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Questions & Answers (Frequently asked questions)
Veterinary Fleece Bedding aka VETFLEECE

1. Washing Instructions for Vet Fleece and commonly asked questions.

All of our vet fleece comes with a sewn on washing label. We recommended that the vet fleece is washed at 40°, but vet fleece can handle much higher washing temperatures of up to Autoclavable standard 120°,which is normally used in veterinarian practices to kill all bacteria but this temperature does shorten the life time of the vet fleece if used all the time. 

a) Can you tumble dry vet fleece?
Yes but only on low heat. tumble dry icon

b) Can you use bleach to clean vet fleece?
No and there is no need to as vet fleece does not harbour bacteria. do not bleach icon

c) Can you Iron vet fleece?
No as it is made from polyester, which would cause it to melt and stick to the iron. do not iron icon

d) Can you dry clean vet fleece?
No as dry cleaners use various chemicals and these chemicals can damage the fleece. do not dry clean icon

e) Can you wash vet fleece at 40 deg?
Yes this is our recommended washing temperature to use when your pet is healthy. wash at 40 icon

f) Can you wash vet fleece at 95 deg?
Yes but this is not our recommended washing temperature, but it is considered the ideal temperature if you have had an unwell pet using the fleece. wash at 95 icon

g) Can I autoclave vet fleece?
Yes and this is normally done at veterinary practices and kennels where the fleece is getting used by many different pets to make sure diseases are not spread.

h) Will washing pet bedding kill fleas?
No and this not advised as you could contaminate your washing machine with the fleas. If you do have fleas on the vet fleece or pet bedding please use the correct flea killing solution then once the fleas have been eradicated, wash your vetfleece pet bedding to make sure the bedding is flea free, clean and once again safe for your pets.

i) Will the Colours run in the wash?
No the colours are fast and will not run into each other.

j) Will the backing come off?
No the backing will not come off under normal useage.

k) How to dry
The Vet Fleece can be dried by tumbling or by hanging outside on the washing line or inside on a clothes horse.

l) Will fabric Conditioner effect it?
Yes this can affect its properties we recommend that you DO NOT USE fabric conditioner.

m) Will Vet Fleece shrink in the wash?
There is a small chance that a minimal amount of shrinkage can occur on the first washes.

n) Does the fibre come out?
No the fibre does not shed, but there will be a little bit of loose fibre around the edge from where it was cut.

These washing instructions are only to be used with genuine Vet Fleece we take no responsibility if you use these washing instructions on a non genuine Vet Fleece. We recommend the fleece is washed before it is used to avoid the problem of any loose fibre.

2. How to cut Vet Fleece at home.

You can cut vetfleece at home by using a Stanley knife, accompanied by a marker pen and ruler this will ensure the best results from cutting. Please watch our demonstration video on how to cut vetfleece, of which our links are situated on our main page, Facebook page or YouTube page. We advise to use a Stanley knife and not a pair of scissors, as scissors will cut through the pile of the fleece leaving a tapered edge.

3. Is Vetfleece safe to use with all animals?

Yes Vet Fleece is suitable for all types of animal, People use Vet Fleece in numerous situations for their pets. It is even safe for children!

4. Can we buy pet bedding rolls?

We can supply full rolls of vetfleece but this needs to be ordered over the telephone as roll sizes vary. We will have to check the roll length before quoting. Please ring the office on 01262 606 100.

5. How much is there on a full vet fleece roll?

A full vet fleece roll can vary from 13 metres to 20 metres.

6. What is the Maximum width?

1.5 metres – (60") with about 7.5 cm – (3") of excess unbacked fleece along the edge.

7. Is Vetfleece manufactured in the UK?

- We are very proud to say that all of our Vetfleece is manufactured in the lovely county of Yorkshire.
- We would like to add that this fleece is ordered worldwide and is known for its high quality.

8. What is the lifespan of Vetfleece?

Vetfleece can last for many years when washed correctly. We cannot give an exact lifespan as it depends on how it is treated.

