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Washing Dog Beds & Blankets Using These Tips

Your pet dog enjoys sleeping in a clean bed just as much as you do! Because dog beds and blankets are generally heavy and thick, keeping them clean can be difficult. Don’t be concerned! Continue reading for some helpful hints on how to make washing your dog’s beds and blankets a breeze.

Tip 1 – Removing Pet Hair
Cleaning Fido’s dog bed takes more than just surface cleaning.   You should start the cleaning procedure by vacuuming your dog’s bed or blankets well before putting them in the washing machine. This will aid in the removal of pet hair to a significant amount, making the cleaning process more effective and simple. If you wash them without first vacuuming them, you’ll end up with clumps of pet hair stuck to your clothes in the machine, as well as clogged drain lines.
Add half a cup of white vinegar to the washing machine’s rinse cycle to remove pet hair from the garment. White vinegar is a natural and inexpensive fabric softener. Adding white vinegar to the cloth will help relax it and loosen the hair.
Another fantastic technique is to use a lint brush or sticky tape (packing tape, painter’s tape, etc.). Both procedures are effective at getting pet hair out of dog beds and blankets.

Tip #2: Stay Away From Allergies
Some dogs, like humans, suffer from allergies and have sensitive skin. When you’re washing and cleaning your dog’s beds and blankets each week, keep this in mind. Keeping their bedding clean on a regular basis will help sensitive skin feel better. Choose a natural detergent and an extra rinse cycle to protect your dog from allergies caused by washing.

Tip 3 – Getting Rid of Germs
Instead of using cold water to wash the dog beds and blankets, use warm to hot water to help destroy any bacteria or insects that may be on the bed.

Tip #4 – Odor Elimination
Soak your dog’s bedding or blankets in warm water with a 14 cup baking soda solution to eradicate the stench. To get the greatest results, immerse them in water for at least 15 minutes.

Tip #5: Getting Rid of Stains
Apply a non-toxic stain remover directly to the stain and spot wipe with a clean towel for stains. To avoid harming the material’s fibers, make sure to rub softly.

Tip #6: Drying Dog Blankets and Beds
To dry the dog bed and blankets in the dryer, follow the manufacturer’s recommendations. Choosing the right dryer setting will aid in the killing of bacteria. You can also choose to hang the bed and blanket to dry in a well-ventilated place to avoid mold and mildew. Consider using a larger industrial dryer located at a high-quality laundromat for larger blankets and dog bedding.

You’ll be able to keep your dog bedding and blankets clean and fresh if you follow these laundry tips.

Duds-n-Suds of Elk River and Monticello provides some of the greatest laundromat and laundry services in the north metro area. We have new, high-tech commercial washing machines that use less detergent and clean faster.

Visit our laundry today to wash your dog beds and blankets – just remember to follow our pet hair and dirt-reduction instructions before washing! Get in touch with us right away!