Cleaning your Pomeranian Bedding

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Pomeranians are a very active breed and tend to get dirty and that means getting their stuff dirty? Here are some tips on the best way to clean pomeranian bedding. If your Pomeranian is anything like my boy he got multiple beds! (More like a bed in ALMOST every room of the house!). Today I’m going to suggest a few tips about how to clean you dog bedding and most important the safest way to do it. So roll up your sleeves and pass the soap! It’s time to clean up!

Best way to clean Pomeranian bedding
The best kind of detergent to use when cleaning your Pomeranians bed is a light or mild liquid detergents. Don’t forget the most pomeranian’s suffer from sensitive skin and allergies so best solution is to use Baby Liquid Detergents to be safe.

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Blankets

On the main floor off the kitchen, I have 2 blankets folded in half on top of each other. The girls like to lay on them to keep an eye on me when I’m cooking. To clean blankets, it’s as simple as laundering the materials in a washing machine. It is best to use hot water and a mild detergent.

Soap to help kill any insect eggs that may be harboring amongst the bedding. It is preferable to line dry in natural sunlight.

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Cedar Beds

If your dog’s bed has a zippered cover that contains cedar wood chips, which work well to deter insects, frequent washing of the cover is recommended. Change the cedar chips every few months so that the natural repellants found in the cedar chips are at their strongest. Beds that unzip and allow you to remove the cedar work best. Cedar-filled beds aren’t ideal for pups who aren’t potty trained, so wait till your pal’s housebroken to introduce this type of bedding.

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Foam Beds

Foam beds take a little more effort to clean. Start by removing the fabric covering. Wash it in a machine using detergent and cold water so that the cover does not shrink. Hang it outside to dry. (Natural sunlight is best)

While the washing machine is running, fill a tub (if you don’t have a mud room sink, bathtubs work well) about half way with warm water. Add a small scoop of laundry detergent/liquid to the water. Place the foam in the tub and work the soapy water into it with your hands. Don’t use a brush because it will destroy the foam. (You don’t want foamy pieces all over your bathroom!) Time to rinse! Once you are satisfied that the foam is clean, empty the wash water and refill the tub with clean water. Use your hands to work the clean water into the foam for a thorough rinse. You may have to squeeze the foam a few times in order to remove all of the soap.(Using rubber gloves will help protect your hands from pruning!) The rinsing is done when there are no more signs of soap flakes. Take the foam outdoors and place it in the sun to dry.

After the cover and the foam are thoroughly dried, replace the cover and the dog bed is as good as new

How to groom a pomeranian at home

 

Pomeranian’s are best known for their “poof ball” like appearance.  Being a “Pommy Mommy” I know how important it is making sure they are well groomed on a regular basis. I take my boy to a professional dog groomer every five to six weeks to get a “bath and brush.”

In between grooming appointment’s I like to keep my Pomeranian’s looking their best. I’m going to share with you 5 important tips how to keep your fluffy baby always ready for the camera.

 

Maintain Pomeranian Grooming
Ears
To clean your Pomeranian’s ears, apply ear cleaning solution or a few drops of warmed rubbing alcohol to a cotton ball and wipe any build up or dirt away from the ear. When cleaning your Pomeranian’s ears make sure not to vigorously rub the cotton ball or go in to far to the ear. This can cause damage to the ear.

Eyes
Thankfully Pomeranian’s eyes are very easy to keep clean and tidy. I know it may sound a bit nasty, but in order to keep your dogs eyes looking beautiful you need to gently remove the eye boogies! Pomeranian’s can get a small brown eye booger buildup. The best way to remove these is to use warm water and a baby washcloth and simply remove the brown booger from the eye.

Brushing
In order to keep the fluffy appearance Pomeranian’s need to be brushed! The best tool that I found for the job is a Shedding Rake. I do a short brushing session (lasting no longer than 3-5 minutes) on the girls two to three times a week. The shedding rake significantly helps reduce everyday shedding.

Hair Bow or Scarf & Fragrances
It goes without saying that I love to dress up my Pomeranian’s! By always making sure to change out hair bow’s once a week your are ensuring that your little one will always be camera ready! It also prevents the elastic from the bow to not mat around her fur. If the hair has matted to much you may have to cut the bow out. This may leave a small bald spot that could have been avoided by changing the bow. For boy dogs there are many different colorful scarfs. Make sure to select a scarf that is the correct size to avoid injury. To top off your Poms look there are dog friendly fragrances that you can apply. They keep your dog smelling fresh and clean!

Teeth
Make sure to purchase dog toothpaste and clean your Pomeranian’s teeth on a regular basis. Dog toothpaste usually comes in poultry based flavors or a peanut butter. By brushing your dogs teeth you are not only making sure they have fresh breath, but you are also keeping them healthy by not allowing tarter to build up and needing expensive dentals done by your veterinarian.

By making sure to follow these five easy steps to maintain Pomeranian grooming and your Pomeranian will always look and feel amazing!