(Closed) Random pet poll!!

posted 7 years ago in Pets
  • poll: Do you wash your hands after petting your dog/a dog...
    before I eat/touch any food : (21 votes)
    20 %
    before I touch my face/ handle peircings etc : (2 votes)
    2 %
    immediately. Even the cleanest, dogs have an odor that I just can't stand! : (14 votes)
    13 %
    when I would normally wash them, after using the bathroom etc. : (57 votes)
    54 %
    Never. Why would I wash my hands? : (9 votes)
    9 %
    other : (2 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I’m the same way–I hate the doggy smell. Cats are another story; they don’t tend to drool or smell (unless it’s an outdoor cat–they can get sort of smelly sometimes) so I don’t feel the need to wash my hands. I guess I’m doggist as well!

    Post # 4
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    3295 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    i only do if ive gone to the bathroom, am going to prepare food, etc.  i give my dogs a bath about once a week (i know prolly bad but i cant stand them dirty… the vet said as long as i use oatmeal shampoo and brush them regularly their skin shouldnt dry out :))

    Post # 5
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    4123 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    @stephanie63087: same here. I do have a poodle though so they are non-shedding, near no Dander and aren’t smelly or oily like most dogs. It’s like touching your own hair.

    Post # 6
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    2280 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Haha, I do the same thing! Immediately after I pet a dog I’ll wash my hands. Stinky, gross creatures. 😛

    Post # 8
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    5148 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I only wash my hands during times when I normally would regardless of the dogs (after using the bathroom, before cooking a meal, etc.).

    I touch my dogs a lot, it would be impractical (and unneccesary) to wash my hands every time I touched them.

    The “doggy smell” has A LOT to do with a dog’s diet. Better food = less doggie smell. (Natural/holistic dog food gives the dog less smell than grocery store food. A raw diet pretty much eliminates all doggie smell.)

    Post # 9
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I have a serious infatuation with purell so I sanitize regularly. We dont have any dogs but my parents as well as my FIL’s do and the only time I wash my hands after petting the pups is before dinner but I would do that regardless. 

    I don’t ever wash my hands after petting my cat. Trust me, he’s cleaner than we are! 

    Post # 10
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    3295 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    @KLP2010: yea if i would have thought, i would have gotten a poodle… instead i have a lab mix and a shepherd mix and you can imagine the shedding… even with brushing them every 4 days i have to vacuum and dust about every other day (no joke) they shed so much!!!!

    Post # 12
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    2867 posts
    Sugar bee

    I’m a habitual handwasher.  I got that way after working in university computer labs (disgusting) and so after I touch/pet/pick up my pet, I wash my hands.  I’m just that way.

    Post # 13
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    104 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    This is so interesting! I am a sanitation freak (I bleach counter tops and wash my hands thoroughly before all food preparation and after using the restroom) but I NEVER do just because I have touched my dog. I have a very small chinuahua, and to be honest, he even sleeps in bed right next to my face. I think he smells great! Very soft and pleasant, like a clean baby’s skin (maybe sounds weird?). We don’t bathe him a lot, but maybe because he is more of an inside dog he doesn’t have quite the same odors? So fascinating!

    Post # 14
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I tend to wash my hands before I eat regardless, so it isn’t really about the dog. But other than not really unless he slobbers on me. I don’t think my dog smells at all, but he does shed like WOAH. After seriously playing with him or letting him lay on me I usually have to change my shirt. 

    Post # 15
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I feel like I should add that I do wash after petting any non-poodle. I AM allergic to dogs however and i really can’t stand the smell or feel of the oiliness on my hands. It’s so icky to me… but again, clean-non smelly-non shedding poodle owner here 🙂

    Post # 16
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    i grew up with a bichon and never felt dirty or like i needed to wash my hands after touching her, and she was pretty much always in my lap, at my side, etc. but i think that’s a lot about bichons having hair rather than fur, and being non-shedding/non-dander. when i’m playing with FFIL’s dogs, who both have short hair that sheds a little, i wash a lot more. i think it is also somewhat related to it being my dog versus someone else’s dog.

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