The 136th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show has come to an end, and while you may not want your dog to look exactly like the German Shepherd, Doberman Pinscher, Irish Setter, Dalmatian, Kerry Blue Terrier, Wirehaired Dachshund, or the Pekingese (the eventual winner) that all competed for the Best in Show title, there is a lot that owners can do to make their dogs look like a champion.
High quality pet grooming supplies are essential, and thankfully they don’t have to cost an arm and a leg. Whether you are in need of dog clippers, scissors, brushes, grooming tables, or nail trimmers, all can be found at bargain prices on VetDepot.com.
Dog shampoos and conditioners are another must. Picking the right brand for your dog can be a bit of a trial and error process, but unless you are using baths to treat a skin condition, products that are gentle and moisturizing are a good place to start. After the bath you’ll need to dry off your dog. Old towels will do in a pinch, but specialty dryers and towels can make the process easier, faster, and neater.
When added to a well-balanced, nutritionally complete diet, skin and coat supplements, and topical products containing balanced levels of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids promote healthy skin. They also give dogs the glossy coats that really catch the judge’s (or neighbor’s) eye.