January 19, 2018

Tips for Washing Dog Beds

You love your dog and your dog loves you. Something they might love just as much as you? Their bed. Because of all the love a pup can give their bed (love = fur, dirt, slobber, etc.), it can get quite grimy. Here are some tips on how wash your pup's favorite snuggle spot.

Vacuum Often

A good way to manage fur, dust, and more is to vacuum the bed regularly. A good rule of thumb is to vacuum your dog's bed every time you vacuum your house. This avoids the same buildup that happens in your carpet from happening in your pup's bed. This should be relatively easy to do whether your dog has a thin bed or a big, poofy one. 

Get Those Stains Out

There are many dog-safe natural cleaning products that you can use on your dog's bed for immediate stain removal. For stains that come from them, there are multiple home remedies that include vinegar, warm water, and baking soda. You can also use branded cleaning sprays as long as they are specifically non-toxic and animal-friendly.

Wash, Wash, Wash

And of course, wash those dog beds! Different types of beds need to be washed differently, and while some can be throw in the washing machine and dryer, not all can.

For beds that have no removable cover and just come in one piece, you'll want to throw it in the washer if it can fit. Once it's there, use detergent and put it on a delicate cycle so that it doesn't mess with inner stuffing. Partially dry it in the dryer on low heat, and then hang it up to let it finish drying.

Beds that have removable covers are pretty self-explanatory. Remove the outer covering and throw it in the washing machine. For the foam underneath (or whatever the interior is), washing by hand in a large sink or bathtub is the best way to avoid any deterioration.

Now go get those dog beds clean so that your pup can sleep feeling happy and fresh!


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On July 6, 2010, the Fresh Patch Company began operating from its headquarters in Florida. Its flagship product is a disposable pet commode consisting of hydroponically grown grass within a cardboard container. On September 3, 2013, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued a patent for the construction and continuous delivery/replacement method of the product (U.S. Patent No. 8,522,719).

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