So you’ve brought home a stuffed animal. It’s clean and fluffy, and you already love it more than anything. While some stuffed animals play nice, others play rough. Stuffed animal veterinarian Dr. Theodore Behr (“Teddy” to his clients) has treated patients for lost eyes, exposed stuffing and so much more.
“Dr. Teddy stitched my beloved stuffed donkey’s tail on quite nicely,” Christopher Robin, Hundred Acre Wood resident, told Petcha.com. “And he helped my best bear lose weight after he ate too much honey.”
Robin added that he and all of his stuffed animals are living very happy and healthy lives thanks not only to Dr. Teddy Behr, but also to caring for his stuffed animals in between veterinary visits.
We already know you’re going to give your stuffed animal lots of love and endless hours of playtime. But what else can you do to help your stuffed animal stay happy and healthy? Here are five tips on how to do just that.
1. Feed him often (he likes to stay stuffed).
A stuffed animal is a happy animal.
2. Bathe him once a month.
A proper stuffed animal cleansing involves your nearest enclosed bathtub using gentle stuffed animal bathing soaps, preferably ones that come with stuffed animal fur softeners (for extra-soft fluffiness).
3. Ensure he gets plenty of fresh air.
This involves going outside. Caution: Stuffed animals do not like rain or snow.
4. Take your stuffed animal to the vet regularly.
Regular checkups may prevent exposed stuffing and loss of eyes.
5. Make sure he gets a good night’s sleep every night.
This may involve reading him a bedtime story.
Before you know it months and years will have passed (stuffed animals have very long life spans, though they are easily lost… consider microchipping). As you care for your stuffed animal, remember: Petcha provides resources for the entire stuffed animal owner experience. We also enjoy having fun on April Fools’ Day.