All dogs are in need of regular grooming regardless if they're the shortest of short hair breeds, possess a wirehair coat, or sport long, silky layers. Come visit us at The Scoop Feed & Supply in Waterloo, IA for all of your pooch grooming needs. You'll find shampoos, brushes, coat conditioners, and medicated products on our displays that are made to keep your dog's fur and skin looking bright, clean, and healthy. Not exactly sure which solution is right for your pup? Give us a call and our expert crew can guide you through the several selections that are available, 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 website and we'll have everything ready for you to go when you walk in the door.
The Importance of Selecting the Best Shampoo for Your Pooch
You might be lured to use human-grade shampoo on your dog for the sake of convenience. The issue 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 call for shampoos and conditioners with particular 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 of the fact your pooch is very likely to roll in the garbage, get into a tangle with a skunk, pick up fleas or ticks, get dry, itchy patches, and it quickly becomes obvious why you have to have coat products that are manufactured to address these troubles. Human-grade shampoo won't have the proper ingredients to de-scent, repair dryness, or eliminate unwanted hitchhikers. We at The Scoop Feed & Supply stock a complete variety of dog grooming products that suit your needs to keep your dog smelling great and looking great.
Use the Appropriate 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 practically no undercoat at all. All coats require using the correct kind of brush to minimize pulling out healthy hair and prevent skin injury. 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 exactly sure of what types of brushes are best for the job, don't hesitate to ask our pros at The Scoop Feed & Supply in Waterloo Stop in or give us a call at (319) 234-3015 number] to discuss the type of coat and certain issues your dog has. We'll show you what brushes and combs are the greatest for your dog.