Wicking fleece bedding?

Sianalexandra1

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Recently bought some new bedding and I'm not sure how to wick the fleece (I must've been doing it wrong with the first lot of bedding). I've had fleece bedding for over a year now but I found in the last few months the corners went hard, the only thing that would help was to put it on a really high temperature wash but then that made the bedding shrink a lot? I washed it a few times before the first time I used it, never used fabric softener and I only ever let the bedding dry on the radiator but the bottom of the bedding would always leak and I have to use puppy pads under the fleece. Could someone please let me know where I was going wrong, or point me in the direction of some useful threads in order to prevent it happening this time?
 

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Putting white vinegar in the conditioner drawer can help the fleece to wick have you tried that? Other than that I'm not sure...
 

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Getting fleece to wick means that the urine goes through it to the puppy pads underneath rather than pooling on top of the fleece and just staying there.
You get fleece to wick by washing it multiple times before use.

Going hard on the corners may not be a wicking issue. I’m not sure exactly why it would be going hard on the corners but I’m wondering if they are peeing in the corners more than anywhere else and its not being washed on a hot enough temperature that the urine isn’t be completely washed out?
 

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If the urine is going through the fleece it sounds like it's wicking. I use puppy pads or newspaper under the fleece in the corners where they wee the most. I also use small pee pads in corners and under hides which can be changed daily and prolongs the use of the large liner.
 

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Corners and other 'high pee' areas on fleece liners can go hard after a while.
Using smaller pee pads changed daily in these areas can help, as can soaking just the corners in a dilute vinegar solution before washing.
 

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Getting fleece to wick means that the urine goes through it to the puppy pads underneath rather than pooling on top of the fleece and just staying there.
You get fleece to wick by washing it multiple times before use.

Going hard on the corners may not be a wicking issue. I’m not sure exactly why it would be going hard on the corners but I’m wondering if they are peeing in the corners more than anywhere else and its not being washed on a hot enough temperature that the urine isn’t be completely washed out?
ohhh see I thought it shouldn't go through to the puppy pads, they definitely wee in the corners more than anywhere else. I do try and wash it on a high temp but anything 60 or above and it really seems to shrink, ill try and use some pee pads in the corner like some people on the thread have suggested. thank you :)
 
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