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    I know it may sound odd but does anyone do anything to sterilize their bumpers? I wash them under clean hot tap water after use. I wouldn't think anything else is nessecary but thought I might as well ask. Thanks, Jim

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    Once in a while I will rinse in a mild bleach solution
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    Probably a good idea, but I hate to admit I go years between cleaning my bumpers, and then only when they are so dirty they are hard for the dog to see.

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    I was gonna ask about a dilution of bleach, but I was just worried it would get the dog sick. I am one of those people who worry about the small details, and usually the worries are over thought. I was thinking about this and thought maybe it was something everyone did and I just wasn't aware of. I was mainly worried if I did not disinfect them my pup might get sick? Thanks for the replys, I think they will get cleaned tommorow.

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    My dogs eat rotten salmon and moose poop. Nope, never have sterilized my bumpers. Don

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    Of all the things to worry about with our dogs sanitizing bumpers is at the bottom of the list, I would worry more about alien abduction.

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    Eaxctly what Dr. Ed. says. If you're worrying about sanitizing bumpers you don't have enough going on in your life. Buy a couple more dogs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdA View Post
    Of all the things to worry about with our dogs sanitizing bumpers is at the bottom of the list, I would worry more about alien abduction.
    are we talking about the southeast Asian type that uses them in a dietary vain, or the extra terrestrial type that uses speed of light transportation
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    Quote Originally Posted by EdA View Post
    Of all the things to worry about with our dogs sanitizing bumpers is at the bottom of the list, I would worry more about alien abduction.
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    I've been wondering lately about the potential for disease spread through shared bumpers and birds.

    It seems to me that one sick dog slobbering on a bird at a test or trial has the potential to infect a lot of dogs.

    Sick dog slobbers on his flyer, flyer gets stuffed into a bag of birds that are reused over and over again, germy slobber distributed among many a bird retrieved by many a dog...

    Hmmmm.

    What say you, EdA, and other vets? I looked but could find nothing about fomites spreading disease such as Bordatella.
    Last edited by mitty; 09-25-2013 at 10:32 PM. Reason: added fomite sentence
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