Nine months ago when we moved, I looked at Zeus' dog bed and realized it was pretty old and stinky (much like him). The cover can only be washed so many times before it becomes threadbare. The pillow filling eventually bunches up and retains odor that no amount of spray or cleaner will disperse.
I looked at my old dog and decided it would be a waste of money to purchase a new bed when he surely wouldn't survive much longer. I decided the bed didn't smell THAT bad and if I kept baking soda and a dryer sheet inside the smell would be nil.
Well, a few weeks ago, I took my 16 year old dog to the Vet. He had some blood taken and labs done to see how his health was faring.
The veterinarian called me, "Oh, Zeus is old, but he is in really good health for his age."
I ran to the store and purchased a new dog bed. He'd better not die anytime soon.