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Washing Dogs & Cats

January 31st, 2005, 01:31 PM
Has anyone heard of Pet Spa - washing your pet in a machine, check out this site and let me know if this is something you would use or do use or how you feel about it.

I guess some dogs would like it but I dont know if I would try it out , especially on a cat.


January 31st, 2005, 01:38 PM
It looks cruel....poor animals they must be so scared...........

January 31st, 2005, 01:55 PM
there's no way my dog would stand for that, nor would i want him to. looks frightening. besides, bath time might be tough for owners of big dogs, but for our little puppy it's fun and we both enjoy it. how sad. i hope that man who crawled inside the machine really does get his turn!

January 31st, 2005, 02:13 PM
Sorry but that looks too scary for a pet they would probably be terrified. I can see it now if I tried that with Buddy I am sure that he would be through that door without even having to open it.

January 31st, 2005, 03:07 PM
Thank gosh Capone loves his baths and his oatmeal shampoo! I wouldn't personally do it. But maybe for animals that are almost impossible to bath like my old (RIP) collie max. He hated bathing and would hold on to the wall of the bathroom door just to see if he can hold us off long enough. SO i think if you have a dog that absolutly hates it why not throw them in there and let it clean them. If the dog is going to hate and be scared of the bath then if there scared of this just the same atleast your more safe doing it this way. But for the most part I wouldn't use it especially on a dog/cat that likes or doesn't mind baths.

January 31st, 2005, 03:20 PM
I saw it on TV once. If I recall, the dog actually wasn't that freaked out. That being said, good luck getting Daisy in there!

January 31st, 2005, 03:29 PM
Since I get claustrophobic in a car-wash :D I would never put my cats or if I had a dog,through that.....

February 1st, 2005, 11:52 PM
No way I would use it. My dogs would just freak being put in there. I'd rather do it by hand, and so would my dogs . Definately not for cats, could you imagine putting a cat in there, talk about being anxious. Be lucky if they don't scratch you after words.

February 5th, 2005, 05:46 PM
How well bathed could they be in that? Plus it looks claustrophobic to me. No way, sucky idea, great for dishes, but not for a living being.

February 5th, 2005, 07:08 PM
Checking Bugsy for the "Dry Clean Only" tag


February 5th, 2005, 07:16 PM
Where do you get your "smileys" ?? they are hilarious!!

February 5th, 2005, 08:02 PM
Bugsy: Love the smilies, where do you get them ???

You crack me up too, "the Dry Clean Only tag"

I like the idea of this machine, but FOR ME !!!! Looks like the only way I could keep Valentin out of MY bath. Tough to relax when you are trying to keep a mini-doxie from joining you in the tub.

February 5th, 2005, 09:51 PM
Shhh... Don't tell anyone. (pick a category, click on the smiley you want & copy the text in the address bar above...then paste it in your post)

Here's a perfect one for you TwinMommy or this

GoldenGirl how about this one or this one
Wouldn't it be great though if we could go to the groomer's too (get one of those little scarves and all LOL)

Ohh.. you could just google (images) "smiley whatever and follow that link too.

Have fun

March 5th, 2005, 01:25 PM
is that a joke site?

oh my

My pooch freaks out in the car going through a car wash (so we don't take her anymore) ... but a washing machine??

It has to be a joke.

March 5th, 2005, 02:21 PM
I agree with you all, it doesn't really look cruel, but my Buddy would be terrified! :yuck:

March 5th, 2005, 04:01 PM
Just testing

March 6th, 2005, 09:59 AM
Why not just put your dog in the back of a pickup and go through the carwash? Seems about the same to me. (Just kidding, I'd never do that.)

That thing looks like a dishwasher with a glass door. No way would I put my pet in there. My kids maybe....(sorry, another 'funny')

March 6th, 2005, 10:50 AM
That contraption looks like a torture chamber. I'd never put my baby inside it!

