All pooches require regular grooming no matter if they're the shortest of short hair breeds, have a wirehair coat, or sport long, silky layers. Come visit us at Treats on a Leash in Ames, IA for all of your pooch grooming needs. You'll find shampoos, brushes, coat conditioners, and medicated products on our shelves that are designed to keep your dog's fur and skin looking shiny, clean, and healthy. Uncertain which solution is right for your pup? Give us a ring and our expert team can walk you through the several solutions that are available, which ones are the best for your pup's breed or hair coat and the benefits they produce. If you're short on time, phone us, email, or shop the site and we'll have everything ready for you to go when you walk in the door.
The Importance of Picking the Best Shampoo for Your Dog
You could be tempted to use human-grade shampoo on your dog for the sake of convenience. The problem is, human-grade shampoo isn't created for use on anything other than your scalp and hair. Dogs have unique hair and skin needs that call for shampoos and conditioners with particular formulations such as dry skin relief, insect-repelling properties, or perhaps dry coat cleansers for the times when you can't give your dog a full bath.
Think about the idea your pooch is highly likely to roll in the garbage, get into a tangle with a skunk, pick up fleas or ticks, get dry, scratchy patches, and it rapidly becomes apparent why you need coat products that are designed to handle these troubles. Human-grade shampoo won't include the proper components to de-scent, treat dryness, or get rid of unwanted hitchhikers. We at Treats on a Leash sell a complete range of dog grooming supplies that meet your needs to keep your dog smelling nice and looking great.
Use the Appropriate Brushes and Combs for Your Dog's Coat
Dog coats come in an array of textures with hair follicles differing from pin straight to tight curls. Several dogs grow compact undercoats while others have nearly no undercoat at all. All coats need using the correct kind of brush to reduce pulling out healthy hair and prevent skin harm. Your dog may appreciate a good scratching with the brush, or they may be thin-skinned and call for the lightest of touches. If you're unsure of what types of brushes are best for the job, don't hesitate to ask our pros at Treats on a Leash in Ames Drop in or give us a call at (515) 233-4592 number] to discuss the type of coat and particular issues your dog has. We'll show you what brushes and combs are the most ideal for your dog.