All pooches require routine grooming no matter if they're the shortest of short hair breeds, possess a wirehair coat, or sport long, sleek layers. Come visit us at Four Muddy Paws in St Louis, MO 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 bright, clean, and healthy. Not exactly sure which product is right for your pup? Give us a call and our experienced staff can guide you through the numerous choices that are available, which ones are the best for your pup's kind or hair coat and the benefits they produce. If you're short on time, give us a ring, email, or shop the site and we'll have everything available for you to go when you walk in the door.
The Importance of Choosing the Right Shampoo for Your Dog
You might be tempted 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 distinct hair and skin needs that require shampoos and conditioners with certain formulations such as dry skin relief, insect-repelling properties, or maybe dry coat cleansers for the times when you can't give your dog a complete bath.
Consider the reality your pooch is very likely to roll in the garbage, get into a tangle with a skunk, get fleas or ticks, get dry, scratchy patches, and it quickly becomes apparent why you have to have coat products that are made to deal with these problems. Human-grade shampoo won't contain the proper ingredients to de-scent, heal dryness, or get rid of unwanted hitchhikers. We at Four Muddy Paws stock a full range of dog grooming supplies that suit your needs to keep your dog smelling nice and looking excellent.
Use the Right Brushes and Combs for Your Dog's Coat
Dog coats come in a variety of textures with hair follicles differing from pin straight to tight curls. Some dogs grow dense undercoats while others have almost no undercoat whatsoever. All coats require using the best kind of brush to decrease pulling out healthy hair and avoid skin injury. Your dog may appreciate a good scratching with the brush, or they may be thin-skinned and call for the lightest of touches. If you're unsure of what types of brushes are best for the job, don't hesitate to ask our pros at Four Muddy Paws in St Louis Drop in or give us a call at (314) 773-7297 number] to discuss the kind of coat and particular issues your dog has. We'll show you what brushes and combs are the best for your dog.