Dematting Tool For Dogs

15 Best Dematting Tool For Dogs in 2020

Written by Dr. Tom Bakerfield

Written by Dr. Tom Bakerfield

Dr. Tom Bakerfield is an expert author at WhyDoPets and a doctor of veterinary medicine. He's been working with animals for more than 15 years and he is the fourth generation of VETs in his family. He got his degree from University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University and he completed his clinical year in 1999.

Owning a dog is is one of the most rewarding feelings in the world, but nonetheless it can be difficult at times. Having a dog as a pet is almost like being a parent to a small child. You have the sole responsibility of training him, whether it be how to sit or how to behave. Encouraging such habits in him can be a really a difficult task and you have to be really careful with how you train him to ensure he learns in the best way.

As well as training, when you own a dog you have the sole responsibility of grooming him. Grooming is important for all living beings, and for dogs, they need a helping hand. Hygiene is important for canines, as cleanliness can help to prevent many skin diseases that can crop up if your pup isn’t properly bathed. As well as this certain types of mites and bacteria might stick to your dog’s body when you take him for a walk, so it’s important to give his coat and skin lots of attention.

To make the grooming process an easy task for you, certain types of dematting tools are available in the market. The purpose of dematting is to fully free the fur of tangles and knots. As well as this, it can help remove dead skin from your dog’s body, which can give off the appearance of dandruff. Moreover, if you have a proper dematting tool you can easily sort out your dog’s hair without having to resort to cutting it. It’s therefore important to have the best possible tools when grooming your pup and here we have listed the top 15 dematting. So, read on in order to choose the best tool for your dog.

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    1. FURminator Adjustable Dematter Tool for Dogs

    Our Rating:
    5/5

    FURminator is one of our favorite brands, since they provide high-quality tools that are very effective and easy on your pet. Their adjustable dematter tool is perfect for long haired dogs whose hair can easily get knotted. Unlike a normal brush, this tool uses stainless steel to cut through chunks of fur. 

    The best thing about this tool is that the stainless steel edges are adjustable, meaning you can shrink or widen them depending on the coat type and length that you are treating. The curved cutting edges allow for an easier removal of fur, ensuring that your pup won’t be left with big patches missing. They are also scratch-resistant, which means that the cutting edges they won’t wear down or get easily damaged.

    The ergonomic nonslip handle gives you complete control when handling this tool. Safety is key, and having an easy to grip dematter means that you won’t accidentally cut your dog or remove too much fur by having the tool fall out of your hand. Another safety feature is the lock on the side of the dematter, that locks the stainless steel edges in place. They won’t fall out, and will stay as you have put them.

    FURminator is so sure that you’ll love their products that they have a money-back guarantee if this isn’t the case. However, they are one of our favorite companies, and we think this tool is great. We know you will too.

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    FURminator Adjustable Dematter Tool for Dogs
    FURminator Adjustable Dematter Tool for Dogs

    2. OFKPO Pet Dematting Comb, Detangling Matted, or Knotted Undercoat Hair Grooming Accessories Tool for Dog.

    Our Rating:
    5/5

    This dematter may look slightly scary upon first glance thanks to the razor thin steel blades that are fairly long. However, it’s actually a safe tool that is super effective at untangling matted undercoats. There are nine stainless steel blades that clear always stubborn knots and also any dirt or debris that is caught up in your pup’s fur.

    The handles are non-slip, and comfortable in your grip, in order to prevent your hand from getting tired. The handle design is very cute, with red paw prints printed against a navy blue background. This cute design, although not important for the efficiency of the tool, offsets the intimidating looking blades at the top of the dematter.

    Not only do the steel blades smooth out your dog’s fur, but due to their design, they help to promote circulation in your pup’s body, since they rub the skin, encouraging movement beneath the skin’s surface. Your dog will feel as though he is being gently tickled by these blades, as they don’t puncture your dog’s skin.

    When grooming your pup, it can be hard to keep him happy and if he feels stressed each time he is dematted it can make maintaining a healthy relationship between the two of you a tough task. For this reason, you have to look after him with the best tools, and OFKPO stands by the assertion that this dematter will create a better bond between you and your dog, as he will love getting groomed by this tool.

