All pooches are in need of routine grooming regardless if they're the shortest of short hair pedigrees, possess a wirehair coat, or sport long, sleek layers. Come visit us at Animal Connection in Charlottesville, VA for all of your dog grooming needs. You'll come across shampoos, brushes, coat conditioners, and medicated products on our displays that are designed to keep your dog's coat and skin looking bright, clean, and healthy. Unsure which product is right for your dog? Give us a ring and our experienced crew can guide you through the numerous options that are offered, which ones are the best for your dog's kind or hair coat and the outcomes they produce. If you're short on time, call 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 Picking the Right Shampoo for Your Pooch
You could be lured to use human-grade shampoo on your dog for the sake of convenience. The problem is, human-grade shampoo isn't developed for use on anything other than your scalp and hair. Dogs have distinct hair and skin needs that require shampoos and conditioners with certain formulations such as dry skin relief, insect-repelling properties, or even dry coat cleansers for the times when you can't give your dog a complete bath.
Think about the reality your dog is very likely to roll in the garbage, get into a tangle with a skunk, pick up fleas or ticks, get dry, scratchy spots, and it quickly becomes obvious why you have to have coat products that are designed to deal with these challenges. Human-grade shampoo won't have the proper ingredients to de-scent, heal dryness, or deal with unwanted hitchhikers. We at Animal Connection sell a full range of dog grooming products that suit your needs to keep your dog smelling nice and looking good.
Use the Appropriate Brushes and Combs for Your Dog's Coat
Dog coats come in an array of textures with hair follicles varying from pin straight to tight curls. Several dogs grow thick undercoats while others have virtually no undercoat at all. All coats call for using the correct type of brush to minimize pulling out healthy hair and avoid skin harm. 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 experts at Animal Connection in Charlottesville Stop in or give us a call at (434) 825-5472 number] to discuss the kind of coat and specific issues your dog has. We'll show you what brushes and combs are the very best for your dog.