Ditto. I had no idea what would be at the other end of that link, but seriously? The PetSpa is terrible.OMG i'm speechless. This seriously looks like a torture chamber. They could at least make the area bigger like a full shower, or a place for the dogs head to come out. sighhh...now I will start the day off angry
I would just get a detachable shower head. I've got four dogs and occasional fosters and it's invaluable, even though I don't typically bathe my own dogs with soap more than once or twice a year. Though I just started herding lessons with my Malinois and he's been getting really dirty in the mud, so it may be helpful for just giving him a good spray down. A basic one just costs like $20ish or so and they only take a few minutes to set up.Since we're on the topic of bathing, do any SDNer's know of an easy way to connect/adapt simple tubing to their shower faucet for easier dog bathing? (And by simple tubing, I mean something that does not involve a soap dispensing head... just a good-old-fashioned hose. I like to do "the soap part" myself.)
I do not do this. Only because I do not want the one dog in the shower while I am in there because she rolls in the dirt a lot and the water turns a dark brownish black color when washing her. I have to wash my other dog outside because he refuses to let anyone pick him up (except the groomer). He is a 50 pound border collie mix and can move really fast despite being 12 years old. He hates to be picked up and will instantly roll onto his back if you try to pick him up. So he gets his bath outside.utterly traumatic.
also, not to sound too weird, but I really like washing my dogs. in the shower. with me. am I the only one?
I'm quoting my own text. Does anyone know? Now i'm really curious about if this kind of stuff is regulated at all.I couldn't watch the whole video since i'm at work, but I assume this is really going on..and people are paying to do this to their dog. Is there any way to protect these animals? Doesn't this spa have to pass some type rules, can ACUC be involved? How are pet day care and spa places regulated???
I honestly do not know if/how they are regualted and I am just as curious as you are to find out. You would think that there should be some sort of regulation. I am also curious as to if there are any regulations for pet boarding facilites?I'm quoting my own text. Does anyone know? Now i'm really curious about if this kind of stuff is regulated at all.
I watched that one, too....It's terrible...why, why, why would you put two cats in the washer (not spa) together?! (Not that you should even put one by itself in)...
No kidding. The whole video was rather unsettling but I was aghast at that comment. It makes you envision a laundromat style with a Starbucks right across the street. "Pop in your pet and go enjoy a mochachino while you wait!" ****ing morons indeed.Then run across the street for a cup of coffee like it suggests!
THIS HAPPENED TO ME!!! I was shaving the mats out of a cats back (the cat was actually just one giant mat, but I digress...) and it was FREAKING out and then...died. Just freaking DIED. Heart stopped. The vet RAN IN and gave it atropine and epinephrine and was doing kitty CPR. Thank GOD it survived, but after that we called the owners and were like "Um...clipping your cat? Not gonna happen". Whew. So scary.Can't cats easily die from getting too worked up? I'd never seen it happen but the vet always cautioned me when washing a cat, that if they get much worked up at all to just stop the bath because they can get so worked up that their heart explodes.
Those poor cats. I feel so bad for them. They are absolutely terrified. I want to shove those people in a container and randomly spray water and soap in their faces...see how long they like it.
Not only will i do that, im going to try and find out about these regulations! seems like no one on SDN knows. i will talk with the vet on ACUC and see what could possibly be done about it. i cant believe they're getting away with this.If you feel strongly about this, please write the company (and the stores that use this) as I did and point out the issues with this device.
I thought the same thing! It might do the trick on my JRT, but my coated shepherd or cocker? no way a spray down would get them clean. As for torture, I know my shepherd would think it was fun....anything with water is a joy to her, 4 of my other dogs wouldn't care (they have suffered worse), and one would freak out (just as he does for regular baths.) I bath my dogs in an extra-large stand up shower (I don't like the enclosed tub in this house, and our other house has jacuzzi tubs that aren't really great for bathing dogs) and I doubt the experience is much different (lots of water coming down from above) but I would definitly be concerned that people wouldn't know their pets well enough to know if this stressed them out....or to be wise enough to realize that some dogs couldn't take enclosed heat like that. And I would worry about sanitation. I can honestly say that I don't think it is much worse than some of the poorer groomers that I have observed (and when I find a great groomer, I spread the word, use them all the time, and tip well, but I don't find great groomers all that often.) I do think a good, thorough bath takers a lot more skill and effort than a machine can handle.And besides all of the issues with safety and comfort of the poor animals, I don't see how these things could be effective at all! My mom is a professional groomer and there is definitely a lot more involved in her bathing a dog than just spraying it down with water. Maybe this kind of device could kind of work on a very short coated dog, but I don't see any way the water could even penetrate to the skin on a long haired or double coated breed, let alone get the coat thoroughly scrubbed, dematted, and undercoat stripped if necessary. They mention in the video how it is less expensive than having a groomer wash the dog- well, you definitely get what you pay for!
Remember, there is a big difference between animal behaviorist, veterinarian, and veterinary behaviorist. anyone can call themselves an animal behaviorist. The film clip said 'animal behaviorist and veterinarians', not veterinary behaviorists (of which there are less than 60 world wide.) I know at least half of them and can't imagine any of them endorsing such a thing...while I know enough vets that think steroids cure everything and animal behaviorists that still recommend techniques like helicoptoring. Just clarifying.It must be safe! It was designed by veterinary behaviorists and engineers! They must have recruited some behaviorists who had waaaaaay too much left in vet school loans and no morals to endorse this thing.
whats helicoptoringRemember, there is a big difference between animal behaviorist, veterinarian, and veterinary behaviorist. anyone can call themselves an animal behaviorist. The film clip said 'animal behaviorist and veterinarians', not veterinary behaviorists (of which there are less than 60 world wide.) I know at least half of them and can't imagine any of them endorsing such a thing...while I know enough vets that think steroids cure everything and animal behaviorists that still recommend techniques like helicoptoring. Just clarifying.