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Sheepskin rugs

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BigPigLittlePig Tue 14-May-13 10:03:41

I have one. I also have a cat, who has decided that said rug would be an appropriate place to take a tinkle. What is the best way to clean a sheepskin rug?

bohoec Tue 14-May-13 10:06:44

Oh, marking place because I want to get one but haven't because I have 2 cats and have heard about this happening before. I'll be interested in any good tips... Might make me get one

PigletJohn Tue 14-May-13 12:58:25

put in in the bath and slosh about with shampoo. Cold-rinse. Dry it quickly on the line or it will smell bad as the skin will decay.

you will need to train and discourage the cat with a get-off spray or squirting it with water, or both, as it has decided what the rug's for.

BigPigLittlePig Tue 14-May-13 13:02:48

Thanks piglet - shall wait for a sunny day then attempt it. The cat will be discouraged <grits teeth>

Showtime Thu 16-May-13 22:21:45

Sheepskins dry like boards, as well as getting brittle after washing, so best to move it about gently to get it soft again. There's some herb cats dislike, sorry I can't remember, but worth finding something to use once it's clean as you won't want to wash it too often.

PigletJohn Thu 16-May-13 23:42:19

the shampoo helps prevent dryness.

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