How To Wash And Clean A Pet Bed

Did you know that you should wash your pet bed at least once a week? Here are some tips on How To Wash And Clean A Pet Bed!

How To Wash And Clean A Pet Bed


How To Wash And Clean A Pet Bed

Washing your pet’s bed helps to prevent fleas and other unwanted creatures from making a new home for themselves. You can wash most pet beds in a washing machine, but some may require you to hand wash them. Here are a few steps to make sure you’re getting your pet’s bed as clean as you can:

1. Check to see what water temperature the bed should be washed at, as not all can be washed in hot water, depending on the type of material.

2. Remove any outer shell that may be casing the foam or stuffing. Place in the washer by itself and set to “small” load on gentle.

3. Use a mild detergent, such as Dreft. Your pets skin can irritate easily, too, sometimes more so! Do not use bleach.

4. Place outside in the sun to dry, if possible. This will help kill any bacteria that may be leftover.

If you choose to hand wash the pet bed, use a mild soap or baby shampoo and a washcloth under hot water. Again, set outside in the sun to dry if possible.

Another thing you can do is make your own DIY pet odor-eliminating air freshener with essential oils! I love this recipe because it doesn’t have any harmful chemicals and is completely natural!

DIY Pet Odor-Eliminating Air Freshener


1 Cup Distilled Water

Essential Oils – I love Thief Oil – it makes everything smell so clean! But you can also use Lavender to create a fresh, flowery smell (plus to help relax your pets, especially at bedtime)

2 teaspoons Rubbing Alcohol

Spray Bottle


Pour distilled water into an empty (and clean) spray bottle

Add 10 drops of essential oil of choice and the rubbing alcohol

Shake well and spray directly on the pet bed (or other fabric-covered surface)

Do you have any special tips on how to wash a pet bed? What did you think of these tips? Leave us a comment!

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