it comes to bathing your dog, there’s no shortage of supplies out
there to help you do it right.
are some of the major ones that you might have heard of, but may
not be too certain about.
Bath Mitts – These handy bath mitts make cleaning your dog as
easy as petting him or her. These are perfect for removing dirt
and dander on your dog, and shedding and allergies from your home.
Since the surface area of these bath mitts is larger than your
hand, you’ll get a deeper clean in a larger area, which is especially
important for larger breeds. The soft, flexible rubber nubs massage
shampoo into and out of the fur, and are comfortable even on the
most sensitive skin. Bath mitts also protect your hand dry and
protected while you shampoo your dog.
Drying Towel – These reusable towels are designed to be extremely
absorbent, pulling moisture away from your pet’s fur without damaging
it. Drying towels are multifunctional, and extremely durable.
You can use them to cool your dog on a hot day, or dry him or
her after a bath or a rain shower. They’re easy to care for –
just toss drying towels into the washer and dryer – and are quick
Hose Kit – a quality shower hose kit makes bathing your dog so
much easier when you wash him or her in your shower. With a shower
hose kit, you don’t need to struggle with messy, awkward buckets,
or re-used water. Shampoo rinses away much faster using a shower
hose kit, with the right length of hose, and the proper amount
of water pressure. Moreover, you can control when and where the
water lands, when your shower hose kit includes an adjustable
sprayer. If you’re environmentally friendly, you’ll be happy to
hear that it reduces water usage as well!
Rubber Grooming Gloves – these great little tools are great for
reducing shedding. Many people find that rubber grooming gloves
are easier to use than a brush, since it’s just like petting your
dog. Moreover, you can often use rubber grooming gloves on your
bedding, clothing, upholstery, rugs, and carpets to pick up fur
from them as well. Rubber grooming gloves are easy to wash, as
many of them are machine washable, but even for the ones that
are not, they’re simple to wipe clean with a wet rag.
Outdoor Pet Sprayer – For those of us who don’t like using the
bathtub to wash the dog, then a warm sunny day, and an outdoor
pet sprayer is the ideal solution. It is very easy to attach to
your garden hose or outdoor spigot, and it has its own on/off
switch for better control. A good length of hose means that you
won’t be running out of hose, or getting tangled up. The spray
is gentler than a garden hose nozzle, making sure that your dog
will remain comfortable throughout the bathing process.
Dryer – Ideal for groomers and pet owners alike, a dryer can make
certain that your dog dries faster, and in the style you like
after a bath. This is very important with colder weather, or with
dogs that tend to dry very oddly after a bath. Make certain to
watch your dog while s/he is being dried, to be certain that no
Shears and Scissors – clippers are great for trimming larger areas
of your dog, but when you simply want to give a trim or clean-up
to a small area such as the face or feet, then scissors and shears
are what you want. You may want a pair of grooming scissors with
a slightly curved and shorter blade, to allow for accurate trimming
in hard to reach places. Grooming shears have little teeth, and
are used to thin hair, remove mats, and handle general trimming
where you don’t want a scissor line left behind.