With a month full of parties and festivities, we should all be looking our best this holiday season — and that includes your four-legged friends. 

Bathing your pets doesn’t have to be a hassle. At Premier Pet Supply, we offer Do-It-Yourself dog wash tubs in all four of our convenient locations — with a raised basin, soaps, brushes, towels, and blow dryer. Best of all, you get to leave the mess with us. 

It’s important to remember that dogs don’t typically need to be bathed too often if they’re mostly inside, as it can be bad for their skin and coat if over washed. I recommend once a month. 

For cats that may need to freshen up but refuse a bath, EarthBath cat wipes are a good go-to, as they can help to control shedding, as well as remove dander and allergens from the coat. 

It’s important to brush your dog or cat regularly depending on the length of their coats. The FURminator is a de-shedding tool that works to make the coat shine while also removing excess fur –this works really well on both short, flat coats, as well as heavy, thicker coats. 

Other brush types include pin brushes, used to pick up loose hair before it sheds onto your furniture, bristle brushes, used specifically on short, smooth hair, rake brushes, designed to comb through really thick coats and remove tangles, and slicker brushes, used for curly hair to best remove mats. 

As always, don’t hesitate to reach out to your local pet store if you have questions on this or any pet related topic.