair rolls off from the grooming brush whereas it gets stuck on the glove around the fingers where the fabric has no blue plastic coverage (unlike what some other reviewers have mentioned, hair does NOT simply fall off the gloves! Even vacuuming the gloves on the fabric section of it won’t get rid of the hair completely)
That said, the gloves are superior to the brush in certain aspects:
-- The shape makes it possible to go around the "curves" if you may. With the brush, I couldn't quite target the legs, the tail, chest or behind the legs
-- Its resembles more the human touch so If your puppy is new to getting groomed, he/she may like the gloves better
Here is what has been working for me: first, I brush her with the rubber brush a few times, then I wear the glove and go over her back, tummy and all the areas that the rubber brush could not get at. I have been seeing less hair on my cloth/floor due to this regime. Her coat is shinier. I spend less time and effort during our home grooming session and my new vacuum is not going to break any time soon.
I hope this was helpful to all the furbaby mamas and dads out there! ~(˘▾˘~)