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Dog FAQ

Frequently asked questions--answered! Learn all you can do to groom, shed, bathe and massage your dog with the StripHair Gentle Groomer for Pets. Reduce hair and dander in the home with regular StripHair grooming sessions. Aid the skin and improve blood circulation for better mobility and health. Remove hair from couches, dog bedding and auto interior with the multi-purpose StripHair tool. Learn more on StripHair.com tabs: FAQs, BLOG, VIDEOS and SHOP product pages for more on how to care for the body, skin and coat of your dog using the StripHair Groomer and Betty's Best companion products, like Grooming Cloth Wipes and Healthy Skin spray. SHOP the StripHair Dog Bundle for 8 items discounted 35% + limited time free shipping!

STRIPHAIR GENTLE GROOMER FOR DOG CARE

Yes! The Gentle Groomer was put to the test by canine professionals for a full year prior to the product release, giving excellent reviews. These experts in the field include small animal veterinarians, sport-dog trainers, behavior trainers, therapists, breeders, show-dog owners and salon groomers.   

- Will not fray or damage the coat as a shedding tool canRelaxes hair follicles so the hairs lie flat

- Distributes the natural oils from the skin into the coat creating softness and shine

- Slow stroking motion with the soft rubber edge of the Gentle Groomer can calm nerves

Comfort and skin care are two great reasons to choose StripHair Gentle Groomer for dogs. The Gentle Groomer won’t scrape the skin and cause dander as most other groomers do. There are no sharp metal or plastic tips that can scratch the skin causing dander and irritation on the skin.

One of the most notable talents of the groomer is the ability to distribute natural oils from the skin into the coat producing softness and shine. The Gentle Groomer is used in a stroking motion that helps support good blood circulation and calms the nerves -- great for bonding with your pet!

The StripHair Gentle Groomer is best for medium to large dogs with short coats but will remove loose hair on any size dog. As with any groomer made for larger dogs, use only light pressure on small dogs.

Gentle Grooming Edge: Hold at a 45-degree angle and sweep in the direction of hair growth to remove loose hair, dirt and other debris.

Larger diamonds: Hold flat with the diamonds against the fur to comb, remove debris or lather shampoo.

Smaller diamonds & tapered ends: Use in a variety of holds to safely groom the legs, face, belly and other sensitive areas.

The material of the StripHair Gentle Groomer is a custom-blend of rubber that was formulated with an extra “grip” factor for removing loose hair, comfortably and effectively.

- No sharp edges common to many other grooming tools, especially shedding blades which can scratch the skin and cause dander, or bristles that flick dander into the air.

- Flat edge design distributes natural oils from the skin into the coat hairs, which bind to dust and dander for easy removal during a grooming session.

- Stimulates blood flow for healthier skin and coat which can reduce hair loss.

Groom outdoors whenever possible, and well away from foot traffic areas that could bring the hair back inside the home.

While grooming, set a double layer of moistened paper towel beside you to place loose hair once removed during grooming. When finished, double over again to contain the hair and give a final pass over the coat after grooming to pick up any loose dander lying on the coat. Fold the moistened paper towel over one final time and dispose in a trash receptacle.

Note: As with using any grooming tool, take notice of your animal’s sensitivity in certain areas. Some areas may require a gentler touch, fewer passes, or there may be an irritation on the skin that needs attention.  

Absolutely, and it’s satisfying, too!  You can also remove hair on clothing, pet bedding, and auto interior using the StripHair Groomer for Pets -- the red tool.

The StripHair rubber material is a proprietary blend that has extra “grip”, which is effective at removing loose hair either with the bottom side diamond texture, or the “edge” of the groomer.

THE GENTLE GROOMER FEATURES AND BENEFITS

Convenience: Betty’s custom design does the job of many tools; it’s a real time-saver.

Comfort: The groomer is easy to use and gentle on your animal.

Cleanliness: The rubber blend is non-porous, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal.

- No sharp edges or bristles that can harm the skin, create dander or dull the coat.

- Flat-edge design applies even, gentle pressure to “pop” dirt and dander to the surface

- Stimulates blood circulation for healthier skin and coat.

- Distributes the skin’s natural oils for softness and shine.

