How to Wash Dog and Cat Toys: The Ultimate Guide

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If your furbaby is anything like ours, they loves toys! But sometimes those toys can get pretty dirty. In this guide, we'll go over the most effective ways to wash your dog's or cat's favorite toys.

How often should dog and cat toys be washed?

You are wondering how often you should wash your dog’s toys? The answer is that you should wash them at least once a week. This is important because the pet’s saliva can contaminate the toy, which can lead to bacterial growth. 

Consider the material of the toy. Some materials, like rope or plush, will collect bacteria and need to be deep-washed more often than others like rubber or plastic. The second factor is the frequency with which your pup or kitty plays with their toy. If he chews on it every day, then it will need to be washed more often than if he/she only plays with it once in awhile. Finally, if your furbaby likes to eat his/her toy, then you'll want to wash it more often to keep your dog from getting sick.

What are the best ways to clean dog and cat toys?

There are many ways to clean your dog and cat toys. If you have the time and patience, you can soak the toy in warm water and dish soap for an hour or two before scrubbing it with a brush or sponge. Another option is to put them in the dishwasher on the sanitize cycle, but this method may not be as effective as hand washing. Remember to use soap that is safe for pets. When you purchase our toys, don’t hesitate to reach out and we can give our tips on best practices for each of our products.

It is very important to clean your pet’s toys after use to avoid any potential health hazards. There are many ways that can be used to clean dog toys, but some of them are more sustainable than others. Here are some of the best ways that you can use when cleaning your pet’s toys:

1) Soak in a bowl filled with hot water and dish soap

2) Place in a bag in the dishwasher

3) Place in a pot with boiling water and pet-friendly detergent

Where do I store dog and cat toys?

It is important to store dog and cat toys in a safe and convenient place. They should be stored in a place that your pet cannot reach if you don’t want them to make a mess, but also one where you can easily find them when you need them.

The best way to store pet toys is to put them in a container that is sturdy and has a lid. This will make it harder for your pet to get into the container and will keep the toys from getting lost or dirty without you knowing about it.

Visit a pet store where you can find a wide variety of toys for every type of dog or cat. Some stores even have sustainable products, which are perfect for the eco-friendly owner. Our products are all ethically and sustainably made. Take a look!

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