Bedding gets washed when it begins to smell which is maybe ever 6 months or so, maybe longer. I don't really keep up with it. Don't use crates. Never wash toys. I feed my dogs maybe twice a week in bowls. The bowls get washed maybe once a month. The dogs do a pretty good job of cleaning them themselves.How often do you wash your dogs bedding, crates, toys, and most important their dog dishes?
Rocky has a wading pool that he spends every day in, floating with just his ears and nose sticking out like a hippo so he's pretty much soaking wet every day. He gets a real bath about every four weeks but I've only had him 3 months (he's only 5 months old). Chelsy is an 11 year old Lhasa who is always covered in Rocky spit, plus she had back surgery when she was 3 because she was completely paralyzed so she tends to dribble a little. I try to wash her once a week because she gets filthy from being so short and being rolled around in the dirt by Rocky. I don't wash the dog bowls but I wipe them out with paper towels (they are stainless steel), I don't wash the toys, and I only wash the stuffed bears when I first get them from the thrift stores. I've seen what Rocky eats in the yard so I havent' worried about what's on his squeaky toys!
I agree but dogs can still get sick and I don't know about others but I personally touch my dogs bowls twice a day to feed them, my son touches them at times, etc. It isn't IMO, a good idea to have anything in a home that isn't washed sometimes. I'm not saying you have to sanitize them, but a little soap and water at the VERY least once a week wouldn't be such a horrible idea.Dogs bodies dont respond the same to bacteria. Pretty soon dogs will have the same over sensitivity to bugs and viruses from over cleaning that humans do.
My dogs wash their own bowls. :smile: They get them very clean, so I don't wash them very often. I don't worry about bacteria. BTW: I don't use bowl but maybe a couple of times a week. The rest of the time i just stand at the kitchen sink and hand out animal parts directly to the dogs.I agree but dogs can still get sick and I don't know about others but I personally touch my dogs bowls twice a day to feed them, my son touches them at times, etc. It isn't IMO, a good idea to have anything in a home that isn't washed sometimes.