A Guide to Cleaning Your Dog’s Anxiety Bed

The main reason for buying a dog anxiety bed is to provide your pooch with a comfortable place to sleep and relax. Without regular cleaning, the dog anxiety bed can get extremely dirty. It will also create an unpleasant odour. All the germs and dirt can cause health problems for your dog.

Keeping your dog anxiety bed clean can be tricky. Therefore, you should choose an easy to clean dog anxiety bed from the start. In addition, make sure the dog anxiety bed has a removable, machine washable cover. The washable cover will save you a lot of time and effort.

Here is a quick guide on how to clean your dog anxiety bed:


First, you need to remove all the excess hair and debris from the dog anxiety bed. It will be a lot harder to get rid of the hair once the dog anxiety bed gets wet. You can remove the hair by giving the dog anxiety bed a good shake. However, using a vacuum will be more effective.

Machine Washing

A dog anxiety bed with a removable, machine washable cover is much easier to clean. You can just remove the cover and throw it in your washing machine. Then, use a standard, cold washing cycle to ensure the dog anxiety bed cover will not shrink.

If the dog anxiety bed cover is not removable, you will need to handwash it. Check the washing instructions provided by the dog anxiety bed manufacturer. In all cases, make sure to use pet-safe detergents that will not harm your dog.


Other than the cover, the dog anxiety bed itself will need to be cleaned from time to time. To not damage the filling, it is preferable to wash the dog anxiety bed by hand. Fill up the tub or sink with warm water and add some pet-safe detergent.

Submerge the dog anxiety bed into the water and leave it for about 15 minutes. If the dog anxiety bed was filthy, you can drain the water and repeat the process. Before rinsing, you can sprinkle some baking soda over the dog anxiety bed and scrub it thoroughly.

It will help you get rid of any stains or odours. To rinse, submerge the dog anxiety bed in clean water until all detergent and baking soda residue is removed.


You can tumble dry the dog anxiety bed cover in the dryer. Again, make sure to use low heat. The dog anxiety bed and the cover can also be air dried. Just leave it in a well-ventilated area.

At Pupnaps, our goal is to supply premium dog anxiety beds to help pet owners and dogs. That is why the covers of all our dog anxiety beds are removable and machine washable. We do not recommend washing the inner part of the dog anxiety bed. If necessary, wash it by hand.

Do not let cleaning your dog anxiety bed be a dreadful task. Choose Pupnaps!

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