For toys with squeakers, you may have to squeeze out a bit of water after the cycle finishes, though once dry, it’ll be back to squeaking away! It’s best to do this chore on a sunny day so that the toys can air dry naturally. However, you can toss them in the dryer on a low or air-only setting.
Can Dog Toys Go In the Dryer?
Another affirmative! Once the wash cycle is finished, squeeze the toy gently in order to wring excess water out of it. When drying, make sure to use either the low heat cycle or, preferably, hang it in the sun to dry. Again, high heat could damage or even melt a plastic squeaker or other filling. Once the toy is dry, test out the squeaker. If there’s still any water inside, it may not function. In that case, try another low heat cycle or line dry!
In the cases of most high quality toys, drying should be no problem at all. Even the squeaker should survive its trip in the washer and dryer.
Washing Toys With Squeakers
If the toy is intact and in working order, take a look at its tag for washing instructions first. (That is, if the tag hasn’t been ripped off by puppy teeth.) The manufacturer’s instructions are always the best place to start. In the absence of instructions, follow the directions below. While there is no guarantee, many plush dog toys with plastic squeakers inside should make it out just fine after a hand wash or run though the washing machine.
Natural products like pig ears and rawhides should not be washed. Instead, they should be used under the close supervision of the owner. This will help prevent your puppy from swallowing very large pieces or gobbling it down too fast.
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