Cleaning

Washing and Care Instructions

General Hints

  • Remove excess hair before washing. A lint roller works well.
  • It's OK to turn the Cat Ball® cat bed inside out.
  • Don't use bleach, as this will affect the fabric color.
  • Use cold water only, as this helps to preserve the colors in cotton fabrics, and will keep fabrics from over shrinking. 

Top Loading Washing Machine

If you have a top loader with an agitator please follow these instructions:

  • Wash the Cat Ball® cat bed alone. Do not add anything else to this cycle, as additional items (like a heavy towel) can shove the Cat Ball into the agitator and cause abrasion and tearing.
  • Use cold water.

Front Loading Washing Machine

  • Wash with cold water and use high water extraction.

Drying

  • Dry on low. The fabrics will tighten up with the first wash (and more so with a hotter dryer), so if they are still loose then use a slightly hotter setting the second time you wash. 

Did Your Bed Arrive Slightly Wrinkled?

Use a spray bottle to slightly dampen the fabric. Dry with low heat for about 20-25 minutes.

New Cat Canoe® - Sometimes they are wrinkled. Use a spray bottle to slightly dampen the fabric. Dry with low heat for about 20-25 minutes. Turning the Cat Canoe® inside out while in the dryer often makes the bed spread open a little more.