This probably isn't the best move, and I'm going to start washing them between use every time, but how often do YOU wash your dog toys/treats?
I consider myself lucky that my dogs have never torn their toys apart. However, they tend to slobber all over them. My Lab mix, Sadie, favors a polar bear toy that contains some kind of mechanism, so I can’t just throw it in the washer. The poor bear is pretty dirty right now.
I found this site trying to research how to clean my old stuffed animals to give to my kids to play with and one of those is my old Sleepy Care Bear! Haha. What are the chances? One is a stuffed dog that I think I’ll just risk and throw in. They were in a box in an attic that had a mold issue. I think the toys were protected but the box wasn’t sealed all around. So in the wash they’ll go! Except one with a music box. That’ll get your hand wash treatment. As well as my old teddy that my grandma gave me. that’s not going in the machine or to the kids! Thank you for this!
How to Wash Dog Toys: 11 Steps (with Pictures) - wikiHow
How to Wash Dog Toys Without Detergent - Wondercide Blog
How to Wash Dog Toys Method 1 Washing Hard and Rubber Dog Toys 1 - Scrape off visible dirt and debris 2 - Soak hard and rubber dog toys in warm, soapy water 3 - Rinse the dog toys under cold running water 4 - Sanitize dog toys by running them through the dishwasher 5 - Clean frequently Method 2 Cleaning Soft, Stuffed, or Rope Dog Toys 1 - Clear off dirt and debris 2 - Wash the toys in the washing machine 3 - Microwave the soft and stuffed toys 4 - Put dirty rope toys in the dishwasher 5 - Clean frequently 6 - Do not use bleach Tips
Content taken from WikiHow However, it stands to reason that with excessive use, our animal companion’s favourite toys can become grubby and in need of a good wash. If you’re concerned about doing this without putting your dog’s health or well being at risk, take a look at our simple guide.