Does bathing your “lap dog” look like a comedy routine? Are you struggling because you don’t have a pet-friendly bathroom? Here are some things you can do to make your bathroom safer for you and your furry friend.

5 Easy Tips for a Pet-Friendly Bathroom

We understand that a large dog’s needs differ from that of a cat. However, here are some ways dedicated pet owners have created pet-friendly bathrooms, whether it’s small tweaks or adding new features during a remodel.

Tip 1: Replace your shower/bath combo with a walk-in shower.

Slippery surfaces and excited pets are a recipe for disaster. If you have struggled to lift your dog over a tub wall for bath time, you are probably more than ready to upgrade to an open-concept shower.

Here are some of the must-have features to create a pet-friendly shower:

  • Non-slip shower floors
  • Detachable shower head
  • Non-slip bath mats
  • Easy-to-clean shower walls
  • Large drain that can handle pet hair

Some pet owners prefer glass shower doors to keep a large pet from escaping during a bath. But some furry friends don’t like being closed inside a small space. Do what’s necessary to keep both you and your pet safe.

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Tip 2: Keep your cabinets locked.

Are you replacing your bathroom cabinetry during your remodeling process? Here are a few important features to make it pet safe:

  • Make sure your pet can’t open your new vanity cabinets.
  • Only keep pet-friendly items under the sink in case your pets find them.
  • Utilize gates when cleaning or when hazards are present

Tip 3: Get a toilet seat that automatically closes to make your bathroom safer for your pet.

Does your pet tend to drink toilet water? You may know a closed toilet lid will keep your pet safe, but visitors may not follow the same practice. If you are replacing your toilet bowl, consider purchasing a toilet seat that automatically closes.

And speaking of toilets – just to be safe – don’t use automatic bowl cleaners. The chemicals can be harmful to your pet. 

Tip 4: Reconfigure a space for your cat’s litter box.

If you are remodeling your house with your pets in mind, you might as well create a dedicated space for your cat’s litter box. Consider reconfiguring a bathroom cabinet and adding a pet door.

Tip 5: Adjustable Showerhead.

When muddy paws are in the picture, you may need to consider different shower head options. Using a detachable and adjustable showerhead, you can easily rinse and clean your pets while controlling the water’s direction and flow.

Contact Woodbridge Shower & Bath For a Pet-Friendly Bathroom Remodel

Woodbridge Shower & Bath can help you create a more pet-friendly bathroom by replacing your old step-in tub with a walk-in shower. Our walk-in shower designs are beautiful – and easy to clean. They feature non-slip flooring to ensure you stay safe while bathing your pet.

Contact Woodbridge Shower & Bath today to schedule a free consultation with one of our remodeling experts.

Key Takeaways About Creating a Pet-Friendly Bathroom

  • You can keep your bathroom safer for your pet and you in many ways.
  • Consider replacing your step-in bathtub with a walk-in shower with a detachable showerhead.
  • Purchase a shower enclosure with a non-slip surface that is easy to clean.
  • Build in features that make pet parent life a little simpler when you can.