I know what you’re thinking – why is your dog on a post on a beauty blog? Well, I believe that Alfie has the right to look and feel pretty too and thanks to Pet Angel, now he can. I’m not gonna lie, I was more excited about a new brush for the Donut (his full name is Sir Alfred Hitchcock Riley the 1st), than I do over brushes for myself.
Alfie is a Lhasa Apso and some people let their fur grow really long, but I’ve got better things to do with my life than sit for hours and brush his fur. He can look scruffy very easily once his fur gets to a certain length, although at the moment he’s growing out his summer cut. We do tend to keep his fur quite short as Alfie is not a fan of being brushed, but his ears and tail get so knotty. I’ve tried other brushes from pet shops, but it’s always ended up being a battle to get the knots out without hurting him,. So Alfie has been putting the Pet Angel to the test – when your dog gets blogger mail you know there’s going to be an ego developing lol.
Pet Angel is from the same company as Tangle Angel and they’ve taken the same technology from their brushes and incorporated it into a brush for pets. I do chuckle at the thought of this product being tested on humans – makes a nice change.
I really like how easy this is to use on the knots – it’s nice and gentle and doesn’t pull on the knots. Normally when I try to tackle the dreaded ears, Alfie will flinch and try to run away, but not with this. I’ve been genuinely impressed that he will let me brush his ears and tail with this – I thought he’d hate it.
The bit I was really impressed with was the bristles. They’re not too hard and seem to glide through all the tangles with ease. Not only that, but these are clever little bristles. The bristles are embedded with antibacterial additives to prevent the unwanted build up of bacteria on them – it is 99.9% effective at reducing the growth of bacteria.
With previous pet brushes, I’ve found that they can also cause static on his little ears, but this has anti-static properties. Brushing now leaves Alfie with smooth and silky fur instead of looking like he’s been up close and personal with a balloon.
The Pet Angel is also water-resistant so you can use it whilst you’re bathing your dog and to clean, you just tap it on a hard surface and watch the fur fall away. It seemed like Alfie really enjoyed being brushed with this and I’m expecting major brownie points off the groomer next time he goes. Normally when we take him, his ears are matted and a mess and I feel really embarrassed. Next time, we’ll walk in there with pride!
Pet Angel is available in 4 different colours and costs £14.99 – to buy, click here.
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