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How to Choose Washable Dog Beds

Aparna Jadhav Nov 30, 2018
Are you tired of cleaning the messy, muddied dog beds every now and then? Well, try washable dog beds, which are easy to clean and give your dog a comfortable nap.
If you have a comfortable place to rest your head, why shouldn't your dog? Even with all the training imparted, many of our dogs love getting muddy and running into their beds, thus making a whole mess in the bed.
Well, the only person who has to clean the mess is you, and you definitely can't spend the whole day doing that! This is where washable beds can come to your rescue.
As their name suggests, these beds are made up of some washable/waterproof material to ensure that the sponge inside them doesn't get soaked even when they are washed. These beds can also be easily cleaned of the slobber and other shedding of the dog.

Washable Beds for Dogs

When you have puppies in the house, you have to be very careful with their eating, sleeping, and pooping habits. Since they are not completely house trained, they practice all three activities on their beds and that, in turn, leads to a stinky room! The problem is not restricted to puppies alone.
Though the instances are relatively rare, even adult dogs have the tendency of soiling their bed. But obviously, you wouldn't want to spend the entire day cleaning and drying it. A better way out is to buy a washable dog bed. There is no dearth of options out there.

Waterproof Beds

Like a waxed jacket, these beds are made from waterproof materials, such as polyester and washable leather. They are also known as wipe-clean beds. Even if they have mud, slobber, poop, or pee stains, you can simply get rid of them by wiping them or holding them under the tap.
The stuffing inside these beds is of futon, as dogs find it very comfortable. These beds come in various sizes and shapes, and can even be customized for your dog. These waterproof covers are not chew-proof though, and that's one thing which you will have to take into consideration!

Woven Beds

These beds are made by tightly weaving nylon threads together to make a 100% waterproof support. As with waterproof beds, even these beds are stuffed with futon. These beds don't lose shape easily. You will also find some fantastic orthopedic memory foam beds, which can be kept clean.
They are also very durable, unless your dog decides to take things in his own hand and chews them apart. Cleaning these beds is also pretty easy, as all you need to do is sponge it with soapy water and air dry it for about 30 minutes. Since these beds are more like pillows, they can be very comfortable for large dogs.

Chew-proof Beds

If you have a dog who just can't resist chewing anything that comes his way, well, this one's for you! Growing puppies usually have a habit of chewing soft and frizzy beds, which can be torn apart easily.
Therefore, these beds are made from plastic at the sides and have a soft waterproof (futon mattress) center. It the plastic surface is smeared with soil or slobber, you can easily clean it with soap and water. These beds are perfect for small dogs, since they can be comfortably accommodated.

Washable Liners

If you don't want to go for washable dog beds, you can opt for bed liners. These are nothing, but washable rugs made from soft fabric, which are attached to the edges of the plastic beds to create a comfortable bedding.
You don't have to get a futon mattress in such cases, as the dog can enjoy his/her sleep on the cover itself and you can add them in kennels as well. As for cleaning, all you have to do is give it a machine wash and dry it for about a day! Bed liners are very similar to washable pads used for pets.
With these excellent options, you have a variety to choose from. So, make the right choice and give your pet a cozy and comfortable sleep!