Cleaning a Dog Car Seat

If you are the owner of a dog car seat, you might be wondering if there are specific instructions for washing. Keep in mind that depending on the manufacturer that you purchased the car seat from, there may be a tag attached that explains the cleaning instructions. Be sure to follow those instructions before following these tips.

The first thing that you should know is that most dog car seat fabrics are removable. This is so to provide easier access for washing. Before attempting to wash the dog car seat, be sure to remove the material.

If the dog hair is what you want to clean, then consider wiping the car seat with a damp towel. You can also use a lint roller to remove the pet hair from the material in the car seat. Removing dog hair is fairly easy to do but you will want to try to get it off the dog car seat before putting it into the washer to prevent it from getting on other clothes in the future.

If the reason that you need to clean the dog car seat is because of dog odor, you can put it in the washer. All that you need to do is remove the material. Consider adding about ¼ cup of vinegar to the regular laundry detergent when washing it. You can also rub baking powder on the dog car seat before putting it in the washer to ensure that the odors will be removed. Keep in mind that fabric softeners can also help keep a dog car seat smelling fresh.

Dog car seats that do not have any material which detaches tend to be somewhat more difficult to wash, but keep in mind that it is not impossible to do so. All that you need to do is use a rug shampooer. You can still rub baking soda on it to remove any odors. While it is possible to use vinegar, keep in mind that the dog car seat will have a strong scent later on if you do so.

No matter how you choose to wash your dog car seat, keep in mind that you will want to use a air freshener on a regular basis. Lysol, or similar products, can help keep the dog odor away and will prevent you from wanting to wash the dog car seat more often than you need to.