Bathing your dog can be a rewarding experience for both pet and owner. At Karingal, we have two DIY hydrobaths for the Frankston community to use with their dogs. Our DIY hydrobaths are open 24/7 in an enclosed, undercover area behind the hospital.
At waist-height, our hydrobaths are low enough for dogs to climb into and high enough for owners to be comfortable during the dog wash. Frankston dog owners no longer need to sacrifice their backs for the cleanliness and wellbeing of their furry companions.
It is important to wash your dog regularly. Washing your dog helps remove bacteria, dirt, fungi and allergens from its coat. Without a wash, these irritants can make your dog itch and can even lead to infections. Washing can also help soothe inflamed skin and remove damaged, itchy hair.
Our hydrobaths contain everything you need to bath your dog. You don’t even need to bring your own shampoo. Our shampoos, conditioners and flea treatments will leave your dog smelling and feeling great without irritating its skin. To wash their pets at our DIY dog wash, Frankston owners need only bring themselves, their dog and a towel.
Our DIY hydrobaths are available 24/7, with no appointment necessary. During office hours, we are able to provide change for the DIY machines, but at night, owners will have to either bring the right amount or ask at the 7/11 or Hungry Jack’s opposite. The hydrobaths accept $1 and $2 coins, and $5 and $10 notes. The cost of a hydrobath is $10 and this will buy you 10 minutes, plenty of time to shampoo, rinse, condition and treat even a larger dog’s coat.
The baths are simple to use, with a dial to select each part of the dog wash: shampoo, rinse, condition, flea treatment, blow dry and a post-wash disinfectant to keep the bath clean for the next users of the hydrobath. Alternatively, watch the video below for more information on our DIY hydrobaths, including a step-by-step guide to your first dog wash.
The Karingal Veterinary Hospital is open 7 days a week.
Our hours are
- 8am-8pm Monday-Friday,
- 9am-5pm Saturday,
- 9am-1pm Sunday,
* We are closed on public holidays.