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slimceagirl · 23/07/2017 17:20

To not expect people to not put a dog bowl which the dog has just ate from in the dishwasher with humans plates for washing? Anyone else think it's a gross thing to do? Or is it my OCD? Thanks! Confused

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friendlysnakehere · 23/07/2017 20:55

Yes, it's okay to eat dead animals and ingest their contents, but the horror of washing a bowl at 70deg is just too much Grin

BusterGonad · 23/07/2017 21:18

I think it's gross too BUT I know that IABU 😂

Anasnake · 23/07/2017 21:19

My dog sleeps on my bed - I'm amazed I'm still alive ! Grin

BusterGonad · 23/07/2017 21:20

My previous cat slept in our bed. It was really cute.

StaciesMom · 23/07/2017 21:22

I don't put mine in together either OP

MotherofPearl · 23/07/2017 21:31

BMW6, are you my MIL? Grin

Topseyt · 23/07/2017 21:39

I am happy to be most disgusting, it seems.

I couldn't care less, if I am honest.

Earlier on today I got several sparkling clean dog bowls out of the dishwasher, along with many of our own dinner plates and other stuff.

My MIL used to put ashtrays in her dishwasher. I wouldn't have done that, but horses for courses I suppose.

dudsville · 23/07/2017 21:41

Happily use my dishwasher to clean dog bowls alongside things used to convey raw meat alongside glasses I drink from. I'm equally happy for anyone else to have an opinion about that and choose to do something else.

llangennith · 23/07/2017 21:44

I wish it first then into dishwasher.
It's so slimy I couldn't bear to put it into the dishwasher without washing it first.

Aroundtheworldandback · 23/07/2017 21:49

I've seen my dog eat poo then come in and drink from his bowl. No thank you. Yuk!

Pantryboy · 23/07/2017 21:51

I think it's fine tbh I always put the cats bowls in ours

slimceagirl · 23/07/2017 21:56

Aroundtheworld - yes I've seen that too and it adds to the disgust! Sad

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JigglyTuff · 23/07/2017 22:07

Surely if you wash the dog's bowl by hand, it's even more disgusting, as it won't be washed at nearly such a high temperature?

Very happy never to invite you to my house missiondecision :)

YellowLawn · 23/07/2017 22:10

it's harsh detergent and (usually) high temperatures. so perfectly fine to put in together I would draw the line at the toilet brush

SunnySkiesSleepsintheMorning · 23/07/2017 22:25

YABU, sorry. I'm not running the dishwasher for one dog bowl.

DJBaggySmalls · 23/07/2017 22:29

I never put pet bowls in the dishwasher. They use acid and salt, and it can cause mouth ulcers. The pets have their own washing up bowl and sponges.

Emma2803 · 23/07/2017 22:51

My dog only eats dry nuts so to be honest I don't really wash her bowl very often unless she has had some left over food put in it.
She does occasionally eat food off our plates when your not looking (or to save me walking to the bin!!!) which I just wash with the normal dishes and put back in the cupboard.
My dog licks us all the time cos she loves us!!! And my toddler was known to try and eat the dogs nuts all the time when he was small!!! Right out of her bowl!

LaurieFairyCake · 23/07/2017 22:57

they use acid and salt and can cause mouth ulcers

Confused which is then presumably washed away by the water

Or HUMANS wouldn't be able to use cutlery, drink out of glasses etc

missiondecision · 23/07/2017 23:04

Friendly.... it's not the contents of the pet bowl.
It's the same reason I think it's very gross when people let their dog lick the faces. Ewwww!

WhatToDoAboutThis2017 · 23/07/2017 23:06

It's not OCD; it's vile. Pet owners have notoriously poor hygiene.

cricketballs · 24/07/2017 04:51

Pet owners have notoriously poor hygiene

If my hygiene was so bad you would think that we would always be ill - funny that apart from the odd cold (which given I work in a school will always happen) that I cant remember the last time that any of us were ill

PeachPearPotato · 24/07/2017 05:10

They bury bones and go back to them ages later. Why do their bowls need to be that clean?

YellowLawn · 24/07/2017 07:34

Pet owners have notoriously poor hygiene

don't be daft.

Anasnake · 24/07/2017 08:07

You can really tell who the non pet owners are

LakieLady · 24/07/2017 08:30

Dog bowls go in the dishwasher with human stuff here, but I soak them first because dog food seems to be rather sticky.

We also let the dog prewash our plates. I sometimes regret this, because if I don't finish my dinner according to the dog's timescale, she starts doing little barks under her breath, presumably to tell me to hurry up. Her predecessor actually answered to the word "Prewash" and it became his nickname.

I don't think there's a hygiene issue. I've only ever had 4 stomach upsets in my life. I'm in my 60s and have spent most of my life living with a dog or two.

However, it does make me feel a bit euggh! when I catch the dog drinking from the glass of water by the bed in the night ...

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