Combing/Brushing without hurting...?

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  1. Sher

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    Lily has "fringes" on her legs. These fringes don't get matted, but some of the hairs get kind of "stuck" together after a few days. It is very hard to get a comb through them without pulling skin. I try to hold the hair and comb gently, but she really pulls away after a little while and I can tell she is uncomfortable. Is there anyway to comb or brush these "fringes" on backs of her legs that seem to get stuck together so easily without hurting her? I realize if I had done it every day they probably wouldn't be stuck together. She has that kind of fur that you can brush or comb and the fringes look all nice and cottony and fluffy and 5 mins. later they look stringy again.
     
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    What kind of a dog is Lilly?

    maybe a slicker brush...
     
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    i hardly ever comb things... think which hurts more when you do your own hair - brushing, or combing?
     
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    An anti tangle spray helps me . Ollie's panties and tail tangle so ! I also had a comb that has sharp blades and thins .
     
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    I can see where a comb might be more uncomfortable than a brush. I never thought about anti-tangle spray... thanks for that tip... Lily's hair is not very thick, so I don't think I would be wanting to thin it. She doesn't have an undercoat. Thank you for the replies...:)
     
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    What we both need , Sher is someone to help when we do that area ! Ollie loves the rest of his body , but hate the butt area . Is better about it if he's lying down and I do one side at a time .
     
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    shouldnt have gotten any dog with yorkie in it :rofl1:

    Armani's coat is the same way and he gets knotted so quickly I brush everyday and it still doesnt make a difference.

    Sorry... I guess this post wasnt helpful except to say "I feel your pain".
     
  9. What kind of brush are you using, Sher?
     
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    For Strider's pants and feathers I brush every day, his tail is horrible for tangles and really uncomfortable. I usually use a slicker brush and anti tangling spray on the pants and tail. He doesn't fuss as much then.
     
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    I don't know what you call this kind of brush, but here is a picture of it:

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    I was told (in here) not to get a brush with little balls on the end of the needles and not to get the kind with the sharp little slants in them (a slicker brush?) and not to use a bristle brush and I think this is the kind you guys meant... (I hope!)....:)
     
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    I use a comb on feathers. It seems to work better...
    http://www.ryanspet.com/ryanspet/productList.asp?categoryCode=2284&startItemCnt=1
    That is what I use. I comb through the whole coat and then run a brush through for smoothness. That comb goes through pretty easily, but you might want to think about a detangler like this:
    http://www.petedge.com/The-Stuff-Conditioner-and-Detangler-ZT18916.pro
    Best stuff ever (excuse the pun, please)
    It smells fabulous and it works great. I recommend it to all my clients (when i have them, that is. I'm stuck working in fast food right now) with long haired dogs.
     
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    BC- can you recommend a detangler that I could use between bathings?
     
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    No problem, PM! It's all relevant and I love any and all tips I can get about anything....:)
     
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    Johnson baby de tangler helps and I find the furminator helps me split ends to get knots un done
     
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    A rotating comb works really well on matted areas because it doesn't pull as much. Far less painful ;)
    Also, as far as detangler goes I like California baby detangler. It's not yummmmy smelling but it does work pretty well, and silicone free so it doesn't dry the hair out.
     
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    I use a slicker on Honey--she doesn't seem to like it but I always just hold her in between my knees and get it done as quickly as possible--and then she gets a treat!
     
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    Also, have you guys tried a boar bristle brush? depending on how the tangles are, it might help.
     

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