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What's your pet's Easter bunny name?

What's your pet's Easter bunny name?

Let's have a bit of Easter fun! 

1) First, take the first letter of their name...

A-C = Flufflestiltskin

D-F = Luke Skyhopper

G-I = Alfred Hutchcock

J-L = Mary-Hoppins

M-O = Boris-Bunny

P-R = Gangsta-carrot

S-U = Crunchymunchy

V-Z = David Hasslehop


2) Add the month they were born:

Jan = Fluffmeister

Feb = Snugglekins

Mar = Hippityhop

Apr = Bumfuzzle

May = De Rabbito

June = Flufflywiggle

July = Flopster

Aug = Tippitytap

Sept = Flapdoodle

Oct = Carrot top

Nov = Sprinkles

Dec = Nibbles




Don't forget to wash your pet's bed!

Don't forget to wash your pet's bed!

As COVID-19 continues to spread, we are all becoming much more conscious of how we clean our home and our laundry to ensure that we reduce the risk of spreading the virus. Advice tells us to wipe down our shopping, regularly clean our phones and laptops, wipe our steering wheels - not to mention frequently wash our hands. 

But what about our dogs/cats and their pet bed? 

The good news is, according to the World Health Organisastion (WHO), there is no evidence that dogs or cats can be infected with Covid-19 - but we must remember that germs and infections can be passed easily from animals to humans after you pat and pet them - and many of these organisms can live in your dog or cat's bed without a host.  Also, when your dog or cat sleeps in its bed and then moves around the house, they are dragging invisible germs everywhere they go.  

While there is no specific research on how long Covid-19 can stay on fabric it is believed that all types of fabric can be contaminated with the virus, so it is possible that although you may be meticulously cleaning all the other parts of your home, your pet's bed may be harbouring infections.  

So, whilst we're all being super careful to keep our homes clean, we must really make sure that our dogs' and cats' beds and bedding aren't neglected and are washed regularly.  

This isn't new news though.  In fact, in some previous research carried out before the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Kelly Reynolds, Associate Professor of Environmental Health at the University of Arizona found that dog beds were one of the top 10 germiest spots in the house due to the hundreds of germs, MRSA and faecal matter that they can harbour

But how frequently should we wash our dog's bed? 

How often should I wash my dog's bed?

According to the Dr Kelly Reynolds, you should wash your pet's bed once a week.  She recommends that you remove the cover from your dog’s bedding and wash it in hot water, followed by drying it on a high heat to remove the dirt and germs.  

The longer you go between washes, the harder it will be for your washing machine to remove all the potential pathogens from the bedding.

The quick and easy way to wash your dog's bed

In the OnePoll survey we commissioned, we found that the main reason why people put off washing their pet bedding was due to the hair that gets left behind in the washing machine and tumble dryer - the hassle factor! 

The good news is that Vamoosh provides a quick and easy way to wash your pet's bedding without any hair left behind. Vamoosh is added to your normal detergent and dissolves pet hair in the washing machine, leaving your pet bedding, blankets and washing machine hair-free and hygienically clean.


Where to buy Vamoosh Pet Hair Dissolver during Coronavirus retail restrictions

Where to buy Vamoosh Pet Hair Dissolver during Coronavirus retail restrictions

We know that life feels very strange and scary at the moment. We know it's tough.  We also know that our pets are extra hairy at the moment.  Shedding they shed their winter coat and making our home and lives somewhat hairier.  With so many retail shops unfortunately closing their doors for the foreseeable future due to the Covid-19 outbreak, and the guidelines to shop online as much as possible, we’d like remind you where you can buy your Vamoosh so that you can keep your pet’s bed hair-free and hygienic.

You can buy Vamoosh Pet Hair Dissolver at:

Pets at Home (instore and online)
B&M stores
Independent pet stores across the UK
Home Savers (Ireland only)

    Our step-by-step guide to surviving the dog hair shedding season

    Our step-by-step guide to surviving the dog hair shedding season

    Are you starting to fret that the shedding season is just around the corner (or maybe it's even started for some of your hairy housemates?) Don't fear! We've put together our step-by-step survival guide for the shedding season, based on top tips from our team at Vamoosh HQ.

