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  Japanese laundry opens its doors to dogs
Updated 10 February 2003, 20.21
Dogs get cleaned in a special laundry
Washing your dog after a muddy walk could get a lot easier if a new Japanese business is anything to go by.

It's just like a laundry for clothes, except instead of keeping your best outfit clean, the machines are designed to wash your dogs.

Around 10 dogs go through the machine every day, with a big dog costing 20 and a little one 10.

A dog gets ready to be cleaned
A dog gets ready to be cleaned
Every dog gets that goes in gets washed in warm water, then soapy water, then warm water again to get rid of all the smells and fleas.

And it's not a strange-smelling wet dog that comes out of the other side, because before the machine finishes it blasts the animal with a lovely jet of warm air.

The owner of the laundry, Takayoshi, reckons the dogs love it, saying: "I think from the dog's point of view, it feels really good to be washed like this."

A small dog costs less to wash than a big one
A small dog costs less to wash than a big one


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