How Do You Get Rid Of The Dog Smell?

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How Do You Get Rid Of The Dog Smell?

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Your love for your dog is indisputable. Your dog is perhaps your best friend who accompanies you on evening walks, plays with you and your kids, and behaves like a family member. But that stench! It can be a huge turn off for you. Some dogs tend to have a natural smell, which may be pleasant, but some dogs, especially the ones with a thicker coat, carry a lifelong smell that you have to deal with every day.

How to get rid of the dog smell?

Giving your dog a deep-soaking bath every day is not possible, given your busy lifestyle. But there are a few simple ways in which you can get rid of that smell without disrupting your daily schedule, which are as follows:

  • Use baby wipes to wipe your dog's furBaby wipes are gentler than the dog wipes available at pet stores. You can use them to wipe your dog's fur, but make sure to keep away from the eyes. Baby wipes are pre-moistened with conditioners, cleansers and deodorants, and they work wonders in removing the unpleasant stench of dogs. You can even use baby wipes to clean your dog's soiled paws.
  • Take care of your dog's earsSurprisingly, the smell emanates from your dog's ears, for which you need to clean its ears. You can consider using three to four drops of baby or mineral oil on a cotton ball to clean its your dog's ears. However, you have to be careful otherwise you might hurt the eardrum.
  • Use cornstarch or baking soda as a dog shampooCornstarch and baking soda are considered good for addressing a number of dog-related issues. It can help in stopping the blood your dog's toenails if you cut them too short, or reducing itching from dry skin and hot spots. But the best part is both cornstarch and baking soda can help in reducing dog smell. You can sprinkle some baking soda or cornstarch directly on your dog's coat and gently message it with a soft towel. It acts as a great dry shampoo.
  • Brush it regularlyBrushing your dog regularly helps in removing dirt and allergens from its coat. It prevents allergens and dirt from accumulating in your dog's coat and significantly reduces the smell.
  • Wash its beddingIf your dog's bed, where it spends most of its time smells, the you should considering washing its bedding. Washing the bedding prevents germs and dirt, which may have accumulated over a lot days, to latch on to your dog's fur and cause it to smell. You should also consider cleaning your furniture and carpet if you dog sits on it.
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