All pooches require regular 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 AK Bark in Anchorage, AK for all of your pooch grooming needs. You'll discover shampoos, brushes, coat conditioners, and medicated products on our racks that are developed to keep your dog's coat and skin looking bright, clean, and healthy. Not sure which solution is right for your dog? Give us a ring and our qualified crew 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 effects they produce. If you're short on time, call us, email, or shop the site and we'll have everything all set for you to go when you walk in the door.
The Importance of Choosing the Right Shampoo for Your Dog
You might be lured to use human-grade shampoo on your dog for the sake of convenience. The problem is, human-grade shampoo isn't created 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 even dry coat cleansers for the times when you can't give your dog a full bath.
Consider the idea your dog is highly likely to roll in the rubbish, get into a tangle with a skunk, get fleas or ticks, get dry, scratchy spots, and it quickly becomes evident why you really need coat products that are developed to handle these issues. Human-grade shampoo won't have the correct ingredients to de-scent, treat dryness, or eliminate unwanted hitchhikers. We at AK Bark sell a complete range of dog grooming supplies that suit your needs to keep your dog smelling great 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 virtually no undercoat at all. All coats need using the correct kind of brush to minimize pulling out healthy hair and avoid skin harm. Your dog may appreciate a good scratching with the brush, or they may be thin-skinned and require the lightest of touches. If you're uncertain of what types of brushes are best for the job, don't hesitate to ask our pros at AK Bark in Anchorage Drop in or give us a call at (907) 349-1700 number] to discuss the type of coat and specific issues your dog has. We'll show you what brushes and combs are the most ideal for your dog.