Many pet owners compare having a furry friend with having a child that never grows up.
Pet Bed via CatHouseRUSimilarly to toddlers, pets require constant care, especially when it comes to maintaining a good level of hygiene. Pets’ beds tend to be tough to clean, yet very easy to dirty up. This is where the animals shed their hair and leave muddy paw prints after a walk (if we are dealing with a dog). Maintaining this area clean is essential if you wish to avoid exchanging germs with your furry friend. Here are a few tips on how to clean your pet’s bed.
Vacuum the Bed FirstIt matters not whether you are dealing with a dog or a cat – after all, both species shed fur. That is why carpet cleaning services advises you to start by vacuuming the bed first to remove the hair the animal has shed. Begin by vacuuming the exterior of the bed using a suitable attachment. If necessary, you can utilize a lint roller to remove hair build-up. The bedding’s cover itself needs to be unzipped and removed as it can be washed separately – either by hand or in your washing machine.
Wash the Cover and the Bedding’s Pillow
Pet Pillow via SmilingCloudWhat follows next largely depends on the type of pet bed you have bought. You should take the time to carefully read the washing instructions, listed on the bedding’s label. Some beds should not be washed in a washing machine as this might damage them. If yours falls into this category, you can fill your bathtub halfway with warm water and add a suitable laundry detergent. It is recommended to wash the pillow by hand as brushes might damage the fabric. Feel free to wash the cover by hand, too. If your pet’s bed is machine-washable, you know what you should do. Please note, if you are washing the cover in the washing machine, you should adjust the temperature of the water to cold!