All pooches are in need of regular grooming regardless if they're the shortest of short hair breeds, 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 come across shampoos, brushes, coat conditioners, and medicated products on our shelves that are made to keep your dog's fur and skin looking shiny, clean, and healthy. Uncertain which solution is right for your dog? Give us a ring and our expert staff 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 site and we'll have everything all set for you to go when you walk in the door.
The Importance of Picking the Right Shampoo for Your Dog
You could be lured to use human-grade shampoo on your dog for the sake of convenience. The challenge is, human-grade shampoo isn't made for use on anything other than your scalp and hair. Dogs have unique hair and skin needs that require shampoos and conditioners with specific formulations such as dry skin relief, insect-repelling properties, or maybe dry coat cleansers for the times when you can't give your dog a complete bath.
Think about the idea your pooch is highly likely to roll in the rubbish, get into a tangle with a skunk, pick up fleas or ticks, get dry, scratchy patches, and it rapidly becomes apparent why you have to have coat products that are made to handle these troubles. Human-grade shampoo won't contain the appropriate ingredients to de-scent, repair dryness, or deal with unwanted hitchhikers. We at The Critters & Me sell a full variety of dog grooming supplies that satisfy your needs to keep your dog smelling great and looking fantastic.
Use the Appropriate Brushes and Combs for Your Dog's Coat
Dog coats come in a range of textures with hair follicles ranging from pin straight to tight curls. Several dogs grow compact undercoats while others have nearly no undercoat whatsoever. All coats call for 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 demand 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 The Critters & Me in Santa Fe Stop in or give us a call at (505) 982-5040 number] to discuss the type of coat and particular issues your dog has. We'll show you what brushes and combs are the best for your dog.