I have been looking for good tools to use when grooming Miss Stella. I was in our local store buying dog food when I took my usual walk through the ‘goodie’ aisle, the one with all the various tools and such. One caught my eye that was not there before. At least it was not in my line of sight nor had I seen it before. I am usually pretty thorough in my searches.
The Safari Undercoat Rake
It said on the package that it was good to use with dogs having long-haired double coats. Hhhhmmm. Sounds like us.
Apparently this undercoat rake supposedly moves deep into the coat and remove loose fur without pulling and removing other hair. It has tapered pins that work well with thick, heavy coats, and has little ‘drag’ when pulling the teeth through the coat. It can be a chore trying to make sure I am getting all the way through both coats to the loose hair hiding beneath Miss Stella’s top coat. This rake seems to move smoothly through her fur. The handle is comfortable and easy to grip allowing for easy combing which is a plus. You do not finish brushing Miss Stella in a few short strokes. You are brushing for some time so in my book, it is important to have comfortable and good tools.
I really have enjoyed using this undercoat rake so far. It is very comfortable, pulls out the undercoat shedding easily, and has little to no dragging when combing. Miss Stella seems content when being brushed with it which means I can get more of her fur maintenance complete without so much time spent in ‘wrestling’ mode. Compared to other rakes that I have used, this one seems to really get the job done. When finishing just a few strokes, the rake needs cleaned which makes it feel as if it is doing a very thorough job. The only possible negative I have noticed so far is that if I brush her just after being outside, or brush too quickly, it sounds as if there may be some static electricity being created. When this occurs I usually take a break, or change where I am brushing on her body.
So far I am very pleased with this Safari Undercoat Rake. I plan on looking into more of this company’s products for Miss Stella’s grooming needs in the near future. Goodness knows there will always be some grooming to get done with a Newf hanging around the house.
I have not been asked to share my views about this product by anyone. I have not been paid nor received any sort of offers. I am just sharing this info as a part of my search to find good grooming products for my Newfoundland pup.