Just as you would with your own bedsheets, it’s important to wash your dog’s bed often. More so than your own bed.
Dogs are pros at bringing love and wags to any room—but they’re also quite good at tracking in mud and debris from outside inside, including into their beds. Dog beds that are left uncleaned can not only become smelly, but they can also play host to all sorts of harmful bacteria and fleas.
Maybe your pet’s bedding has some serious pet odor, a lint roller or two isn’t getting the loose dirt and hair off, or the stain remover isn’t getting out this one stubborn urine stain. If you’re wondering how to clean a dog bed, look no further. We’ve assembled this guide on how to wash a dog bed to help give your pet a safe and comfortable place to rest their head at night.
The first thing to consider when getting ready to wash your dog’s bed is what type of bed they have, as different types of beds will receive different treatment.
When it comes to cleaning, there are two main types of dog beds: those with removable covers and those without.
When washing dog beds, you’ll want to wash both the dog bedding and the removable cover. To clean a dog bed with a removable cover first take off the cover and double-check the label to see if it can be machine washed. If it can, wash it as you usually would, keeping in mind the following tips:
For dog bed covers that aren’t machine washable, you’ll want to wash by hand and follow the same steps you would for dog beds with non-removable covers.
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Beds without removable covers will have to be washed by hand. Here are step-by-step washing instructions to doing this safely:
Following these steps will give your dog’s bed a general cleaning, though some extra steps may need to be taken for pet beds with stains.
Now that you know how to keep a dog bed clean in general, you may be wondering how to wash a dog bed with urine or other stains on it. If your dog’s bed has lingering stains even after being washed, the good news is that there are several ways to clean them.
For tougher stains, try and stay away from using harsh chemicals on the entire bed to protect your dog’s skin.
One of the easiest ways to make sure that your dog’s bed stays clean is by washing it regularly. According to PetMD, dog beds should be washed once a week or at a minimum of once every two weeks to maintain the optimum health and safety of your pet.1
Here are some other things you can do to keep your dog’s bed clean between washes:
If you follow these steps, you can help keep your pet’s bed clean and your home a safer place.
If you’re looking for a bed that your dog will love just as much as you love your own, Casper offers the best dog beds. Our dog beds were designed with your pet needs in mind with a supportive memory foam base and durable covers built to withstand dogs who love to dig and scratch.
Plus, Casper’s dog beds come with a removable machine washable cover to help make cleaning your dog’s bed a little bit easier. Imagine how easy it would be to toss the dog bedding in the machine wash on the gentle cycle. Sounds like a dog bed dream.
Get your furry friend a washable dog bed that you both will be grateful for.