Dear Cat Faeries,
My cat’s favorite toys (yours!) are yucky and gross with saliva and other gunk from many months of love. Can I put them in the washing machine?
Love, Diane and the feline fur-kids
Dear Diane and Furry Friends,
Daphne speaking, feline cat toy aficionado and connoisseur…
WHAT?! Wash them? Goodness NO! Do you know long it took to get those beloved toys to smell pretty to a cat? We love to drool on them which makes them extra nice and adds to the heavenly scent of our catnip! But I understand if you feel they are looking a bit ragged.
Don’t put them in the washing machine or even soak them in a bowl of soapy water. You’ll ruin the catnip inside, you could get mold – eww! Dampen a wash cloth and give them a sponge bath. This will remove impacted cat fur, dust, and other ickies. They may still show saliva spots – but don’t worry, to us that’s beautiful!