Whether your dog had an unfortunate encounter with a skunk or simply rolled around in freshly greased fields, an unpleasant smelling dog is not enjoyable for anyone.
So what can you do to help your dog smell fresh again?
1. Wash and brush your pet regularly
Depending on the type of coat your dog has, the recommended frequency for washing your dog can vary from 4 to 6 weeks for long-haired dogs, to 2 or 3 months for short-haired dogs. However, if your dog's coat type retains more bacteria and odors, you may need to shorten the time between baths for everyone's sake. Read our full article to learn more about this!
Once you've given your pooch a good wash, you can top it off with an eau de toilette. At Dogmä, we have 5 great fragrances to choose from, all of which match with our dog shampoos.
When it comes to brushing your pooch, this regular routine helps to remove dirt, dried saliva, dead skin cells and other debris that might otherwise give it an unpleasant odor.
Also, brushing your pet will allow the natural oils in his coat to redistribute, resulting in a shiny, healthy fur.
2. Use anti-odor products
To help fight the strongest odors such as cat, dog and skunk urine, smoke and ammonia, we recommend the amazing Loona Spray for Companion, designed to be sprayed directly on the coat without the need to rinse.
If you don't have it on hand, our NEW Odor Buster mint-scented shampoo is the best alternative to get rid of the most stubborn odors!
3. Make sure their ears and teeth are clean
Sometimes unwanted odors don't just come from the fur! To clean your dog's ears, simply use a cotton ball with a product adapted to this area. Our ear lotion, made with a gentle, moisturizing, non-greasy formula of lavender and witch hazel hydrosols and essential oils, is superb for cleaning ear debris without drying out.
It’s also important to take care of your companion's oral health. This will not only help you eliminate a buildup of bacteria causing bad breath, but also avoid more complex and expensive treatments in the long run. Check out this article if you are looking for some tips on oral hygiene for your canine.
4. Wash their bed and accessories
If all else fails, you might want to try washing their little scarves, food bowls, toys, blankets, pillows and more.
By thoroughly washing their accessories covered in dirt, bacteria and natural body oils, you can prevent odors from returning as soon as it touches these items again.
We hope these 4 tips will help you prevent your dog's unpleasant odors. If the problem persists, don't hesitate to consult your veterinarian and visit your local grooming salon!