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3 Keys to a Show Quality Coat

Drs. Foster & Smith Educational Staff
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Dog Grooming Made Easy 3 Easy Steps
Have you ever seen your dog lick his coat or chew on a burr or mat? Perhaps your dog likes to roll on the ground or scratch his back on your table. These are just a few of the ways your dog will try to groom himself. Unfortunately for many dogs the "do-it-yourself" method simply isn't enough.

To create a truly healthy, show-quality coat, your dog needs your help - and high quality tools:

Grooming Tools such as large wire pin brushes, stainless steel shedding combs, and hair trimmers are designed to keep your dog's coat smooth, glossy, and well kept. Dogs have two different types of coats. A double coat (or two-ply coat) consists of a top coat of stiffer guard hairs that tend to be water-repellent and an undercoat that is shorter and more fleecy or downy. For this type of coat try a wire pin or medium bristle brush. For a single coat, where only the top coat is present without an undercoat, try a soft slicker brush.

Bathing Products such as our Premier System® Shampoo and Conditioner have been designed specifically for your dog's skin and hair coat. Loaded with antioxidants, these products are preferred by groomers everywhere and create a shiny coat, free of dirt and dander. We recommend dogs be bathed a minimum of once every three months always using a high quality dog shampoo.

Skin & Coat Supplements like our Premium Plus Skin & Coat Tabs formula helps build a sleek, lustrous coat from the inside out by offering Omega-3 and -6 fatty acids in the appropriate ratio.

By using these three steps your dog is well on his way to a show-quality coat.


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