Like most two-year-olds, Eko enjoys getting dirty. It’s the getting clean part that he doesn’t like very much. That’s where I come in.
“Oh, the horror!”
I used to think that there were grooming products that were the “best” but I realized that there is no one-size-fits-all “best” product in any category. Instead it is up to each of us to figure out which products are “best for my dogs.” Many of the products I use were purchased on recommendations from friends, so I thought I would pay it forward and share a few of the products I think work best for Eko.
Brushing Eko to his best is a two-step job. The Kong Zoom Groom (in addition to withstanding a few attacks from Eko) is great at loosening hair and the Furminator acts as a rake to remove that loose hair. The Zoom Groom is also great to suds up Eko during bath time
Eko has climbed mountains and crossed deserts, but the streets of Chicago are tougher on his paws than anything else. To heal/treat pad injuries I like FuzzYard paw balm. And one reader recently recommended Musher’s Secret (Thanks Stephen!) as a way to help protect Eko’s paws on our urban adventures. It’s easy to apply and a great way to make sure Eko’s paws stay healthy
I like Earthbath shampoo because it is gentle on Eko’s coat. The Andis nail grinder scared Eko as a puppy, but I’m glad I took the time to acclimate him to it because it now provides for painless nail trimmings. And as you can see, Eko can’t resist the taste of his toothpaste, so Petrodex makes teeth cleaning a cinch
Finding each of the above products involved a lot of trial and error, but it was worth the effort to find products that help Eko look and feel his best. As I mentioned, many of these products were recommended by friends, so if you have any grooming products/recommendations be sure to let me know. Thanks!