Are Dog Washing Machines a good idea? As every good dog owner knows, a clean dog is a happy dog, or at the very least, a good smelling dog. Not only that, there are many important health benefits to a groomed pet. Grooming your pet helps to maintain a healthy coat and skin. It will help to promote a shiny healthy coat, and your dog will shed less. Frequent grooming especially with dog clippers will help you notice if there is anything wrong with your dog’s skin, and your beloved pet will look great.
The latest trend in dog grooming are dog washing machines, and yes, they are exactly what they sound like. Machines that will wash your dog. The run the gamut from full sized machines to little portable ones that you can buy for your home.
Proponents of the machine say that the jets of water are beneficial to your dog. They soothe tired achy muscles. They can also be used as a type of physical therapy for your dog. Plus, the faster wash time is far less stressful on both you and your dog.
These machines are designed to give your pet a relaxing and stress-free wash. If your dog tends to wiggle and move about, however, he runs the risk of getting soap in his eyes or his mouth. This is neither stress free, nor relaxing for him. If your pet is only bathed in one of these machines, you will also miss out a chance to check your pet’s skin for cuts or lesions that could signify an illness.