Mud Baths for Dogs

Blog Mud Baths for Dogs

What is a mud bath? Is it better than a shampoo bath? What are the benefits of a mud bath? Is the bathing process different? These are all common questions that we have encountered when telling our clients about the beauty of a mud bath for their dogs.

A mud bath simply put is the same concept as shampoo but using mud instead. Believe it or not, using mud on your dog has many benefits….more so than using regular shampoo. We are not encouraging you to have your dog roll around outside in the mud when it’s raining. That’s not what we are saying. We are, however, saying that you should start giving your dogs a mud bath when the opportunity arises.


Mud has many benefits for your dog. It can soothe irritations by removing dead irritated skin and can also soothe hot spots. The mud applied to your dog’s coat during the bath can help moisturize the skin and remove dandruff. This is very beneficial in the winter when the air is drier. Mud baths have also been known to help diminish the pain of arthritis and help with flea control.

Different Types of Mud Baths

All mud baths have the same application process. The difference is the purpose of the mud bath. Depending on the reason for the bath will determine which mud application to use. Each bath reaps a different benefit, and each of these treatments is available by request at Very important Paws Spa.

  1. Flea Relief Mud

This mud helps maintain skin and coat health while fortifying fleas. With such great flea remedy ingredients such as diatomaceous earth, this mud makes for a luxurious bath. Other ingredients include apple cider vinegar, andiroba seed oil, and tea tree oil. Applying this mud once a week to your dog’s coat will certainly help with your fight against fleas.

  1. Mobility Mud

This mud, known to energize, helps relieve aches and pains. It’s the perfect bath for dogs with arthritis. With peppermint and menthol as the primary ingredients, mobility mud will help your dog’s skin feel cool and refreshed, energizing your dog. 

  1. Soothing Mud

Soothing mud is the perfect zen mud bath. Promoting healing, comfort, and tranquility, soothing mud will certainly leave your companion’s coat soft and healthy. Contains antioxidants with strong astringent properties including colloidal oatmeal, witch hazel, green tea extract, and essential oil.

Try giving your furry friend a mud bath today. All three muds are available at our on-site boutique located in our main lobby.

Per your request, we can also give them a mud bath during their stay at VIP.

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