Bathing with your pet: Acceptable or absurd?

Bathing with your pet: Acceptable or absurd?

A KZN woman has sent us a voice note telling Damon of the shock and horror she felt after discovering her boyfriend's dog having a bath with him.

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Dog in a bath with shower cap / iStock

Listen as KZN shares their views on the topic, or read the details under the podcast.

For most of us, taking a shower or bath is more often than not a pretty calming experience. For our pets, however, bathing may be anything but relaxing. Between the water, the noise, the confinement, the scrubbing, and the shampoo, it's no wonder your cat or dog may sprint in the other direction.

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For some, I know it kinda makes sense to wash your dog at the same time you're taking a shower or a bath - two birds, one stone, and all that, but it’s a big "no no" for me.

A KZN woman took to our WhatsApp line to share the horror she experienced when she discovered that her boyfriend was giving his dog a bath in the tub with him inside as well. Eek! 

Here's the message we received: 

Don’t get me wrong, I love my pooches, but there’s no way they’re sharing a bath or shower with me. What about their flea and tick medication, and all the dirt from half my garden that my dog has dug up? Not going to fly with me.

For my little ones, I usually take them outside, and we make a day of it. With a bucket and a hosepipe in hand, I spray them down and create loads of foam bubbles, and they simply love it!

Read: Workers 'run for cover' from wandering friendly dog

Maybe it's just me, but I say "nay" to having a bath with your pet. How about you? Vote in our poll and then share your comments with me below.

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