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Using a Warm Towel After a Dog Bath

I have a Rat Terrier, which is a medium sized dog (about 17 lbs). When I give him a bath, I give him a bath in our laundry tub. While he is in the laundry tub, I heat up a bath sheet in my dryer. I have sewn the top and one side so that it looks a little like a pillow case.


When the dog's bath is finished, I take the bath sheet out of the dryer and wrap the dog in it. I snuggle him and hug him, while I'm drying him. This helps from him shaking and getting water all over, it works. Wouldn't you like a nice warm towel when you come out of the shower? Just imagine how he likes it? Not sure who enjoys this warm towel more, the dog or myself.

By Cathy from Plainfield, IL

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December 10, 20090 found this helpful

Though a nice thought, using the dryer for just one article is not a great use of electricity. If the bath was timed along with wash day, then of course it would make sense.

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October 7, 20100 found this helpful

I wouldn't worry about electricity, it doesn't take that much to warm a towel up, & I imagine a little dog like that get's pretty cold after his bath! I usually wash my dogs bed before I give her a bath. When it's almost dry, I haul her into the bathroom. When she's done & dried off, I get the bedding out of the dryer & put it in her crate so she has a nice clean,warm bed to curl up into!

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October 26, 20110 found this helpful

I have 3 little Morkies. I don't use the dryer to warm the towel. I use the microwave. A big towel for 40 seconds in the microwave gives a nice warm towel. My Morkies love it!

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