Dog bath tubs are great tools for pet owners. The best models add some convenience to the bathing process by making everything dog friendly. The designers tend to consider the height and capacity, so neither dog nor owner put themselves at risk, but there is more to these products than that. Some of the best dog bath tubs are full of clever features and small details to improve the experience.
In order to choose the right bath tub for your pet, you need to answer a few key questions. This should help you to find a product that best suit the needs of both yourself and your pet.
1) How big is your dog?
The size of your pet is the first consideration here because this determines the capacity of the model. You don’t want a large breed squeezing into something too small, or a tiny toy breed in something too large. There should be just enough room to move around and a strong construction. The dimensions are also important when considering the height of the tub, and how much owners have to bend over.
2) Do they need help getting in and out of the tub?
If your pet has mobility issues, they may struggle to climb, or jump into a bath tub. You might decide to simply lift them in, but this can be a problem with heavier, squirming dogs. The best solution here is a dog bath tub with either a door and a ramp – for easy access – or an electric lift to raise the bath to the right height.
3) Do they struggle with bath time and get a little fidgety?
Not all dogs like bath time. Some will get fidgety and may try and leave the bath. This is where it helps to find a dog bath with a restraint. These secure fixtures keep the dog in place so it can’t hurt itself. A non-slip coating on the bath tub floor is also a good idea to insure the safety of the dog. Also look out for product with splash guards, so they don’t send the water flying over the floor.
4) Do they need lots of products for grooming?
Then there are the dog baths that have shelving and other storage solutions onboard. This is great for those that want to keep all the dog’s products in one place. It keeps their shampoo at hand, and reduces the risk of using dangerous human shampoo. Shelves also offer space for treats and toys.
Once you have all of these considerations in mind, you can start to browse the options in the best dog baths for your pet.
There are lots of different brands out there that have a series of tubs in different sizes. It pays to read the small print to see what the dimensions are on each version. It also helps to read customers reviews about the capacity. Some brands may have a different idea of what constitutes a small or large breed. When you find the right size, check the features list for the means of entry, the presence of a restraint and shelf, or any other features of worth. It make take some time to compare and contrast, but it is worth the effort if it improves the bathing experience for all concerned.