We all like to spoil our pets, and buying them their own bed is one of the best ways to do it! But how to wash a dog’s bed? While it's not a difficult task, depending on the material and size of the bed, it can be tricky.
Read on to find out how to keep your furry son's bed as fluffy as he is!
Dog beds: are they washable?
The first thing you need to know is whether your dog’s bed is 100% washable or not; make sure to read the label. Learn what materials were used for its making and see if it has some washing instructions.
The second thing you should do is to pre-clean your dog's bed. Many manufacturers and designers have chosen to make them with a removable cover for easy cleaning!
If you have one of these, just remove the cover and clean it separately. If not, make sure to carefully remove as much hair, dirt, and dust as possible before washing it. To wash your dog’s bed, the best tool you can have is a vacuum cleaner. It will help you to simply pick up all the hairs and dirt, as well as insects and parasites hidden in it. If your dog's bed has a cover, remember to vacuum it along with the stuffing. Complement with a lint roller if you think it’s necessary!
Time to wash your dog's bed!
After you have pre-washed the bed and the cover, you can finally put it in the washing machine. If the dog's bed is too big for your washing machine, are you sure it's a dog and not a horse? LOL! Even if that's the case, you can always take it to a laundromat or wash it by hand.
It is essential to keep in mind that you must always use specialized pet products that are not harmful to your dog's skin. Regular cleaning products such as detergents are dangerous to dog's skin because of the chemicals they contain. There are many specialized products to wash your dog's bed and clothes without harming your dog!
Regularly washing your dog's bed cover is crucial to keep it from permanent stains, as well as to keep it free of unpleasant odors. The best way to keep it clean is to bathe your dog the same day you wash his bed... Genius idea, right?
If your dog's bed doesn't have a cover, remember to rinse it out in the washing machine at least twice, as the stuffing can retain a lot of water.
Final tips for washing a dog bed
As you have seen, washing your dog's bed is very easy, even if it does not have a cover. Just be sure to read the label and pay attention to the washing instructions.
Keeping your dog and his bed clean is essential for the health and hygiene of your home. That's why we recommend you do this at least twice a month. Weekly would be just perfect!
And just remember to give much love to your pupper when they go to sleep!
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