How To Get Rid of Wet Dog Smell
Posted by Hot Dog Collars on 11/14/16 3:12 PM
We are all familiar with that wet dog smell. It's not the most pleasant
scent in the world, but there are times when it is just plain stinky. If
your dog still smells bad after a bath, these tips may help you
live a more harmonious life with your pooch.
There are right and wrong ways to bathe your dog. Just
spraying him with a hose isn't going to get the job done. The use of proper dog
shampoo and following directions will aid you in doing it right the first
time. Suds up and be sure you don't miss the spaces between their toes, inside
skin folds and down to the base of any long hair. Dirt, bacteria and parasites
can accumulate in no time. They will become a problem if not rinsed away
completely. Dry with a soft towel or even a blow dryer set on low
or cool. This can assist in getting the dog completely dry, fluffy
and smelling sweeter.
You Are What You Eat
Proper diet for your canine friend aids in keeping all systems
healthy. Consistent, high-quality food helps prevent stomach, kidney, skin
and other complaints from developing. This is in addition to minimizing bad
odors. Specialized dog treats are also available to aid in bad breath
The Great Outdoors
If your dog runs around a lot outside, at some point they are bound to
come face to face with wild creatures. The skunk, in particular, seems to
have it in for our canine companions. If they do meet and your dog is on the
losing end, multiple baths are in the immediate future. There
are many products on the market for this exact purpose. Several home
remedies have also proven quite effective in skunk stink removal. Along
this same line, another favorite sport of many dogs is to find something dead
or a manure pile to roll in. For some reason frolicking in filth is a lot of
fun for our pups.
If the cause of your dog's malodorous scent is still a mystery, it
might be time to visit your veterinarian. It's possible that an underlying
health concern needs investigation.