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Pet spa's. Good idea or torture?



NGL, I kind of cried a little on the inside when watching this video. That cat must have been having a heart attack. ETA : I realize its to the tune of "Under the Sea" but I just saw this video on a weblog I read and went WTF. I'll try to find a different video (but will probably cry if I find another one because that means someone else put their pet through this horrendous machine)

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aerynmoo
Aug. 9th, 2010 07:28 pm (UTC)
I think it's pretty horrible. I think it would give my cat a heart attack.
o0psydaisy
Aug. 9th, 2010 07:30 pm (UTC)
My old cat would have keeled over. I just keep watching this video of the poor cat trying to claw his way out and I keep going D:
maideleh
Aug. 9th, 2010 07:30 pm (UTC)
HOLY SHIT! OMG that poor kitty! :-(
ms_hecubus
Aug. 9th, 2010 07:36 pm (UTC)
It's probably pretty horrible for the cat, but when aren't baths? It looked like no more than a pet shower.

I had one cat who would get nasty and then claw the hell out of me when I tried to bath him. Soothing methods didn't work and he went through the entire bathing processin a blind terror. Honestly, I'd probably have given some thought to the machine. (I also probably would have decided against it since I'm cheap.) On the other hand, I have and have had other cats who hated baths, but were calmed by my presence. For them it would make the bath much worse and I wouldn't choose it.
o0psydaisy
Aug. 9th, 2010 07:38 pm (UTC)
I've found some videos of dogs in the machine, and they dont seem to mind it as much. I just wouldnt be able to watch my cat freaking out like this. :\
ms_hecubus
Aug. 9th, 2010 07:57 pm (UTC)
For a couple of my cats I wouldn't either. It was just the one who used to nap in the litter box and then freak out like that in the bath. The only difference between how the cat in the video reacted and my cat was that cat wasn't turning my arms into ribbons.
erica057
Aug. 9th, 2010 07:39 pm (UTC)
:( I thought this post was going to have a kitty in a fluffy white robe with cucumber slices in hir eyes. And my answer was going to be, "Pet spas? ADORABLE!!".
pyxiwulf
Aug. 9th, 2010 11:50 pm (UTC)
haha, same here. my parents send their dogs to one of those so I was totally expecting that
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riseabove
Aug. 9th, 2010 09:01 pm (UTC)
word.
__girlonthemoon
Aug. 9th, 2010 08:11 pm (UTC)
HUARGH. D:


Ok but seriously.. Who could watch their pet frightened & clawing at a door like that? That's more than your average kitty bathtime woes.
tatjna
Aug. 9th, 2010 08:12 pm (UTC)
Bloody hell, whoever thought that was going to be a good idea?
renishas
Aug. 9th, 2010 08:15 pm (UTC)
Poor kitty. While I think my Border Collie would think it was some sort of game I think my Lab would have a heart attack. I think it looks like pet torture.
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thexphial
Aug. 9th, 2010 09:27 pm (UTC)
Word.
mouseears2007
Aug. 9th, 2010 11:22 pm (UTC)
I think it depends on the pet. I have a cat that would absolutely love that thing, considering how much he loves being sprayed down and will chase the hose just to play in the water.

My other cat would die in the compartment. Right there.

Each pet has such a unique personality, I would hate to say black or white good or bad.
scorpi084
Aug. 10th, 2010 01:15 am (UTC)
NGL, I die laughing every time I see this video. I would never use such a machine, because kitty has gotten quite good at bathing herself, but I never make it beyond hysterical laughter.
gindaisy
Aug. 10th, 2010 01:45 am (UTC)
WTF? That is just awful.
moustachios
Aug. 10th, 2010 02:17 am (UTC)
I can see it being a useful device for bathing an animal that gets extremely violent (ie, the kind of violence you need better armour for than the mere "heavy sweaters, oven mitts and a hockey mask" variety), but even then it counts as torture. It's just the beneficial kind, like getting neutered or having rabies vaccinations. Definitely not something that should have the word "spa" attached to it, and not something to be used lightly.

I can see how some animals might enjoy it--my grandfather had a dog who would go out and play in the sprinkler, and my uncle's girlfriend had a cat that insisted on showering with people--but for most pets I think being locked in a strange metal box and pelted with water would be a very scary experience.

sister_anne
Aug. 10th, 2010 05:15 pm (UTC)
I never understood why anyone would bathe their cat in the first place. For the majority of cats, it's really unnecessary.
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