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My Chiweenie, Henry loves loves loves his bed. But, it sure can get smelly. I will let it soak it a mixture of Dawn and white vinegar for about an hour or so. Then just wash and dry with towels (It is so fun to watch him head for a warm bed fresh out of the dryer!). The smell is gone and the bonus is that if there are fleas hanging around, they are gone!
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I am at my wits end. Some of our dog blankets smell really bad. I have washed them numerous times with both detergent and Clorox 2 and they still smell! How can I have washed them so much and they still don't smell clean? Please help.
By lalala... from Port Orchard, WA
Go to the laundry section of your grocery store & get a box of Boraxo. Follow the directions & use it when you wash the bedding. I usually use 1/2 to 1 Cup of it in my wash water for pet bedding. It works really well to get rid of odors & stains, much better than bleach or Clorox 2.
We have 4 big, hairy dogs whose bedding I wash weekly. First off, their bedding are old king size comforters that make it easy to wash as dog beds are too thick to get properly clean. Second, I shake the bedding outside to get what hair I can off. But the most important thing is not the detergent or bleach you use, but how you dry the bedding. I have found that the only thing that really gets rid of the smell is hanging the bedding out in the sun to dry- and this is especially effective on a sunny, windy day.
I use white vinegar in the rinse cycle, or put it in the fabric softener dispenser. It nuetralizes the order and doesn't leave any vinegar smell