Taking care of your dog’s bed is just as important as taking care of its coat. You need to clean it regularly to keep the bed in top shape and to avoid odors.
A dirty dog bed is not only uncomfortable for your pup; it’s also a breeding ground for bacteria, mites, and other germs that can spread to other parts of your home.
Keeping your dog’s bed clean and smelling fresh is as easy as following these steps. Cleaning a dog bed can seem like an overwhelming task, but it doesn’t have to take a little planning and research. Keep reading to learn how to wash your Kong dog bed†
Step 1: Remove Belt and Cushion
Remove your dog’s bed from the leash and make sure it is not dirty or damaged. Put it in a plastic bag and put the bag in the freezer for an hour to kill any bacteria on the tires.
If your Kong bed has a removable pillow, remove it and store it in a plastic bag for safekeeping. Freezer bags are great for keeping germs and bacteria at bay, so be sure to use one when storing your Kong bed accessories.
Step 2: Vacuum
Cleaning a dog bed is easier if the pad and fabric are free of dust. Vacuum the bed thoroughly to remove dust, dirt and other unwanted particles.
A dirty bed is not only uncomfortable for your pup; it is also a breeding ground for bacteria, mites and other germs that can spread to other parts of the house.
Step 3: Spot Clean
Even though the bed is clean, it can still be dirty. Dirt, bacteria and other debris can quickly build up on the fabric of the Kong bed.
If the fabric is stained or dirty, use a mild detergent to clean it. Be sure to clean the stained or dirty areas because cleaning the entire bed with detergent can make the fabric too greasy to use as a bed later.
If the fabric is only slightly soiled and does not require cleaning, wipe it quickly with a cloth to remove any loose dirt.
Step 4: Wash
If your Kong bed is removable, you can machine wash it on cold with similar colors. If not machine washable, hand wash with soap and water or machine wash with similar colors.
You don’t want to put your machine in a load that contains Kong’s bed, or else the washing machine could become full of bacteria from your dog’s bed.
If you don’t have time for a full wash, you can also wash the bed in your sink. Fill a sink with lukewarm water and add a few drops of soap.
Dip the Kong bed in the water for a few minutes, then use a cloth to gently scrub the fabric. Rinse the Kong bed with clean water to remove any soap residue, then dry it on the lowest setting possible.
Step 5: Dry
After washing, your Kong bed will probably be noticeably wet. This is fine, but you don’t want the fabric to stay wet. If you can, find a way to get the Kong bed completely dry.
If you have a rack for your clothes, put the Kong bed on top or lay it flat to dry completely. You don’t want mold or mildew on Kong’s bed, and wet fabric makes it more likely for mold to develop.
Step 6: Shake to Fluff
Your Kong bed may feel stiff after washing and may be a little too stiff for comfort. To make it soft to the touch, shake it a little. This removes any extra water from the Kong bed and makes the bed feel airy again.
Step 7: Reassemble
Reassemble your Kong bed as it was before washing. This includes the pillow and belt. Once you’ve modified your Kong bed, reassemble it as it was originally designed. This will help keep your Kong bed in top shape and prevent odors from building up.
Step 8: Final Hand
If you’ve followed all the steps so far and your Kong bed is still smelly and dirty, there’s probably one last thing you can do.
If Kong has a place for it, add Kong’s bed. Dogs chew on Kong’s bed for fun and satisfaction, and it can also help freshen up the Kong’s bed if it’s too smelly for words.
Cleaning a dog bed can seem like an overwhelming task, but it doesn’t have to take a little planning and research.
A clean bed isn’t just comfortable for your pup; it’s also a breeding ground for bacteria, mites, and other germs that can spread to other parts of your home. Keeping your dog’s bed clean and smelling fresh is as easy as following these steps.