By: Efrain Lemus - Published on November 5th, 2019
KONG dog toys and peanut butter are the perfect combinations, which means you have to wash them regularly to keep your dog healthy and prevent any unwanted bacteria.
Add to that, other ingredients that are good for dogs like honey, oats, canned food, treats or anything else that you like feeding your dog, it can get quite messy in there.
Thankfully, the company manufactured it to be dishwasher friendly. Just put it on the top-rack of your dishwasher and you’re ready to go!
The brand KONG is definitely one of the “big dogs” in the dog toy industry. That’s because they create the best quality toys for the least price possible.
KONG toys help with anxiety, boredom, promote mental health, and helps your dog with bad chewing behaviors. They are a must-have in your dog toy collection.
Get the classic, snowman KONG dog toy.
Before putting the toy in the dishwasher, let it soak in warm and soapy water for about an hour, to loosen up all the dirt.
You can put your snowman KONG dog toy in the dishwasher with the rest of your dishes. You can even use the same detergent that you normally use to wash dishes.
That should be enough to take all the bacteria out of the toy and make it clean for the next peanut butter session.
In some cases, your snowman KONG toy gets way too dirty for whatever reason (was under the couch for too long, didn’t wash it, Firulai took it outside) so you might need a stronger cleaning machine than a dishwasher.
The best way to go about it is to fill a bowl with warm, soapy water and let the snowman KONG toy mellow for about an hour.
For the deep cleaning part, you’ll need a bottle brush to get all the food and dirt stuck inside. The difficulty of this goes hand-in-hand with how dirty the toy is. After washing it, you can either dry it by hand or leave it on a dish rack.
For quick cleaning, spray with a high-pressure hose when the snowman KONG toy is just a little dirty, so all the dirt can come out easily with the pressure.
If you’re a parent and a dog owner, you’ve probably done some research about the safety of your dog toys in relation to your child(ren) as discussed here, Are Dog Toys Safe for Babies?
Where I’m getting at, is that you can actually use some of the tools that you have for your baby and use them for your dog. Check out this cleaning brushes bundle that you can use to power clean your snowman Kong dog toy.
These toothbrushes are handy for cleaning both the inside and outside of the toy. As it has crevices on both sides that might be hard to get to with a regular dishwashing sponge.
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