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[NSFW] Do you do this for your dog? Yea or nay?

Asked by dappled_leaves (8761 points ) October 26th, 2011

Hmmm… first one, now two references on Fluther to people wiping their dogs’ butts. Is this a common practice among dog owners? To the best of my knowledge, my own dog-owning friends do not do this (though I suspect I am about to start asking). I just want to know what I’m in for!

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ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

No. I have never wiped my dog’s butt, that I can recall. I’ve wiped more human butts than I can possibly count, but never a dog.

chyna's avatar

I’ve pulled a long piece of grass out of said butt that didn’t come all the way out in the poop process, but never wiped one.

Jude's avatar

I pray for the dingleberry to fall, and it usually does. No, I have never wiped my dogs butt.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

Oh, that’s a different story. I have pulled hairs, strings, grass, whatever is stuck… out of pets’ bums before.

JilltheTooth's avatar

If it’s been necessary, yes of course. I take care of my animals, sometimes that includes certain amounts of hygiene when required. Is this a really odd Q or is it just late and I’m tired?

dappled_leaves's avatar

@JilltheTooth It’s late, and I’m tired, so it’s a really odd question. :P

I blame the wheels.

janbb's avatar

Never did.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

I wiped my mom’s dog’s butt when I was a teenager, because the little schmuck always got poop stuck to his hiney and I cringed at the thought of him sitting on my bed with a dirty ass. <shudder>

LezboPirate's avatar

Can’t say that I have. And I’ve had a lot of pets in my life. They can usually handle that sort of thing themselves.

XOIIO's avatar

eeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwwwww no

Ponderer983's avatar

I wipe her butt if there’s a dangler or she had diarrhea or she has a clinger, but not after every poo

LezboPirate's avatar

..I’m gonna stop following this thread now. I’m eating a frosty and it’s becoming increasingly difficult. Ha.

XOIIO's avatar

@LezboPirate On the contrary, I’m in the mood for thick, warm pudding now.

fizzbanger's avatar

One waddles around and won’t come in the house until his butt is clean… they “cling” a lot. He’s a weird dog.

XOIIO's avatar

@fizzbanger Put a hula skirt on him maybe XD

Ponderer983's avatar

@fizzbanger I have to trim my dog’s hair around her but cause when it gets too long it clings. The joys of owning a dog!

YARNLADY's avatar

No, but my dog has a horrible habit of wiping his butt on my rug sometimes.

Pandora's avatar

Sure if he has a piece stuck or had the runs and some got on his fur. He’s allowed on furniture and my bed, so he definetly is not getting on either with something stuck to his butt. Not all dogs scoot their butt on the grass or carpet. Can’t say I’m sad that my dog doesn’t do that. His fur is like velco. It picks everything up.

beccagolling's avatar

I used to have to all the time when my beagle was a pup, or else it would get all over my jeans! Very nasty! D:

lillycoyote's avatar

I don’t wipe my dog’s butt, but once I took a piece of kleenex and tried to remove a very tiny bit of poop that was hanging off her butt because it was bugging me. I was unsuccessful. She just wasn’t having any of it so I gave up.

Afos22's avatar

Isn’t that what their tongues are for?

rts486's avatar

No, but I have heard of someone doing that. Dog have been pooping for a long time without anyone wiping their butts; don’t think they need me to do it now.

ucme's avatar

No, the animal is perfectly well equipped to self clean.

downtide's avatar

Not my current dog, but my previous one was a long haired shih-tzu with a tendency to get it stuck in the hair on her behind.

Buttonstc's avatar

My landlord’s dog is a Shitzu and he normally wipes the dog’s butt. Since the dog spends the majority of his time sitting on him while watching TV, it makes sense.

The dog is also a “scooter” so if it prevents dog poo on the rug, why not?

That’s what I like about cats. There poo is normally much drier and harder, plus they’re so fastidious about cleaning themselves.

But that is the primary reason I don’t allow her to lick my face :)

I know where that tongue has been.

Coloma's avatar

Nope, never. I’ve wiped wet paws at the door, but, have never had the need to wipe any of my dogs butts. Of course, I choose to not have a dog now, and my cat would be insulted beyond expression.

dappled_leaves's avatar

Hah! Would your cat really be insulted? I think mine would be bemused… at the thought of a dog needing that level of human intervention.

Coloma's avatar

@dappled_leaves

Haha, true! Dogs put up with a lot more neurosis in their owners than cats do. lol

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