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    OFKPO Pet Dematting Comb, Detangling Matted, or Knotted Undercoat Hair Grooming Accessories Tool for Dog.
    OFKPO Pet Dematting Comb

    3. Safari Dog De-Matting Comb, Stainless Steel with Soft Handle

    Our Rating:
    5/5

    When people hear the word ‘dematting’, they often assume that then entails a brush with many thin pins. However, the Safari Dog De-Matting Comb proves that assumption wrong. This tool features a fun green safari-inspired design, and it made with serrated blades that are fantastic at separating fur that has become matted.

    The stainless steel blades are completely safe for your pup, as the serrated design of them ensures they will not hurt your pup’s skin in any way. There are nine blades in total, but this is enough since they are very effective and after one or two combs will have completely removed any knots.

    The handle is easy to holding, offering a dual thumb grip which makes it comfortable for your hand and ensures you won’t get fatigued when untangling matted fur from your pup’s skin. The whole tool is easy to clean, thanks to the large gaps between the blades, and the rubber handle. You can wipe down the dematter or simply wash it with clean water.

    Since Safari believes in their products, there is a six month warranty on this product, which means that if you run into any issues during the first six months of purchase, they will replace it for you at no extra charge. The tool is pricey, but it delivers fantastic results thanks to its one-of-a-kind design.

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    Safari Dog De-Matting Comb, Stainless Steel with Soft Handle
    Safari Dog De-Matting Comb

    4. Mikki Dog, Puppy, Cat Matt Splitter - Dematting and Detangler Tool - Removes Knots and Matts

    Our Rating:
    5/5

    Searching for a handy pocket-sized tool that is portable? Then this Mikki Dematting and Detangler tool is the best option for you. It’s so small which means that it can easily fit in your pocket or training bag. This matter is made to remove small knots and tangles, so it is great when used in addition to a larger dematter, or used solely on short-haired pups.

    The ergonomic design features a red rubber centre, that is comfortable to hold. The instrument is used by placing it between your thumb and finger, and gently sliding the matt splitter through your dog’s fur. With this product, it’s incredibly important to keep the splitter level with the skin and upright. Avoid digging it in, or it can puncture your pup’s skin and hurt him.

    If your pup has loose skin, then it is best to avoid using this product altogether, likewise if he has any injuries that could easily bleed if accidentally poked. That’s why this product is best used on small tangles, since bigger knots need a lot more pressure and close attention, with a tool that gets closer to the skin.

    This product is extremely cheap, providing great value for money. You can purchase this dematter alongside other Mikki products, that will ensure your grooming routine is perfect, and leaves your furry friend with smooth fur that is tangle-free.

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    Mikki Dog, Puppy, Cat Matt Splitter - Dematting and Detangler Tool - Removes Knots and Matts
    Mikki Dog, Puppy, Cat Matt Splitter

    5. Pet Undercoat Rake, Magicfly Professional Pet Dematting Comb Grooming Stripping Tool Dogs, and Cats (Pink)

    Our Rating:
    5/5

    This double-sided deshedder has been designed specially to give your dog a knot-free look. The stainless steel blades are rounded on the outside, unlike many other dematters, in order to give your dog a great groom without hurting him. However, the insides of the blade are sharp enough to effectively remove loose hair, knots, dirt and dust that has gathered on your pup’s coat.

    The double sided comb features two sides. The first has double sided teeth cuts, which helps with stubborn matted fur. The second side has more spread out blades, that are good for simple detangling and combing of your dog. Using this tool will leave your pup with smooth looking fur, that is shiny and looks as though he has been to the groomers!

    The ergonomic handle is unbreakable, which means no matter how hard you brush your dog with this tool, it will stay in tact! As well as this, the plastic handle had rubber fittings where your palm will sit, ensuring you won’t experience any painful rubbing whilst grooming your pup.

    Like the other products we’ve seen so far, this tool comes with a lifetime satisfaction guarantee. If at any point you aren’t happy with the results that this products is delivering, you can claim a new one, free of charge. For this reason, we’ve included Magicfly’s products, since they are committed to delivering excellent products and even better customer service.

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    Pet Undercoat Rake, Magicfly Professional Pet Dematting Comb Grooming Stripping Tool Dogs, and Cats (Pink)
    Pet Undercoat Rake

    6. Aquatic Human Pet Grooming Kit

    Our Rating:
    4.5/5

    If you like to kill two birds with one stone and prefer to groom your pup whilst bathing him, then the Aquatic Human Pet Grooming kit is the one for you. This grooming kit comes with five different items that are all usable in water. Each product comes with a different function, in order to leave your dog looking like his best self.

