Are Dog Wet Wipes Worth It?

We’ve all wondered if dog wet wipes are safe for our pets and if they even work. For years, I rolled my eyes at dog wet wipes. I was convinced it was a waste of money and harmful to the environment. Then, I saw dog bath wipes on sale at my local salon and decided to try them. I’m on the fence about them.

Dog wet wipes Do Have a Purpose

Dog wet wipes are not a substitute for a good dog bath. I want to make that super clear. However, you can use dog bath wipes for quick cleanups. These wipes work well on surface dirt, or dirt floating on top of your dog’s coat. Also, dog wet wipes work really well on cleaning small areas, such as dirty paws or mud on your dog’s muzzle. In short, dog wet wipes are great for spot cleaning.

By far, dog wet wipes are mostly used for wiping dirty paws clean after a romp in the yard. It’s also a good idea to wipe your dog’s paws down after a walk in the park. You never know what his feet may have come into contact with. If you don’t wipe off his feet, his paws will track inside your home.

Dog bath wipes are an excellent choice if someone is allergic to dog dander. Weekly baths with a gentle shampoo is a must, but daily wipe downs with dog wet wipes are smart because they’ll remove outdoor allergens from your dog’s coat, which will usually cause a reaction for most allergy prone people.

Dog wet wipes Vs. Baby Wipes

As with anything, it’s always best to use products made specifically for dogs because dogs have a different pH than humans. With that said, dog wet wipes can easily cost twice the price of regular baby wipes, so I understand the temptation. Plus, I understand the thought process of “If it’s good enough for a newborn baby, then it must be fine for my dog.” Hold on though. Dogs are different than babies; babies don’t normally lick themselves after a baby wipe down.

Not all dog bath wipes are safe for regular use either, so choose wipes carefully. Personally, the wipes you choose should be fragrance-free and chemical-free. These substances can certainly cause skin irritations on your dog and be harmful if ingested. Here’s a list of safe baby wipes, which I think would be OK to use on your dog. Most baby wipes are larger than conventional dog bath wipes, which is always helpful.

This article comes from dog-training-nation

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