Updated: Jun 18, 2021
This discussion blog is about general opinions about the time frame for washing the pet bed. We will use articles evidence and other articles from the internet to have a wide spread of replies, opinions, discussions and let you decide what is good for you.
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"How often should you wash your dog bed?
Determining how often to wash your dogs’ bed is dependent on different factors including:
Activities your dog has taken part in, i.e. if it has rolled in fox poo and then transferred this onto its dog bed then it needs washing!
Allergies your dog may have, the more allergies then the more often you should wash your dogs’ bed.
Allergies you or your family has will mean potentially increasing washes of your dogs’ bed.
How much your dog sheds hair, more hair potentially more washes.
The general consensus is that your dogs’ bed should be washed once a week and twice a week if any of the factors above are present. Use your common sense, if your dogs bed smells then wash it. Likewise if your dog has been on a particularly dirty walk and transferred that dirt to its bed then wash it". https://www.oscarandhooch.com/blog/how-to-wash-your-dogs-bed/
"A dirty bed can be a breeding ground for bacteria, intestinal parasites, fleas, and mites," says Karen Doss, owner of luxury dog grooming products Fox + Hound. "For the same reason we wash our bed linens, a clean bed is healthy for our pets." How often should one be washing their beloved furry friend's bed? "Unless your pet has been rolling in something outside, we recommend washing your pet beds every other week," Doss says. "Observe your pet bed for dirt, shedding, and odor, if you notice any of those signs, time to throw the bed in the wash!" https://www.marthastewart.com/7617681/how-wash-your-pets-bed
"A Vamoosh study found that 63% of 1000 dog owners don’t wash their dog beds once a week. A further 5% admit to never washing their dog bed in the washing machine. To protect your pet from germs and to keep them as comfortable as possible, we recommend washing your dog’s bed at least once a week in hot water followed by drying it in high heat". https://breedingbusiness.com/how-often-should-dog-beds-be-washed/
"Beds and blankets
Pet bedding should be rotated at least once a week to get rid of the bacteria and allergens that dogs and cats drag in, Petco advises. Cleaning your pet’s bed and blankets on a regular basis can minimize pet odors, as well as keep your dog’s skin and coat looking healthy.
Wash your pet’s bedding weekly with a mild, perfume-free detergent using the hottest recommended water temperature (in a load separate from your own clothing). If you notice any tears or other damage on the bedding, such as loose stuffing, experts recommend replacing the items completely". https://www.consumeraffairs.com/news/how-often-should-you-clean-your-pets-belongings-031517.html
"Dog beds need to be washed routinely at least once a week to keep them clean and smelling fresh as it will not only minimize smell but also keep your dog clean and healthy. The washing frequency also depends on how much your dog’s fur sheds and how much they stay outdoors. In general, if you don’t want to take the toll of washing the bed regularly you can simply place a cover on it and wash it every few weeks". https://calderaintl.com/blogs/news/how-often-should-you-change-your-dog-s-bed
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