You might think that regular washings of the stuffed animals would be enough. But that’s not always the case.
It depends a lot on the type of cleaning, the fur, the amount of drool, etc, Lifehacker notes. So, drool can build up despite the regular cleaning.
You will notice that as the fur of the plushie won’t look or feel as good as it did. So, you have to have a special approach.
First you might need laundry pretreatment sprays which are enzyme-based. Give the toy a good spray and leave it for 15-30 minutes before re-washing the stuffed animals. Of course, check the instructions of the spray before use.
Another possibility is to use a special laundry detergent. Again, it should be enzyme-based as drool is protein and enzymes can help remove it. Be sure to check the label of the toy before cleaning, too.
If you’re not sure, you can first test on a small part of the toy. Use a toothbrush to work the spray or detergent onto a small part of the stuffed animal and see the results. If you’re happy with them, you can safely clean the entire plushie.