All dogs require routine grooming no matter if they're the shortest of short hair pedigrees, have a wirehair coat, or sport long, silky layers. Come visit us at Nature's Feed in Spring Grove, IL for all of your pooch grooming needs. You'll come across shampoos, brushes, coat conditioners, and medicated products on our counters that are formulated to keep your dog's fur and skin looking shiny, clean, and healthy. Unsure which product is right for your dog? Give us a call and our expert staff can walk you through the various selections that are offered, which ones are the best for your pup's breed or hair coat and the results they produce. If you're short on time, call us, email, or shop the website and we'll have everything available for you to go when you walk in the door.
The Importance of Selecting the Perfect Shampoo for Your Dog
You may be tempted to use human-grade shampoo on your dog for the sake of convenience. The problem 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 particular formulations such as dry skin relief, insect-repelling properties, or perhaps dry coat cleaners for the times when you can't give your dog a complete bath.
Think about the idea your dog is very likely to roll in the garbage, get into a tangle with a skunk, pick up fleas or ticks, get dry, itchy spots, and it quickly becomes apparent why you have to have coat products that are developed to address these problems. Human-grade shampoo won't include the appropriate components to de-scent, repair dryness, or eliminate unwanted hitchhikers. We at Nature's Feed stock a full range of dog grooming supplies that meet your needs to keep your dog smelling nice and looking great.
Use the Right Brushes and Combs for Your Dog's Coat
Dog coats come in a variety of textures with hair follicles varying from pin straight to tight curls. Many dogs grow compact undercoats while others have nearly no undercoat whatsoever. All coats require using the best type 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 need 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 experts at Nature's Feed in Spring Grove Stop in or give us a call at (815) 675-2008 number] to discuss the kind of coat and certain issues your dog has. We'll show you what brushes and combs are the most ideal for your dog.