How To Choose the Best Shower Head for Dogs
Updated: Aug 23, 2022
Just like people, dogs need to be clean. Not only does this help them to feel better, but it also helps to prevent the spread of dirt and bacteria. Dogs can get dirty in a number of ways, from playing in the mud to rolling in foul-smelling substances. Dog owners will be all too familiar with the random patches of dirt, mud, and grass they regularly find on their furry friends!
As a result, it is important to have a plan for keeping your dog clean. A lot of people prefer to bathe their dogs outside with a hose. However, a lot of people also don't have access to a backyard or a garden. Additionally, sending your dog to a dog groomer every time they get dirty can get super expensive.
So, the only practical and affordable option left is to bathe dogs inside in the shower room. However, it is important to have the right shower head, one that is suitable for dogs. A dog shower head will work in both a bathtub and a shower room.
So, let's take a look at the things you need to keep in mind when shopping for a shower head for dogs. With the right equipment, you can easily keep your dog clean and healthy!
How to Buy the Right Dog Shower Head
There are a lot of things to consider when choosing the best shower head for your dog. You can either get a shower head built specifically for dogs or one that's suitable for both humans and dogs.
Here are some tips to help you choose the right dog shower head:
Adjustability and Ergonomic Grip
It's important to choose an adjustable shower head or a detachable shower head. With a fixed or wall-mounted shower head, it will be difficult to clean your dog thoroughly because the source of the water cannot be shifted. Additionally, you yourself will get drenched while trying to wash your dog if you have a fixed shower head.
Thus, it's generally considered best to get a handheld shower head so that you can use the shower hose to get to all parts of your dog, particularly hard-to-reach areas such as their underbellies.
Plus, you will be able to move the shower head closer and farther away from your dog as a means of adjusting the water pressure.
Additionally, you won't get drenched in the process because you will have full control of the water source. However, be ready to get a little wet when your dog decides to shake himself dry right next to you!
Further, a shower head that is ergonomically designed will be ideal because it will be easy for you to hold it and control it while cleaning your dog.
Water Pressure and Spray Settings
When you're shopping for a shower head for your dog, it's important to consider water pressure. Depending on the size of your dog and the strength of your water pressure, you'll need to choose a shower head that will provide enough water to properly clean your dog without being too powerful and causing discomfort.
If you have a small dog, a low-pressure shower head may be sufficient. However, if you have a large dog or your water pressure is on the higher end, you may need to opt for a medium or high-pressure shower head in order to get the job done right.
If you live in an area that has low water pressure, you might want to get a high water pressure shower head so that you get a strong but gentle stream of water for dog showers.
No matter what type of shower head you choose, make sure it is adjustable so that you can control the flow of water and avoid injuring your dog.
It's thus a good idea to get a shower head that has multiple spray settings so that you can keep adjusting the water pressure while you shower your dog. Pro tip: get a shower head that has a stop button, so that you don't have to reach for the main valve every time you need to stop the water flow to lather your dog.
For example, the rainfall setting in the StoneStream EcoPower will be useful in rinsing off shampoo lather from your dog, the jetting setting will be helpful in dislodging dried pieces of mud from their paws since it has a targeted water flow, and the Eco STOP button will let you halt and control the flow of water as you wish. However, note that it's best to get the Classic Handheld model without the STOP button if you have an electric shower.
Ease of Installation
When shopping for a shower head for your dog, it's important to consider the installation process.
Some shower heads can be installed in just a few minutes, while others may require more time and effort. If you're not comfortable with complex plumbing, it's best to choose a shower head that's easy to install. That way, you can get your dog clean and fresh without any hassle.
Plus, an easy-to-install dog shower head will save you both time and money.
One of the most important things you need to consider is the material that the shower head is made out of. You want to make sure that the materials are safe for your dog and won't cause any skin irritation or other problems. There are a lot of different materials to choose from, so you'll need to do some research to find the best one for your dog.
The most commonly used durable materials to make shower heads are steel, plastic, and chrome.
Water Softening Abilities
While most people focus on the aesthetic qualities of a shower head, it's important to consider the practicalities as well. If you have a dog, for example, you'll want to make sure that the shower head you choose has good water softening abilities.
Dogs have sensitive skin, and hard water can cause irritation and even damage their coat. A shower head with built-in water softening technology can help to prevent these problems, keeping your dog healthy and happy.
In addition, soft water is also gentler on your own skin, so you may find that you prefer the feel of a softened shower as well. Plus, soft water will allow products like soaps and shampoo to lather up and work like they are supposed to — there will be no pesky scum during dog showers and regular showers!
Water Filtration Abilities
When it comes to keeping your furry friend clean, one of the most important things to consider is the quality of the water.
Showering dogs with unfiltered water can be damaging to their skin, coat, and overall health. That's why it's important to choose a shower head that has in-built filters that can remove impurities — such as dirt, rust, chlorine, and bacteria — from running water.
Finally, you need to consider the warranty when choosing a shower head for your dog. Not all shower heads are created equal, and you want to make sure that you're getting a product that will last. A good warranty will cover defects in materials and workmanship, as well as provide peace of mind in case something goes wrong.
So, you need to make sure that the shower head you choose has a good warranty.
In conclusion, you'll need to do some research to find a shower head that's right for your dog and fits your budget. Whether you are going to shower your dog inside a bathtub or just in a shower room, the right shower head will make all the difference in the cleaning process.
If you're not sure where to start, ask your veterinarian for a recommendation. Plus, be aware of how often you need to wash your dog. With a little bit of effort, you can find a shower head that will help keep your dog healthy and happy! Additionally, remember that dogs should be showered only with lukewarm water and never hot or cold water.
StoneStream EcoPower — The Best Shower Head for Dogs and Humans
The StoneStream EcoPower shower head is one of the best options on the market for dogs and humans! It's made out of high-quality materials, and it has a number of features that make it perfect for canine use. So, if you were looking for a dog shower head for a bathtub or shower room, StoneStream is the way to go.
First and foremost, the StoneStream EcoPower has excellent water filtration and water softening capabilities. The mineral beads (or polypropylene mesh) efficiently remove contaminants such as chlorine, bacteria, dirt, and limescale and soften hard water into natural spring-like water. Plus our Universal Shower Hard Water Filter has a 15-step filtration process to remove impurities from the water and leaves your dog with nothing but clean and fresh water to shower in.
Additionally, the EcoPower shower head comes in a handheld variant, so you don't have to worry about not being able to reach all around your dog. The shower head has 200% increased water flow when compared to regular shower heads (be it dog shower heads or human shower heads) — this will enable you to effectively rinse your dog every single time.
But don't worry, just because the water flow is twice as high doesn't mean that it's harsh! The EcoPower shower head is gentle enough for babies and so is obviously suitable for your furry friends.
Now, with our shower head, you don't have to worry about high water bills or rampant water wastage. The EcoPower shower head actually reduces water consumption by 35%.
Finally, the StoneStream EcoPower is extremely easy to install and is universally compatible. It comes with everything you need — including detailed instructions — and it can be set up in just a few minutes. Plus, the shower head comes with a 1-year warranty, so you can be sure that it's a durable and long-lasting investment.
Thus, if you're looking for a high-quality shower head that's perfect for dogs (and humans), the StoneStream EcoPower is a great option. We also manufacture high-quality shower accessories such as non-slip shower mats that are perfect for dogs (and humans!) in the bathroom.
Happy showering to you and your dog! Here's another article that might interest you if you want to know more about how to choose the best pet shower head.