Once upon a time, I thought that having a short haired dog would mean less grooming, less hair and less shedding. BA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA! What a fool! Oh man, you guys. WHY DIDN’T ANYBODY TELL ME?! My puggle, Kolchak, sheds like it’s his job. I honestly can’t believe this dog isn’t BALD yet. I quickly learned that if I didn’t want to live in a house where there were fur tumbleweeds everywhere and dog hair in, on and around everything, I would have to figure out some shedding solutions for short hair dogs. We’re sharing what works for us.
Do you hate that your dog tends to loose that “freshly bathed” scent between trips to the groomer?
Or maybe, you hate that they smell fine when they’re dry, bit like a wet mop when they’re damp?
We gotcha covered and the solution is SO SIMPLE.
You can make a simple, great smelling grooming spray with ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen.
Here’s what you need:
- a spray bottle
- flavour extract (like the kind made for cooking. We prefer to use alcohol free extracts. There isn’t much alcohol in there, but what little there is could dry out your dog’s skin, especially if they’re predisposed to the itchies.)
Simply take 1 ounce of your favourite flavouring (or flavourings, dont be afraid to mix and match, we’ve discovered some great flavours!) and pour it into a spray bottle. Fill bottle with water and shake.
Liberally spray your dog and allow to dry naturally. After a spray down with this mix, anytime Felix gets wet, he smells great. I love vanilla because it makes him smell like a cookie!
Do you have any simple tips for fighting canine odor?
Kol’s Note: Thanks to Jana from Dawg Business for pointing out something important! This spray is only meant to help with that pesky, eau de dog smell that dogs get from time to time. If your dogs has a persistent bad smell, that can be a sign of a serious health issue. If you find yourself needing a grooming spray more often than every month or so, talk to your vet and groomer about why.
Kol’s Note: I think we’ve all dealt with smelly dogs. I totally admit that in the winter, the Felix smells like a foot pretty much all the time. You can’t bath your dogs every week. It would be a total time suck, plus it’s not very good for their skin. Frequent baths can actually dry your dog out and make them itchy. So how do you combat that doggy smell without sudsing them up?