“ Brand: Rosewood / Type: Grooming „
Part and parcel of having a kitten/cat is fleas sadly. My Myrtle is a housecat and doesn't go outdoors or associate with any pets only someones dog a few times int he past and although I knew this dog had a problem with fleas me being me never thought about my gorgeous kitten ever catching them. My flat has been infested and both me and Myrtle cant stop scratching, I'm covered in nasty sores and try as I may I seem to be missing the one flea which makes rather a few nightly. Ive deflead my home, I have bathed Myrtle, at the moment she is covered in a new flea powder I am trying out, I've sprayed her, she has a collar you name it we've tried it......
Course one of the best forms of flea control is a comb. Myrtle now has 3 combs to her name and not only can I with a good comb catch some, but dead ones and eggs I can remove with one too!
First off this after me looking around is meant to be a dog flea comb and of course Myrtle is very much my feline friend but in all honesty I don't think it really matters who you use this on. Cats and dogs can both have short coats, long coats and so on and Myrtle is very short haired.
The colour of this comb is light Rose colour really and that's what caught my eye in the first place, I o like girly things for us. It has a longish handle and feels rubberised all over and it is a single file comb with a metal comb section to it of which the metal section isn't flexible really and is tight together giving a good glide through the animals coat. I like the fact that this also has a hand grip on the inner part of the comb allowing me a better grip which is great for us as Myrtle hates being groomed an likes to wriggle and kick off at me.
Not only is this a nice, robust comb that should see out rather a few years it is easy to grab out debris collected from the coat, I certainly haven't had any issues doing this and when I'm done with the comb I stick it in a bleach solution to keep it clean.
This for us a is a great comb. It does what it is meant to effectively, is a good size one and worth the £3.00 it cost me in a local pet shop!
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Fleas are perhaps the biggest problem with dogs and cats when they continue to go outside and mix with other animals and they bring them back home. In the past I have used the correct dosages of products to combat flea control. Items such as frontline or Fiprospot and I have always had a flea collar of some sort around the neck of my cat.
I spray my home and make sure the carpets are always cleaned and bedding changed. However, you always seem to get the odd few who are able to get away from all the chemicals to kill them. This is where you need a flea comb.
In the past I have used various styles ones with the wider bristles at the front, some made from plastic bristles and others which are just either too big or too small. The Rosewood flea comb was appealing to me because I have items from this company before. Items like a brush to comb through the hair and also toys as well.
I got this comb for £2 on a sale rail in a local pet store. The comb is purple so it is a nice colour and it is made from a plastic shell on the outside. There is a rubber grip on the main handle so it helps support better movement from you the owner of the dog.
There is a metal bristle on the flea comb which are thin and closely compact so when you glide this through the hair of your pet they are able to grab anything it comes into contact with. There are a few issues as with many things in life.
The bristles are closely compact which is what you expect from a flea comb but they are easy to bend. I put this through my Rough Collie's fur and it was fine and was able to glide through the fur until it reaches certain knots in the fur. Then what happened was my dog smacked it when it was on the floor and he managed to bend about 5 of the bristles.
I tried to put them back in place which I managed to do but unfortunately it never looked the same again. I have found this does work very well because as mentioned above dogs go through fields and they can pick up anything and my dog is prone to pick up fleas due to his long fur being so warm.
I used this comb and it managed to pick up not only the fleas but those stubborn horrible black eggs which hatch and release more of those nasty little things. Some were found dead but others were not and you do not want them biting you as they can make you scratch half your arm away.
Storing this item away is very good because there is a hanging hole to make sure you keep this safe and you also have the ability to put it back in the original packaging it comes in which is usually pretty secure as well.
It does catch the fleas and they struggle to get out of the bristles due to how closely compact they are so it means they are stuck and cannot get out. I would highly recommend this item for anyone just make sure you use is slowly and never rush around with it as the bristles can bend.