Pet Clothing Care Instructions
When taking care of clothes and accessories for your dog, you need to follow many of the same rules for pet laundry as you do with your clothes.
- Use a mesh bag when machine-washing small items. This will prevent tangles, loss of small pieces, and excess hair from escaping into the washing machine.
- Pretreat stains. If the clothes have mud or food stains, use a Stain remover for washable fabrics. Work it into the stain with your finger or a soft-bristled brush. If you don't have a stain remover, then use a heavy-duty liquid detergent (like Tide and Persil) that contains enough stain-lifting enzymes to remove the stain.
- Use a hypoallergenic soap that does not contain perfumes or dyes. You can purchase specialty pet detergents or simply use one recommended for babies or anyone with sensitive skin. Harsh detergents with perfumes and dyes can cause skin irritations and problems for animals.
- If strong odors remain after washing, soak the items in a solution of two quarts of cool water combined with one cup of baking soda overnight and then rewash.
- Air dry all clothing and accessories to ensure there is no shrinkage from excessively high dryer heat.
- To prevent skin irritation, make sure that clothing pieces are completely dry before allowing the dogs to wear them again.
Bed Care Instructions
Our Beds has such amazing, durable fabric that most spots and spills can simply be wiped up with a damp cloth. For deep cleanings, throw the entire bed into the washer and dryer.
Wash fully assembled or separate and wash bed parts individually — however the bed fits best in your washing machine.
Machine wash on COLD/COLD.
Machine dry on LOW heat or AIR DRY.
Collars Leash & Harness Care Instructions
Dog collars get the most wear and contact with the dog's skin and should be cleaned regularly. Nylon and fabric collars, harnesses, and leashes can be easily washed.
- Fill a small bucket or sink with lukewarm to hot water. Add a bit of pet shampoo or hypoallergenic detergent. Place the collar and leash in the solution and allow it to soak for at least 30 minutes. Use a soft brush, like an old toothbrush, to scrub any stains. You may need to use a dab of shampoo on the brush for tough stains.
- Rinse twice to remove any remaining cleaning solution and allow to air dry. Do not use it until the collar is completely dry.