All pooches need regular 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 Southern Barker in Lexington, KY for all of your dog grooming needs. You'll find shampoos, brushes, coat conditioners, and medicated products on our counters that are developed to keep your dog's fur and skin looking shiny, clean, and healthy. Not sure which product is right for your dog? Give us a call and our qualified personnel can guide you through the several options that are available, which ones are the best for your pup's breed or hair coat and the benefits they produce. If you're short on time, call us, email, or shop the site and we'll have everything ready for you to go when you walk in the door.
The Importance of Selecting the Perfect Shampoo for Your Dog
You may be lured to use human-grade shampoo on your dog for the sake of convenience. The challenge is, human-grade shampoo isn't made for use on anything other than your scalp and hair. Dogs have unique hair and skin needs that require shampoos and conditioners with specific formulations such as dry skin relief, insect-repelling properties, or maybe dry coat cleaners for the times when you can't give your dog a full bath.
Think of the fact your pooch is very likely to roll in the rubbish, get into a tangle with a skunk, pick up fleas or ticks, get dry, itchy patches, and it quickly becomes apparent why you need coat products that are designed to tackle these challenges. Human-grade shampoo won't contain the correct components to de-scent, repair dryness, or deal with unwanted hitchhikers. We at Southern Barker sell a full variety of dog grooming products that satisfy 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 dense undercoats while others have practically no undercoat whatsoever. All coats demand using the correct kind of brush to minimize pulling out healthy hair and stop skin damage. Your dog may enjoy a good scratching with the brush, or they may be thin-skinned and require 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 Southern Barker in Lexington Drop in or give us a call at (859) 687-9753 number] 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.