How do you clean a dog bed without washing it? A Complete Guide

Step 2 – Attack Those Nasty Stains

If there are stains from mud, feces or urine, or anything else on the bed, try using a spot removal treatment before washing. Once you have washed and dried the bed, those stains will be much harder to remove. These are the ones Ive used in the past and they do work well

The Rocco & Roxie Professional Strength Stain & Odor Eliminator – Enzyme-Powered Pet Odor & Stain Remover for Dog and Cats Urine may work when nothing else does. This product can be used on most surfaces. This is my Number one Choice for removing odor and stains.

Natures Miracle Stain and Odor remover is one of many products available under the Natures Miracle Trademark. It is an enzyme cleaner that works similar to other enzymatic formulas that break down and remove stains. This one can be used around pets with no ill effects. I like the light citrus scent which works well on pet odors.

As the name suggests, this will removes the stains and odors at the molecular level. Rather than adding a pleasant scent, this product neutralizes the odors and destroys any odors. Ive noticed that the odors remain gone even after days after application.

The packaging suggests that the product works equally well on any organic compounds including vomit, feces, pee whether originating from pets or human.

This makes this product very useful not only for dogs but can also be used to clean bathrooms. What sets this product apart is the lack of artificial fragrances.

Make sure to use a non-bleach cleaner on the stains, which can be found at most pet supply stores. If for some reason you do not have the option of using a non-bleach product, definitely avoid products with chlorine.

Treat the stains as directed, and rinse the bed thoroughly several times. Squeeze out as much water as possible, and repeat several times before moving on to washing.

Step 5 – Get It Dry

Ensure that you have gotten as much water squeezed out of the bed as you can. Then, if it fits, throw the bed in your dryer and dry thoroughly. If the bed is too large for your dryer, and if the sun is out, leave the bed outside and let it dry.

You can also place the bed near an indoor heater, but keep the bed at a safe distance and don’t leave it unattended.

Make sure you dry the bed completely so that no mold will grow within the foam.

Voila! The bed is clean, the smell is gone, and you can rest easy knowing your dog is sleeping safely.

Step 5: Rinse the Bed

Empty the bucket or tub and rinse out the soap and grim. Refill the container with cold water and then submerge the dog bed or cover it in the water. Slosh the bed or cover around in the water to completely rinse the fabrics and release any remaining dirt and cleaning solution. Rinse the dog bed or cover it with cold water after removing it from the container is also a good idea.

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.