How to Choose the Right Shampoo for Your Dog

September 11, 2018 3:51 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

There are many varieties of coats for dogs—all it takes is one trip to the dog park or a walk around your neighborhood to see the sheer number of different types of coats from breed to breed. While the grooming needs for dogs will vary widely, all dogs have coats that need to be kept clean for them to be truly healthy. The frequency with which you wash and shampoo your dog will depend on the breed and the coat, but no matter what kind of dog you have, it’s important you know what kind of shampoo to use.

You’re going to want to look for a shampoo formula that’s been specifically designed for the type of coat your dog has. There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all dog shampoo, so make sure you have a good sense of the density and various other qualities of your dog’s coat before making a purchase.

Here’s an overview of what you should know when purchasing dog shampoo from a pet supply store in Henderson, NV.

Thin dog coats

Dogs that have thin or very fine fur have low-density coats. Examples of breeds with these types of coats include Chihuahuas, Vizslas and Basenjis. Dogs that fall in this category have a single layer to their coat, and in some cases, you might be able to easily see their skin through their fur. These types of breeds are much more likely to be highly sensitive to hot or cold environments, so you’re going to want to get a shampoo that is designed for their more sensitive fur and skin. These dogs usually don’t need to be bathed as much as other dogs that have thicker coats, but when you do bathe them, any shampoo you get should have ingredients that condition the skin and coat, keep dirt and dust away and result in them looking nice and shiny.

Medium coats

Breeds with medium-density coats include the poodle, Rottweiler and Labradors. While some of these dogs might have an undercoat, you wouldn’t consider it to be extremely thick. This is the average dog coat. For these types of dogs, you’ll want a shampoo that’s a little more heavy-duty than the one you’d use for thin-coated dogs that will work up a nice lather.

Thick, dense dog coats

When you see a dog with a particularly thick or fluffy coat, such as a Bernese Mountain Dog, a German Shepherd or a Pomeranian, these dogs require heavy-duty shampoos that will be able to penetrate their double coats and all the hair and fur they have. These shampoos still need to be able to rinse well, but anything less than a heavy-duty shampoo and conditioner will not be effective for these types of dogs.

If you’re interested in learning more about how to choose the right shampoo for your dog, we encourage you to contact The Soggy Dog or visit our pet supply store in Henderson, NV today. We look forward to helping you care for your pet!

Categorised in:

This post was written by Writer

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *