Top 10 dog grooming products

Check out our top 10 dog grooming products to make grooming your best fur-iend easier!

13th June 2024

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Warmer weather means more moulting! So, it’s essential for pet parents to keep up with our canine companions’ grooming needs – to make sure our dogs stay comfortable and healthy throughout the summer season. 

Grooming your dog involves a wide range of activities, from brushing their coat and bathing them, to clipping their long hair or carefully trimming scraggly fur with scissors. However, while thinking about grooming our dogs, it’s also important to consider the condition of their skin. 

Let’s explore the impacts of skin condition and coat type on the grooming process, then discover recommendations for our top 10 dog grooming products

Connection between skin health and dog grooming

Caring for our dog’s skin is a vital aspect of grooming, which means understanding the signs of a possible skin problem is key. 

Symptoms of skin problems in dogs

  • Itchiness.
  • Excessive scratching.
  • Licking or chewing at itchy, irritated skin.
  • Rubbing against floors and/or furniture.
  • Dry, flaky skin.
  • Dandruff.
  • Hair loss or bald patches.
  • Lumps or swelling.
  • Patches of redness and inflammation.
  • Scabs or sores.
  • Hot spots (red, painful, weeping, bad-smelling patches of skin that are warm to the touch – if you notice a hot spot, it requires vet treatment straight away!).

The time spent grooming your dog is an excellent opportunity to check them for skin conditions. For example, you could check for fungal infections (e.g. ringworm), folliculitis (bacterial skin infection), and environmental allergies (e.g. pollen) – as well as monitoring for signs of fleas and ticks. 

Remember: If you’re concerned your dog is suffering from a skin condition, you can speak to a vet expert, from anywhere at any time, via the Joii Pet Care app.

Grooming dogs with skin conditions

Here are some handy hints for how to groom your dog if they suffer from a skin condition and/or have sensitive skin:

  • Only use clean grooming equipment (and clean grooming equipment thoroughly after each grooming session).
  • Take extra care while brushing them – opt for a soft brush, especially if their skin is sensitive.
  • Use a vet-approved hypogenic shampoo that’s free from harsh chemicals.
  • Make sure their coat is fully dry after bathing.
  • Avoid clipping their coat too short.

Grooming for your dog’s coat type

Deciding which technique to use when grooming your dog can be a challenge, especially if they have a long or wiry coat! That’s why we’re sharing a few of our favourite tips and tricks for maintaining different types of dog coats:

Long hair (e.g. cocker spaniel) – after detangling their coat, remove any loose hair with a slicker brush, before using a soft bristle brush in the direction of their hair to improve coat condition.   

Double coat (e.g. husky) – ensure their coat is free from mats using a slicker brush, then use an undercoat rake to remove shedding hair, before gliding over their coat with a grooming glove/mitt.

Short, smooth hair (e.g. French bulldog) – after brushing their coat with a soft bristle brush to clear away any loose hair, a quick once-over with a grooming mitt/glove should make their coat super shiny. 

Wire hair (e.g. border terrier) – make use of your fingers to gently remove any loose hair that’s scraggly or sticking up from their coat, since that’ll encourage healthier skin and help their hair to grow.

Wavy coat (e.g. poodle) – use a conditioning spray to soften the coat, then, using a soft slicker brush, gently brush their coat in the direction of their hair to carefully remove mats or tangles. 

Corded coat (e.g. Komondor) – the best way to groom a corded coat, and keep skin healthy, is to give them a bath; though expect their coat to take a few hours to dry!

Hairless (e.g. Mexican hairless) – for dogs with little to no hair, maintaining their skin should be the focus of grooming sessions; for example, regular bathing and applying a vet-approved moisturiser could prevent dry skin.

For further advice on pampering your pooch according to their coat type, visit our article about dog grooming techniques.

Top 10 grooming products

Check out our top 10 dog grooming products to make grooming your best fur-iend easier! 


1. Furminator Firm Slicker Brush for Dogs and Cats – this professional-quality grooming brush is ‘pawfect’ for removing surface tangles and leaving a glossy finish to your dog’s coat.


2. Petface Double Sided Brush for Dogs – for a double-sided soft bristle brush, look no further than this handy grooming tool, which also boasts an ergonomically-shaped handle for your comfort.



3. Rosewood Undercoat Rake – remove your pet’s undercoat with ease using this super-efficient grooming tool that won’t damage their top coat.




4. Mikki Smooth And Stroke Glove – this anti-static grooming tool catches loose hair in a gentle way, and is ideal for those who are nervous of being groomed with a brush.


5. Natural Vet Care Silky Spray – thanks to its non-greasy texture, this grooming spray conditions your dog’s coat, while making it easy to tease out any tangles.


6. Animology Paws & Relax Aromatherapy Spray – along with soothing scents of lavender and chamomile, this vitamin-enriched spray helps to keep your dog’s coat smelling and feeling fresh between baths.


7. TropiClean Oxy-Med Hypo-Allergenic Oatmeal Pet Shampoo – designed for dogs with allergies, this plant-based pet shampoo provides a tear-free cleaning experience, while moisturising their skin.


8. Nilaqua Waterless Towel-Off Pet Shampoo with Flea Repellent – this vet-approved, hypoallergenic waterless shampoo is ‘furtastic’ for dogs who dislike bathtime.


9. VetGold Skin Care Cream – to promote healthy skin condition, this cream is enriched with natural minerals that strengthen skin texture and relieve pain; ideal for dogs with sensitive skin.


10. Petkin SPF 15 Doggy Sunscreen – a non-greasy sunscreen designed to protect your dog’s skin from the sun with built-in SPF15 protection and a pleasant scent.


Important: Please don’t use human suncream products on your dog, because they could be extremely harmful – and possibly toxic if ingested.

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