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by CareyBot

Every year at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), one manufacturer comes up with an over-the-top sensation that offers little utility but garners lots of media attention. This year's over-the-top item -- a whirlpool bath for a dog -- actually makes some sense if you're a dog owner. Offered by MTI Whirlpools, the Jentle Pet Spa fits onto a stand about the size of a crib, so that you can bathe Fido without wrenching your back. Other owner-friendly details include a lower, rounded front so that the tub edge won't poke your midriff as you administer the bath, and a wide rim on three sides of the tub that's a handy place to put the shampoo and other dog bathing paraphernalia you'll be using. For Fido's benefit, the faucets and hand-held shower are attached on the rim, up and out of his b...