Dog pre-rinse

Discussion in 'Camping with Kids/Pets' started by Dingit, May 8, 2019.

  1. Dingit

    Dingit Well-Known Member

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    This question was posed because my dog's slobber is really hard to remove from dishes and I was surprised that others find their dogs' efforts to be helpful.

    (I actually have higher standards for what my people eat than for what my dog eats, so if there's no allergy, he will be fine. :rolleyes:)
     
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    Arlyn Aronson Well-Known Member

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    We agree, there saliva is hard to get off. Just the same, we still like to be out camping with the mutts. [:D]

     
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    Puppy slobber just helps build-up a nice non-stick surface on the plates, making future clean-up a breeze!
     
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    I don't make a habit of it but occasionally Ol' Roscoe gets to do a pre-rinse. Really ticks off DW (a princess who was raised in the suburbs).
    [LOL][LOL][LOL]
     
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    What a fascinating discussion! While the specific composition of 'pre-rinse' saliva varies amongst breeds, one of the key differences between dog and (human) saliva is that (according to my uncited discussion with a local vet years and years ago) it contains no digestive enzymes. When we were fostering (years ago now) we had a quite nervous foster who, constantly whenever left alone (and quite often even when accompanied), would lick everything neurotically, including the carpet, tile, furniture, etc. The characteristic of the saliva you have noted made cleaning up after him very very very (insanely) difficult. We tried a wide variety of cleaners, and one we found worked surprisingly well was the enzymatic cleaner we used for cleaning up and destinkifying after urine related 'accidents' (particularly bad when unfixed male cats came in for fostering before they got fixed). A few quick squirts and a minute to sit broke down the binding proteins of the saliva well enough to make cleanup VASTLY easier. I don't know if that would work for you or help in this application, but it certainly made life easier for us...
     
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    My DH would have a cow if I let the dog lick the dishes! Even when dishes are washed in dishwasher with the extra hot cycle.
     
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    I need a dog .....and dishes......man im so behind.
     
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    Arlyn Aronson Well-Known Member

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    We can send you one! Or even two... [DOG][DOG][DOG][DOG][DOG][DOG]
     
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    Dishes or dogs? Eaither way.......
     
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