NATURAL FIBER BASED BEDDING
The animals are connected to nature and nature breathes. They are not designed for synthetic exposure especially since most fabrics and products made for animals STINK! The stink is the chemicals. With animals heightened sense of smell this toxicity can do a lot of damage to their body. Just through smell. Please read more here: https://animalsbodymindspirit.com/environment-bedding-poisonous/
But also, the organic body needs to breathe. Especially since a lot of animals are fed dry dog food which festers inside them and makes them soooo uncomfortably hot.
Please purchase products and fabrics which are preferably organic materials such as cotton, hemp, flax, wool etc. With the internet today, there is so many wonderful choices and small businesses providing beautiful products which can easily be shipped to your door.
Does the colour of your bed matter?
I think it does. We always choose light coloured fabrics so I can see what is going on with their bodies. Is anyone bleeding anywhere? Have they picked up any little critters? How much are they shedding? All this is information is available on light coloured bedding, you cannot see this on a dark coloured bed or bedding,
Sure, you therefore, need to wash the bed more often, but the information about the body and how they are doing is very valuable.
In the cat’s beds, I use organic baby swaddle blankets on top of their beds. These are changed every few days. I can see everything on these blankets since they are indoor / outdoor cats. This is another check for me that they are okay.
And both animal’s beds should never have a coating of fur, much less an inch of it or more. Huge amounts of fur dumping is fine during the Spring, consistent with the planet, but this should not be happening year- round. If you are seeing tonnes of fur being shed year-round, this is massive indicator the body is in trouble. If you do not want a dog rubbing up next to you for fear of fur-transfer, this is also a big indicator, their body is not okay. Please get in touch as there will be other indicators / symptoms presenting themselves also I am sure.
How Often is Your Pet’s Bed Washed?
I wash our dog’s beds, weekly at a minimum, and the cat’s blankets which protect their beds every few days. The detergent used is Seventh Generation, which is non-toxic and does not leave any residue on their bedding.
Hemp Duvet for your Animals
Hemp Fabric with Buckwheat Hulls
BOWSERS – https://www.bowsers.com/ Purchase organic cotton, or hemp fabric and send in to Bowers located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. They will make the bed for you in your own fabric and ship it to your door! Fabulous for both cats and dogs.