Dog FAQ

 

STRIPHAIR GENTLE GROOMER for DOG Care

Do canine professionals use and approve of StripHair?

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.   

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What are the advantages of using the StripHair Gentle Groomer for the show dog owner or professional groomer?

  • Will not fray or damage the coat as a shedding tool can
  • Relaxes 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

Why is the StripHair Gentle Groomer a good choice for dogs compared to other grooming tools?

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!

What dog size and coat type are best for the StripHair Gentle Groomer?

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.

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How do I use the StripHair Gentle Groomer on my dog?

  • 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.

How will grooming with StripHair reduce unwanted hair and dander in the home?

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.

What steps do you recommend for reducing excess hair and dander in the home?

  • 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.  

Will StripHair remove dog hair on furniture?

Absolutely, and it’s satisfying, too!  We are asked this question often. However, there are two precautionary notes about using the groomer on furniture. First, too much pressure can leave a mark and cause the fabric to pill on certain fabric types. For this reason we recommend that you first test the groomer on the material in an inconspicuous spot. Why is pressure not needed? 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 second note is that the StripHair Gentle Groomer was designed for grooming animals. Use on material voids the warranty, as this activity is outside of the intended use for this product.

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THE GENTLE GROOMER Features and Benefits

What does the “All-in-One” StripHair Gentle Groomer offer?

  • 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.

Why is the patent pending Gentle Groomer better for the skin and coat?

  • 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, grit and dander to the surface
  • Stimulates blood flow for healthier skin and coat.
  • Relaxes hair follicles so that the hairs lie flat.
  • Distributes the skin’s natural oils for softness and shine.

What is the StripHair Gentle Groomer made of?

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.   

How does the Gentle Groomer remove hair utilizing a flat edge?

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.

What are the unique features of the StripHair Gentle Groomer?

  • 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

How do I clean my StripHair Groomer?

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.

What are the advantages of using the StripHair Groomer instead of a metal shedding tool or blade?

The Gentle Groomer will not fray hairs, which means a glossier finish on the coat. It 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.  And, you can safely use The Gentle Groomer on sensitive areas like the face and legs.

Can StripHair replace other grooming tools?

Absolutely! The Gentle Groomer sheds, dislodges, removes, erases, warms, lathers, squeegees and massages. It’s an all-in-one tool that will simplify your grooming routine.  

 

BETTY’S BEST HEALTHY SKIN – Multi-purpose spray for dogs

What are the benefits of Betty’s Best Healthy Skin spray for dogs?

  • Safe, all-natural ingredients
  • Calms irritated skin and hot spots without medicine
  • Naturally anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and antibacterial
  • 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 fungus and bacteria
  • Repels ticks, fleas and flying insects   

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.

What are the uses of Betty’s Best Healthy Skin spray on dogs?

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.