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by Felix + Fetch
Baths - dogs either love them or hate them! Regardless it seems like they all go nuts after having one. There’s a real burst of activity afterward and it's called The Zoomies. Dogs will yip, barks, yodel, run in circles and even dig into the carpet. So what makes them go a little crazy? Here's 3 reasons why your pup gets the zoomies:
Unless you have a dog who loves baths, you know the situation all too well. Your pup can sense it, they know it's coming and as soon as they know it. It's game over. It's a stress mess from there. They are nervous and hoping for it to be over as fast as possible the entire time, so when it IS finally over - you guessed it - they go NUTS. Time to run out all that stress and anxiety they have built up and let that nervous energy pour out.
Tip: F+ F highly suggests giving your pup some of our Calm + Comfort chews prior to bath time if they suffer from anxiety. This should help them relax a bit and make it less stressful.
We all know what wet dog smells like (yuck!) so dog baths are just a must. A freshly washed dog thrills a human, but a dog? Not so much. Not only is their sense of smell stronger than ours, but it’s how they perceive the world. And after a bath, they’re now coated in a weird, unfamiliar scent. So how do they fix it? Sprint around the house and roll in everything possible to rid themselves of the new scent and return to the old. Wanting to smell like poop and dirt and grass is in a dog’s DNA.
The answer to why dogs go crazy after a bath might be as simple as drying off. If you’ve ever seen a dog shake vigorously after a swim, this behavior won’t seem odd. A wet dog will shake, yes, but they may also do things like roll around on the carpet, your bed, or the couch, to get dry. You can prevent some of the mess, if not the rolling, by investing in an absorbent dog-friendly towel to soak up most of the moisture before the zoomies begin.
Spoil your doggo with Felix + Fetch! We have an entire line of topicals to help with bathing and cleaning your dog. Our Suds & Soothe Shampoo gently cleans and nourishes skin, reduces dry spots and provides instant relief to your dog's coat. Plus it's gentle and fresh smell will make every dog owner happy.
No time for a bath but pup won't stop itching? Try our on Hot Spot Waterless Mousse! No need for water, just massage into your dog's coat to provide quick, instant relief to endless itching.