Q: How should I clean my dog’s bed?
—Lily Andrews, Topsfield, Mass.
A: Check the label before you begin: Beds with foam inserts often have removable covers that should be washed separately, while polyfill varieties can usually be entirely machine-washed. Dogs are sensitive to smell and can have allergic reactions, so wash the bed with an unscented detergent. Spot-clean stains with a damp cloth or with warm water and mild detergent.