All dogs need routine grooming no matter if they're the shortest of short hair breeds, have a wirehair coat, or long, sleek layers. Come visit us at Bark Ave Pet Supplies in Harleysville, PA for all of your pup grooming needs. You'll find shampoos, brushes, coat conditioners, and more on our shelves that are made to keep your dog's coat and skin looking bright, clean, and healthy. Not sure which product is right for your dog? Give us a ring and our experienced staff can guide you through the various options 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 Dog:
You may be lured to use human-grade shampoo on your dog for the sake of convenience. The issue is, human-grade shampoo isn't formulated 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 even dry coat cleansers for the times when you can't give your dog a complete bath.
Take into consideration the idea that your dog is ikely to roll in the garbage, pick up fleas or ticks, or get dry, itchy patches, and it soon becomes evident why you should have coat products that are created to deal with these problems. Human-grade shampoo won't have the appropriate ingredients to de-scent, treat dryness, or get rid of unwanted hitchhikers. At Bark Ave Pet Supplies, we stock a range of dog grooming products that satisfy your needs to keep your dog smelling nice and looking great.
Dog coats come in a range of textures with hair follicles varying from pin straight to tight curls. Therefore, it's crucial to use the appropriate brushes and combs for your dog's coat. Several dogs grow thick undercoats while others have virtually no undercoat at all. All coats require the best kind of brush to minimize 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 unsure of what types of brushes are best for the job, don't hesitate to ask our experts at Bark Ave Pet Supplies in Harleysville. Stop in or give us a call at (215) 513-7387 to discuss the type of coat and certain issues your dog has. We'll show you what brushes and combs are the best for your dog.