All dogs need routine grooming regardless if they're the shortest of short hair pedigrees, have a wirehair coat, or sport long, sleek layers. Come visit us at Pets Etc. in Plainfield, IL for all of your pooch grooming needs. You'll find shampoos, brushes, coat conditioners, and medicated products on our racks that are designed to keep your dog's coat and skin looking shiny, clean, and healthy. Unsure which solution is right for your dog? Give us a ring and our experienced team can guide you through the numerous choices that are offered, which ones are the best for your dog's breed or hair coat and the outcomes they produce. If you're short on time, give us a ring, email, or shop the site and we'll have everything available for you to go when you walk in the door.
The Importance of Picking the Right Shampoo for Your Pooch
You might be lured to use human-grade shampoo on your dog for the sake of convenience. The problem is, human-grade shampoo isn't made for use on anything other than your scalp and hair. Dogs have special hair and skin needs that require shampoos and conditioners with specific formulations such as dry skin relief, insect-repelling properties, or perhaps dry coat cleansers for the times when you can't give your dog a full 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 apparent why you really need coat products that are made to take on these problems. Human-grade shampoo won't include the proper ingredients to de-scent, heal dryness, or eliminate unwanted hitchhikers. We at Pets Etc. stock a full variety of dog grooming products that meet your needs to keep your dog smelling great and looking great.
Use the Right Brushes and Combs for Your Dog's Coat
Dog coats come in a range of textures with hair follicles differing from pin straight to tight curls. Many dogs grow dense undercoats while others have nearly no undercoat at all. All coats need using the correct kind of brush to decrease 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 need the lightest of touches. If you're unsure of what types of brushes are best for the job, don't hesitate to ask our professionals at Pets Etc. in Plainfield Drop in or give us a call at (815) 439-1919 number] to discuss the type of coat and certain issues your dog has. We'll show you what brushes and combs are the most ideal for your dog.