Our dogs deserve the same amount of care we give to ourselves. We should sometimes spoil them with clothes, bedding, leashes, and collars. These things have to be cleaned once in a while to make them look great and smell good. Proper laundry is essential for our dog’s health and to have those garments last long.
Dog laundry is easy, and here is how it is done.
Wash Dog Clothes
There could be laundry delivery services that offer washing dog clothes. But, if you want to do it at home, washing dog clothes is similar to washing your clothes. Read the care labels as it may need special care. Ensure to pretreat any stains or repair any damages. You may also presoak your dog’s clothes before washing them, as odor is a primary concern with dog clothes.
Dog clothes are not the only laundry you should deal with, and their beds could be too dirty after it has been used for weeks. Most bedding can be cleaned the same way as their clothing. Shake the bedding to remove any grimes. Pretreat the stains before you wash them.
Clean Leashes and Collars
The leashes and collars on your dog may be more soiled than other items and should be cleaned regularly. Most collars are made of fabric, and nylon is easy to wash. You only have to soak them in a bucket of warm water and mixed with dog shampoo or a hypoallergenic detergent.
If the bedding, leashes, collars, and dog clothes have a stubborn odor, add a cup of baking soda to wash the cycle. Do not use any fabric softener on the bedding and clothes to avoid irritating your dog’s skin. It is better to air dry your dog laundry than throw them into the dryer.
Do not use the bedding, leashes, collars, and dog clothes until they are not fully dry. Otherwise, it may irritate its skin.
Use Natural Laundry Soap
Do not use regular laundry detergent on your dog laundry. It may have a different effect on their skin. Always read the label and ingredients of the laundry soap to ensure you are buying a safe product. Some label their products as natural yet contain harsh chemicals. Do not use bleach when removing stains.
Use alternative stain removers. You can use baking soda or white vinegar to remove stubborn stains from the dog clothes, leashes, collars, and bedding.
When you are done with the dog laundry, it is essential to clean your washer. This is an important step to ensure that the soil and grime removed from their bedding and clothes will not transfer to your clothes. All you have to do is run a full cycle with hot water and laundry detergent.
These are the basic steps when dealing with dog laundry. If you do not have the luxury of time to do dog laundry, contact the laundry service near you, they might offer such services.