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    Default The Meaty, Doggy Smell is Now GONE!!!

    I finally got the bad doggy smell out of Batty's blankets!

    It's been driving me nuts, normal washing with napisan just wasn't doing the trick.

    To give a little of the back story, Batty had an accident in the house and dragged his blanket onto it without me knowing about it. I found it after the piddle was dry and I'm sure you all know how much that stinks.

    I have washed and washed and washed and nothing was working!

    This morning I got a bit of a brainwave. I use vinegar to clean up the messes on the floors so why not to remove the smell from the blanket. I figured since I'm doing one, I'll do them all. All got thrown in the laundry tub with 1 part vinegar and 4 parts water, soaked for 20 mins then squeezed out and washed as normal. I use the liquid Dynamo with Sard at the moment because my usual laundry liquid wasn't available. All the colours look amazing including the blanket that I crocheted that is 3 quarters white!

    I am proud at the moment! Others may have already known about this but I didn't I'm really happy and thought I'd share

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    Well done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angela's Gone Batty View Post
    I finally got the bad doggy smell out of Batty's blankets!

    It's been driving me nuts, normal washing with napisan just wasn't doing the trick.

    To give a little of the back story, Batty had an accident in the house and dragged his blanket onto it without me knowing about it. I found it after the piddle was dry and I'm sure you all know how much that stinks.

    I have washed and washed and washed and nothing was working!

    This morning I got a bit of a brainwave. I use vinegar to clean up the messes on the floors so why not to remove the smell from the blanket. I figured since I'm doing one, I'll do them all. All got thrown in the laundry tub with 1 part vinegar and 4 parts water, soaked for 20 mins then squeezed out and washed as normal. I use the liquid Dynamo with Sard at the moment because my usual laundry liquid wasn't available. All the colours look amazing including the blanket that I crocheted that is 3 quarters white!

    I am proud at the moment! Others may have already known about this but I didn't I'm really happy and thought I'd share
    well done!

    I wash all their bedding here in apple cider vinegar or normal vinegar and on at least 60 C...I don't use any soap due to Sumo's allergies. The vinegar leaves them smelling nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    well done!

    I wash all their bedding here in apple cider vinegar or normal vinegar and on at least 60 C...I don't use any soap due to Sumo's allergies. The vinegar leaves them smelling nice
    I only do cold washes, we have solar hot water and it's great when it's sunny but crap when it's overcast like today.

    Ironic bit is I'm actually grateful he dragged his blanket over his pee - wouldn't have thought of it otherwise!

    It's amazing, there isn't even a remnant of smell in them.

    I just used white vinegar as that's all we have here. Where do you get apple cider vinegar? I'd like to try it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angela's Gone Batty View Post
    I only do cold washes, we have solar hot water and it's great when it's sunny but crap when it's overcast like today.

    Ironic bit is I'm actually grateful he dragged his blanket over his pee - wouldn't have thought of it otherwise!

    It's amazing, there isn't even a remnant of smell in them.

    I just used white vinegar as that's all we have here. Where do you get apple cider vinegar? I'd like to try it
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    If you get some vinegar with mother you can make your own using some of the mother as a starter. My nana used to make her own with apples from her trees. It's been so long I can't remember exactly how it's done.

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    How nice! I bet Batty is loving his freshly clean things!

    We tried the vinegar thing a few weeks ago and have just switched back to normal floor washing stuff! Perhaps we were putting too much vinegar in but our house started to STINK of it!

    We still have it in a spray bottle for accidents (and for when our puppy tries to eat individually wrapped chocolates on our cream rug! Haha!) but it just didn't do it for us as a whole floor cleaner

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    Thanks for the tip Will use vinegar next dog bed wash..Leo still has the odd accident early morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angela's Gone Batty View Post
    I finally got the bad doggy smell out of Batty's blankets!

    It's been driving me nuts, normal washing with napisan just wasn't doing the trick.

    To give a little of the back story, Batty had an accident in the house and dragged his blanket onto it without me knowing about it. I found it after the piddle was dry and I'm sure you all know how much that stinks.

    I have washed and washed and washed and nothing was working!

    This morning I got a bit of a brainwave. I use vinegar to clean up the messes on the floors so why not to remove the smell from the blanket. I figured since I'm doing one, I'll do them all. All got thrown in the laundry tub with 1 part vinegar and 4 parts water, soaked for 20 mins then squeezed out and washed as normal. I use the liquid Dynamo with Sard at the moment because my usual laundry liquid wasn't available. All the colours look amazing including the blanket that I crocheted that is 3 quarters white!

    I am proud at the moment! Others may have already known about this but I didn't I'm really happy and thought I'd share

    I wash all my clothes with normal detergent and white vinegar in the fabric softener section in the machine. It makes your clothes soft just like fabric softener, cleans your machine and cleans the little holes in the drum and actually leaves quite a 'fresh' smell on the clothes.

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    Also if a room in the house is a bit 'on the nose', put some straight vinegar into a container, leave overnight, and it gets rid of all odors. This really does work.

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