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    Default When is it to cool for outdoor bathing?

    I have to cover my A$$, today it is about 60* and sunny, but that is a bit cool for us and it is Vegas's Bath day, Joe wanted to get a 5 gallon bucket of warm water and wash him outside, (remember his shampoo does not lather it I just massage it on and then rinse real good.)

    I told him NO WAY it is too cold out. I give the bath, and Joe has to clean the bathroom is our agreement, after a short argue about it, I told him/lied to him <o "I read it on EBN that anything under 70* is to cold and they can get pneumonia" --BUT I think It makes sence??

    I really think he could get sick if he is standing outside wet and for us right now in Fl. it is to cool. What do you think?

    P.S. Joe is now scrubbing the tub and getting ready to mop the bathroom floor

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    Default Re: When is it to cool for outdoor bathing?

    Well, you can't get pneumonia or get sick from being cold HOWEVER I live in Arizona and have tried to bathe the dogs outside when it was too cool and they end up shivering. There's not a lot of humidity here so we only bathe outside when it's hot out. Like 80+ degrees hot out. I like to fault on the side of caution and wash them in the tub and Truman really loves a warm bath - doesn't everyone?

    As for the hubby, ask him how much he likes cold baths?

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    @jillh10, next time he gets in the shower I will be sure to start the washing machine >.< , THEN I will ask him how he liked it,

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    Default Re: When is it to cool for outdoor bathing?

    Last week I bathed my fur-kids outside. But it was a fairly sunny spot for most of the day, and I ran the hose into the laundry tub so that the water was hot, not cold. It was about 75 degrees out. If I did not have access to the hot water I would not have done it yet, because the ground is still cold, meaning the water in the pipes is cold. It would need to be 75-80 out for a few weeks first. They did not even shiver and it was such a nice day, that once they were done they got to get a sun bath and dry off with mother nature.

    I would NOT agree with hubby. Even with a bucket of water how can you be sure you have him nice and rinsed off without going back and forth for more warm water? Sounds like a lot more trouble than it is worth!

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    I base it on wether I would go swimming in the pool. The water from the spicket would be as cold as the pool water. We have a walk in shower and if I don't feel like cleaning the tub or mopping the floor, I go in the shower with them and dry them in there when done (thank the lord it is big enough for that)

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    I have only ever bathed Silva in the house. She "enjoyed" her bath today, too!
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    Default Re: When is it to cool for outdoor bathing?

    I think 60 degrees is too cool too. Even in the sun, to stand there wet? Nope! Next time Joe bathes, turn the AC to 60 and make sure all the hot water is gone, but be sure and give him a 5 gal. bucket of warm water.

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    @KMARINO I think the most important part of Vegas' baths is didn't I just read that you have to let the shampoo you use sit for 10 minutes. It's not going to matter much how warm the water is when you get him wet and rinse him if he is standing there outside wet for 10 minutes in between!

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    @TessaAndSamson, as I promised...... last night when Joe got in the shower I started the washing machine >.<, I heard him give a big "yelp" and when he got out I quietly explained to him... THAT IS HOW VEGAS WOULD HAVE FELT!!!! I don't think he will argue with me again on where to bathe Vegas, only when it is 90+ will it be outside!

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    Oh Kelly you literally made me laugh out loud, I love you you crack me up!

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    Default Re: When is it to cool for outdoor bathing?

    Tell him to go give his MORAY EEL a bath in 60 degree water .... and don't forget to scrub behind it's ears.... LOL

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