Aibu to put dog dishes in dishwasher
Butterflyfox · 20/03/2021 20:38
This is my first post so I hope I’ve put it in the right place. So. Like everyone else, I have got a lockdown puppy. Am a first time dog owner and have been super lucky as it’s been just great, especially for the children. However am not a mad doggy person and would never let it lick my face or whatever. But I find myself putting dog’s empty plate in dishwasher at night with the human plates. Dog has separate dish - does not eat off human plates and is obviously wormed and flead etc. Genuine question - Is this normal (reasonable) or totally (unreasonable) gross? I fear lockdown has robbed me of normal social skills and this may be the first step to totally savagery .
Am I being unreasonable?AIBU
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Janus · 20/03/2021 20:41
Absolutely fine, dishwashers get up to something like 90 degrees. Otherwise you will be cleaning it with a kitchen sponge or similar and rinse and then clean work surfaces with! I put our dogs’ dishes in today, I do it about once a week and rinse with hot water at other times.
Butterflyfox · 20/03/2021 20:47
Thankyou all for taking the time to reply. I shall continue then. This Mumsnet thing is magic. I know I’m rather late to the party but I think I could get addicted. ms vestibule your dishwasher must be larger than mine as the loo seat would never fit in ours. Or maybe we Just have larger bottoms.
FFSAllTheGoodOnesArereadyTaken · 20/03/2021 21:11
Unless your dishwasher goes on after every meal, you have the potential for a few days rotting fish or chicken germs to be on the plates in your dishwasher before its put on. I'd rather have dog lick than that. And if it's hot enough to stabilise anyway, what do you think is the worst that could happen?
XenoBitch · 20/03/2021 21:14
We put our dogs bowls in the dishwasher, the dogs lick our faces at every opportunity anyway.
It makes me laugh how you see people clutch their pearls in horror at the thought that other people let their dogs lick their plates... yet have most likely had someone else's genitals in their mouth.
HermioneGrangersHair · 20/03/2021 21:16
Mine has never had fleas so I don’t.
@DinosaurDiana my dog hasn’t either but the vet has always recommended both flea and worming regularly, we have a combination treatment.
To answer the OP I wash my dogs bowls on their own, but dishwasher gets hot enough I would think to destroy any germs.
MsVestibule · 20/03/2021 21:29
Seriously OP, just leave now before you become a complete addict. I have wasted about 50 million hours on MN in the last 10 years, when I could have been learning Mandarin or at least had a much cleaner house.
Maybe it's loo brushes, not seats, that some people put in their dishwashers 🤔?
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