How To Safely Clean And Maintain Dog Crates

One of the many interesting things about dogs is that they naturally keep their crates nice and tidy. After a while, however, even the most tidy looking crate can begin to smell bad. On top of that, there are always the occasional “bathroom accidents” which can happen, and those need to be dealt with as well.

Whether you are doing a routine cleaning or washing up after an accident, you should make sure that you are using the safest method possible when cleaning your dog’s crate. This not only ensures you are getting it as clean as possible but also in a way that is healthy for your dog.

You should clean your dog’s crate every two to four weeks or immediately after you discover there has been an accident in the crate.

How To Safely Clean A Dog Crate

Step 1: Remove toys, blankets, beds, and other objects from the crate.

First, you need to clear out the crate. You should wipe down your dog’s toys and clean them with disinfectant if they have any urine or feces on them. Set the toys aside so you can focus on your dog’s bedding.

Step 2: Wash the dog’s bedding

It is a good idea to routinely wash your dog’s bedding or blankets (and especially if they had an accident in the crate). Usually, you will be able to wash the bedding in your washing machine in warm or cold water, with a mild detergent. If you want to remove really tough odors, you can add baking soda to your wash load.

If the bedding cannot be machine-washed, you may need to hand wash it in the

sink or tub. Using cold water, simply spot treat the bedding with mild detergent, hitting all the affected areas.



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