hmmm...I've never done anything different than normal for our clothes vs the dog blankets. I use Purex detergent and Bounce fabric softener sheets in the dryer. None of my dogs have issues with allergies to the products I have used so I have never given it much thought.
Hmm...I didn't know there was any special precautions to take with the furball's stuff. I usually wash all his bedding, blankets, and his non-rubber toys together with regular detergent. I DO have problems with dog hair, tho
I always just wash Jersey's stuff with my regular laundry soap (Tide). If she had an accident or something got particularly smelly I'll add some Simple Solution or Nature's Miracle as well. I figure she sleeps on my bed on sheets that get washed with my regular soap anyway, so why use anything different for her?
I should mention, too, that I try to use as many environmentally friendly products in my house as possible (including the dye/perfume-free laundry detergent) because they tend to bother me less than regular cleansers and detergents - for instance, Pine Sol, bleach, and some bathroom cleansers tend to make me ill and give me migraines. I suspect Spock has developed allergies - no dog sneezes so much every day for no reason, and we're getting that checked out at our next vet visit - so anything I can do to cut down on the chemicals and perfumes he's exposed to is probably better for him as well.