All pups require routine grooming no matter if they're the shortest of short hair breeds, have a wirehair coat, or long, luxurious layers. Come visit us at Food 4 Paws in Cedar Rapids, IA for all of your pup grooming needs. You'll find shampoos, brushes, coat conditioners, and more on our counters that are created to keep your dog's coat and skin looking bright, clean, and healthy. Uncertain which product is right for your pup? Give us a ring and our qualified team can guide you through the numerous 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 Selecting the Right Shampoo for Your Dog:
You might 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 require shampoos and conditioners with distinct formulations such as dry skin relief, insect-repelling properties, or perhaps dry coat cleaners for the times when you can't give your dog a full bath.
Think about the idea that your dog 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 developed to deal with these challenges. Human-grade shampoo won't consist of the proper components to de-scent, treat dryness, or get rid of unwanted hitchhikers. At Food 4 Paws, we stock a variety of dog grooming supplies that meet your needs to keep your dog smelling great and looking fantastic.
Dog coats come in a variety of textures with hair follicles varying from pin straight to tight curls. Therefore, it's crucial to use the right brushes and combs for your dog's coat. Many dogs grow dense undercoats while others have virtually no undercoat whatsoever. All coats require the best type of brush to decrease pulling out healthy hair and avoid skin damage. Your dog may appreciate a good scratching with the brush, or they may be thin-skinned and require 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 experts at Food 4 Paws in Cedar Rapids. Drop in or give us a call at (319) 213-2130 to discuss the kind of coat and certain issues your dog has. We'll show you what brushes and combs are the very best for your dog.