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If your dog or cat is prone to terrible matted fur, tangles, or just shedding more than you think is socially acceptable, then you’ll want to get your hands on this pet brush from Hertzko, which is 58% off today at Amazon. But it’s not only any pet brush. It’s called a slicker brush, a specific type that has fine, short bristles that are pushed together in order to remove tangled clumps of hair and hair.
But before you say, “Oh, that looks really painful for my dog,” give us a listen. Even though the bristles are wire-like, they are designed to penetrate deep into fur coats and reach the undercoat without scratch your pet’s skin. Of course, you can always be gentle with him if your furry friend is a bit more sensitive or just as an extra precaution.
The best part is that the brush is ridiculously easy to clean. All you have to do is press the top button and the bristles will retract into the brush so you can remove all the hairs.
And if you need a little more convincing, let these promising Amazon reviews below fool you:
“Buy it and buy it now. I have a German Shepherd mix that sheds twice a year and sheds regularly day to day. She has clumps of hair that try to fall out but get stuck, and if they come out at all, they eventually fall out while she sleeps and accumulate around her kennel. WELL, I bought this baby after reading a lot of brushes and picked this one when I realized it was self cleaning. Hair buildup is the biggest issue I’ve had with other grooming brushes or gadgets. I also tried the grooming gloves. It was garbage. Anyway, I brushed my daughter’s several small animals over the weekend and she started wagging her tail and arching in it, so grooming must have been nice for her AND THEN her started spinning around! — Bee92
“This brush is phenomenal! I didn’t know how our golden retriever would like it since we’ve never used a slicker brush on him (although we’ve used one on our other dogs who have since passed away; however, removing hair from hair hurts our hands so we stopped using them). We brush our golden exterior and he usually lays down on the grass so we can only brush his back, ears and side that is not on the grass; then he turns around and we do the other side or he’ll get up and we can brush him all off. Well, two strokes of that slicker brush and he went all out and closed his eyes… He was having so much fun we thought he was going to fall asleep! After about 4 or 5 swipes the brush was full of hairs and with a push of the button the brushes retracted and the hair fell into my hand without any pain to my fingers. — Goldens4Ever
“My cat has short hair, but a thick undercoat. I’ve tried other types of brushes and they don’t have a lot of bristles. Now I KNOW this cat is shedding because when I go to pet it, it’s like a tuft of hair in the air. I was on Amazon and found this one and thought I would give it a try and I’m so glad I did! I brush it 2-3 times a day and always find a good amount on the brush. I didn’t think I would care that it was self-cleaning, but that’s definitely the best feature of this brush. So easy! He likes what it does and I like how it works. I have another cat who doesn’t care, but she’s picky about everything, so never mind! Haha! Worth a try cat owners!” — Adam&Darylyn
Get the brush for $12.70 (originally $29.99) at Amazon.