All pooches require regular grooming regardless if they're the shortest of short hair pedigrees, possess a wirehair coat, or sport long, sleek layers. Come visit us at Treats on a Leash in Ames, IA for all of your dog grooming needs. You'll discover shampoos, brushes, coat conditioners, and medicated products on our displays that are made to keep your dog's fur and skin looking bright, clean, and healthy. Not sure which product is right for your dog? Give us a call and our expert team can guide you through the several selections that are offered, which ones are the best for your dog's breed or hair coat and the benefits they produce. If you're short on time, call us, email, or shop the website and we'll have everything ready for you to go when you walk in the door.
The Importance of Picking the Perfect Shampoo for Your Dog
You might be tempted to use human-grade shampoo on your dog for the sake of convenience. The issue is, human-grade shampoo isn't developed for use on anything other than your scalp and hair. Dogs have unique hair and skin needs that require shampoos and conditioners with distinct formulations such as dry skin relief, insect-repelling properties, or perhaps dry coat cleaners for the times when you can't give your dog a complete bath.
Consider the reality 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 quickly becomes obvious why you really need coat products that are created to take on these challenges. Human-grade shampoo won't have the appropriate ingredients to de-scent, repair dryness, or deal with unwanted hitchhikers. We at Treats on a Leash stock a full variety of dog grooming supplies that suit your needs to keep your dog smelling great and looking fantastic.
Use the Right Brushes and Combs for Your Dog's Coat
Dog coats come in a range of textures with hair follicles differing from pin straight to tight curls. Several dogs grow compact undercoats while others have practically no undercoat at all. All coats need using the best type of brush to minimize pulling out healthy hair and stop skin harm. Your dog may enjoy a good scratching with the brush, or they may be thin-skinned and call for the lightest of touches. If you're uncertain of what types of brushes are best for the job, don't hesitate to ask our experts at Treats on a Leash in Ames Stop in or give us a call at (515) 233-4592 number] to discuss the type of coat and specific issues your dog has. We'll show you what brushes and combs are the most ideal for your dog.