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    maybe it's the nurse in me..and the "germ" thing..but I get very nervous with Chester walking around in PetSmart.. heck, I get nervous that I walk around in there and then walk into my house with my shoes on It seems to me that floor has to be filled with microbes from all those "accidents" :p

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    Never would have thought of that even. Hmmm..... Makes me glad that i dont go into those stores very often now. Then again we carry all those germs into our house on our shoes anyhow. Interesting...

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    I think at Pet Smart, at least they use a disinfectant cleanser to clean up the accidents. So I haven't had those fears there. We have decided we are never going visiting at any of the "doggy parks" in the area though. I don't like to think about all the things that could be 'caught' at one of those.

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    Yeah, another reason to take your shoes off when you come into my house....

    And yes, I think about that stuff ALL the time. Cuz I am OCD. I hated taking Yuna and Tidus to the vet. Saw dog hair on the floor. Why would they not sweep the floor in between appointments?

    Oh, it is because most people would not see that and think 'germs', 'parvo hair', ect. .....but I do, I will admit it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LariP View Post
    I think at Pet Smart, at least they use a disinfectant cleanser to clean up the accidents. So I haven't had those fears there. We have decided we are never going visiting at any of the "doggy parks" in the area though. I don't like to think about all the things that could be 'caught' at one of those.
    Yes, I had a student that worked at Petsmart and they disinfect the floors regularly since there are bound to be accidents, plus they have those little stations with disinfectant and paper towels - though who knows how many people take advantage of those. I like to walk the pups around there in the summer in AZ because it's nice and cool and they get to visit with other doggies and get a boat load of attention from passers by.

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    We haven't had Gertie or Ida to Petsmart or Petco. the place I really worry about is the vet's office. I take paper towels and sanitizer with me, they aren't allowed on the floor, I sanitize the seat they sit on and the exam table (just in case it wasn't done between patients). I would NEVER go to a dog park!!

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    The lady that we got Faith from told us she was all germy scared && would bleach her dogs feet every time they got home from Petsmart or petco.. :X
    Personally we're not that germ crazy. My mom raised me saying that germs can be good for you sometime.. makes you immune strong lol now wether its true or not whoo knowsss. lol But we love taking the kids to petsmart in the summer like @jillh10 said to get out of the house in cool A.c lol
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    Hmmm I am not toooo germ crazy and I am a nurse. Although since becoming one I have become a bit more aware but I think germs are good....not all of course. I really only get concerned about parvo. We live in an apartment and take that chance every time they go potty. So I guess I am not worried taking them to petsmart. Funny tho cause olaf poops everytime we go in there. Very embarrassing. We clean it up with the sanitizer everytime.

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    Yes I worry, maybe a little too much I hate going out to stores especially if I have puppies at home. I keep a bottle of trifectant infront of my car and spray my shoes if I go out. I also have a bottle for my husband so he can spray his shoes after work everyday

    We don't take the dogs into petsmart, petco etc. too many germs, & dog owners that don't have control of their dogs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbstubbles View Post
    Funny tho cause olaf poops everytime we go in there. Very embarrassing. We clean it up with the sanitizer everytime.
    Oh my goodness.. Chester is the SAME way. We will "time" our visit there so we go right after he does #2.. and sure enough, he'll go anyway. I make my husband clean it up though :p

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    Not me... My dogs love the dog park and pet store!

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    Not me... My dogs love the dog park and pet store!
    Me too - every trip is an event and they sleep like logs afterward!

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