Rotting salmon, cow patties, rotting flesh… all things my adorable little lab loves to roll in. And if you have a dog that loves ‘eau du poisson’ (fish perfume) you know the gag response that comes when your dog runs back to show off their new scent. Ya – so gross! The good news – I finally found something that works to get the stench she loves so much off my pup and BONUS it’s completely chemical free!!
Cedar soap solution concentrate mixed at 15% dilution completely eliminates the smell of nasty odors – including the ones that your dog likes to roll in!! Regular bathing of your dog (which I’ll admit I don’t always do!) improves your pet’s physical comfort by removing dirt, dead skin, excess oil and shedding hair.
If you’ve never washed a dog before you are in for a treat!
I highly advise going to a pet wash or doing it outside so your home doesn’t get covered in water, soap and whatever smell you are trying to get rid of. What you’ll need to do is have someone hold a leash or tie your dog so they don’t run away half washed and covered in soapy suds! I mix the cedar soap in a garden sprayer and spray the dog down with this mix – then I rub the soap in with my hands giving her a great full body massage (this helps to get the excess soap out as well as the dandruff and dead skin). Pay special attention to the ears and private parts as this also helps rid your beloved pet of fleas… Then leave this soap on the body for a count of 5-10. Your dog may shake so wear appropriate clothing…. then rinse and wash until the water comes out clear and not soapy. If the smell is still lingering lather and repeat. You can apply cedar concentrate directly to the suspect area if it’s a super stinky treat your pet found, but remember to rinse thoroughly!!