    Firstly there are three brushes. The dematting comb has long thin pins that have a rounded end in order to protect your dog’s skin. There is also a brush with plastic teeth, that will massage your dog and is great for using with shampoo, in order to really get your dog’s skin clean. Finally, there is a matted brush, that is perfect to smooth down your dog’s top coat, after you have carefully treated the bottom layer of fur.

    As well as this, there are two dematter devices, that have stainless steel blades. One has a thinner blade and the other includes blades that are more spread out. This gives you some variety, depending on the level of matted fur that your dog has. 

    All of the comb heads are replaceable, meaning that you don’t need to buy completely new tools on the off-chance that one of them breaks. You can simply purchase a component. All of the products are made with high-quality material and are easy to use. If you want to comb and clean your pup at the same time, then this kit is perfect for you.

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    Aquatic Human Pet Grooming Kit

    7. Andis Pet Blade Stripping Matt Breaker

    Our Rating:
    4.5/5

    Andis is well known for creating quality goods that effectively groom dogs and leave them looking as though they just stepped out of a professional groomers. Indeed, this is one of the best products to use if you want to emanate how your pup looks when he comes out of the groomers.

    This blade stripper is ideal to help break up stubborn mats and tangles. Normal combs often break when trying to untangle hair that has become caught up, so it is best to look to a tool that really works. It’s made with serrated stainless steel blades, that cut through fur effectively. Fortunately, they won’t hurt your dog, and are safe to use near his skin.

    This tool has a strong handle and an anti-slip grip. It it quite a compact tool, but the ergonomic handle won’t fatigue you and leave your hand hurting. For best results, it is better to use this product in short intervals, and focus solely on matted areas of fur. Don’t try this dematter like a brush or comb, as it may end up removing a lot more of your pup’s coat than you wanted.

    This product is ideal for soft coats and will smooth out the top layer by sorting out the problematic bottom layer of fur. If you like the look of this product, check it out, and don’t forget to look at other Andis products.

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    Andis Pet Blade Stripping Matt Breaker
    Andis Pet Blade Stripping Matt Breaker

    8. SAVORI Pet Grooming Tool Bling Pet Dematting Comb

    Our Rating:
    4.5/5

    If you’re looking for a very trendy and fashionable dematting tool for your furry friend, then this is the one for you! This bejewelled tool is made with crystal rhinestones, soft clay and stainless steel, making it not only an aesthetically pleasing product, but a high-quality one too.

    Don’t let the blinged out exterior fool you. This product really does work well. It includes a comb that has 16 stainless steel blades on either side, that work well at untangling the undercoat and removing tough knots. However, it is 100% safe due to the blades being round-edged. For this reason it won’t harm your pup’s skin like some other dematting tools might. 

    To use this product properly, it is best to comb through your pup’s fur, following the direction of hair growth. This tool can be used on any type of dog: short-haired, long-haired, curly-haired, straight-haired. It is widely effective with all dog breeds and for this reason it has made our list.

    As well as being great at what it does, this tool is easy to clean, and you can simply wash the stainless steel blades to remove any remnants of fur or dirt that has gathered between the blades. Despite its glamorous exterior, this product is not overly expensive, so you can own a bejewelled piece of kit for your dog, without breaking the bank!

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    SAVORI Pet Grooming Tool Bling Pet Dematting Comb with 2 Sided Undercoat Rake for Cats and Dogs Pet Hair Mats Tangles Removing & Deshedding Brush (AB Color)
    SAVORI Pet Grooming Tool

    9. AIDIYA Coat King Rake 14-Blade Rake Pet Undercoat Rake ,Professional Pet Dematting Comb Grooming Stripping Tool for Dogs and Cats (8.8cm)

    Our Rating:
    4.5/5

    This AIDIYA professional dematting tool is an old and classic type of dematting tool, with a beautiful wooden appearance to match. The wooden handles are expertly crafted to fit snugly in your hand, and give you the best grip. The comb itself is made of 14 blades that are stainless steel, and will effortlessly comb through your dogs fur.

