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Date: 8/24/12 11:53 AM

Just found out my dog is highly allergic to dust mites and I have been told to ditch all my beautiful dog beds! If I could find a fabric resistant to dust mite migration I could enclose the stuffing and just launder the covers.

Anyone know where I might look for this fabric? Thanks.
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Date: 8/24/12 12:04 PM

Okay, how about this. Check out these ANTI-BED BUG SHEETS (Vermont Country Store isn't the only one who sells these). These are also anti-dust mite sheets.

What if you sewed covers from these sheets? If you have to seal the seams, you could do that with a seam sealer that campers use for their tents and outer garments.

Anything?

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Date: 8/24/12 2:45 PM

If you google dust mite matress cover you will find a variety of products. Hot water wash and high heat can kill them.

I have an allergy to them but it is actually the dust mite poop that is the problem. As I understand it best results are achieved by ridding your home of carpet, drapes, and fabric upholstered furniture. Perfection is impossible.

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Date: 8/24/12 4:16 PM

My youngest son was allergic when he was little and we had to get the mattress covers. You could get them and just cut them down to fit the dog beds.

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Date: 8/25/12 0:40 AM

Thanks so very much for your recommendations. I ordered two king-size sheets from Vermont Country Store as they were by far the least expensive at $30 each. My Airedale, Roxy, thanks her sewing friends for their help!

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Date: 8/25/12 7:15 AM

As of 7:12 AM Sat 8/25,
these sheets are on sale at
Vermont Country Store (link above).

Original price 79.95 - 99.95
Now 23.99 - 29.99

70% off!
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