Pet wipes are essential “baby wipes” for those with fur, not human babies. But it may lead some to ask: Are pet wipes the same thing as baby wipes? Also, what are the advantages of pet wipes over baby wipes? If they do the same work, are they essentially interchangeable? Well, yes and no. In fact, both pet and baby wipes have different benefits and use. They are also different from general wipes and even hand wipes. In general, you wouldn’t want to swap any type of wipe for a different job. Let’s take a look at the different benefits of pet wipes and baby wipes to see where you can blur the lines and use them beyond their intended purpose.
What is the pet wipes?
Of course, since both types of wipes are named after their purpose, they are different. Pet wipes (commonly referred to as dog wipes) are designed specifically for your furry friend, not for your human baby. In general, pet wipes are alcohol-free and free of artificial flavors, plus several common compounds found in surface wipes and baby wipes. Instead, pet wipes may contain additional antibacterial compounds that won’t cause allergic reactions and won’t cause any problems if your pet accidentally ingests certain ingredients. In addition, pet wipes usually come in two types: cosmetic and antibacterial. Grooming pet wipes are designed to help you put the cat or dog’s fur into place or smooth out any rough spots. Antibacterial wipes are better for general cleaning as well as soothing and allergic areas. Pet wipes are disposable cleaning cloths you can apply for:
- clean their paws and hairs so that they do not get your home dirty
- Clean your pet after spending some time outside
- Clean behind their ears or other places where they are not able to clean themselves
How are they actually different from baby wipes?
Pet wipes and baby wipes are mostly different because of the different ingredients. For example, baby wipes might include essential oils and moisturizes. All of this is safe for babies because as you can imagine, your little one won’t lick their own skin and ingest any of these compounds (at least, unlike a typical pet!).
Many baby wipes also contain artificial fragrances to soothe babies, or to encourage them to stop squirming when you wipe them with a rag. Basically, both types of wipes are designed for a specific purpose: pet wipes are designed to clean or soothe pets, and baby wipes are designed to clean or soothe babies. You should not use baby wipes on your pets as pets are more likely to accidentally ingest unsafe ingredients as they often lick themselves as a way of cleaning. In addition, some artificial compounds and fragrances can cause allergies if rubbed on a pet’s skin. No doubt this will make your pet scratch, lick, and scratch their fur uncomfortably for at least a few hours.
Different wipes have different applications. Choose the wipe that is right for the job, and you will see a better life.