While you may love your dog
unconditionally, putting up with dog smell isn't something many people
like dealing with. Luckily, there are easy ways to keep your dog while
getting rid of the smell. First, it's a good idea to know where the
smell on your dog (or home) is coming from and what is causing it. Once
you understand this, it's relatively simple to take care of the problem
of dog smell in your home. There are actually a few different things
you can try to get dog smell out of various places. After you have your
home smelling good, you'll want to see what you can do about
it that way.
All of the methods listed may not work exactly the same for you, but looking at the best solutions and coming up with your own mix for your particular problem is sometimes necessary. The safety of your pet (and the other people in your household) should be your number one concern as you attack the problem of animal smell. That said, there are many options that are safe and effective. Keep reading to find out more about why dogs smell, and, perhaps more importantly, what you can do about it.Why Dogs Smell
It may be simple to just state
that dogs smell because they're dirty, but it sometimes goes beyond
this. Beyond just being dirty, there are many physical problems that
could cause your dog to smell. Here are some of the reasons for dog
There are other reasons your dog may smell, but these are the basic and most common reasons. The good news is that taking care of these problems isn't that difficult. In fact, we're going to next take a look at removing dog smells from your household. Then, we'll take a look at removing smells from your dog itself. At that point, you should have a good idea on how to keep your dog (and your house) smelling fresh and clean.Removing Dog Smells From Your Home
While you most undoubtedly love your dog (or dogs), living with their occasional bad odor doesn't have to be something you put up with. By being proactive after you follow the steps below, you'll be able to keep new bad dog smells from taking over your house. And then you can really enjoy just the positives of having a pet. So here are some tried and true methods for getting rid of dog smells in various places in your home.
Smell of Dog Urine on Pets
The best way to make sure your
pet doesn't smell like urine is to groom them so there isn't too much
hair around the area of their genitals. Then, just make sure you bathe
them at regular intervals, using a mild shampoo to make them smell great
and also help with their skin and coat. Basic dog grooming should keep
the smell of urine off your dog.
Mange Smell on Dogs
To rid your dog of the smells
of mange, you'll want to make sure they're taking the appropriate
Then, after checking with your vet, make sure you keep them bathed as
often as possible. Keeping them clean and using mildly scented shampoos
can help keep the smell of mange at bay, making it a bit more manageable
for all involved. With something serious like mange, you will want to
consult a veterinarian to get specific instructions on what you should
Wet Dog Fish Smell
When dogs get wet, they can
take on a "fishy" smell. To get rid of this, make sure you
clean and wash your dog (use shampoo) if they've spent a lot of time
in a pond, lake or creek. This not only helps with removing the fish
smell, it also leaves them smelling great. Dogs are naturally attracted
to water most of the time so if you live near a source of water, be
prepared to keep your dog bathed often if you don't want to deal with
the "wet dog" smell.
Skunk Smell on Dogs
If you need to remove the skunk
smell from a dog, first of all - good luck! Seriously, this may be one
of the most difficult things you have to deal with as a pet owner.
there are many methods you can use to deal with the problem. Whatever
you do, don't bring the dog into your house, as the smell can seep into
many surfaces in your home. The basics constitute of giving the dog
a bath. What you use for soap will determine if you get rid of the smell
You don't want to use something that harms your pet, so use a mixture of hydrogen peroxide, a small amount of mild dish soap, a quarter cup of baking soda, and water. This mixture should foam right away which is when you want to use it on ONLY the affected area on your dog. Rinse with normal tap water, pat dry and repeat. It's good to mention that you should be wearing old, disposable clothes and gloves when doing this so you don't get exposed to the smell yourself.Keeping Dog Smells Away
The easiest way to keep your
dog from smelling may be to keep them indoors all the time and away
from things that might make them smell, but this just isn't possible.
Still, there are things you can do to keep the dog smells out of your
There you have it - a pretty in depth look at getting rid of dog smells on your pet and in your home. By continuing (or starting) to be proactive about bad dog smells, it's easy to stay one step ahead of the smell and keep your house smelling great - no matter how many pets you have.
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