Fluffy the Shih Tzu’s tail is not looking very fluffy. She was out with her owner visiting a farm and ended up romping through the bush and the pasture, in the rain. She dried off on the way home, but now she looks pretty scraggly and her tail, especially, is a tangled mess full of vegetation, weeds, burrs and her owner does not even know what!
Fluffy’s owner needs to brush her and her tangled tail before company comes over tonite. She does not even have time to bathe her, but where does she start? Her groomer normally handles this. Fluffy’s owner does not want to hurt Fluffy by pulling on her tail. It is several weeks before Fluffy's next appointment with a groomer, her tail will be a matted mess if it is not brushed out.
Many owners are not familiar with how to brush out their dogs tail and are leery of hurting their dog by handing his or her tail, which is part of the dog’s spine. Done carefully, there are several options for brushing your dog's tail so that it looks great and protects your dog's delicate tail area.