All dogs need routine grooming regardless if they're the shortest of short hair breeds, have a wirehair coat, or long, luxurious layers. Come visit us at Wag Nation in Newport, RI for all of your dog 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 product is right for your pup? Give us a ring and our expert team can guide 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 Finding the Best Shampoo for Your Dog:
You could be tempted 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 distinct hair and skin needs that require shampoos and conditioners with specific formulations such as dry skin relief, insect-repelling properties, or even dry coat cleaners for the times when you can't give your dog a full bath.
Take into consideration the idea that your pup is ikely to roll in the garbage, pick up fleas or ticks, or get dry, scratchy patches, and it quickly becomes apparent why you really need coat products that are developed to address these challenges. Human-grade shampoo won't include the appropriate components to de-scent, treat dryness, or eliminate unwanted hitchhikers. At Wag Nation, we stock a variety of dog grooming products that meet your needs to keep your dog smelling nice and looking fantastic.
Dog coats come in a variety of textures with hair follicles varying from pin straight to tight curls. Therefore, it's vital to use the appropriate brushes and combs for your dog's coat. Many dogs grow thick undercoats while others have virtually no undercoat at all. All coats require the right type of brush to reduce pulling out healthy hair and avoid 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 not sure of what types of brushes are best for the job, don't hesitate to ask our experts at Wag Nation in Newport. Stop in or give us a call at (401) 619-3719 to discuss the type of coat and certain issues your dog has. We'll show you what brushes and combs are the most effective for your dog.