The cowhide rug is very, very low maintenance. If the cowhide rug is dirty… simply take the rug outside and shake it - or lightly vacuum it.
If you have a more troubling stain, such as food, wine, or pet stains, a light scrub with vinegar and water will usually remove these stains.
Just remember, your cow hide rug CAN NOT be put in the washer or dry cleaned!
If your cowhide rug has a sweaty or clammy smell, it most likely needs to be deodorized. This is just as easy as cleaning the rug. The first thing that you can do to deodorize your rug is simply to hang it outdoors. Let the fresh air takeover your rug and the smell should be very fresh when you bring it back in your house. If the natural way doesn’t take care of that smell, simply use a powdered carpet deodorizer. These are great for carpets or rugs, and are guaranteed to get rid of odd odors.