Dogs are more than just pets. They’re a part of your family. Like any other family member, your pup deserves to be pampered every now and then. An at-home doggy spa day is a great way to give your pup some much-needed TLC. Plus, who would pass up extra quality time with their furry friend (literally no one)?
If this is your first time planning a spa day for your dog, follow our three-step guide to know what products you need and what to do.
3 Ideas for the Perfect Dog Spa Day
Start by gathering all the tools and materials you’ll need (more on these below). The last thing you want to do is realize you’re out of shampoo when your pup is already in the tub. Have backups on hand in case of an emergency. Once you have everything you need, follow these three steps:
Dogs are man’s best friend, so it only makes sense that they carry stress like we do, particularly in their muscles and joints. A massage can relax these muscles and joints to relieve stress. Start at the top of their head, and work your way down using small circular movements. Give special attention to the areas where your dog carries the most stress: their head, neck, and shoulders.
Every doggy spa day should include a relaxing bath. The soothing nature of baths reduces stress for humans and dogs alike. Once you’re done, your dog will look, smell, and even feel better than ever.
Give your dog a thorough brushing before their bath to remove loose and possibly dirty fur. Next, turn on the bath water, making sure it’s warm but not too hot. Use a soothing shampoo and conditioner to clean, moisturize, and soften your dog’s fur. While you don’t need to buy the most expensive shampoo and conditioner on the market, cheap products could contain harsh ingredients that are more likely to damage your dog’s skin and fur.
Be sure to dry off your dog with a microfiber towel right after their bath, unless you want your furniture to get wet. Not sure which towel to get? Our signature Dog Lover’s Towel works wonders. It’s highly absorbent, quick drying, and super soft. Your dog will love it just as much as you do.
Now it’s time for the finishing touches. Give your furry friend a fresh new look by cutting their nails, cleaning their ears, and brushing their coat. You also might need to trim any extra fur, like around their eyes. If you’re going all out, you might even decide to paint their nails. Don’t be afraid to get creative.
Dry Your Dog Faster Than Ever With the Dog Lover’s Towel
Whether your dog got into a muddy mess in the backyard or needs to relieve some stress, you can’t go wrong with a spa day. A simple massage, bath, and grooming session will make them look and feel as good as new.
You can’t bathe your dog without the right drying towel. Try the Dog Lover’s Towel to enjoy 50% more absorbency than the competition. Now you can spend less time drying and more time playing. Browse our different size options to find the perfect towel for your pup.