Sending your dog or cat to the groomer can be expensive for you and stressful for your pet. But, thanks to technology and the ease of sites like Amazon, there are tools that can make the brushing and washing process easier at home, even for larger animals. In fact, some tools mean that your hydrophobic pet never has to get wet.
Here are the best home grooming tools you can find on Amazon.
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Attach this glove/brush/nozzle to your garden hose and use both hands to bathe your pet. If your dog is anxious about the sound or pressure of water coming out of the hose, this tool makes the flow gentle while allowing your pooch to feel your hands. You can find it on Amazon for about $25.
Well & Good Thinning Shears
If you’ve got a shaggy pet, then you’ll want to check out these shears. They easily thin the coat of your pup so that it can cool down easier in the summertime. One note on shears is that you should never use it on a dog with a double coat, such as an Akita or a German Shepherd. Only cut or shave the coat of a dog with hair; these breeds include Poodles, Lhasa Apsos, and Shih Tzus. Well & Good Thinning Shears are available at Petco for less than $15!
Bell + Howell Nai Trimmer
Most animals hate to feel the pressure from nail clippers, so Bell + Howell invented an electric file that works for all kinds of animals. Use it for dogs, cats, and even parrots. The machine is quiet, so it won’t startle your pet. For first time users, it’s a good idea to have a friend distract your pet with yummy treats. Once your pet realizes how painless and easy nail trimming is, you can give it treats after the grooming session. Buy this trimmer on Chewy while it’s still on sale!
Wahl Deluxe Home Grooming Animal Clipper Kit
Looking to give your dog a fast buzz cut? Try this grooming kit! You get the clippers, blades, scissors, and even an instructional DVD. If you’re a beginner, you don’t need to make your pup look pretty, just getting the extra hair off will do the trick on a hot summer’s day. It’s also nice to use clippers to get rid matting. Once you have more experience, you can start trying to shape your pet’s cut a bit more. Just remember that bad hair days don’t bother them at all! Buy this kit on Amazon for less than $50.
Nature’s Miracle Deodorizing Dog Bath Wipes
If you’ve got a pup that hates water, then try these bath wipes to stretch out the time he or she must be immersed in the scary liquid. The solution in these wipes is alcohol free, so it won’t dry out their coat. You can buy it online from Amazon or Walmart in different sizes.