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How to clean dog toys

Different types of dog toys require different cleaning due to their materials and the type of germs that they attract.
Plastic and rubber toys- these are the easiest type of dog toys to clean. They can be either hand washed with soap and water or in the dishwasher. If you do choose to clean them in the dishwasher, make sure it is without a detergent.
Rope toys- these toys attract lots of bacteria. In order to clean them, it is advised to put them in a microwave for a full minute. Another way to clean them is just like with plastic and rubber toys, to put them in a dishwasher without a detergent. These two methods will kill the bacteria.
Stuffed animals- these toys attract lots of bacteria as well. In order to clean them, put them in the washing machine. In most cases, they will come out fresh and clean. If the stuffed animal is made poorly, then it will not survive the washing machine.

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