All dogs require routine grooming no matter if they're the shortest of short hair breeds, have a wirehair coat, or sport long, luxurious layers. Come visit us at Benson's Pet Center in Pittsfield, MA for all of your pooch grooming needs. You'll come across shampoos, brushes, coat conditioners, and medicated products on our shelves that are created to keep your dog's fur and skin looking shiny, clean, and healthy. On the fence which solution is right for your dog? Give us a ring and our qualified staff can guide you through the several choices that are available, which ones are the best for your pup's breed or hair coat and the results they produce. If you're short on time, give us a ring, email, or shop the website and we'll have everything all set for you to go when you walk in the door.
The Importance of Picking the Proper Shampoo for Your Dog
You might 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 distinct hair and skin needs that require shampoos and conditioners with specific 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.
Consider the idea 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 spots, and it quickly becomes obvious why you have to have coat products that are created to handle these problems. Human-grade shampoo won't contain the appropriate ingredients to de-scent, repair dryness, or eliminate unwanted hitchhikers. We at Benson's Pet Center stock a full variety of dog grooming supplies that meet your needs to keep your dog smelling great 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 demand using the correct type of brush to reduce pulling out healthy hair and prevent skin damage. 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 unsure of what types of brushes are best for the job, don't hesitate to ask our pros at Benson's Pet Center in Pittsfield Drop in or give us a call at (413) 464-9151 number] to discuss the type of coat and specific issues your dog has. We'll show you what brushes and combs are the most effective for your dog.