Sheltering in place can disrupt your dog’s life as much as the rest of your family’s. For one thing, a dog senses your worries. Plus odd changes to his routine and the wearing of face masks can confuse him. So if you’re finding Fido a bit needy, it’s understandable.
Dogs and Hot Tubs
At the best of times, your pooch wants to join you in the hot tub. These days, his sad eyes might make you want to give in. To help you resist, remember that despite your dog’s opinion to the contrary, he isn’t really human.
Take Nikki, the cocker spaniel in our feature photo above. He belongs to Best Hot Tubs’ owner, Bill Renter. Nikki has been around hot tubs since she was a pup. And ever since, she’s been trying to get in not just the spas in Best Hot Tubs showrooms, but in the Renter family hot tub.
“No matter how many times you bathe them, even short-haired dogs manage to pick up extra dirt and debris as they go about their day,” says Bill. “If they get in the spa water, they bring all that with them not to mention they shed their hair in the tub. Plus, many dogs have been sprayed for ticks etc. All this taxes the hot tub’s filters and purification systems, not to mention the dirtier water isn’t fun for the humans.”
If you want to bring your pet in the hot tub despite that cautioning, suggests Bill, at a minimum give your dog a good rinse immediately before he takes the plunge. One caution, however. Once inside, the dog might not be as happy as he thought he’d be. He may panic. And he can scratch the hot tub while frantically trying to get out. Remember, dogs don’t sweat, so a temperature that is comfortable for you might be too hot for the dog.
Bill and other hot tub experts have the perfect solution. There are elevated dog baths that you can place next to the hot tub. Beside the spa, Fido’s bath can be the perfect temperature for him and he won’t feel left out. You can even lean over and give him a kiss and hug while you’re relaxing in your spa.
At the left of this photo is one of our clients’ dogs. As you can see, he’s eagerly expecting something to happen. He’s just not sure what. But whatever you do, don’t look into his eyes too long or you’ll be inviting him into the hot tub and regretting it later.
In the end, the best thing for your hot tub, family, and dog is to get Fido a bath that you can put near your spa. Especially during COVID 19, you’ll want to keep your hot tub clean and sanitized. It’s only sensible, then, that you won’t want to put stress on your hot tub’s water care system by adding the extra debris a dog would add. Do consider the separate doggy bath.
During COVID-19 Restrictions
Can I Get a Hot Tub or Get One Serviced by Best Hot Tubs?
Certainly, how sales or rentals or the servicing of any product are conducted in the time of COVID-19 is a challenge. But Best Hot Tubs can say, yes, we are still very much open — just in a different way.
We can help you choose the right hot tub for you and your family, including delivery, all while following national and local guidelines. We do this by phone, email and through our website. Private appointments can be made to visit our showrooms. We are also continuing to service hot tubs as allowed by local and state guidelines.