Iorek has started shedding again now
I was wondering if you guys can suggest a good comb/brush that will help get the fur out. He is not a fan of getting brushed but today I made him stay still and I got one hind leg, one shoulder, and part of his tail brushed out. My plan is to get a rotation going, tomorrow I will do other areas and when I get him all done in the next few days I will start again at the beginning. His winter coat this year is not as thick as last years (I am thinking it was still quite a bit of puppy coat last year) so I don't think the shedding will go as long as it did last year.
I currently have a slicker brush, rake, and pin brush. I use the slicker brush mostly on the cats and Brom because I find that all it does for Iorek is fluffs out the fur on top and leaves everything underneath. I use the rake on Iorek. The pin brush was a quick purchase last summer when Iorek got covered in some kind of little bug/seed that wouldn't brush off with my hands so I ran to the store quickly and bought whatever I could find since we were away from home. The pin brush does pretty much exactly what the slicker brush does but it worked wonders to get the bugs/seeds (whatever they were!) off him.
I use the rake and start from the bottom of the section that I am brushing out and push the fur up. I take down about a 1 inch (mostly less) section at a time and brush right down to the skin in the direction of the hair growth. This is a LONG process. Is there another trick that you can suggest that would be easier/quicker since Iorek doesn't like to be brushed? Is there a better option for a brush?
Thanks for any help that you can give. Iorek thanks you too!