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    Sheep sking?

    I have heard that having sheep skin on your car seat and on your bed will really deter pressure sores and skin breakdown. Is this true? If so I want to try it out.
    Thanks in advance for any help.

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    And here I was envisioning sheep, fitted out with their own little skis.

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    yes it helps, but use "real" not synthetic and un-dyed....its not cheap, but it lasts forever....keep it brushed and NEVER put in washing machine

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    Quote Originally Posted by justadildo
    yes it helps, but use "real" not synthetic and un-dyed....its not cheap, but it lasts forever....keep it brushed and NEVER put in washing machine
    You can "spot-clean" it with soapy water or stain remover. Just don't ever soak it through. The brush-in, brush-out (or vacuum in and out) type of carpet cleaner works well too and some fragrant carpet freshener will help keep it useable as well.
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    thx juke...i never thought about using carpet cleaner...i've got one hide that needs cleaning, i'm gonna try it

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    Sheep skin works best for prevention shear or friction skin damage, and not very well for reduction of pressure.

    For cleaning real sheepskin, you can also dip a washcloth in alcohol and rub this over the wool to clean it.

    (KLD)

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    Quote Originally Posted by justadildo
    yes it helps, but use "real" not synthetic and un-dyed....its not cheap, but it lasts forever....keep it brushed and NEVER put in washing machine
    All my babies slept on sheepskins (sheared) and I threw them in the wash all the time - cold, delicate. They came out as good as new.

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    i go to the local farm/horse type store and buy the roll of fake sheep wool.
    i use it on the drivers seat of my van, use it in bed.
    the stuff is cheap,washable and i believe it helps.
    not to mention it keeps you dry

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    Hi try sheepskinexpress.com.au they have info on medical grade skins, different colour higher the temp it can be wash( hospitals). You should see the pair of uggs i just got knee high ( 18 inch just knee height) and zip up the inside.

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    Been on them for 9 years, they work like a charm ... only the real stuff
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