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Would you / how would you clean your washing machine after washing doggy diarrhoea covered bedding in it?

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handlemecarefully Fri 07-Sep-07 09:31:43

Dog had diarrhoea. Her bedding is covered and I will be washing it on 90 degrees centigrade.

But urrghh, I am feeling a bit queasy about putting our own things in to wash after using the machine to wash doggy diarrhoea covered stuff. Probably am being completely irrational.

Any suggestions about what special measures I should take to clean the machine afterwards - if any?

Nbg Fri 07-Sep-07 09:34:36

Maybe just stick it on another cycle with washing powder.

pinkmartini Fri 07-Sep-07 09:37:01

I would wash some old tea towels or similar on a 90 degree hot wash with powder so the machine isn't running empty.
(poor pooch, hope she's better soon)

clumsymum Fri 07-Sep-07 09:37:14

just another cycle, if you like put a drop of bleach in, but I don't think you need to worry really.

expatinscotland Fri 07-Sep-07 09:38:21

Yes. Run it on the hottest cycle possible with a cup of soda crystals straight in the drum.

Yuk, dog diarrhoea.

superalienstitch Fri 07-Sep-07 09:39:02

i wouild not wash dogy diarhoea in my washing machine.
i would throw itall in thebin. including themattrees. but then, i wouldnt have a dog in the house as i think they are dirty animals.

however, if you treated it the same way as i would treat dirty nappies, then there is no reason to wash the machine. self cleaning iyswim. at most, you coul always runit on an empty cycle.

littlelapin Fri 07-Sep-07 09:39:13

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SixKindsofCrisis Fri 07-Sep-07 09:39:26

I'm sure it's clean, but I know how you feel. Take heart from a thread a while ago on which someone said they often washed their used doggy-poo bags after forgetting to take them out of pockets.

handlemecarefully Fri 07-Sep-07 09:39:30

Ok - I would prefer to run the machine again on a 90 degree cycle for my own peace of mind, must admit. Just feel a bit guilty that the 90 degree programme is a 2 hour cycle...

hoxtonchick Fri 07-Sep-07 09:39:49

i suppose a new washing machine would be over-reacting?

hoxtonchick Fri 07-Sep-07 09:39:50

i suppose a new washing machine would be over-reacting?

handlemecarefully Fri 07-Sep-07 09:40:04

[dead faint] at the poo bags in pocket scenario

littlelapin Fri 07-Sep-07 09:40:10

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handlemecarefully Fri 07-Sep-07 09:40:25

lol i think so hoxtonchick

biglips Fri 07-Sep-07 09:40:43

or get a new bedding

fleacircus Fri 07-Sep-07 09:41:12

Normally I am eco-warriorish about these things but I say just do the 90 cycle without the guilt, it's only a one-off.

handlemecarefully Fri 07-Sep-07 09:41:18

How long does your hottest cycle last littlelapin? (I can't believe we are discussing this - we would have laughed at ourselves pre-children)

biglips Fri 07-Sep-07 09:41:32

my washing machine on 90 is a 2 hours cycle too and its a year old.

handlemecarefully Fri 07-Sep-07 09:42:06

Very pleased to be given the get out of jail card free from fleacircus!

handlemecarefully Fri 07-Sep-07 09:42:43

Yes mines about a year biglips

seeker Fri 07-Sep-07 09:42:45

I woould have thrown the bedding away. But then, I throw pillows away if dcs have been sick on them. Why isn't there a guilty emoticon?

littlelapin Fri 07-Sep-07 09:43:40

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handlemecarefully Fri 07-Sep-07 09:47:07

Mine's a Bosch too. Must have got a naff model!

Couldn't really throw bedding away - it was a good bed, cost about £20 (must explain - I have a big dog so big bed...imagine the volume of diarrhoea!)

FLIER Fri 07-Sep-07 09:49:42

After we wash our dogs bedding we put another 90 deg wash on and add some dettol rather than washing powder.

SixKindsofCrisis Fri 07-Sep-07 09:53:29

".imagine the volume of diarrhoea!..."

Oh, thank you so very much. Now I am imagining it. <Goes off to put her imagination on a 90-degree cycle> grin

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