Post # 1
I REALLY want this duvet cover but I’m wondering if I’m crazy when we have a 9 month old puppy?
She’s not on our bed very much since she doesn’t sleep with us and she sheds a bit but it shouldnt show up on white…
Any other reasons I should steer away from white?
Post # 3
We recently got a hotel collection white duvet. We love it but our dog isn’t allowed in our bedroom (seriously the best decision we have ever made).
Post # 4
One thing that will help is simply taking good care of your new pup! 🙂 Good nutrition will make sure her coat stays healthy. Brushing her often, even if she has short hair, will stimulate the oils in her skin and keep her coat shiny. It will also help her get over any touching issues she may or may not have that could be helpful later on (like paws… many dogs HATE having their paws messed with, but it has to be done to clip their nails). And a good occasional bath will obviously also help with shedding. Though, the brushing will help with shedding way more than you realize! Besides, who doesn’t need at least a few minutes a day of good quality doggie time? 🙂
Post # 5
If you get this particular one make sure that the first time you wash it it’s done in cold water with one cup of vinegar. The vinegar stops the colors from bleeding. Sometimes I do it for the first 2 or 3 washes and than afterward I can wash in warm (especially if I have puppy prints on it!). I just bought a similar bed set with the black and white and Fiance washed it before I could do this. Needless to say the black bled onto the white and it’s ruined 🙁
Post # 6
@caszos: That’s pretty much our rule. But once in a while Darling Husband will bring her in, in the AM if I’m still in bed. Doesn’t happen very often though!
@ScooterBride: Oh she’s very clean but sometimes has dirty or dusty paws. And the minimal shedding she does, can’t really be helped. Just her breed.
@mrs.peters.to.be: Good to know! I’ll definitely do that. Do you mix the vinegar with the water before putting the cover in the wash? I know you have to do that with bleech… just wondering if its the same?
Post # 7
i would say go for it unless she has black fur, just because that would make it very obvious. my dog sheds like crazy, so even if we don’t let him on the bed, his hair still ends up all over it (and we vacuum pretty much everyday!)
but i definitely recommend this one since it’s a duvet cover and easy to wash…great for pets!
Post # 8
Nope she’s got fawn colored fur 🙂
Post # 10
I just replaced my white duvet cover because of my dog. She’s occasionally left little marks from rubbing her face and eyes and burrowing around. But she’s small (9lb Shih Tzu). And has slept in my bed since the day i brought her home when she was a puppy. I’d rather replace the duvet then have to kick her out.
If you’re planning on letting your puppy sleep in your bed, depending on the breed, you might want to go with a different colour. But if you don’t plan on letting the dog on the bed, go for the white.
Post # 11
We are also considering a white duvet (all white and it has to be white because DH’s face stuff bleaches all our linens). We have two small dogs that sleep with us, but they don’t shed so we do not have a fur problem. We currently have a white blanket that we use in place of a comforter and it is completely fine with the two of them. No stains or anything and we’ve had it for months. I say go for it!
Post # 12
Our dogs are equal-opportunity shedders. He sheds white and she she’s black (and a little white, too, actually). We couldn’t imagine keeping the furkids away from the bedroom and thus have to plan accordintly (i.e. wash bedding often, brush dogs often). Love the idea of a fawn colored spread! We’ve chosen sage green with tan sheets.
Post # 13
@maggiemay: We crate her at night so she doesn’t sleep with us. Very occasionaly we let her on the bed but it doesnt happen very often. Very true about her face and eyes leaving little spots! I guess if it did happen, we could always wash it.
@pansyshell: Thank you! I think we just might go for it!
@rebeccarich: Too funny that you have one that sheds white and one that sheds black! Green is probably a good inbetween!