9. Who sells Vetfleece?

We are the only vet fleece stockists as we have cut out all the middlemen to bring you the best quality of Pet bedding made in Yorkshire at a price that’s affordable. You can buy Vetfleece on our website and on both our Amazon & Ebay store front. 

10. Will Vet Fleece ship abroad?

Yes we will ship abroad but we would have check the carriage rate to the country that you choose to have the Vetfleece sent. Please ring the office for prices.
We have had orders from customers in:
- Vetfleece Canada
- Vetfleece Ireland
- Vetfleece America
- Vetfleece France
- Vetfleece Japan
- Vetfleece Germany
- Vetfleece Italy
- Vetfleece Sweden
- Vetfleece Australia

11. Does Vet Fleece sell on EBay & Amazon?
Yes Vetfleece does have its own Ebay and Amazon store fronts.

12. Does Vet Fleece have Facebook or Twitter?
Yes Vetfleece does have its own Facebook and its own Twitter pages.

13. Do you use it yourself?

We personally don’t but our pets do they have grown up on this fleece and have even started a new generation!

14. Vet Fleece whelping puppies?

Yes our vet fleece is ideal for lining a whelping cage. The high pile gives the puppies traction for finding mum and also allows free passage of air to prevent suffocation. It also keeps the mother and baby warm and dry whilst retaining body heat and reducing the risk of hypothermia.

15. Can Vet Fleece be used for lining a cage?

Vetfleece is a vet grade fleece cage liner. Vetfleece is ideal for lining a cage with its non allergenic properties etc.

16. Can Vet Fleece be used with inco pads?

Inco pads are vetfleeces best friend. These help with the prevention of water trails from the whelping cage or pen. We have a range of washable and disposable inco pads.

17. Will it stain?

With Vetfleece being made from polyester part of this fibre's properties are that liquids will not absorb into the fleece therefore stains are not left.


18. Does it smell?
There is sometimes a smell that comes with the vetfleece but this will wear off especially when you wash the Vetfleece. But please don’t worry this smell is not toxic in any way.

19. Does Vet Fleece moult or fray?

Vetfleece will not moult but there is some fraying, this is because of how it is made but the fraying will stop after a couple of washes.

20. How do I know it is genuine vet fleece?

The only way to know that you are getting genuine Vetfleece is to order from our Website or our AMAZON STORE or our EBAY STORE we do NOT sell to third party retailers as we like to keep our prices as competitive as possible. If the vet fleece you have received does not have vet fleece washing instructions with the vetfleece logo sewn on then this is not genuine. If it hasn't got this sewn on we urge you to be careful as we cannot guarantee that it is safe for your pets.

There is a misperception that if it has a greenback it is genuine Vetfleece, this is not true. There are people selling greenback fleece that is not Vetfleece and does not meet our high standards.

21. What happens if my dog eats or chews the fleece?

IF EATEN PLEASE SEEK VETERINARIAN ADVICE STRAIGHT AWAY. Our Vetfleece has a tough and tightly knit backing to prevent your pet eating the fleece but there are some pets out there that will not stop at anything just to try and eat it and you as an owner will be aware if you have a pet like this.

22. Will the colour fade?

No matter how many times the fleece is washed, the colour will stay the same.

23. What are the prices?

The prices vary depending on the size of the fleece but are the same on all of our sales avenues, which are our Website, Ebay and Amazon.

24. Can you order for next day?

If your order is placed before 2pm we will send your item 1st class royal mail or 24 hour courier depending on the size, but if you need it guaranteed next day delivery you will need to place your order by telephone as there could be a charge for this service.

25. Can I order bespoke shapes?

You can order bespoke shapes and sizes but this will need to be ordered over the telephone 01262 606 100, fax 01262 602 102 or e-mail [email protected] the shape, if it is a bespoke shape it is sometimes easier if you watch our YouTube video on how to cut and order a size a little bigger than the shape you would like.

26. Can we use for disabled animals?

Yes this is one of the best products that you can buy for a sick animal as it gives them warmth and comfort but also lets any fluids pass through. This vet fleece is known as veterinary fleece as it is favourably used in veterinary practices.