How to Make your Dog Smell Good
How to Make your Dog Smell Good
A new puppy in the house can be an exhilarating and immensely enjoyable experience. But the thought of dog odour and messy clean-ups can put off the most ardent dog lover. If you are looking for tips to make your dog smell nice again, read on.
Potty training is the first step to eliminating foul odour. Believe me, the cuteness and friendliness of a pup stand no chance against the stench created by its mess. Puppies discharge after drinking, eating, playing and after a nap. Observe the timings and body language and when you think it is imminent, take it to the designated area. If you decide to use puppy training pads, available in stores like ourpetspot.com then place them in the same place every time and use a codeword, like “Pee-wee” to corelate the action with the objective. If you are consistent, your hard work will pay off soon.
The smell that puts people off their pooch is caused mainly by bacteria that thrive and feed on a dog’s skin. It is imperative to get a good medicated shampoo and lather it all over the dog, leaving out the ears, nose and eyes. Once it has been washed off, and the dog has shaken off the excess water, use a towel to dry it thoroughly. Moisture on the skin causes bacterial infestation. Too frequent baths will strip natural oil off a dog’s skin, so it is good to take note of the length of hair on its coat and the prevailing climate to determine how often to bathe it. Make sure you are using the best shampoo for dogs!
food or even dust. Remember to brush their coat everyday as this helps to get rid off any dirt or food particles stuck to the coat. Dental hygiene is also very important and helps eliminate bad breath. This can be done by using a dog toothbrush available in pet stores and providing dental chew treats that removes plaque and tartar build-up.
Cheap dog foods, loaded with grains and soya could be the main culprit for causing flatulence in your dog. Change their diet gradually and watch for change. Sometimes dogs can be lactose intolerant and that could be causing digestive issues. Scraps from tables may not be a good meal-plan for the dog, give it cooked brown rice instead. Never allow your doggy to raid the rubbish bin and always keep some time for walking or running with the dog.
Ears need to be cleaned regularly with ear cleaners. Sometimes smelly ear infections can be caused by allergic reaction to some Clean dog bedding
Clean the dog’s bedding with hot water and non-perfumed detergent. This helps to get rid of fleas and any disgusting smell. Dry them out thoroughly before using them again. Depending on how dirty the dog gets through the day, repeat the washing as often as necessary.
One of the ways I keep my dog smelling fresh is by taking him for walks. No matter what, fresh air flowing through your dog's coat is a great all-natural way to keep it from smelling musty. Keeping your dog safe on walks is another story. Invest in a good retractable dog leash. This helps your dog to be able to have enough leverage to be able to sniff around, yet safe enough to keep him out of harm's way.
A little care goes a long way and it also ensures a lifelong unconditional friendship with your canine friend that is hard to replicate.