All pooches need routine grooming regardless if they're the shortest of short hair pedigrees, have a wirehair coat, or sport long, sleek layers. Come visit us at The Critters & Me in Santa Fe, NM for all of your dog grooming needs. You'll discover shampoos, brushes, coat conditioners, and medicated products on our counters that are developed to keep your dog's coat and skin looking bright, clean, and healthy. Unsure which solution is right for your dog? Give us a ring and our experienced staff can walk you through the several options that are offered, 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 website and we'll have everything all set for you to go when you walk in the door.
The Importance of Finding the Proper Shampoo for Your Dog
You may be enticed 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 call for shampoos and conditioners with specific 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 complete bath.
Think about the idea your pooch is very likely to roll in the garbage, get into a tangle with a skunk, get fleas or ticks, get dry, itchy patches, and it quickly becomes obvious why you really need coat products that are created to handle these challenges. Human-grade shampoo won't contain the proper ingredients to de-scent, heal dryness, or eliminate unwanted hitchhikers. We at The Critters & Me sell a complete range of dog grooming supplies that satisfy your needs to keep your dog smelling nice and looking good.
Use the Right 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 thick undercoats while others have nearly no undercoat whatsoever. All coats demand using the correct type of brush to reduce pulling out healthy hair and avoid skin damage. Your dog may take pleasure in a good scratching with the brush, or they may be thin-skinned and call for 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 professionals at The Critters & Me in Santa Fe Drop in or give us a call at (505) 982-5040 number] to discuss the type of coat and specific issues your dog has. We'll show you what brushes and combs are the best for your dog.