    1. Make grooming your pet part of your daily routine

    dog groomingMake grooming part of your everyday life with your pet.  Giving them a very quick brush outside every day will save you loads of time spent trying to remove the hair in the house.  If you commit to doing this every day you'll most definitely see a reduction in the amount of fur round the house. What's more, your pet will definitely enjoy the daily grooming. 

    2. Use fleece blankets and throws on furniture

    bulldog hair washing machineNobody wants to leave the sofa with their bum covered in hair so if your furbabies love to get up on the sofa for snuggles, get yourself some fleecy blankets and throws for them to lie on and to protect your sofa, then chuck them (the blankets/throws!) in the laundry once a week.  Fleece is extremely hardwearing, very good value and can be washed at a really high temperature, and when you use Vamoosh Pet Hair Dissolver in the wash, the hair will be removed and it will turn out as good as new.   Not only that, your washing machine will be protected from the build up of hair so your subsequent washes won't be covered in fur! 

    3. Wash your pet regularly - and be careful when drying them. 

    dog hairdryerWashing your pet regularly will not only help to keep your pet's coat clean and soft, but it will also help to cut down the amount of hair around the house.  Top tip: when drying your pet, don't use a hot heat. Not only could it potentially hurt your pet, the heat will increase the likelihood of shedding.  There are some great microfibre towels out there which dry your pets quickly and effectively - and of course, if the weather is fine, let your pooch shake off outside for a few minutes to dry before you bring them back inside. 


    4. Remember, it's natural!

    Try to keep in mind that it's natural and healthy for dogs to shed their winter coat in spring (and indeed also get rid of the old and dead hair to grow a winter coat in Autumn) so try not to worry too much about the hair they leave behind.  Shedding varies depending on the breed and health of your dog.  If you are worried about excessive shedding though, please consult your vet. 

    5. Get tooled up

    There are more tools for removing pet hair than you can shake a stick at.  From swiffer tools that pick up hair from hard floors and vacuum cleaners designed for pet hair and various grooming gloves, brushes and tools.  When it comes to washing your pet's bedding, towel and blankets, Vamoosh Pet Hair Dissolver is an absolute must to remove all that fur from your washing machine and keep the fuzz at bay.

    Mrs Hinch uses Vamoosh Pet Hair Dissolver to wash her dog's bedding in the washing machine

    Mrs Hinch uses Vamoosh Pet Hair Dissolver to wash her dog's bedding in the washing machine

    Mrs Hinch posted several stories on instagram today telling her followers how she uses Vamoosh Pet Hair Dissolver to wash her dog's pet bedding in the washing machine - and how she gives it a BIG thumbs up!    You can view the stories in the highlights on our instagram page, but for those of you not on social media, here's what Mrs Hinch loves about Vamoosh Pet Hair Dissolver. 

    "I’m just about to wash Henry’s blanket and a lot of my followers already know this but for those that don’t, this is what I use: and I have been using it for well over a year now, if not longer. So I’ll show you: 1 of these sachets dissolves pet hair in the washing machine, so it means you don’t have to scrape out the wet pet hair from the washing machine drum, the pet hair doesn’t clog up the drain or the filter. The directions and advice anyway are all on the front. But, it’s a HUGE thumbs up from me as you guys know, but for all my new followers, that’s what it is!"

    Where can I buy Vamoosh? Now at Poundstretcher stores!

    Where can I buy Vamoosh? Now at Poundstretcher stores!

    We have great news for all of you lovely Vamooshers!  Vamoosh Pet Hair Dissolver is now available in Poundstretcher stores across the country, along with Pet Hut and Bargain Buys. 

    vamoosh now available at PoundstretcherFor a fabulous price of £3.99, why not pick up a box or two of Vamoosh the next time you're passing a Poundstretcher.  Remember to tag us online @vamooshcleans or @poundstretcher on instagram and facebook and we may feature you on our page.  


    Where is my nearest Poundstretcher?

    Find your nearest Poundstretcher, Pet Hut or Bargain Buys here