March 19th, 2005, 08:26 PM
I know this thread is old, but I can't help it. I would never allow my doggies in that spa thingy-- how do you prevent the soap from going in their eyes and ears? Sounds like the perfect way to get infections all over...

March 25th, 2005, 02:20 PM
I just peeked at it again too and wondered about how when you bathe a cat (not normally necessary but sometimes it happens), how do you ensure water does get in their tiny nose and create respiratory probs, esp if there are germs. That is a disaster waiting to happen. I wish it was a joke. Maybe it is? lol

March 25th, 2005, 03:10 PM
I'd like to know how many of us really KNOW how to properly wash our pets?? I recently did some research on this topic and found I had been bathing all wrong!! I now know how to do it properly, and the reasons behind it :D Just out of curiosity, what do ya'll do when you bathe?

March 25th, 2005, 04:01 PM
I'd like to know how many of us really KNOW how to properly wash our pets?? I recently did some research on this topic and found I had been bathing all wrong!! I now know how to do it properly, and the reasons behind it :D Just out of curiosity, what do ya'll do when you bathe?

I usually just get in the shower when i bathe.. ;) lol j/k

I take 3 of my dogs to the groomers only twice a year..just to be grromed..after winter and before winter.
My shep/rottie just good brushings also ( my 2 labs and my white Boxer now passed over) i did the same thing..It keeps the natural oils in their skin. My labs always went swimming in the duck pond around our property.

March 25th, 2005, 05:45 PM
I have bathed dogs in the past and it was great in the summer, a mess in the winter when it was in the bath tub, lol With my cat, it has only been twice now and I placed her in the basin on a rubber matt so her little paws could grab something. I did not rush water over her or scare her. I rubbed in the cat shampoo (I actually read ppl gets cats ready for cat shows with vinegar and water but I did not try that) , rinsedher ever so gently and then toweled her off and used a blow dryer on the lowest level to dry her off. I did not point the dryer directoly at her tho - she was wrapped in the towel - I was afraid even the low setting would be too high. There were a few Siamese yowls at first but I was never scratched amazingly!

March 25th, 2005, 07:19 PM
Mehhhh.....I just throw mine in the river every once in a while :D

March 25th, 2005, 08:01 PM
First, ya hose the body down and when you get to the head, you avoid the eyes and close the ear canal. I personally don't go more forward than the top of the head, with the head tilted back. Then you rub em down with doggy shampoo. I don't shampoo the head unless I know there is something on it. Then I hose again and then I shampoo again (depending on how much lather I got the first time) and then I rinse until there is nothing left and then I rinse again. I towel dry them and don't let them out of the house until they are completely dry. After that, I dry out the ears and clean them and then 2 hours later, I'm done.

What am I doing wrong?

By the way I found an actual ad for a "groomer" in Montreal on Ave du Parc that has those "self-serve" grooming booths... Not for me...

March 26th, 2005, 08:50 AM
Washing our dog is something I love to do and larf my head off the whole time.
We put an anti-skid mat in the tub - and I throw on a pair of shorts get right in there with her. We have a long hose on the shower and the water temp is tepid :) My husband sits on the edge and we both get her soaped and rinsed as fast as we can - because she loves to lick the soap! We don't bother with her head much - just a face cloth and a wipe. After her rinse, we spray her an larf away as she tries to eat the water. The only challenge is trying to get her out of the tub. She will just sit there and try to lick droplettes out of the faucet. As soon as she gets out (bribed with treats), she dashes to an old flannellette sheet and we dry her and dry her and dry her - and then comes the blow dryer!
The only baths she has had to date are the direct result of rolling in something dead.
She loves the water so much, I can't wait for the warm weather and the lake!

March 26th, 2005, 11:52 AM
I LOVE it when they roll in dead things...

April 24th, 2005, 11:16 PM
I have just washed Bella today in the bath and dried her with the hairdryer set on low.... she looks like a puffball!!! and she is not at all scared of the water at all, provided it is warm. Now she is asleep in the sunshine. It is truly a cats life! :queen: