How to Care for Your Pomppa

Caring for your Pomppa products is essential for them to work in the best way possible and protect your dog – regardless of the weather. The quality materials are made to last, and with proper care, the life of your Pomppa can be extended by years!

Since the beginning, our goal has been to create long-lasting products that withstand both time and use. Pomppa has been part of everyday life of dog owners for over a decade, and as a testatement to the durability of the materials, the first Pomppa jackets can still be seen worn by our customer’s dogs! Pomppa is a long-term purchase as long as it’s properly cared for, so here’s our best tips on taking care of your product!

 

DAILY CARE

 

Drying. Pomppa is a dog’s best friend, especially on a rainy day. After use, a wet jacket should always be dried thoroughly. So instead of folding the jacket into a closet or leaving it on the floor to dry, hang it up and let it dry in a well-ventilated space, preferably outdoors. This prevents the jacket from wrinkling and developing any unwanted odors.

Let your Pomppa products dry in a well-ventilated space to avoid wrinkles and unwanted odors.

Stain removal. Be sure to remove all kinds of stains from the jacket as soon as they appear, whether it’s caused by a sudden dive into a mud puddle or crazy adventure on a rainy day. First, let the jacket dry thoroughly, as dried up sand and debris come off easily by shaking and gently wiping. Remaining stains can be removed locally with a damp cloth. Use mild detergent if necessary. Avoid rubbing the outer fabric excessively, as it can wear out the fabric’s water resistance properties.

Remove stains locally with a damp cloth.

Odor removal. As with all dog gear, some unpleasant odors may appear over time, even if there’s no visible dirt to be seen. Unwanted odors can be prevented by regularly airing out the product in fresh outdoor air. If the odors are hard to get rid of, insert the product in a plastic bag and place it in a freezer for a few hours. This should eliminate the odor-causing bacteria.

 

CARE WHEN NECESSARY

 

Washing. Always avoid unnecessary washing of Pomppa products. In addition to high water consumption, washing wears out the fabric and its technical properties. If the product must be washed using a washing machine, we recommend using a wash bag to prevent any unnecessary wear. Also, remember to close the belt buckle to prevent damage to other products in the washing machine.

Wash the product at 30 °C using a delicate cycle. Do not use fabric softener or bleach. We do not recommend tumble drying or ironing the product as the heat can damage the technical properties of the fabric. The best way to dry out Pomppa is to hang it up and let it dry in a well-ventilated space. Washing instructions can be found on the care label inside the collar of each product.

Wash Pomppa in a washing machine only when necessary.

Coating. The outer fabric is finished with a water-repellent treatment. After washing the jacket, the water repellency may degrade, and the fabric appear wet. Note that despite the wet appearance, the fabric is still completely waterproof. The water-repellent properties can be restored using waterproofing products available from outdoor supply stores. Always follow the coating instructions found on the product’s label.

Repair. The high-quality materials make Pomppa products easy to repair when necessary. A broken plastic buckle can be replaced using a correctly sized spare buckle. Note that replacing the insertion end of the buckle requires sewing, whereas the hook end can be simply run through the strap.

A broken plastic buckle can be replaced with a spare.

Recycling. A properly maintained Pomppa will last for years. Before you decide to throw away a broken or worn out product, check first if it’s repairable. If you’ve decided to no longer use the product, we recommend passing it on to another dog. This way Pomppa brings joy to the next owner as well!

Pomppa is a long-term investment as long as it’s properly maintained and cared for! Feel free to contact us if you need more information about the care or maintenance of your product.


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