Cleaning a Foam Dog Bed

As part of being a responsible dog owner, it is important to keep the foam dog bed clean so that your dog is comfortable at night. The usually dirt that congregates on a dog bed are from muddy paw prints, drool and moulted hairs.

Tools and Materials Needed:

  • Washing machine
  • Dog bed
  • Detergent
  • Water
  • A Bath

Step 1 – Remove and Wash the Cover

The cover on the foam dog bed will simply unzip and come off. The cover should be placed in the washing machine on a low temperature with washing detergent.

Step 2 – Wash the Foam Dog Bed

Run the bath with water to a depth that will submerge the foam dog bed, therefore filling the bath half full is usually enough. Add detergent into the water and swill it around with your hand. Massage the soapy water through the foam in order to clean it.

Step 3 – Rinse and Dry

It is important to make sure the bed is thoroughly rinsed; in order to do this, repeat the previous step with no detergent. By this point the washing machine should be finished running and both items should be hung outside to dry.

Step 4 – Replace the Cover

Once both the foam and the cover are dried, it is time to place the cover back onto the foam dog bed and zip it up.