Dog Grooming

Dog Grooming

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by Geoffrey Workman

Dog Grooming

Dog Grooming

In most households, pets are seen as a part of the family. In some cases, they even take the place of human children. If this sounds like your home, who could blame you? Pets are loyal, loving, and always there for you when you are in need of comfort. Dogs, especially, have a unique way of capturing the hearts of people. When you take a pup into your home, you want to do everything in your power to be the best pet parent possible. From choosing the right dog food to picking out just the right size of dog bed, it can be a little overwhelming with all of the products that have come on the market in recent years. With so many options available, it can be tough to know which item is the best one for your furry friend. Grooming supplies are no exception; your pup's coat, skin, and nails deserve just as much attention as his nutrition. Here are a few great resources to look to for help with purchasing products to groom your dog.

In most households, pets are seen as a part of the family… cont. 

In some cases, they even take the place of human children. If this sounds like your home, who could blame you? Pets are loyal, loving, and always there for you when you are in need of comfort. Dogs, especially, have a unique way of capturing the hearts of people. When you take a pup into your home, you want to do everything in your power to be the best pet parent possible. From choosing the right dog food to picking out just the right size of dog bed, it can be a little overwhelming with all of the products that have come on the market in recent years. With so many options available, it can be tough to know which item is the best one for your furry friend. Grooming supplies are no exception; your pup's coat, skin, and nails deserve just as much attention as his nutrition. Here are a few great resources to look to for help with purchasing products to groom your dog.

On the website, Chewy.com, you can find just about everything you would need to keep your pup well-groomed. They offer a wide selection of shampoos and conditioners, including those for specific concerns, such as odor, fungus, and skin allergies. If your dog is like the pup population that absolutely hates getting a bath, the website has 2-in-1 shampoo/conditioner options, such as Burt's Bees Puppy 2-in-1 Shampoo (on sale for $7.49 from $10.99), to get your pooch in and out of the bathtub as soon as possible. In between washes, you might want to do a bit of maintenance, such as brushing, manicures, ear wipes, or a quick calming spray. Chewy.com is a good resource for finding these products, as well. If you are a brave pet parent and decide to attempt cutting your own dog's hair or fur, the website does offer a number of devices to aid your endeavor, including the Wahl Deluxe U-Clip Dog Clipper Kit (on sale for $33.99 from $53.95). In addition to clippers, they have scissors, deshedding blades, and mat removers, like the Four Paws Ultimate Touch Instant Mat & Tangle Remover (on sale for $5.94 from $7.99). Pricing for their products is pretty competitive and you will get free 1-2 day shipping on all orders over $49. They also have a special deal section that changes daily. There is also an option to get 30% off when you set up your account for automatic shipments.

1800petmeds.com is another go-to website for many pet owners' needs. The site's specialty, however, is pet medication, so the grooming section leaves a bit to be desired. That said, they do have a number of items that help with specific conditions to aid your pup in healing. For instance, you will be able to find shampoos and conditioners that are made with aloe and oatmeal, such as the Oatmeal & Aloe Vera Shampoo by 1800PetMeds (on sale for $6.90 from $11.04). The two ingredients help dogs that have skin conditions that result in redness, itchiness, or other such irritations. They also have tablets and chews that help with brighter coats. Some of their other shampoos and products are good for dogs that suffer from separation anxiety or just nerves, in general. The products aim to soothe the pups and offer a calming solution to help them in social situations and allow for restful sleep, including NaturVet's Quiet Moments Calming Aid Plus Melatonin (on sale for $12.99 from $21.80). Additionally, 1800pedmeds.com also has devices in stock for cutting your pup's hair/fur, as well as clipping their nails, such as Resco Pro-Series Scissor Trimmers (on sale for $15.34 from $24.55). Pricing-wise, they are currently advertising 30% off everything, as well as free shipping on orders that exceed $49.

If you are on the hunt for a very specific grooming product, you might want to try Petsmart.com. They are essentially the pet supply superstore with over 400 grooming products available. Whether you are looking for something as simple as a brush, like Top Paw(r) By Conair Pin Bristle Pet Brush ($13.99) or an item that helps with a specific coat concern, such as CHI(r) for Dogs Deep Moisture Shampoo ($15.49), Petsmart.com is likely to have it. They also offer in-store grooming services if you are worried about doing the dirty work yourself. On the other hand, if you do end up buying online, you can opt for 5% off if you order online and then pick the items up at your local Petsmart, though exclusions do apply. The store also has a rewards program in which you earn points for every purchase and can redeem them for treats.