Tuesday, May 28, 2013


So. With help from an internet search, we have a better solution for our sometimes incontinent 16 year old Diana and wet doggie beds. We wash the covers of her beds in the washing machine, but the mattresses must be washed by hand and hung out to dry, which becomes a problem in rainy weather.

I searched online for a waterproof cover for Diana's mattresses for her three beds, but I could not find the right size, except for one item which received rather poor reviews. An online source suggested large size trash bags as a temporary solution, but I don't see why the trash bag solution should be only temporary. Since Diana's beds are large, the 39 gallon size bags fit perfectly with just a bit of overlap, enough to seal with mailing tape. Aside from frequent washing of the covers, providing a clean bed for Diana has become much easier.

Diana loves her beds. The three are alike, and she luxuriates in them. Before we found this style, she tore to pieces every bed we bought.


motheramelia said...

What a clever solution. I must remember that when Neo gets older. He also likes his beds, that he uses during the day, but when it comes to night-time, I have a little fuzzy little guy who sleeps on the bed. Hopefully we have many more years before incontinence becomes an issue and he needs diapers.

JCF said...

Such a good girl! Sweet {{{Diana}}}

Grandmère Mimi said...

Amelia, the solution is working very well. The vet said due to Diana's advanced age, her kidney functions are slowing down, but the progression may not be swift.

Grandmère Mimi said...

JCF, she is sweet. See my comment to Amelia. Diana is looking good, and she is not losing weight, so we hope to have her around for a while.