What Type of Shower Head Should You Get For Your Pet?
Updated: Oct 16
What would life be without pets? Pet owners around the world can agree that they often spend more time (and money) on their pets' needs than their own! It certainly feels good to pamper and care for your furry friends, doesn't it?
Now, if you're a fan of good, soothing showers then you'll be wanting the same for your pets. Sure, you can always use a garden hose to bathe your pet outdoors — it's not like they are picky about their bathing tools. But not everyone has access to a garden or an outdoor space. If you live in an apartment, chances are that you are using your bathroom for your pet's bathing needs as well.
In this article, we'll explore some features that you should keep in mind if you're looking for pet shower heads (be it dog shower heads or cat shower heads!). You can choose a shower head that is specially designed for pets or go with a regular shower head that has all the features needed for a pet-friendly shower.
Features To Look For If You Want the Best Shower Head for Pet Grooming
If you're looking for a pet-friendly shower head, there are a few things to consider.
First, you'll want to make sure the shower head is made of durable materials that won't rust or corrode and can withstand regular use. Stainless steel and brass are good options. There are also good pet shower heads that are made of high-quality, long-lasting plastic.
However, beware of cheaper plastic pet shower heads as they can break easily, start leaking, and be a nuisance for you, your furry friend, your bathroom, and your water bill.
Spray Settings and Adjustability
It's important that the pet shower head be adjustable so that you can control the water pressure and temperature. This is especially crucial if you have a small pet, cat, or puppy, as they have sensitive areas on their body that can get seriously hurt by high-pressure or hot water.
Remember, never use hot water to give your pet a bath — always go for lukewarm or tepid water.
So, look for pet shower heads that come with different settings or multiple spray options that allow you to adjust the water flow — this will be helpful in gently washing the different body parts of your four-legged friend. For example, the top of a dog's body has thick fur and can withstand stronger water pressure/flow. On the other hand, it's best to use a gentler spray option when washing the dog's underbelly.
You'll also want to choose a shower head that has the option for a wide spray pattern. This will help ensure that your pet gets evenly wet without getting soaked.
Additionally, a shower head that has a massage spray setting will elevate your pet's showering experience, since the massage effect of the spray will help their muscles and joints relax and also help in removing the dirt and mud from their fur more easily. You want your pet to enjoy showers, and a massage shower head might just get them excited about shower time!
Further, you'll want to consider a shower head with a pause or stop button. This will allow you to pause the water flow while you lather up your pet with shampoo; not only does this make the process more convenient, but it will also allow you to save water
Ease of Use
Another important consideration is how easy the pet shower head is to use. Many pet shower heads come with a hose attachment, which can be helpful if you have a large pet. Make sure the hose is long enough to reach and wash all parts of your pet's body, and that it is easy to attach to the shower head.
Pet shower heads should also have an ergonomic design and comfortable grip so you can hold onto them easily while bathing your pet. Handheld shower heads are often the best option here, simply because you can move them around your pet while you give them a bath.
Water Filtration and Water Softening
Contaminated and hard water can wreak havoc on human as well as pet hair. The minerals and impurities in contaminated and hard water can get deposited on top of human and pet skin and hair, causing issues like dryness and allergies.
Thus, it's a good idea to go for a shower head that can filter and soften water because it will be healthier for (you and) your pet's skin and fur.
If you live in an area known for its poor water quality, getting a water filtering and softening shower head is a must.
Plus, a water filtering and softening shower head will enable your pet shampoo to lather up and work the way it is supposed to.
Enjoy Your Pet-Friendly Showers
If you're looking for the best pet shower head, make sure it is made of durable materials, adjustable, easy to use, and can filter and soften impure and hard water.
To make your bathroom a pet-friendly space, invest in some essential bathroom shower accessories, such as non-slip bath mats/non-slip shower mats or floor stickers. Get mats that are pet friendly, anti-bacterial, and easy to clean. If you have a bathtub, you can place mats on the inside of the tub while bathing your pet so that they don't slip and fall.
Now, in particular, if you have a dog who dislikes shower or bath time, you can buy a suction licking pad and smear peanut butter on it to bribe your furry friend into staying still while you wash and clean them. This is a trick most dog owners around the world swear by.
Nonetheless, remember to consult your vet about your pet's bathing procedure!
Be especially careful when it comes to pets like cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, and hamsters. For such small and water-aversive pets, it's better to forego bath time in the shower; since they do not need to be bathed, you can gently wipe them down with a soft, wet cloth.
However, if your cat gets extremely dirty, it's alright to give them a shower (once in a while!).
Experience Gentle, Efficient Pet Showers with StoneStream
Showering your pet doesn't have to be a stressful, inefficient, or costly experience. With StoneStream shower heads, you can give your beloved pet a relaxing, comfortable bath while also saving water!
Additionally, with StoneStream, you won't have to buy a pet shower head separately because our shower heads work well for both humans and animals!
StoneStream shower heads are easy to use and come with three different spray settings — rainfall, jetting, and massage.
Use the rainfall setting when you want a wide spray pattern, the jetting setting when you want to concentrate on a specific part of your pet's body (such as their paws), and the massage setting when you want to loosen up and relax your pet's muscles. Our shower heads also come with a STOP button for ease of use.
Still not convinced about StoneStream? Our EcoPower shower heads give 200% increased water flow when compared to traditional/regular shower heads while reducing your water consumption by up to 35%!
Additionally, StoneStream shower heads filter and soften contaminated and hard water, making sure that the water that touches your pet (and you!) is clear, spring-like, and refreshing. The shower filters only have to be replaced every six months and you can easily get the replacement filters on our website.
Our shower heads are gentle enough for babies, so they are definitely perfect for your furry friends!
Choose the StoneStream EcoPower shower head and give your pet the gentle and luxurious showering experience they deserve.
Head over to our website today to shop for shower heads that are good for you, your pet, and your planet! We also have some of the best shower accessories that will make your shower room a clean, safe, and stylish space for both you and your pet!