In the past, if you wanted to bathe your dog at home, you had very few choices in shampoos. It usually resulted in dog hair everywhere and more water on you than on your dog. Not to mention that the shampoo still left everything (including you) smelling like wet-dog.
If you wanted your dog to come out smelling fresh and feeling soft, you needed to rely on a groomer. Groomers are great, but for dogs that suffer from anxiety or a fear of other dogs or strange people, an appointment at the groomers could be a nightmare for the dog… and the groomer.
Things have come a long way, and there are almost as many bath products for dogs as there are for people now. We’ve started to acknowledge that dogs have different skin types and can be oily, sensitive, or dry. Dogs also enjoy a sensory experience that makes their skin feel good much more than a bath in the backyard with hose water.
One of the bath products that has risen in popularity is something that you may have heard of. You may have even used one for yourself. We’re talking about bath bombs! Nothing transforms a bath into a luxury experience like tossing in a good smelling bath bomb, and now, your dog can experience it too! Wondering about what goes into bath bombs for dogs and how they might benefit your pup? Keep reading to learn more.
What Is A Dog Bath Bomb?
A dog bath bomb doesn’t differ much from a human bath bomb. They are made up of wet and dry ingredients mixed together and molded into shapes. They dissolve slowly when placed in water, releasing skin-soothing essential oils and moisturizing ingredients. In the case of dog bath bombs, the ingredients are carefully researched and selected to be dog-safe and nourishing to the unique skin needs of our canine companions.
Dogs have different skin and coat needs based on a variety of factors. Breed, coat type, health problems, even the climate they live in can play into what a dog's skin needs. Dog bath bombs have different ingredients to address the unique qualities of each dog's skin and coat. Special consideration goes into selecting the ingredients for each dog bath bomb blend.
Bath bombs don’t have any learning curve or special directions for use. Put the desired amount of water in the bathtub, and place the bath bomb in. It will dissolve, creating a pleasant atmosphere for you and a skin and coat nourishing bath for your dog.
Should Your Dog Use a Bath Bomb?
Bath bombs aren’t just for their skin and coat. They can also be used to soothe the aches and pains brought on by intense activity, joint problems, and old age. They can be infused with ingredients that repel insects and help prevent bites. They can soothe itching, have a calming effect, or even just add a more pleasant smell to the bathwater.
Some dogs are resistant to baths, but the benefits of regularly bathing your dog are undeniable. The scents bath bombs add to the water can make bath time a more pleasant experience for you and a much less stressful experience for your pup. Try introducing your dog to baths using a bath bomb with calming ingredients to ease bath time anxiety.
So which dogs should have bath bombs added to their water?
- Sore senior dogs
- Active and working dogs
- Dogs with dry itchy skin
- Dogs who go on long hikes and need insect repellent
- Stinky dogs
- Big dogs
- Small dogs
- All dogs!
Your dog doesn’t need to have sensitive skin or a special condition for you to consider adding a bath bomb to their water. All dogs deserve the spa experience they can get with a dog bath bomb.
While every dog certainly deserves a luxurious, spa-like experience every single day, it’s important to develop a routine, or bath schedule, that keeps your dog’s skin and coat healthy. One of the most common questions we get is about how often to bathe. There’s no exact answer here as every dog is different. You can learn more about what you want to consider when developing your dog’s bath schedule here.
What Goes Into A High-Quality Dog Bath Bomb
Bath bombs made by Fido Fizzies use only therapeutic-grade essential oils and organic food-grade ingredients. Therapeutic grade ingredients are safe for topical use, unlike the essential oils that you would get with an inexpensive room diffuser that smell nice but can cause severe skin irritation. A therapeutic-grade essential oil contains no alcohol or other added ingredients.
The ingredients used in our bath bombs are high quality and safe for use on your dog. But it’s always important to keep in mind that your dog may have an allergy that you are unaware of and may react to an otherwise safe ingredient. Always monitor your dog for changes when introducing a new product into their routine.
Some of the ingredients that go into making our bath bombs are:
- Essential oils
- Epsom salts
- Himalayan salt
- Plant extracts
- Almond oil
See! No harsh, artificial additives or dyes here!
Why Use Fido Fizzies?
Fido Fizzies is the industry leader in dog bath bombs. We believe in our products so much, we accept no-questions-asked returns in the event that you do not find them to be right for your dog. We are a small, family-owned company, so we are involved in the creation of our products from start to finish. Our bath bombs are hand-made in small batches, so quality control can be assured.
The love we have for dogs, and the time spent developing new products for Fido Fizzies, is what makes our dog bath bombs stand out from the rest. We are always researching new blends to add to our dog bath bomb lineup. Plus, we’re constantly dreaming up new bath and care products so you can create the most luxurious bath time experience for your dog.
If you want to learn more about why we created Fido Fizzies, you can read about our experience on our about page!