The dirty dog bed is a source of dangerous pathogens for the dog, but also for the rest of the human family. Our furry life companions walk through the park, frolic in the mud, when not in even less hygienic substances, and sniff all kinds of objects, animals, and areas that capture their interest.
After walking with the dog, it is important to clean their legs and remove any type of substance that may have adhered to their fur.
For this, brushing your dog is also an ally. And, of course, the bathrooms will be necessary for emergency situations.
The risk of getting diseases, however, does not end here. The humans share about 100 complaints with our dogs and cats. These figures require extreme precautions and cleanliness, also in the bed of our furry life partners. But how do you clean the dog’s bed?
Here are some simple tricks to get it:
The hygiene of the dog bed is one of the first aspects that we must take into account before buying the rest area of our dog. Beds for dogs are of many types, you can choose an unrippable dog bed. But not all beds are equally easy to clean.
The first step is to check the product labels and verify that the washing method proposed by the manufacturer is easy and feasible to do at home. It is usual to get carried away by a beautiful model, but will it be just as attractive when the puppy dog urinates on and we do not know how to wash it?
The simplest advice is to choose a dog bed that can be put into the washing machine with ease. And, can even allow being introduced in the dryer.
The first step to clean the dog’s bed is to vacuum the mat. This simple gesture will eliminate much of the hair and canine hairs that have been embedded.
The vacuum cleaner will also protect the washing machine where we will clean the mattress, it will prevent possible jams in the mechanism.
A simple roll of adhesive paper helps to remove more of the dog’s hair. We can also use it between washing and washing, to keep the bed as clean as possible.
The dog bed accumulates everything that the dog brings with him after walks in the park dirt, mud, and insects, such as fleas and ticks. Cleaning the resting area of the dog regularly is the easiest way to protect your furry friend (and the rest of the house) from an infection.
The dog’s bed must go through the washing machine at least once a month. The chosen program must use hot water, in this way, we will eliminate the dirt better.
Before the washing machine, we can put the dog’s bed to soak in hot soapy water, in a tub or in the bathtub, if it is very large. This simple bathroom will help remove more dirt.
If we have a dryer at home, we can put the dog’s mat. Before venturing, however, you have to carefully read the product label, to make sure that the mat will not be damaged.
Otherwise, you will have to dry it on the clothesline and then check that you have lost all the moisture before putting it back at home.
The dogs also suffer from allergies. Therefore, it is important to make sure that the detergent we use to wash the dog’s bed does not harm their skin and fur.
An important recommendation is to avoid products with ammonia to clean the dog’s bed, canine urine contains ammonium and, therefore, products with ammonia can encourage the dog to relieve itself on his bed.
Also, if your furry companion is one of those who nibble on your bed, it will be necessary to use a detergent without harmful substances that they can ingest.
Your veterinarian will be, in this case, an ally to choose the best product.