I’m a little embarrassed to tell you this – especially since I’ve mentioned that the wrap on the Winnebago often causes us to be mistaken for mobile groomers – but Buster has not had a bath in over a year. Our Facebook fans know that Ty was bathed more recently … but still, that was in November!
I have no excuse for this lack of cleanliness (and my mother is likely appalled). We even ordered the Winnebago with an outside shower so it would be easier to clean the boys. Yesterday the appeal of getting some sun combined with my desire to try the new KONG Zoom Grooms outweighed my reluctance to get wet … and so the boys got a long-overdue bath.
I have to say, it went much better than I expected.
The outside shower is one of the dog-friendly features offered by Winnebago. Our “people” shower stayed clean, and we could wash the dogs with warm water – which we all appreciated.
And the Zoom Groom was great! It’s raised edges held the shampoo and made it easy to lather up the dogs’ coats.
Buster especially loved the massaging flexible rubber cones as we scrubbed.
Ty seemed less annoyed with the process, but to accuse a Shar-pei of enjoying his bath would be blasphemy. :-)
While it didn’t do as well on Ty’s short, dense coat, my favorite thing about the Zoom Groom was how much of Buster’s loose fur it took off.
We generally use the FURminator to brush the dogs, but it doesn’t work unless they’re dry. The Zoom Groom, on the other hand, seems to work best when they’re wet or damp. For the horrendous shedding that occurs immediately post-bath, this is perfect. And Buster thought he was getting a spa treatment.
Don’t they look handsome?
If you’re looking to make bath time easier and more enjoyable for your dog, I recommend the Zoom Groom.
Getting a pair allows you to work twice as quickly, and “brushing” one with the other quickly cleans them. They cost about $9 and you can shop for them on-line. KONG also makes a Zoom Groom for cats, but because we don’t have a cat, I can’t testify as to how well that one works.
Have you used a Zoom Groom, or do you have another tip that makes bath time easier or more fun? Please, leave a comment below.
Disclosure: We received two Zoom Grooms for free. We did not receive payment for this review. The opinions expressed here are my honest assessment of the product based on my personal experience using it.
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