Last Updated on August 9, 2022 by Alis Lee
A guide on how to wash a dog bed
When cleaning a dog bed that cannot be machine washed, it is important to know how to clean the dog bed. Fortunately, we have provided you with a perfect guide on how to prepare your dog bed for cleaning. So what are the steps to clean the dog bed?
Before entering the main steps, we need to answer a few questions.
How often should I clean my dog’s bed?
This is the first question to ask yourself, and the answer is simple. Every 1-2 weeks, depending on how active and dirty the dog is. In our article on the 5 best ways to prevent dog hair loss, we reviewed how often you should bathe your dog, up to twice a month.
Since your dog and your bed need to be cleaned, you can also clean them at the same time.
We recommend cleaning the dog bed first. Because your dog will most likely return to your bed and try to dry it. After all, the hard work of cleaning up your dog does not allow him to return to the dirty dog bed.
If you have a stinky dog and feel that you need to wash the bedding for them once a week, that’s okay. If you have two beds, you can save a little extra time. You can change them every week here.
Now we know how often we should clean our dog beds, but how dirty are they?
How dirty is the dog’s bed?
Think about when you last cleaned your dog’s bed. Your dog tracks dirt, dirt, dead skin, saliva, and large amounts of bacteria on the bed every day. In fact, one of the most severe bacterial infections in the home may be behind the dog feeder.
Among the parasites, insects, and fungi that can grow and live on your dog’s bed, you should clean it at least every two weeks.
This is why you must wash your dog’s bed before bathing his dog. The dog should not be forced to go back and pick up the bacteria on the bed. This will also prevent the spread of dandruff and bacteria in your home.
How to clean the dog bed quickly?
Although there is no quick way to clean the dog bed, if you can clean the bed once a week, it will remove the lint, excess dirt, and insects that may be trapped in the cracks. In addition, this helps to reduce the cleaning work that must be done when washing the bedding.
There are also some site cleaners that can be used in the event of an accident. It’s worth noting that when using a stain cleaner on your dog’s bed, you should use a pet-approved cleaner. This will ensure that your dog inhales or ingests dangerous chemicals.
How do you clean the dog bed properly?
Vacuum: You should always use a vacuum cleaner before putting the bed in the washing machine. Pet hair tends to stick to damp fabrics, so removing it beforehand will help you clean their bed more thoroughly. This will also remove dust and insects that may be hiding in the bed.
Remove the bedspread: Most dog’s beds have removable and machine washable bedspreads. If your dog has a bed, please feel free to throw it in the washing machine. Some dog’s beds do not have removable bedspreads. When cleaning these beds, be sure to read the instructions on the label.
Use a stain remover: Before attempting to clean the bed, use a stain remover to remove stubborn stains. If you need to clean the bed manually, this will save you time.
Wash the bed: some beds cannot be machine washed and must be washed by hand. If necessary, wash by hand with hot water and mild detergent to avoid irritation. Memory foam decorations also have different cleaning instructions, so be sure to read the label.
Dry bed: Once everything is clean, we recommend letting it air dry, which should be done in an open and well-ventilated area.