- Cleans encrusted sebum from hair follicles to reduce skin odor  

Betty’s proprietary rubber blend was formulated to prevent the growth of bacteria and fungus. The rubber’s unique grip is a product of a complex formulation for optimal performance, with just the right amount of softness for comfort.   

The material of the StripHair Gentle Groomer is a custom-blend of rubber that was formulated with an extra “grip” factor for removing loose hair, comfortably and effectively.

Flexibility: Conforms to the body and comfortably grooms bony areas

Size: 9-inch length is ideal for grooming medium to large-size animals.

Design: non-clogging diamond texture and grippy straight edge have many applications

For general cleaning, simply rinse with water or wipe with a dampened cloth. Mild soap and warm water or a disinfectant may be used to ensure contaminants are not passed on from one animal to another. Air dry.

The Gentle Groomer will not fray hairs like a metal shedding blade can, but rather smooths the hairs and distributes natural oils for a healthy shine. StripHair removes dirt trapped beneath the hair without any need for harsh movements or sharp edges. Using the flat edge of the StripHair Groomer will not irritate the skin or create dander as a metal tool can.  And, the rounded corners and soft rubber material make the Groomer safe to use in sensitive areas like the face, belly, legs, skin folds and creases.

Absolutely! For short coated breeds like the Boxer, Jack Russel Terrier, Bulldog, Greyhound, Great Dane and more, The Gentle Groomeris all you need to increase blood circulation, warm the fascia and muscles for improved mobility, remove loose and shedding hair from the coat, add shine to the coat, and make bath time easier for lathering and gently scraping off rinse water. This all-in-one tool that will simplify your grooming routine.  Long haired breeds will also need a comb or brush to manage the hanging hair and keep knots from forming in the coat. The StripHair Groomer is a great companion tool for long haired breeds for all the reasons noted for breeds with short coats. 

BETTY’S BEST HEALTHY SKIN – MULTI-PURPOSE SPRAY FOR DOGS

Betty's Best Healthy Skin is smart to have around for the needs of your dog. 

- Safe, all-natural ingredients

- Calms irritated skin and hot spots without medicine

- These natural plant ingredients are known for their medicinal properties which can help with bacterial and fungal issues of the skin

- Nourishes dry skin with natural clarifiers and oils, including essential oils

- Freshens the coat between baths with ingredients that help clean the coat and eliminate odor-causing factors like dead skin and crusty sebum clogging hair follicles of the skin.

- Helps deter biting ticks, fleas and flying insects that can cause sickness. Healthy Skin is made from plants, with no harsh ingredients, so you can re-apply with confidence.

Betty’s blend of thirteen plant-based ingredients and essential oils offers a variety of benefits for a dog’s skin and coat.

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PURPOSE: Relief of skin irritations due to dryness, hot spots, abrasions or other dermal issues.

INSTRUCTIONS: Part the hair to expose the affected skin area. Shake the bottle of Healthy Skin to ensure the oils are well mixed then spray directly onto the skin. Repeat 2-4 times a day until the problem clears.

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PURPOSE: Freshening the coat

INSTRUCTIONS: Shake bottle to mix oils, then hold 12 inches from the dog to spray, allowing mist to settle on the hairs. Work the solution into the hairs either with fingers. Use a paper towel to remove excess moisture and oil from the coat. Applying solution outside is recommended.

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PURPOSE: Addressing odor-causing skin issues

INSTRUCTIONS: Starting at the tail, place fingers up under the coat and flare the fingers to part the hair and expose the skin. Moving the hand toward the head as you spray, shake the bottle of Betty’s Best Healthy Skin and hold about 4 inches from the body to mist the exposed skin. Shake the bottle repeatedly as you work your way around the body. Use a towel to remove surface oil on the coat. Applying solution outside is recommended.

Precautionary Note: As with any product you are introducing to your pet for the first time, monitor to make sure there are no allergic reactions to the ingredients.

Healthy Skin is made of plant ingredients of high grade oils, plant extracts and essential oils known for their medicinal properties in a custom blend for skin issues most common to dogs.

INGREDIENTS: Purified water, Vegetable Glycerin, Witch Hazel, Aloe Vera, Argan Oil, Avocado Oil, Sunflower Oil, and the following essential oils: Geranium, Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Rosemary, Lemongrass & Cedarwood.