Why Water Softeners are great for Dog Grooming

Feb 4, 2021 | General

We love our pets – especially our dogs. No wonder they are called “man’s best friend”!

As part of our “connection” with our beloved pooches, we spend hours grooming them. 

Dogs just love being pampered – which is why we spend an inordinate amount of time brushing and washing their coats. And, of course, we are more than happy to oblige! 

There’s nothing to match a clean smelling dog with a lovely shiny mane. But how much effort are you having to put in to get the results that you want? If you are continually bathing your favourite pet (or pets) in hard water, then this could actually be putting a bit of a dampener on the results.

You’ll certainly be working a lot harder than you need, to get the required finish. 

The facts are that dog hair responds in exactly the same way as human hair when it’s washed in hard water. And we know what the outcome of that can be like! Unsoftened water makes hair look lanky because it flushes away all the natural shine and sheen. The more you wash it, the worse it can be. That’s why soft water is such a salvation (necessity even) for our hair (and for our dogs, too).

If you are still undecided about having a water softener installed in your home – and you are also a dog owner – now might be the time to give the idea some serious consideration. Your favourite pooch (or pooches) will certainly thank you for it. 

Here’s why dogs can benefit from being washed in softened water: 

Healthy Skin

Because soft water doesn’t wash the living daylights out of skin, your dog’s hide will look in peak condition and stay that way. 

Shiny Smooth Coat

Nothing can replace a lovely smooth coat. Regular rinsing and washing in soft water will ensure the coat retains a healthy-looking appearance and, if you use a shampoo as part of the grooming process, you’ll really notice how much further the suds will go. 

Pests don’t like Clean Dogs 

Pests and all types of little insects are drawn to dirty, matted dog hair. Equally, fleas and the like are repelled by clean vibrant coats. Regular washing will go a long way to stopping your dog from scratching and rubbing itself. After alI, if there’s nothing to irritate the skin – there’s nothing to scratch!     

Soft Water Reduces Odour

Dogs can give off unpleasant and unwanted odours, as we well know. Regular cleaning with soft water will keep smells away and help maintain a fragrant aroma. 

A Dog-Grooming business that’s made a Spot-On Decision

One of our clients, Louise Millis, runs a dog grooming business based in Pulborough, Sussex. She has been using soft water for washing and pampering the pets in her care for a number of months now – and swears by it.  

“You really notice the difference when using soft water on the dogs,” she explains. “It’s great for those that have itchy skin; bulldogs especially seem to suffer from itchy skin and grooming them in soft water really does seem to make a difference.” 

“I work with all types of dog, large and small, short haired or long haired and you can really see the difference every time with the soft water. I’m delighted to have invested in a water softener – I wish I’d done so years ago, to be frank.

SJ Water Softeners have provided a great service and nothing was too much trouble. They said it would be a good thing for my dogs – and it has been. I’m getting great feedback from my clients, which is exactly what I was hoping for,” added Louise, who covers areas like Billingshurst, Storrington, Petworth and Midhurst and as far afield as Shoreham. 

The water softener hasn’t just been to the benefit of the dogs in her charge. “I’m also noticing big improvements in my own hair,” she added.  Interestingly, Louise believes she is on a shortlist of one when it comes to dog grooming services in the area that provide softened water for washing and shampooing.  So, owners take note, if you are on the hunt for a luxury dog grooming service, Spot on Grooming could be the answer. Louise can be contacted on 07733 444432 and via Facebook.

We’re delighted to have been of service, Louise.  

Meanwhile, for all water softener installation and service enquiries, please contact SJ Water Softeners, the No. 1 local supplier for West Sussex (and parts of Hampshire and Surrey) on 01243 607494  or via email: scott@sjbs.info