Our Unique Pets grooming salons are stocked with natural shampoos and conditioners to provide gentle skin and coat care, and you can buy a range of natural products in store for use at home. We also have a selection of wipes and cotton buds for you to maintain your dog’s groom in between appointments.
We stock a wide variety of grooming brushes so that you can keep all your pets looking gorgeous throughout the year – check out our guide to get the right style for your needs:
Hedgehog or Porcupine Brush
Hedgehog brushes feature a combination of soft bristles and plastic prongs. The hedgehog brush is designed to remove loose hair from a dog’s coat without discomfort. The pins penetrate the coat for deep cleansing and removal of dead hair and skin, while the bristles gather loose debris and hair and stimulate natural oils.
- Excellent for grooming curly, short, wiry, long and silky coats.
- Versatile and ideal for double length coats.
Slicker brushes have fine short wires, placed close together on a flat or slightly curved surface. They come in several different sizes and the wire bristles can vary from soft, medium and firm.
- Main type of brush used for most short to medium length hair, and wiry coats.
- Ideal for every day use, it removes old hair, small knots and dirt when grooming.
- Great for teasing out mats and tangles in all coats.
- Smaller slickers can also be used on cats to the same effect.
Bristle brushes stimulate the oil glands, which results in a smooth shiny finish, but the bristles can vary in terms of the spacing and stiffness.
- The soft bristle brush is perfect for dogs with sensitive skin or sparse hair growth as the bristles gently separate the coat without discomfort.
- Stiff, short, more densely packed bristles work well on short wiry coats.
- Softer, longer, sparsely separated bristles are better for silkier, longer coats.
Wire pin brushes, which can come with or without rubber tips, are designed for use on both wet and dry coats. The pin brush removes old hair, small knots and separates the top coat from the undercoat without dragging the skin.
- Pin brushes are particularly suitable for medium to long coats.
- Also good for dogs with curly or woolly coats.
The comb features metal teeth which can be spaced at different widths throughout the length.
- It is the go-to tool for detangling fine soft coats.
- It can also be used to carefully pick out knots or mats.
- Groomers use the comb to fluff the hair before scissoring.
The rotating teeth featured on the rake reach deep into the coat to help remove the loose undercoat, leaving the remaining coat sitting neatly against the body.
- Ideal for double-coated breeds.
- Removes undercoat as well as small knots and tangles.
The bath brush features silicone prongs which are designed to help you lather the soap when bathing your dog. It also helps to get the soap right down, through the hair, to the skin.
- Good for deep cleaning in the bath.
- Can also be used to help with de-shedding short haired breeds.
Furminator or De-shedder
The furminator’s fine teeth reach deep into the coat to remove loose undercoat hair and reduce shedding. Furminators come in a variety of sizes to accommodate different breeds and coat types.
The furminator comfortably, safely and efficiently removes loose hair to promote healthy skin and a shiny coat.
- Reduces shedding by removing the undercoat.
- Helps separate and untangle hair.
This curved de-shedding blade is designed to easily and quickly collect and remove loose coat hair and reduce further shedding.
- Fine teeth on one side, wider spaced teeth on the other.
- Suitable for short to medium length coats.
Coat Kings or Striegel
The coat king or striegel is a professional tool designed to strip and de-matt a dog’s coat. The curved blades carefully cut through any knots and tangles as well as removing dead undercoat.
- Coarse styles are used for combing out the undercoat.
- Finer styles are used for finishing.