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Tip of the Week: All Washed Up

It’s time to air your dirty laundry, shelters and rescues!

When bedding and toys are not properly sanitized, it can mean the transmission of disease. Industrial-strength washers and dryers are ideal—but regardless of your equipment, here are the 5 most important things you need to know about doing the laundry:

  • Use detergent for cleaning during the wash cycle
  • Use bleach for disinfection during the rinse cycle—your best bet for sanitizing
  • Use hot water cycle to provide the best pathogen killing
  • For drying, use the dryer on the “hot” setting or allow laundry to dry in sunlight
  • Run heavily soiled laundry through the washing machine twice—once with detergent, and once again with bleach


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