First things first: act fast! Don’t let the leather pet accessory dry up without following these 3 simple steps:
Gently wipe off any remaining water and allow it to naturally dry to the point of being damp (but not dry).
It is critical to wrap the leather around an empty tissue roll or any similar object to help hold its shape and let it naturally air dry.
Caution: Avoid drying under the sun or a blow dryer.
While the leather accessory is still damp (slightly wet). Apply a reasonable amount of leather conditioner which you can easily find in the upholstery/automotive section from your favorite hardware store. Gently rub the conditioner onto the surface of the leather and leave it to dry overnight.
The conditioner will penetrate the leather and replenish the natural oils that were stripped when it got wet.
Trivia: The loss of natural oils from leather is what causes it to get brittle and lose its integrity.
Once dry, apply additional leather conditioner for a second coat as applied in step 2.
To restore Pawdel’s standard protection, you may apply water and stain-proof coating with our standard stain and water-proof spray for complete protection against water, dirt, and stain.