Can I wash the inside of a dog bed? Simple and Effective Tips

How often should I wash my dogs bed?

If you want to jump ahead and just find washing instructions, hop straight down to the Dog Cat Talk Masterclass section for a detailed explanation. However, if you’d like to know a little more about why dog beds should be washed, read on!

In short, yes, there are a few reasons that washing a dog’s bed is a good idea.

It’s understandable if you think a dog bed should be left with it’s ‘natural’ smell – but as much as your four-legged friend might like his or her own scent, it’s actually good for their health to keep it smelling fresh.

Can I wash the inside of a dog bed?

The thing is, our pups often shed their fur. If they live outside, this loose hair, fur and dander (microscopic flecks of skin) will just blow away – but inside your home, it’s generally got nowhere to go. Often, it’s this dropped hair and dander that causes allergies for the humans in the house, and having too much around can upset your dog’s sensitive nose too.

Try not to worry about washing your dog’s natural smell away. A dog’s nose is thought to be around 1,000 times more sensitive than ours – so no matter how much fabric softener or deodorizer you use, they’ll still know it’s theirs!

How to Wash:

  • After removing any loose debris, unzip the cover and remove the stuffing.
  • Look at the instructions, follow the suggested setting, and place both inner and outer parts into the washer.
  • Once they are done washing, take them out and check for dryer instructions. Otherwise, just place them out to dry.
  • After they are dry, place the stuffing back inside the outer cover.
  • Washing will help get rid of parasites from the dog bed

    If you dog is easily embarrassed you might want to cover his or her ears for this next bit.

    Even clean healthy dogs frequently pick up unwanted guests. We’re talking fleas, ticks, lice, and other assorted nasties – for whom a short break in your beloved pooch’s fur has the same level of luxury as a 5-star hotel for us.

    Can I wash the inside of a dog bed?

    Parasites like these can make life very uncomfortable for your dog. They will often cause your dog to scratch uncontrollably (sometimes breaking the skin or causing irritation) – and in the worst case, they can carry diseases that can be harmful or even fatal for your dog and the humans in your house.

    Washing your dog’s bed won’t completely guarantee that these parasites don’t hang around (you’ll need a good flea/tick treatment to be sure), but it’s an important part of making sure you get rid of any flea eggs or bugs that have dropped off or laid eggs nearby.

    Hacks to Cleaning a Dog Bed

    Your dogs are bundles of energy who keep the house lively and warm. However, they also require adequate sleep after running and playing around.

    You will find most dog beds covered in dirt, stains, and fur. You have to know how to clean a dog bed to keep that unpleasant dog odor away and maintain the health of your furry friend.

    In this guide, we take you through how to wash a dog bed and keep it clean.