Q. What fabric is PawPad® made from and is it really Waterproof?
A. The two outer layers of the PawPad® are made of Knit Polyester. The waterproof layer is fused in between these 2 layers and it's made from polyurethane. The entire PawPad® has coordinating piping sewn all around the cover that keeps the wetness contained. We suggest that it can hold up to 4 ozs. or 100 mls of liquid if your pet has a pee accident, tinkles when they get excited and/or is slightly incontinent. Of course if there is more frequent urination or leaking or the volume is high, you should seek the advice of a Veterinarian to ensure you pet does not require medical attention.
Q. Can the PawPad® really go in the washing machine and dryer?
A. 100% yes. That’s one of the best features of the product. It can be washed over and over and still looks as good as it did when you first put it on the bed. Take it out of the dryer when it is slightly damp. Lay it on the bed. Smooth it out with your hand and it is ready to go. Many customers have washed it more than 100 times. Of course you can also wash your PawPad® by hand and hang it to dry if that is your preferred method.
Q. How can it be so lightweight and still effective?
A. Don't let the fact that it's so light make you concerned that it doesn't work as promised. That's another unique property of PawPad®. Unlike similar products on the market which can weigh as much as 5 lbs., our Full/Queen size weighs only 647 grams or 1 lb. 4 ozs. and the King size weighs 774 grams or 1 lb. 7 ozs. Therefore, it hardly adds any extra weight for the pet parent(s) sleeping under it in addition to their other bed covers.
Q. What do you mean when you say PawPad® is absorbent?
A. PawPad® can hold a good amount of liquid that truly absorbs into the fabric within seconds (up to 59) rather than it repelling off. This means that the liquid stays on the PawPad® rather than leaking through to what's underneath it.
Q. Can the PawPad® be used anywhere or just on a bed?
A. Of course. PawPad® is a functional and versatile fabric product so it can be folded for use on a favourite couch or chair that your pet(s) likes to sleep or rest on. It can be spread out on an area rug or part of the carpet that you want to protect. It can be used in the back seat of the car to protect the cloth seats especially from fur, wet paws and more. If your pet sleeps in their own bed, simply wrap a PawPad® around it and tuck it underneath. No more messing with zippers and trying to re-stuff the pet bed once you've washed it.
Great for protecting outdoor furniture, to line a pet crate, at the beach and more. PawPad® also folds easily for travel when you and your pet(s) visit non-pet-friendly friends and relatives or places like hotels, where you don't want to leave any evidence that you were there.
Q. What happens if there’s a stubborn stain on the PawPad® that won't seem to come out?
A. Although the washing instructions don't specifically recommend it, you can try to pre-treat a stubborn stain like vomit, mud, feces etc. with a product remover like Shout® or Resolve® or something more natural (see below for our Natural Stain Remover recipe) if your prefer to help remove the stain more easily. We cannot however guarantee that the stain will completely come out without any residue.
Vomit, Urine, Poop, Blood, Egg, Gelatin, Glue, or Other Protein-Based Stains: DO NOT WASH IN WARM WATER! This will set in the smell. Soak in cool water and then treat the stain with our Natural Stain Removing Paste.
Q. What about Blood Stains on PawPad®? Do they come out?
A. If your female puppy/dog is close to going through "heat" or does so on a regular basis because you're breeding her, and if she's spotting and/or bleeding more heavily, ensuring there's a PawPad® underneath her at all times regardless of where she's laying.
While she's whelping, a PawPad® is the best defence against nasty blood stains on any surface of your home including the family bed, her own bed, a couch or a favourite rug or spot on the carpet where she typically feels comfortable giving birth.
A handy tip to get blood stains out of the PawPad® is to spray the blood as soon as you can with Hydrogen Peroxide before you put it in the wash. You'll actually watch the blood begin to "lift" almost immediately (assuming it has not been on the fabric for more than a day or two) and bubbles form showing you that it's starting to loosen from the fabric.
Natural Stain Remover Paste Recipe
Dawn® Dish Soap (the blue one)
Airtight Glass Jam Jar or Plastic Storage Container
We suggest you make a small batch of the paste on an as-needed basis to ensure it is always fresh.
Mix one (1) part Dawn® with two (2) parts Peroxide in your chosen container.
Add one to two (1-2 ) tablespoons of Baking Soda, making a paste. If it’s too runny, add more Baking Soda or add more Peroxide if too thick.
Step 1: Apply a generous amount your new paste stain remover on the stain (preferably over a sink or tub). Using a toothbrush or garment brush, rub stain remover paste into the stain until it looks like it is gone or you see considerable change.
NOTE: It is best to remove any residue (vomit, bodily waste, etc.) and apply the PawPad® paste solution as soon as you discover the stain.
Step 2: Let the PawPad® sit for at least an hour (longer for really tough stains) and then proceed to wash the PawPad® as per the directions on our label sewn on the product.
Step 3: Check the PawPad® to ensure the stain is gone before putting it in the dryer. Dried on stains are harder to remove. Repeat Step 1 and 2 until the stain is gone and then dry according to our label directions sewn on the product.