All pups require regular grooming regardless if they're the shortest of short hair breeds, have a wirehair coat, or long, sleek layers. Come visit us at Gone to the Dogs in Wakefield, MA for all of your pup grooming needs. You'll find shampoos, brushes, coat conditioners, and more on our shelves that are formulated to keep your dog's fur and skin looking bright, clean, and healthy. Not sure which solution is right for your dog? Give us a call and our qualified staff can walk you through the various options that are available, which ones are the best for your pup's breed or hair coat, and the results they produce.
The Importance of Picking the Best Shampoo for Your Pup:
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 designed for use on anything other than your scalp and hair. Dogs have special hair and skin needs that call for shampoos and conditioners with specific 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.
Take into consideration the idea that your pup is ikely to roll in the garbage, get fleas or ticks, or get dry, scratchy patches, and it soon becomes obvious why you should have coat products that are made to tackle these issues. Human-grade shampoo won't contain the appropriate components to de-scent, heal dryness, or get rid of unwanted hitchhikers. At Gone to the Dogs, we stock a variety of dog grooming supplies that meet your needs to keep your dog smelling nice and looking great.
Dog coats come in a variety of textures with hair follicles differing from pin straight to tight curls. Therefore, it's crucial to use the appropriate brushes and combs for your dog's coat. Several dogs grow compact undercoats while others have nearly no undercoat at all. All coats need the correct type of brush to minimize pulling out healthy hair and stop skin injury. Your dog may appreciate 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 professionals at Gone to the Dogs in Wakefield. Stop in or give us a call at (781) 245-6787 to discuss the type of coat and specific issues your dog has. We'll show you what brushes and combs are the most effective for your dog.