All dogs are in need of regular grooming regardless if they're the shortest of short hair breeds, have a wirehair coat, or sport long, luxurious layers. Come visit us at Everything But The Dog in Reading, MA for all of your dog grooming needs. You'll come across shampoos, brushes, coat conditioners, and medicated products on our counters that are designed to keep your dog's coat and skin looking shiny, clean, and healthy. Uncertain which solution is right for your dog? Give us a ring and our professional team can walk you through the multiple selections that are available, which ones are the best for your pup's kind or hair coat and the effects they produce. If you're short on time, phone us, email, or shop the site 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 Pooch
You may be lured to use human-grade shampoo on your dog for the sake of convenience. The challenge is, human-grade shampoo isn't created for use on anything other than your scalp and hair. Dogs have special hair and skin needs that require shampoos and conditioners with certain formulations such as dry skin relief, insect-repelling properties, or even dry coat cleaners for the times when you can't give your dog a complete bath.
Take into consideration the fact 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 rapidly becomes obvious why you need coat products that are designed to address these problems. Human-grade shampoo won't include the correct ingredients to de-scent, repair dryness, or eliminate unwanted hitchhikers. We at Everything But The Dog stock a full variety of dog grooming supplies that satisfy 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 variety of textures with hair follicles differing from pin straight to tight curls. Several dogs grow thick undercoats while others have nearly no undercoat at all. All coats need using the best kind of brush to minimize pulling out healthy hair and stop skin injury. Your dog may take pleasure in a good scratching with the brush, or they may be thin-skinned and demand the lightest of touches. If you're not sure of what types of brushes are best for the job, don't hesitate to ask our pros at Everything But The Dog in Reading Drop in or give us a call at (781) 944-5300 number] to discuss the type of coat and particular issues your dog has. We'll show you what brushes and combs are the very best for your dog.