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Regularly washing a dog bed keeps your dog and home smelling fresh. Just as you clean your sheets, your pup deserves a clean place to rest their head after a long day of frolicking. Washing a dog bed is a rewarding feeling for both you and your canine companion!
Yes! Although it can be easy to avoid another household cleaning task (especially if the color of your dog’s bed masks stains), it is important to do so regularly. Once you know how to clean dog beds, making it a habit is not difficult. And your dog will thank you.
Because your dog won’t have a bed while you do their laundry, consider timing it when your dog is out of the house (perhaps on a doggy playdate or on a hike with a family member). A good routine to get into is dropping your dog off at the groomer while you take care of their laundry. That way, the dog and bed are on the same schedule — both nice and clean at the same time.
The cleaning method can depend on the type and size of bedding. Give your dog a spare blanket to cuddle with in the meantime, as the process can take several hours to complete.
Always defer to the instructions on the label, but here is a general guide for how to clean a dog bed:
Now that you are clear on how to wash a dog bed, how often do you need to do it?
Once a week.
Just as you should be washing the sheets on your bed once a week, get into the habit of washing your dog’s bed with the same frequency. This time frame ensures the bed stays clean and in top quality condition to last your dog’s lifetime. Make it a regular part of Laundry Day!
Outside dogs that get into muddy mischief, newly potty-trained dogs, or dogs with bladder issues may require additional washings for the beddings. Patience and flexibility are key. If you anticipate more washings, teach everyone in your household how to wash a dog bed. The more helping hands, the faster you can return a clean bed to your pup.
Additionally, clean the bed as needed in between regular washes. This can be:
Alright — you know how to clean a dog bed, and how often. Now, here are some specific tools, including dog bath supplies, for how to wash dog beds:
So now when your dog has an accident, you won’t have to panic-search “how to wash dog bed” — you’ll know what to do. If you need to replace the dog bed altogether or want a spare one for when you’re washing the other, Animals Matter offers luxury dog beds that have easily washable covers. Simply toss the cover in the washing machine, let air dry, and spot wash the foam inserts.
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