How to clean a collar on your stomach

8 Ways To Safely Clean Your Stomach And Intestines

1. Stay hydrated
There is nothing better than water for your body. Drinking less water slows down our digestive system creating problems for our stomach. We must drink plenty of water each day to keep our system healthy. When your urine is clear and odorless, its a sign you’re getting enough water. Drinking adequate amount of water is the first step to clean your stomach. Make sure to drink 8-10 glasses of water every day. That’s a minimum of 64 ounces.

2. Eat more vegetables, fruits and whole grain products
Vegetables, fruits and whole grain products are rich in fiber. Fiber is important to your body. Fruits like strawberries, mangoes,and avocados, and dried fruits like raisins and prunes provide the required fiber, and help keep the stomach clean and healthy.

3. Don’t lie down for 2 hours after you eat
Often many of us lie down or rest after having our dinner. This slows the digestive process which can create problems in your stomach. This bad habit also increases the risk of acid reflux.

4. Eat on schedule
Some doctors say that having your meals on a regular schedule can help keep your stomach healthy and in shape. Practice having your breakfast, lunch and dinner at the same time each day.

5. Regular Yoga/Exercise
Regular exercise and yoga keep the food inside your stomach moving, thereby reducing constipation. It will also help you to maintain your figure and weight. Add it to your schedule and stay healthy for life.

6. Avoid fast food
The more saturated fat you eat, the more your stomach gets strained. You should try to cut down on burgers, cakes, chips, pizzas, and donuts to help keep your stomach healthy and to prevent it from any kind of stomachache.

7. Eat slowly
Eating in a rush or taking big bites can put a lot of stress on your stomach and your digestive system will have to work harder to digest the food. This may cause a stomachache or affect your digestive system adversely. Chewing thoroughly will lead to easier digestion and you can also enjoy the delicious taste of food longer.

8. Quit Bad habits
Intake of alcohol, cigarettes, and drugs can disturb the functioning of your stomach and digestive system which can cause stomach ulcers and heartburn. These should be avoided or at least reduced.

8 Ways to Keep Your Stomach Clean
By Positivemed Team Staff
Edited By: Stephanie Dawson

Disclaimer: All content on this website is for informational purposes only and should not be considered to be a specific diagnosis or treatment plan for any individual situation. Use of this website and the information contained herein does not create a doctor-patient relationship. Always consult with your own doctor in connection with any questions or issues you may have regarding your own health or the health of others.

Method 1 Using Baking Soda

  1. Mix baking soda and water.

    Stir in a small spoonful of baking soda into hot water until it dissolves. This mixture can be used to clean all common types of dog collars.

    • Always remove the collar from the dog before cleaning.
  2. Scrub the dog collar with this mixture. Dip a toothbrush into the mixture and scrub the collar.

  3. Rinse. Hold the collar under running water to remove the cleaning mixture.

  4. Let dry.

    Either place on a towel to dry, or hang the collar away from direct sunlight. The collar should be nice and clean again now.

    • If the collar is leather, do not dry near a strong heat source or in direct sunlight, as this may cause the leather to crack.

Method 2 Using Peppermint Soap

  1. Use this method to remove scent from leather collars. This is great for leather collars that have taken a swim with Fido in stinky water.

  2. Lather up the peppermint soap. Remove the collar from the dog, then coat the collar with the lather.

  3. Scrub the collar with a toothbrush. Remove visible grime and try to cover all of the collar to help lift the odor.

  4. Rinse in very hot water. Once rinsed, sniff the collar to see if it smells better. If not, soap and rinse again, then repeat the process until the odor is gone.

  5. Let dry. Either lay on a towel to dry or hang it up and air dry out of direct sunlight. Hopefully the collar smells a whole lot better now!

Method 3 Using the Dishwasher

  1. Use with non-leather collars only. Leather should not be put through the dishwasher, but many other types of dog collars and leashes can be cleaned this way.

  2. Place the collar on the top rack of the dishwasher. Clip to the rack to prevent it from slipping off during the wash.

  3. Put through a normal wash cycle. You may need to hang the collar to finish drying afterward.

Method 4 Cleaning Synthetic Collars

  1. Use this method for nylon or polyester collars.

    These cleaning materials may damage collars made from natural materials, including cotton, wool, and leather. However, they are both effective options for removing grime and odor from synthetic materials. An alternative method for synthetic collars would be to add them to a load of laundry in the washer/dryer. The detergent, hot water and heat from the dryer all help to sanitize the collar/leash. There is a padded/porous bag available that will eliminate the banging/clanging noise and protect the washer/dryer and other items in your load.

    • Take the collar off the dog before you get started.
  2. Try vinegar and baking soda. Make a solution of equal parts white vinegar and baking soda. Soak the collar for 15 to 30 minutes.

  3. Use hydrogen peroxide instead. Alternatively, you can submerge the collar in hydrogen peroxide for about an hour.

  4. Wash out the cleaning solution. Rinse out the collar after it’s done soaking. Wash it in soapy water if you used hydrogen peroxide.

  5. Let dry. Shake gently to remove some water, then place on a towel or hang it up to air dry.

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  • Can I put a fabric collar in the washer and dryer?

    Dr. Elliott is a Veterinarian who specializes in Companion Animal Medicine in England. She registered with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1987.

    It’s difficult to say for sure, and if you know who manufactured the collar perhaps contact them to ask. However, most fabric collars will go through the wash just fine. It may be worth putting the collar inside a sock, so as to protect the drum of the washer from being damaged by the metal buckle when the machine starts to spin.

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  • If you want to dry the collar in the dryer, place inside a lingerie bag or pillowcase first, to prevent banging against the sides of the dryer.
  • If your dog goes into water a lot, use neoprene collars; they don’t rot and since they’re waterproof, they don’t absorb the bad odors as much as other types of dog collar.
  • If you’re washing the dog’s bedding in the washing machine, toss the collar into a lingerie bag and throw it in with the wash too.
  • Many of these methods are also suitable for cleaning leashes (leads).
  • Saddle soap is excellent for cleaning leather dog collars. Rub on some leather conditioner after cleaning for best results.
  • For owners who get their dogs groomed regularly, ask the groomer whether he is happy to wash the collars for you.


  • Replace collars that are falling apart; they can present a safety hazard if chewed or tripped on.
  • Avoid using bleaches on natural material dog collars (cotton, leather, bamboo, etc.); it can damage the collar or discolor it, depending on the material it is made from. Most artificial collars should be okay.


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