Dog Bathing Equipment and Grooming Tables
I will try to simplify your dog’s bath time with the right equipment with not only my years of experience but also my friends and neighbors as well with the recommendations I have made over the years. Whether your dog loves or loathes taking a bath, I’ll give some good tips to remedy the problem. Everything I will list here for you is good high-quality dog bathing equipment and tools, including grooming tables for small and large dogs, dog bathtubs and pools, pet shower sprayers or dog grooming sprayers, foldable grooming tables can make bathing your pup easier than ever. For drying your dog, I would suggest having two long-heavy cotton towels (small dog-medium), pet hair traps to avoid clogged drains. Find the DYI dog washing accessories you need.
Using dishwashing soap: The quick answer is no, it’s not safe to wash your dog with dish soap. Bathing your dog in dish soap often leads to a skin infection. These skin infections in pets can be very itchy and painful. Also, you can not use your own body wash. Dog shampoos are made specifically for the occasion. See the Dogs shampoo page.
Using specific bathing gloves for your dog serves as two very important functions. 1. Before washing you should brush your dog’s hair to remove shedding hair, dirt, and any other matter. 2. The soft rubber teeth of the dog massage gloves can better massage your pet’s skin. The 5-finger design allows you to effectively massage hard-to-reach areas such as the tail and face. Oh, and let’s not forget keeping your own hands nice and soft. Ha,ha.
My preferred choice is the first one I listed. the HandsOn Pet Grooming Gloves, not only for bathing but also for shedding. I have been using these for over 4 years and actually have two pairs, one for my dogs and the other pair for my horses. They serve 4 functions: 1. They will gently groom your pet, 2. Use for shedding, 3. perfect for bathing, and 4. Messaging their skin. Its five-finger design, complete with bristle tips on the fingers and round tips on the palm, allows for a versatile expert tool capable of grooming, de-shedding, bathing, or massaging your animal. This pair of gloves will gently remove excess hair, debris, and tangles before washing and will keep your hands and fingernails clean from dirt and oil. I have had nothing but very good remakes from all those I recommend to. They are a little more expensive guys, but for the 2 jobs they do, bathing and shedding, they are an excellent investment and cost-saver, not to mention lasting longer than the cheaper ones.
The best reason for using the gloves or mitts:
Pet Grooming Gloves serve as two purposes of use on our dogs for brushing of shedding hair and perfect for bathing. The pet grooming gloves are designed with over 3,000 high dense brush heads spread over the gloves to catch any loose pet hair easily. Perfect for long or short hair pets like dogs and cats, rabbits, and more. Considering your little pet’s comfort at the same time, they are high-quality silicone material which is with superior soft and elastic performance to improve the comfort level for your pet.
— NON-ABRASIVE, FLEXIBLE RUBBER NODULES – Available in all sizes. Groom and shed your animal without hurting their skin! Non-abrasive, flexible rubber nodules gently massage your pet and remove excess hair while distributing natural oils for healthy skin and coat.
— BIG OR SMALL PETS / LONG OR SHORT HAIR – Whether you are grooming a large dog or a chihuahua, the HandsOn glove is a perfect fit. Our patented design works on all animals, big or small, long or short hair!
— PETS LOVE IT – Make bathing, grooming, and cleaning an enjoyable experience for both you and your pet! Pets shouldn’t fear bath time and neither should you. This pair of grooming gloves make hard-to-reach places easy and quick to clean. Wet or dry, these gloves will not slip or fall off thanks to the hook and loop fastener.
— EASY TO CLEAN – Simply rub your gloved hands together, rinse off with water and air dry, or throw them in the washing machine for quick and easy cleaning. These gloves are also compact enough to fit comfortably in your pocket, grooming caddy, or bag.
Dog Bathing and Bath Accessories
It goes without saying, before washing your pup, brush them first. This will remove some of the dirt and shedding hair. Better to wash your canine in clean water than dirty water.
First, I will say, that if you have the advantage of bathing your canine outside then do so. You will find clean up a lot easier and quicker. Your other option is naturally the shower or bathtub. This method would require a hand-shower sprayer for convenience. Use warm water.
I have listed below a few hair traps for your drains.
Now, whether you are washing your dog outside or inside a shower, bathtub, train them not to shake the water off by holding the with one hand and washing with the other. When they try tell them a firm “NO”. In time they will not do this until you are done.
In the home, when you are done bathing, close the shower doors or curtain (making sure it is inside tub) and let them shake to their heart’s content. Towel dry. If you are using a hir-blower, please make sure it is set with no heat on, otherwise, you may burn your dog’s skin and worse, dry it out with will cause scaling.
If you are new at this, all it takes is a little patients and time. They will really get to like it. I bathe all my dogs outside in a little kiddie pool. All I have to say is “who wants a bath and they come a runin. Just imagine what you can do with all that extra money you’ll save from the groomer. $$$.
Dog Bathing Brushes
Even though I prefer my bathing gloves, here are a few dog bathing brushes, They are safe to use and can be used on short or long-haired dogs. There is a ring grip handle on each pet washing brush, it is suitable for different sizes of hands, firmly fixed between the palms, it is easy and convenient to use.
Dog Folding tables
If you have a small dog you can use the sink or a large bucket shown above. If you feel you need a table and can’t use one at how (cover), then pick one up locally. i.e., Walmart, Target, etc, it will be cheaper.
Pet hair Traps
This is simple folks. You can use this stopper or the cheesecloth which I just cut a small piece and fit over the drain when I occasionally use the bathtub.
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