What to Consider When Buying a Dog Grooming Bathtub

If you’re a pet owner or run an animal care business, you may have experienced the stress that comes with bathing dogs. But having the right equipment can make bathing a whole lot easier.

Using professional dog grooming tubs can help you bathe your dog (or your furry clients) more efficiently and reduce the anxiety for you and your dog when it comes to bath time. Grooming tubs offer tools to help keep your dog in place and minimize mess. 

What to look for in a dog grooming tub

Professional grooming tubs are an investment, so knowing what to look for in a grooming tub can help ensure that you select the right one for you and your dog from the beginning. Read on to find out what you need to consider when buying a dog grooming tub. 


When you’re looking for a grooming tub, consider the size you need to fit your dog comfortably. If your dog is large, you’ll need to consider a grooming tub that is both durable and strong enough to support your dog’s weight. Take some measurements or even bring your dog with you to make sure they will fit the tub you choose. If you’re running a grooming business and need to accommodate dogs of all sizes, you may want to consider a tub that allows you to raise and lower the tub floor.


Thinking about the safety of both you and your dog is essential, particularly if you’re bathing larger dogs. Many grooming baths on the market now offer adjustable heights to help reduce any lifting. Ramps or lifts can provide more comfort for your dog while also reducing any strain on your back. Some professional tubs also come with swivel ramps, hydraulics, and doors that help you avoid the stress of constantly bending and lifting your dog. Looking for tubs that offer leash rails is also an important consideration. Leash rails provide secure anchoring for everyone’s safety. 


If you’re looking for a grooming bathtub for personal use at home, then a plastic solution may be suitable. However, if you’re likely to be using the tub frequently, for example, you’re a small animal care provider like a doggy daycare, choosing a durable stainless steel option provides an excellent long-term investment.


It’s essential to choose a grooming bath with a sound drainage system. Good drainage can help ensure that the whole process goes quickly and smoothly, with no risk of flooding! It can also make cleaning easier, and with added accessories like hair catches, keep your tub in tip-top shape for years to come. 

Choosing the right nozzle

Selecting a grooming tub that comes with a flexible nozzle makes it easy to clean your dog from head to paw. A flexible nozzle allows you to easily rinse off all shampoo and conditioner, leaving your dog super clean.

Professional Equipment for Veterinarians

Purchasing a grooming tub can be a big investment in the well-being of your dog. Be sure to do your research, consider the above points, and chat with the experts. 

At Direct Animal, we provide specialized equipment for animal facilities, including a range of ergonomically designed grooming tubs made from Grade A stainless steel. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you select a tub that’s perfect for your needs.

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