All dogs need routine grooming no matter if they're the shortest of short hair breeds, have a wirehair coat, or long, luxurious layers. Come visit us at The Critters & Me in Santa Fe, NM for all of your dog grooming needs. You'll find shampoos, brushes, coat conditioners, and more on our displays that are formulated to keep your dog's fur and skin looking shiny, clean, and healthy. Uncertain which product is right for your dog? Give us a ring and our experienced team can walk you through the various selections that are available, which ones are the best for your pup's kind or hair coat, and the benefits they produce.
The Importance of Picking the Right Shampoo for Your Pup:
You might be lured to use human-grade shampoo on your dog for the sake of convenience. The issue is, human-grade shampoo isn't designed for use on anything other than your scalp and hair. Dogs have distinct hair and skin needs that require shampoos and conditioners with distinct formulations such as dry skin relief, insect-repelling properties, or maybe dry coat cleaners for the times when you can't give your dog a full bath.
Take into consideration the idea that your dog is ikely to roll in the garbage, pick up fleas or ticks, or get dry, scratchy patches, and it quickly becomes evident why you should have coat products that are made to take on these challenges. Human-grade shampoo won't contain the proper ingredients to de-scent, treat dryness, or get rid of unwanted hitchhikers. At The Critters & Me, we stock a variety of dog grooming products that satisfy your needs to keep your dog smelling great and looking fantastic.
Dog coats come in an array of textures with hair follicles differing from pin straight to tight curls. Therefore, it's important to use the right brushes and combs for your dog's coat. Several dogs grow thick undercoats while others have virtually no undercoat at all. All coats require the correct type of brush to decrease pulling out healthy hair and prevent skin damage. Your dog may take pleasure in a good scratching with the brush, or they may be thin-skinned and need 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 The Critters & Me in Santa Fe. Stop in or give us a call at (505) 982-5040 to discuss the kind of coat and specific issues your dog has. We'll show you what brushes and combs are the most effective for your dog.