My kitten likes to suck on a big teddy bear for comfort, and I’ve noticed a sort of crispiness building up on the bear’s fur from all the dried kitten spit. How can I wash it without ruining the bear? The fur is (was) long and soft, and I was hoping not to get it too matted by washing it. The bear also has a beanbag butt, so I don’t know if the washer/dryer is even an option.
Do I give him a sponge bath? What would I use? How would I dry him properly?