All pooches require regular grooming no matter if they're the shortest of short hair pedigrees, have a wirehair coat, or sport long, silky 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 shelves that are made to keep your dog's coat and skin looking bright, clean, and healthy. Unsure which product is right for your dog? Give us a ring and our professional crew can walk you through the multiple selections that are offered, which ones are the best for your dog's breed or hair coat and the outcomes they produce. If you're short on time, give us a call, email, or shop the site and we'll have everything all set for you to go when you walk in the door.
The Importance of Picking the Perfect Shampoo for Your Pooch
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 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 cleansers for the times when you can't give your dog a full bath.
Think of the fact your pooch is very likely to roll in the garbage, get into a tangle with a skunk, get fleas or ticks, get dry, scratchy patches, and it rapidly becomes evident why you need coat products that are created to deal with these problems. Human-grade shampoo won't consist of the correct ingredients to de-scent, repair dryness, or deal with unwanted hitchhikers. We at Treats on a Leash sell a full variety of dog grooming supplies that suit your needs to keep your dog smelling nice and looking fantastic.
Use the Appropriate Brushes and Combs for Your Dog's Coat
Dog coats come in a variety of textures with hair follicles differing from pin straight to tight curls. Some dogs grow dense undercoats while others have practically no undercoat whatsoever. All coats require using the right type of brush to minimize pulling out healthy hair and prevent skin injury. Your dog may enjoy a good scratching with the brush, or they may be thin-skinned and require the lightest of touches. If you're not exactly sure 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.