How to Clean Dog Toys – Making your Pekingese’s Toys Fresh and Clean Again

 


How to Clean Dog Toys – Making your Pekingese’s Toys Fresh and Clean Again

In a normal household with a dog, everything that is stuffed, squeaky or bouncy gets drooled and gnawed upon. It is then time to realize that as an owner there is more than just playing fetch with him, you must also learn how to clean dog toys. Though you may not be even thinking about it, but a cleaner toy would mean that your dog’s toy bin won’t be foul smelling.

Is your pet the kind who scouts everything that is plushie or squeaky, chances are those kinds of toys won’t last long and you don’t have to wash it too. True, he may have a lot of toys who suffered a quick death, there are still other favorites that have been around for years.

If most of of your dog’s toys are made of cloth then you can put it in a delicate bag and wash it in the washing machine. Use less soap because too much soap can be hazardous to your pet’s health.

How to Clean Dog Toys

Plush or Cloth Toys

After you’ve selected a great all-natural or specifically pet-safe detergent, add these toys to the washing machine to make them good as new. I’d recommend a hot water cycle with high heat drying to kill any germs or bacteria still present before presenting them back to a pet.

Tennis Balls

Tennis balls and other toys made of the same felt-like material can be tossed in the washing machine with pet-safe detergent as well. As a special bonus,putting them in the dryer with sheets and towels can fluff up your goods, too!

Source: Pet Sugar, http://www.petsugar.com/How-Clean-Dog-Toys-7091559?slide=1

How to Wash Dog Toys

  1. Take out visible dirt. You can use an old toothbrush to remove any debris, dirt, grass, or any other particles.
  2. Soak toys in warm water. With a little soap and warm water put his toys and soak for a while. Then hold each toy under the running water and scrub it thoroughly.
  3. Squeeze excess water in toys. Rinse using cold running water, squeeze any excess water on each toy and place it on a towel. Allow the toys air dry.
  4. Sanitize his toys. You can sanitize his toys by using your dishwasher. Put his toys on the top most rack and run in hot cycle without any soap. This would sterilize his toys.
  5. Plushies and stuffed toys go in the washing machine. Place these kinds of toys in the washing machine and put in gentle cycle with very little or no detergent at all. Allow toys to go through the dryer in low heat then air dry.
Learning how to clean dog toys prove to be hygienic and practical to every pet parent. However, if you notice that his toys are already destroyed, unusable and has become a danger to his health then throw it out already and go buy a new one.  You wouldn’t want to put you dog’s health at stake just for a few dollars, do you?  There are items which are worthy to be cleansed and used over and over again while other are simply disposable.
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