Like methanol sprays, chlorophyll has been said to disguise the scent of a dog in heat. The liquid form works best as it blends into the dog’s food better than the tablet form. The recommended dose is one teaspoon in the morning and another one in the evening.
Use menthol spray or balm
Probably the easiest and most effective way to mask your dog’s scent is to apply some menthol on their body. For one, dogs absolutely hate the smell of menthol. And second, you can find a bunch of menthol products (sprays, lotions, balms) in almost any pet shop.
All you have to do is rub/spray some of the menthol between their shoulders and on their tail. The strong smell will automatically cover up your dog’s odor and keep male canines at a distance.
You can also apply some menthol on your dog before taking them out for a walk. Just be careful not to apply it on broken skin or any area that your dog can lick, as menthol can cause digestive upset if consumed.
Clean your dog’s privates frequently
During their heat cycles, female dogs will have a discharge that can spread their scent all over the place. But by cleaning up their private parts, you can both mask their odor and prevent bacterial infections.
We recommend using a scented shampoo made specifically for dogs to wash the privates. Also, make sure the shampoo is pH balanced as harsh chemicals can irritate the delicate skin on those areas.
First, take your dog to the bathroom and pour some warm water over their rear end. Gently shampoo the area while wearing a glove and remove any visible residue on their fur. Then, rinse the area with water and dry it with a towel.
Most dogs will naturally be grumpy during their heat cycles and protest when being washed. If you have trouble with the first method, you can use dog grooming wipes to clean their private parts instead. Using wipes is more convenient and saves time compared to washing and drying your dog 2 to 3 times a day.
Method 1Method 1 of 3:Separating the Male from the Female
- Discourage the female dog from licking off the spray by distracting her with a toy or a treat while the spray dries.
- This can be irritating to your dog