Step 1: Use the gentlest cycle available on your washing machine. Step 2: Wash our plushie in cold water using a mild detergent.
Step 3: If disinfecting is a concern, use warm water or consider using a product like Lysol Laundry Sanitizer, which is safe on both whites and colors, unlike chlorine bleach.
Step 4: Place the plushie in a launderable mesh bag or duvet cover. Padding the drum of the washer with towels can also add another layer of protection. Recommended!
Step 5: Air-drying will be the gentlest choice, and a hairdryer turned on low heat can help to fluff up the fur once the plushie has reached the just-damp stage (think of it as a finishing touch!)