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 percent 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 percent 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 percent) 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.