While you're probably aware of the importance of keeping your dog or cat groomed, it's also vital for pet owners to make grooming a regular part of their pet's health care plan. A clean coat is essential not only for a healthy-looking animal but also for optimal health. Grooming helps remove dead hair and dirt from your pet's fur and skin, reducing shedding, matting and other issues that can lead to severe problems if left untreated.
Whilst we recommend scheduling regular appointments with a professional groomer - especially when it comes to clipping and trimming your dog's hair – grooming your pets yourself can be a great way to bond with them too – alongside keeping them healthy and clean. It is important to take the time each week to groom your dogs and cats with brushes or ‘grooming mitts’. If you do not, you may find that their coat becomes matted and even more challenging to handle.
At-home grooming products for pets can help you achieve a neat and clean look for your furry friends in no time. There are several types of grooming products available in the market that enhance their appearance and well-being; however, it's best to choose something safe and gets the job done quickly.
Pets natural coats need regular maintenance – some they can do themselves, but they do need help from time to time. This is especially true with long-haired breeds. How do you know which products are best for your pet? If in doubt, your veterinarian or local groomer can help you with that. However, since there are so many products on the market today, it's a good idea to educate yourself about some of the grooming options available on the market. The team at 4 Paws have rounded up all our personal favourites, from long-lasting solutions to quick fixes!
1) Soaps, Shampoos & Conditioners
Purplebone's Oatmeal Shampoo is nourishing magic in a bottle, turning into the foamiest and most lovely smelling lather during bath time. We have all heard about the benefits of oat; it soothes and moisturises dry, itchy spots, and reduces inflammation on your dog's skin. Oatmeal also leaves your dog's coat soft, shiny and makes those stubborn knots easier to brush out! For the full ‘at home’ salon experience, apply Purplebone's Conditioner right after the shampoo treatment. Massaging a small amount of this heaven-scented aloe leaf conditioner will reduce flaking and restore suppleness. Now that's a clean and nice smelling pup!
Aqueos Anti-bacterial Dog Shampoo
You cannot go wrong with the Aqueos Anti-bacterial & Anti-fungal Dog Shampoo. Free of all chemical nasties, Aqueos DEFRA approved shampoo is one of the safest pet cleansing products on the market. The antibacterial shampoo comes in a handy, 200 ml packaging and can be used on all ages of dogs – yes, including puppies! This is a versatile shampoo that can be used as an everyday dog shampoo or for a multitude of applications from skin irritations, rashes, itchy skin, general skin conditions or very smelly dogs. It's a godsend for dogs who like to roll in anything nasty or who are generally itchy. Moreover, it is very competitively priced compared to the vet-prescribed versions giving relief to dogs!
For All Dogkind Calming Shampoo
The perfect way to introduce your pet to the joys of bathing is with this gentle formula. Conveyed with organic ingredients, including starflower and evening primrose oil, it revitalises your dog's coat, leaving it free of unpleasant odours. You will love the results, too! For All Dogkind's Calming Shampoo does what it says on the bottle: it cleans, conditions, and protects your dog's coat while actively enhancing its natural shine. Pamper your canine friend, regardless of age, is recommended and clinically proven to be mild for young or sensitive pooches.
The Dog & I Unperfumed Oatmeal Soap
This unperfumed solution is great for sensitive pet (and human!) skin, leaving fur super clean, shiny and adding a natural scent. Its rich lather can create just enough amount of foam, which can be applied thoroughly on your dogs' coat, massaging it evenly and rinsing it off with lukewarm water. Made with a hint of coconut oil, this rustic looking soap will wash the grease away in no time!
2) Quick Wash, Sprays & Instant Refreshener Solutions
Aqueos Quick Wash for Dogs
Are you in a rush? No time to book your pup in for a groom? Don't fret; we have a quick & easy solution for you! The no-rinse, antibacterial face and body quick-wash will sort those messy faces and paws out! It's super space-saving; pop it in your bag or pocket for on-the-go accidents or a quick spruce up. It's no need to rinse; just wipe it with a cloth, and every food leftover, sticky stain or muddy face will be a distant memory.
For All Dogkind Leave-In Dog Conditioner
Dog owners looking to revitalise their dog's skin and coat may want to try for all Dogkind’s luxury no-rinse treatment. Their formula is silicone-free, which means it won't cause any allergies or skin irritations. In addition, the pH-balanced formula gently cleanses the coat without drying it out. The exclusive blend of nutrients works to revitalise your dog's fur from top to bottom! The added wheat proteins help replenish the skin and coat and restore the hair's natural shine after clipping, bathing or brushing. Did we mention? It's suitable for every breed!
Walking On Sunshine Dog Cologne
Colognes can sound like an odd choice to add to your dog's routine, but we all deserve a bit of luxury, don't we? Especially when it comes in this gorgeous formula with all the right ingredients and recyclable packaging! This spray will make your dog feel like they’re walking on sunshine & beyond! Scented with essential oils and Manuka water - which has proven calming effects - this antibacterial solution will rejuvenate any tired-looking dog coat. You can also use it on any of your dog's favourite lounging areas, blankets, in the car and even on your bed!
For All Dogkind Daily Dog Freshener Spray
Our daily solution is perfect for keeping your four-legged friend smelling fresh. It can be used anytime, anywhere and as often as needed on all skin and coat types. Each ingredient in this formulation has been selected to offer a variety of benefits for your pooch, including invigorating action, gentle cleansing and the power to combat unwanted dog odours. These carefully selected natural ingredients also work together to help create a refreshing and luxurious experience from head to paws.
The key to great dog grooming is having the right tools. If you want your dog's coat to look its best, it will take a little time and effort on your part. Grooming products such as combs and brushes help remove loose hair and dirt from their coats without damaging them in any way. By using these grooming products regularly, you'll be able to keep your dog looking good between trips to the groomer.
We hope you've enjoyed learning about some of the best dog grooming products on the market today. If you need help selecting the best option for your dog or just want to chat about any other topic, please don't hesitate to contact us anytime.