Caring for Your BIOTHANE® Gear

by | Dec 3, 2023

 

BIOTHANE® dog collars and leashes are durable and easy to maintain, providing a long-lasting solution for pet owners. To ensure the longevity of your gear, follow these care and maintenance instructions:

1. Regular Cleaning:
– Wipe down your gear regularly with a damp cloth or wet wipe to remove dirt, mud, and debris.
– For stubborn stains, use warm water, mild soap and a soft sponge. You also can dab with a small amount of rubbing alcohol.

2. Disinfecting:

BIOTHANE® recommends the following to disinfect our belts (choose ONE of the following):

A. 10% bleach solution (take the bleach out of the bottle, at 6.5% active ingredient, and dilute 1 part to 9 parts water)

B. Envirocide (follow directions on bottle).*

C. Cavicide (follow directions on bottle).*

*We do not specifically endorse the effectiveness of these products only that they will not harm BIOTHANE® in proper use.  For additional information on Envirocide please visit http://www.metrex.com/products/surface-disinfectants/envirocide or for additional information on Cavicide please visit http://www.metrex.com/products/surface-disinfectants/cavicide.

3. Storage
– Store BIOTHANE® collars and leashes away from direct sunlight and extreme temperatures.
– Hang them or store them flat to prevent from creasing or warping. If this occurs, it is easy to mold them back to its original shape.

4. Checking for Wear:
– Regularly inspect your Biothane products for signs of wear, such as fraying or cracking.
– Replace any items showing significant wear to ensure your dog’s safety.

5. Saltwater and Chemical Exposure:
– Rinse BIOTHANE® collars and leashes thoroughly after exposure to saltwater or chemicals.
– Salt and certain chemicals can affect the integrity of the material over time
– Insect repellents may cause staining or pitting on TPU/PVC coated belts and leather products. Many insect repellents use DEET as an active ingredient which will pit/stain Polyurethane products. When it is necessary to use a repellent which uses DEET, we suggest an embossed Granite belt as the most durable alternative. Another alternative would be to use an all-natural/organic insect repellent. Please contact us directly if you require a different type of BIOTHANE®.

6. Proper Sizing:
– Ensure that the collar is properly sized to avoid unnecessary stress on the material.
– Adjust the fit as your dog grows to maintain comfort and effectiveness.

7. Keep Away from Chewing:
– While Biothane is resistant to chewing, it’s best to discourage your dog from chewing on the collar or leash to prevent damage.

8. Customization Considerations:
– If your Biothane product has personalized engravings, avoid using abrasive materials that may scratch the surface.

By following these care and maintenance tips, you can ensure that your BIOTHANE® dog collars and leashes remain in top condition, providing a comfortable and secure experience for both you and your furry friend.