As winter approaches, it's important to make sure you have all the kit you need to deal with increasingly muddy pups and to make sure you look out for issues that can become more common in colder months, like cracked noses and paws. Some of these products might be helpful for pet owners to use at home, while others will come in handy for dog groomers in the salon when dealing with more unruly coats.
As always, we want to help make this as easy as possible for you, so let’s run through some of the key categories you might want to explore, along with a few of the fur-favourite products in each!
Deep Cleaning Shampoos:
Winter grooming often requires more thorough cleaning, as dirt and grime can accumulate easily. Deep-cleaning shampoos are formulated to remove tough stains and odours without drying out your dog's skin.
Paw care is crucial during winter when roads and paths are often salted or covered in ice. Paw balms provide a protective barrier, preventing dryness and cracking, while other paw care options can provide relief, specialist cleaning, or even a relaxing foot bath!
Warren London have a range of products focused specifically on paw care. The 4 key products they offer all provide different care for paws (and even noses) which help deal with dry or cracked skin.
Paw Sani Scrub – Perfect for after walks or playing outside, this scrub and brush cleans germs and bacteria and prep dogs' paws and nails before grooming services.
Wipes are great during winter walks when your pup encounters mud, slush, or salted roads and paths. The right wipe can make cleaning excess mud and debris from paws, between toes, or anywhere else on the body easier.
When it comes to mud, a deep cleaning wipe has to be a go-to. Luckily, TropiClean have you covered. The TropiClean Berry & Coconut Deep Cleaning Wipes are perfect for cleaning mud, dirt or anything else. The coconut cleanser means they deep clean and eliminate odours as they go.
Towels are great for a variety of reasons, they can help keep pets warm after a cold walk or they can dry them off after they splash in puddles. On top of this, towels have the obvious added benefit of being fairly useful right after a bath!
The Groom Professional Pet Therapy Microfibre Towel is the perfect companion at home or in the salon. Super Absorbent and designed to dry coats or spillages with ease, this towel is great for outdoor rambling or indoor scrubbing.
For days when a full bath isn't possible, dry shampoos are a quick and easy way to deep clean without needing water. Most dry shampoos are also scented to help with any nasty smells picked up when out and about!
With foams, powders and aerosols available, there are plenty of dry shampoos for different requirements or preferences.
Incorporating these top grooming products into your winter care routine will help your dog stay clean, comfortable, and looking their best despite the challenges that the colder months can bring. Some pets will require more intensive routines than others, just as with grooming, so keep that in mind when stocking up!