All pooches require routine grooming regardless if they're the shortest of short hair pedigrees, possess a wirehair coat, or sport long, luxurious layers. Come visit us at Animal Connection in Charlottesville, VA for all of your dog grooming needs. You'll find shampoos, brushes, coat conditioners, and medicated products on our shelves that are created to keep your dog's fur and skin looking shiny, clean, and healthy. Unsure which product is right for your pup? Give us a ring and our experienced personnel can walk you through the several choices that are available, which ones are the best for your pup's kind or hair coat and the benefits they produce. If you're short on time, give us a ring, 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 Proper Shampoo for Your Dog
You may be tempted to use human-grade shampoo on your dog for the sake of convenience. The challenge 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 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 full bath.
Take into consideration the reality your dog is very likely to roll in the rubbish, get into a tangle with a skunk, get fleas or ticks, get dry, itchy patches, and it quickly becomes evident why you really need coat products that are developed to address these problems. Human-grade shampoo won't include the appropriate ingredients to de-scent, heal dryness, or get rid of unwanted hitchhikers. We at Animal Connection sell a complete variety 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 an array of textures with hair follicles ranging from pin straight to tight curls. Some dogs grow thick undercoats while others have practically no undercoat whatsoever. All coats require using the correct type of brush to minimize pulling out healthy hair and prevent skin damage. Your dog may enjoy a good scratching with the brush, or they may be thin-skinned and need 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 Animal Connection in Charlottesville Stop in or give us a call at (434) 825-5472 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.