All pups require routine grooming regardless if they're the shortest of short hair breeds, have a wirehair coat, or long, silky layers. Come visit us at Dog Day Afternoon in Belleville, IL for all of your dog grooming needs. You'll discover shampoos, brushes, coat conditioners, and more on our shelves that are developed to keep your dog's coat and skin looking bright, clean, and healthy. Not exactly sure which product is right for your pup? Give us a ring and our qualified staff can walk you through the various choices that are available, which ones are the best for your dog's breed or hair coat, and the results they produce.
The Importance of Choosing the Best Shampoo for Your Pup:
You might be tempted 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 unique hair and skin needs that require shampoos and conditioners with specific formulations such as dry skin relief, insect-repelling properties, or maybe dry coat cleaners for the times when you can't give your dog a full bath.
Think about the idea that your pup is ikely to roll in the garbage, pick up fleas or ticks, or get dry, itchy patches, and it quickly becomes apparent why you need coat products that are manufactured to address these challenges. Human-grade shampoo won't contain the appropriate components to de-scent, treat dryness, or get rid of unwanted hitchhikers. At Dog Day Afternoon, we stock a range of dog grooming supplies that meet your needs to keep your dog smelling great and looking fantastic.
Dog coats come in an array of textures with hair follicles ranging 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 compact undercoats while others have virtually no undercoat whatsoever. All coats need the best kind of brush to reduce pulling out healthy hair and prevent skin injury. 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 uncertain of what types of brushes are best for the job, don't hesitate to ask our professionals at Dog Day Afternoon in Belleville. Stop in or give us a call at (618) 233-0060 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.