Why have I never heard of this before? Microbubble technology has existed for some time and has been used extensively in Japan for more than 10 years. It has just started making its way into the USA in the last year or so. See our Microbubble Bathing page for additional information.
Will it interfere with medications my pet is taking? A microbubble Bubblebath is just water and enzymes. Which means it will actually enhance the efficacy of any other form of “treatment” (whether an at-home approach or prescribed by your veterinarian). Any useful medications whether administered in the form of a shampoo or orally will function much better due to improved pore and hair follicle condition.
What should I expect after the bath? We have found that most pets are extremely relaxed and calm after their bath. This feeling typically lasts 1-2 days after the first bath and even longer after each subsequent bath. On occasion, with pets that have severe allergies or skin issues, you may not experience this in the beginning, and may even find that your pet’s skin is slightly more irritated due to getting into the pores and beginning the cleaning process.
How long will my pet be bathed? While there may be some variations due to an individual’s pet’s needs, a general rule of thumb is a 20 minute bath plus a few minutes to prep and dry. Expect to have your pet ready to go home in 25 minutes.
How frequently will my pet need a Bubblebath? This will vary by pet, depending on their current condition and challenges. An average healthy pet without skin issues should still get a Bubblebath once per quarter. Pets with skin conditions may need them more frequently, even weekly. Regardless, microbubble Bubblebaths are safe enough that they could be done daily.
Will my pet be groomed? Microbubble Bubblebaths are not a grooming service. Your pet will not be brushed, clipped, blow-dried or fluffed; their nails will not be trimmed/dremeled. They will receive their Bubblebath and a towel drying. After your pet has gone through the initial 3 Bath package, you can choose to do a Bubblebath as an add-on service to their future grooming appointments.
How much will a Bubblebath cost? The price will vary based on your pet’s size. We do offer discount pricing for multiple baths as well as for a grooming service add-on.
Why do I have to start with a 3-Bath package? This protocol is to ensure we are tackling the skin completely. The first bath will remove much of the debris on the skin and start to pull the build up out of the pores. The second bath will continue this process, getting deeper and cleaner. The third bath will solidify the work we’ve done in the first two baths. This is when we’ll be able to determine how many more baths your pet will need or if they can go on a maintenance program.
What information do you need for Fido’s first appointment? We have a New Client Form for you to fill out before your first appointment. It includes general pet and medical information, and your personal contact information as well as your veterinarian’s contact information. Please note that we require that you wait a minimum of two weeks after your pet’s last vaccination before we can bathe them. During this time, your pet could shed the vaccines and endanger other pets. Additionally, there is a risk of adverse reaction to vaccines and we require that you pass this critical two week window before your pet is bathed.
Do you take walk-ins? No. Our bath specialists devote themselves to focusing on one pet at a time, and therefore we are not able to accept pets without scheduled appointment times. However, call for an appointment and we will do our best to get you in as soon as possible.
Why are appointment times so specific? Can’t I just drop Fido off early/pick up late? We are not a daycare facility. We bathe by appointment only. Bathing by specific times allow us to provide specialized attention to each of our clients. Think of it as you would an appointment with your own hairdresser. It’s just 25 minutes, so you can run a quick errand or just hang out with us for a little while.
My dog’s hair has some mats…is that a problem? Yes. Severe mats can cause skin irritations and hide other conditions such as hot spots, dermatitis, seborrhea, cuts, scabs, sores and redness. When these mats get wet, they will just tangle further. You will need to have your pet properly groomed before we can give a Bubblebath.
Will Fido be muzzled? Aggressive pets, or Feisty Fidos as we like to call them, may be muzzled for their safety and ours.
Can I bring toys/treats for Fido? We encourage bringing items that will help pawsitively reinforce good behavior.
What if I need to cancel an appointment? A 24 hour notice is required for cancellation of a scheduled appointment (48 hours if you are booking more than one animal). This allows us time to try to book a replacement for your vacated appointment. Cancellations within less than 24 hours are deemed “no shows” and may be subject to a $25 cancellation fee added to your next appointment. After 2 “no shows” or “late cancellations,” you may be required to prepay.
What about fleas? If you think your pet has fleas, please notify us PRIOR to bringing your pet in for services. This will allow us to book our appointments accordingly and ensure proper preventative protocols are in place. We do charge a “flea fee” (no worries, the products we use are all-natural). If we are not notified prior to grooming, there will be a additional fees.
Can my cat get a Bubblebath? Sure can! Cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters… give us a call. Just about anything goes!
Can I get a Bubblebath for myself? As much as we’d love for everyone to enjoy the benefits of our Bubblebath, it’s for pet use only. Sorry.