Over half of UK dog owners don’t wash their dog’s bedding at the recommended frequency of once a week, according to new research.
A recent poll, commissioned by Vamoosh, revealed that 35% of dog owners don’t wash their dog bed as often as they should, due to not wanting to leave hair in the washing machine or tumble dryer.
Along with this, 63% of the 1000 people surveyed say they don’t wash their dog’s bedding at the recommended frequency of once a week, and even more shockingly, 1 in 20 people admit to NEVER washing their dog bedding in the washing machine.
Dave Toms, scientist and inventor of Vamoosh says “Most dog owners would agree that washing dog bedding is a hassle because the current methods are laborious and time-consuming due to the hair that remains in the washing machine and tumble dryer. It’s no surprise therefore that many people put off washing their dog bedding.”
Over a quarter of Brits (27 %) say they don’t wash their dog bed as often as they should, due to it ‘not being dirty’ and 13 percent of Brits think that the dog bed takes 1 month to become unhygienic, but when you think about the amount of exploring dogs and cats do when they’re out and about, they will collect a lot of bacteria and germs, and germs spread quickly.