The Pet Washing Machine for Lazy Owners

Posted on March 13, 2010

Washing a pet can be a real pain in the butt. You must first master the ‘catch me if you can’ routine, then thoroughly cleanse the furry critter—including pee/poop stains—and clean up afterward. But what if you could avoid all the hassle?

Well, Ladies and Gentlemen, I’m proud today to introduce all you lazy pet owners out there to Joyful Honda’s all-in-one pet washing machine.

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Joyful Honda is a pet supermarket located in Tokyo that recently installed an automated pet washing machine that shampoos, rinses, and blow-dries a pet in less than 33 minutes.

Instead of paying upwards near £20+ (US$30+) to clean their pets, a cat or dog owner need now only toss their pet into the ‘vending machine,’ insert £3.50 (US$5.25), and smack the start button.

Why, though, would a pet owner force their beloved pooch or tabby to undergo such a potentially traumatic experience?

The key word is recession.Tokyo, much like the rest of the world, is suffering through difficult economic times, prompting many pet owners—apparently are too lazy to wash their pet themselves—to skip out on a traditional Spa treatment in favor of Joyful Honda’s ultra-cheap, but ultra-scary pet washing machine.

Joyful Honda claims, however, that the the machine is perfectly safe for any pet. They even went so far as to invite one of their employees to try the machine for himself:

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I guess they failed to realize that there’s a huge difference between a dorky Japanese kid and a pet!

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18 comments
Keesha Cade
Keesha Cade

To argue your point of washing Cats, I can understand the need to wash cats that go outdoors. In some cases there are indoor cats that do need baths, some for medical and some just because they stink like a garbage can. Yes It is quite traumatizing to put a pet in that box and have a machine wash it since most don't want to use the traditional method of using your own bathroom to wash a pet.

Colleen M Mcg
Colleen M Mcg

Wtf water in the cats ears will give it infection. |: Wash your damn cats by HAND people! damn!

Chris Gordon
Chris Gordon

This is beyond evil. Its not funny, and if you think it is, you're either not really thinking, a teenager or else you're a sociopath. Having watched a beloved cat die suddenly and later find out it was because of sudden heart failure, I can ASSURE you more than one more beloved friend and family member is going to die in this stupid, pointless novelty gimmick. Cats are not dogs and DO NOT need to be WASHED. Ever. Period. This is therefore nothing more than a sadistic, selfish dalliance for idiotic, narcissistic people and no-doubt its considered inhumane in a very civilized country like Japan and has probably already been shut down. If not, we can take care of that. People should go to jail for this. Sorry some of you can't differentiate between your own dim reactions and this tragic, horrific reality. I pity the idiot who doesn't see this clearly, puts their pet in and has to watch it die inside the glass box. My god some people are depraved, others are beneath stupid.

Tunia
Tunia

Have you ever tried to wash a cat? I think it's brilliant!!!

@token7
@token7

I'm japanese. We always created some strange gadgets. But is this machine made by japanese idea ?? I don't think so. Our products are always fucking sensitive :P That is very rough. Don't you think so ?

Hanban
Hanban

I know it's sadistic, but I laughed at that video.

Kaen
Kaen

my god. they do realize that the PETA is going to be all over this and try to stop this torture device right? no REAL animal/pet lover would put their pet through that. someone please tell me this is one of those inventions that won't last past 2 days. because god help those poor animals and their mental trauma after all THAT! O_O

takana
takana

0_0 no way i'd let my pet even go near it

goofuself
goofuself

yea your pet will die of stress

@JacqiKill
@JacqiKill

The video is from the "Pet Spa" in Califiorna.

aaron
aaron

This is disgusting. FUCK the Japanese and their FUCKED up animal torture-centric society.

drasaid
drasaid

I wanna know what happened that night when the owner went to sleep . . .

Al Clark
Al Clark

you don't even know what evil means. I think bleeding hearts who want to sanitize the world are evil.

hjj
hjj

no, peta can't because peta is too busy getting rights for chicken bred and made for food.

akos
akos

no me neither...they will be too scared.

Jarrad
Jarrad

Its not torture. the water is like 32 degrees and the air blown is nice and warm all they need to do is close there eyes.

Diana
Diana

Umm, it IS torture. The animals do not KNOW the water is 32 degrees and they don't KNOW all they need to do is close their eyes. To them it's like you shut them in a small space and are torturing them. Hence why the cat is trying to ESCAPE.