    The efficiency of this tool is remarkable. It targets the undercoat, and works particularly well on dogs with extremely thick coats. The tool removes matted fur at the root of the problem, and leaves the top layer looking smooth and fresh. The blade has a rounded edge, protecting your pup’s skin from any potential harm.

    Dogs enjoy the feel of this grooming device, as it creates a slight massaging feel, and thick-haired dogs with feel as though they are being tickled. However, it is important to mention that this tool shouldn’t be used on thin-haired dogs, since it won’t work efficiently, and the blade could be too long and thin for those dogs’ hair.

    If you like classic looking accessories, and want your dog to look sophisticated while he is receiving the best quality grooming treatment, then this device is the one for you. It looks good and functions even better. 

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    AIDIYA Coat King Rake 14-Blade Rake Pet Undercoat Rake ,Professional Pet Dematting Comb Grooming Stripping Tool for Dogs and Cats (8.8cm)
    AIDIYA Coat King Rake

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    10. Dog Brushes For Shedding Dog Dematting Comb Head Lice Combs Dog Flea Comb Pet Dematting Tool Dog Brush For Long Hair Pet Brush Short Hair

    Our Rating:
    4.5/5

    Looking for a thin tool that can be effectively used by you for your dog? Then this tool will offer you the satisfactory results that you need. This is a multi-specialty tool that can be used for dematting, deshedding, and brushing at the same time. It also helps with the removal of lice and other parasites that might be living on your dog’s fur.

    Unfortunately regular combing and brushing doesn’t remove hard to treat knots. It also doesn’t help with removing fleas, that live on dog fur and breed incessantly unless removed with a fine comb or a shampoo treatment. This product comes with a thin comb specifically for lice, that can be used on your dog’s wet fur to effectively remove little bugs and eggs they may have laid.

    As well as this, it comes with a stainless steel blade that can remove embedded knots and tangles that are otherwise hard to remove. It’s a great tool for all types of fur, and all sizes of dog.

    If you want something multi-functional, that will also help with lice treatments, then make sure you check out this product and its reviews on Amazon. You won’t be disappointed!

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    Dog Brushes For Shedding Dog

    11. Thunderpaws Professional De-shedding Tool and Pet Grooming Brush, D-Shedz for Breeds of Dogs, Cats with Short or Long Hair, Small, Medium and Large

    Our Rating:
    4/5

    Thunderpaws offer a professional grade product for grooming your dogs that is used by professional groomers and veterinarians. This tool has a high-quality 4-inch stainless steel comb that is built to last and is gentle to the skin of your dog. The blade also comes with a protective cover to increase the life span of the comb and can be used for a longer duration.

    The tool works by removing matted fur, and ensuring that up to 95% of shedding stops. Shedding can be a real nuisance for dog owners, as their pets can leave hair all over the house, which is unattractive and messy. This tool will help curb this issue. 

    Like many other products on this list, this tool features rubber, non-slip handles that provide a safe grip. This allows for a secure grooming session, since there is no chance of your hand moving abruptly, and the blade cutting your dog’s skin. 

    When your purchase this product, you’ll get a lifetime guarantee. If at any point something bad happens with the product then you’ll automatically get a new one. As well as this, there is a 90-day money back policy, which offers you a total refund if you are not fully satisfied with the product after buying it.

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    Thunderpaws Professional De-shedding Tool and Pet Grooming Brush, D-Shedz for Breeds of Dogs, Cats with Short or Long Hair, Small, Medium and Large
    Thunderpaws Professional De-shedding Tool

    12. Pet Grooming Tool - 2 Sided Undercoat Rake for Cats & Dogs - Safe Dematting Comb for Easy Mats & Tangles Removing - No More Nasty Shedding and Flying Hair

    Our Rating:
    4/5

    If your pet is little fussy and wants to be goomed with a brush that has soft teeth, then this product is the one for you. The blades are rounded at the tip, meaning that this brush will suit all skin types. As well as this, this comb will get into the underlayer of fur and ensure that it is removed without damaging the top layer of fur.

    The brush teeth slide across the skin gently without penetrating the surface and causing any wounding. It combs the hair very smoothly, leaving your dog looking as though he has just arrived home from a professional groomers. Thanks to the design of this product, it can be used on all dogs, but especially those with sensitive skin and who do not like getting brushed or combed.

