How can I freshen my dog? Here’s What to Do Next

5 Ways to make your dog smell better:

How can I freshen my dog?

How to Make Your Dog Smell Good Naturally

Bathing is the number one way to make your dog smell nice, but we dont recommend bathing them every day. Bathing too frequently can upset the balance of natural oils on your dogs skin and coat, which can cause dry and itchy skin. But without one, it can be tricky to keep your dog smelling good.

Muddy walks, rough and tumble in the garden, and rainy days can all contribute to that wet dog smell. Here are some top tips to make your dog smell fresher for longer:

Brushing and combing your dog’s fur will help keep their coat clean. Brushing through the fur not only removes dirt, debris, and loose hair. It also helps to evenly distribute natural oils throughout your dog’s coat and skin, leaving it shiny and healthy.

While a bath isn’t always best for your dog, you can keep their paws clean. Fill a bowl with lukewarm water and gently massage their feet to remove any mud or grit. Washing muddy paws eliminates yeast and bacteria, which can cause foul odour and irritation.

How can I freshen my dog?

Your dog’s bed can harbour all kinds of germs and bacteria, so it’s no surprise it can get pretty smelly. So it’s best to wash your dog’s bedding regularly to keep it clean and fresh. Always opt for a machine washable bed and spruce it up with a bed freshening spray between washes (coming soon to C&G!).

Keep up with grooming

Dogs groom themselves, but that doesn’t need mean they don’t need your help. Help your dog stay clean (and healthy) by doing the following:

  • Brush your dog’s coat regularly to prevent unpleasant odours and manage shedding.
  • Gently rinse your dog’s coat and feet after they get dirty from playing outside.
  • Bathe your dog as needed (talk to your vet for recommendations).
  • Gently remove dirt and crust from around your dog’s eyes with a soft damp cloth anytime you notice it.
  • Wipe the fold and flaps of dog ears with a clean damp cloth every few weeks.
  • Trim the coat, and hair between your dog’s paw pads, as needed.
  • Clip dog nails regularly and take good care of paws.
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    Does your house smell like a kennel? Would you even know if it did? You’re probably used to that dog smell, so you need to outsource an olfactory second opinion.

    If the verdict is yes, it’s time for a deep clean. Those puppy selfies of you guys snuggling in bed and on the couch are adorable, but that pooch perfume seeping into your upholstery isn’t so cute.