How to wash dog toys would really depend on what they’re made of.
For harder, or plastic toys you could use warm water and a brush (perhaps even an old toothbrush), washing them off in the sink.
Use a pet-friendly laundry detergent or soap and give the toy a good scrub. You could also use a mixture of water and white vinegar as a natural alternative to the detergent. This will help remove lingering stains while disinfecting the toys. Saddle soap can also be used in moderation during this step.
Things to keep in mind with the drying process
Air-drying pet products, such as dog clothes or beds, is generally recommended instead of using a tumble dryer.
This is because pet products often contain materials that can shrink, deform or become damaged, in the heat generated by tumble dryers.
Additionally, the low heat can also kill any flea eggs or dust mites, reducing the effectiveness of washing.
If you do opt for tumble drying your dog's bedding, be sure to check for loose seams that can pull apart further during the drying process. Also, be sure to clear out your dryer lint trap regularly.
Air dry pet beds in a well-ventilated area allows them to dry completely, preserving their shape and texture, and also helps to keep your pet healthy and comfortable.
Final Thoughts On Doing Your Dog's Laundry
Creating and maintaining a hygienic sleeping environment for your furry friend really isn't that difficult.
Simply remove pet hair from the bedding and machine wash or hand wash the dog bedding according to the care label instructions. Inspect your dog's bed regularly for visible stains and pretreat stains before washing.
Doing your dog’s laundry is not too different from doing your own. Sure, they might be more soiled or have much more fur, but it involves all the same steps.
Check the label and follow instructions. When in doubt, handwash with a gentle detergent. It also helps to know specifically how to clean squeaky dog toys and when to throw them out.