    This tool is easy to handle thanks to the ergonomic grip that comes with the handle. You’ll be able to use this brush on the back and on the stomach of your pup with each, and reach harder to tackle areas. Since this is an electric pet grooming comb, it offers a certain element of precision which other dematting tools lack.

    This tool is very affordable, and comes with an adorable paw-print token. This makes it a great gift for a pet-owner, since they will be able to use the free toy and add it onto their keychain.

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    Pete Grooming Tool - 2 Sided

    13. Rosewood Soft Protection Salon Grooming De-Matting Comb

    Our Rating:
    4/5

    Although this may look like a garden tool, or a hedge trimmer, this is in actual fact a product that is used to remove the bottom layer of your dog’s fur and works its way through matted knots and tangles. This salon grooming dematting comb is good for experts who have experience in removing their dog’s hair. 

    A perfect tool for removal of tangled hair, this eight-bladed, stainless steel design sweeps seamlessly through your pup’s fur without causing any pain or irritation on his skin. The rose-colored rubber provides a great grip, and will fit snugly in the palm of your hand, offering you a lot of control.

    Designed to remove matting with minimal loss of coat length, this is a good choice if you have a long-haired dog, who needs regular combing of his fur. It’s important to remember that matting of the fur can be stopped, and this tool is a great preventative measure. You should comb through your pup’s fur at least twice a week with something like this.

    This is one of the cheapest products on our list, but that doesn’t mean it is not high-quality. In fact, this is one of the most effective tools we have featured. However, it requires a little bit of knowledge or willing to learn on the behalf of the owner. This tool needs to be handled in a certain way for best results, but once you know how to use it properly. your dog will look great.

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    Rosewood Soft Protection Salon Grooming De-Matting Comb
    Rosewood Soft Protection Salon

    14. WESEEDOO Pet Dog Brushes For Deshedding Pet Dematting Tool Dog Comb Brush For Long Hair Dog Shedding Tools Brush For Husky Dog Grooming Rakes pink

    Our Rating:
    4/5

    Selecting a dematting tool for your long-haired pup is never an easy task. Their layers of hair can hide matted fur and knots until it is too late, and then it may be too hard for you to simply use a brush. It’s important to look various options before selecting the most appropriate one. This WESEEDOO tool is a good alternative, since it is double sided, offering stainless steel blades with rounded edges, that cut seamlessly through your pup’s fur.

    You can remove your dog’s hair very conveniently with this tool, and your hand won’t experience any feelings of fatigue. The handle is fitted with rubber edges that have small ridges. This ensures that your palm won’t sweat and the tool won’t slip out of your hand while being used.

    This product is especially good for breeds like husky dogs, who have thick, long coats that need extra attention. Dogs with longer coats can get dirt embedded, which itself can become matted and make the fur stick together in chunks. This product is therefore really good for these types of dogs.

    Affordable yet high-quality, this is one of the best tools on the market. If you want your dog to look good then check out this product on Amazon and read some of the pleased reviews from other customers.

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    WESEEDOO Pet Dog Brush

    15. Nobranded Poodle Pet Dog Grooming Rake, Dematting Tool With Stainless Steel Shedding Comb For Pets, 2 Rows Of Pins Gently Remove Loose Or Tangled Hair From Undercoat

    Our Rating:
    4/5

    The last product on our list may look cute and simple, but it works wonders on curly haired dogs. This is a perfect choice for poodle breeds, since they are famous for having hard to handle fur. The ergonomic handle ensures you can hold it well in your hand as you work through combing your pup’s hair. Two rows of precision tapered pins will detangle any knots that find themselves embedded deep within your pup’s fur.

    Since part of a poodle’s charm is their fluffy curls, it is important to use a tool that won’t leave their coat looking worse off than it did originally. For this reason, this tool is great to use on wet coats, since it will remove any matted fur, but leave your dog’s curls intact once they have dried.

    Many professional groomers use this tool or something similar, since the two rows of pins is common for brushing poodle breeds. You can also use the comb on your dog’s belly, since it won’t pierce his skin and will instead give a light massage-like feel.

    This product is very small, and can be taken with you when you travel, or if you go to the park. Although you’ll see the best results when it is applied on wet fur, it can also be used on dry coats, and still remove a satisfactory amount of loose hair. It’s also a fantastic way to reduce shedding, and will effectively stop your pup from shedding as much around the house.

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    Nobranded Poodle Pet Dog Grooming Rake

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