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Do you wash furry toys? Beds? Cushions?


I am wondering if I am a poor dog housekeeper but he hates it when I remove his stuff for washing. I washed everything this morning and he was very unhappy about it.
So was I since he regurgitated his dinner last night in his furry bed.
Not sure if I should be concerned about that but he did it very quietly and I happened to walk past while he was reeating his dinner. It was the 2nd. or 3rd. time I've seen him do this. It makes me wonder if it happens more often and I just don't know. Anyone else?
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I wash all bedding every time they get bathed, (every week to 10 days) I wash soft toys as needed, but thatís a lot less often.


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I vacuum their crates and mattress and wash all their bedding at least once a week. I wash the bedding with organic soap and use white vinegar as a rinse. Are you using anything with fragrance, dryer sheets or fabric softeners? Even fragrance free dryer sheets are toxic. I use wool balls in the dryer to to help dry the bedding. The vinegar smell dissipates and helps soften. Also fleas hate vinegar. Below is what I use for clothes washing. I become nauseous if I get near anything where fabric softener was used. Recently I bought a quilt and had to wash it 4 times to get the fabric softener smell out of it. Just imagine how sensitive dog noses are!!!



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I use fragrance free for him but the vinegar rinse is a good idea regardless! The part he doesn't like is that I take all of his things away for a couple hours especially his dog bed. He does a lot of digging in it after I wash it. I probably need to buy a second set of everything!
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I wash his blanket every so often but he prefers my “tv throw” (and DD’s) so he tends to get put to bed with one of those instead. They get washed about once a week. They do get washed with fabric softener. I wash all of my throw blankets and most of my towels with fabric softener but I don’t use much. He doesn’t seem to mind and it doesn’t make him itch. I don’t use it on clothing or on his own bedding.

His actual soft beds I only wash when it seems like they need it because there’s usually a blanket between him and the bed anyway.

Toys are another story. I have a little basket of soft toys I keep meaning to wash but I’m afraid he won’t like them anymore. So they just sit in the laundry room while I avoid making a decision and buy more toys!
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I use fragrance free for him but the vinegar rinse is a good idea regardless! The part he doesn't like is that I take all of his things away for a couple hours especially his dog bed. He does a lot of digging in it after I wash it. I probably need to buy a second set of everything!
I have so many crate pads and beds that they are used to them being rotated. There are a COUPLE of "special toys" that when they have to be washed, I try to "sneak" them off. But there are only a couple of those, and they don't need to be washed as often as bedding.


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I use fragrance free for him but the vinegar rinse is a good idea regardless! The part he doesn't like is that I take all of his things away for a couple hours especially his dog bed. He does a lot of digging in it after I wash it. I probably need to buy a second set of everything!
I have upstairs and downstairs crates so I do have two sets and they are never without a bed. I believe they would become quite upset if their bed was unavailable for a given time. When I put the clean bedding back into their crates they stand right there ready to run in and get their scent all over it which I just washed out.
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Here is a good article on fabric softeners in case anyone is interested.

https://www.ewg.org/enviroblog/2011/...abric-softener

I have been trying to get our house to be as chemical free as possible which is difficult but something worth striving for in my opinion. White vinegar is working great for me as a fabric softener.
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This one 10 pound dog has 2 crates(with thick crate pads) and 1 furry dog bed. I do like to wash everything at once and he especially gets upset at the removal of the dog bed. They take a long time to dry. I think we need more washable stuff. He sheds a lot so everything has to be vacuumed and rolled with the sticky thing. I must be the only one with a shedding Havanese.

It seems like he looses interest in his toys once washed but they do get all wet and slimy! They also don't squeak the same. My Shadow is quite the discerning(spoiled) dog.
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This one 10 pound dog has 2 crates(with thick crate pads) and 1 furry dog bed. I do like to wash everything at once and he especially gets upset at the removal of the dog bed. They take a long time to dry. I think we need more washable stuff. He sheds a lot so everything has to be vacuumed and rolled with the sticky thing. I must be the only one with a shedding Havanese.

It seems like he looses interest in his toys once washed but they do get all wet and slimy! They also don't squeak the same. My Shadow is quite the discerning(spoiled) dog.
Mine sheds, too, enough that I found a silicone lint brush that actually works! Not as well as vacuuming but itís nice for a quick once over. I also groom him in different places around the house so itís nice for capturing random hair floaties.

I stick my beds in the dryer with dryer balls on low or extra low. I donít think they are supposed to be dried but it hasnít hurt anything so far. I had a zipper of a Home Goods bed break in the wash, and it was repairable. All of my other inexpensive beds have been okay.
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