5 Easy Ways To Keep Your Dog Smelling Wonderful Between Baths

May 14, 2016

Fresh Dog Tips

1. Brush Your Dog Regularly

Brushing will help remove the dirt, debris, and allergens your dog's coat can collect. When these build up in the fur they can contribute to a bad odor. Brushing also helps reduce shedding by removing dead or loose hairs and distributes the natural oils for a healthy and clean coat.

2. Wash Your Dog's Bedding

Your dog may have gotten a bath, but their bedding is still dirty and smelly. When they lay or sleep on their bed, the odor will transfer back onto them.

Washing their bed and any blankets or other items they sleep on will remove the body oils, which attract dirt, and bacteria that can contribute to odor.

Clean the inside cushion as well if the label says it's able to be washed. Your dog will thank you! 

3. Use A No-Rinse Dog Shampoo Between Baths

One of the best ways to keep your dog clean smelling great without going through the time and hassle of a full is to use a no-rinse, bathless foam shampoo.

Sometimes called dry dog shampoo or waterless dog shampoo, it doesn’t require any water or rinsing and it’s easy to use anywhere.

There are also spray and powder versions available, but we believe a foam mousse shampoo is the best because it will actually help clean your dog's fur, instead of just masking order like a dog cologne or perfume!

4. Provide Your Dog Good Oral Care

We care for our teeth every day. We should do the same for our dogs! Dogs can get many of the same types of dental problems as humans, like tartar/plaque buildup and gum disease. These lead to bad breath and other health issues.

Doing things like brushing their teeth and having them chew on dental bones are helpful.

But brushing isn’t always and option and some dogs are very resistant to it. An easy solution is adding a water additive to your dog’s drinking water. A good water additive will keep their breath fresh, fight plaque/tartar buildup, and extend the time between teeth brushing or cleaning.

5. Maintain A Healthy Diet And Digestive System

An unhealthy diet and cheap, low-quality dog food can contribute to odor and flatulence. A good, natural dog food will help keep your dog healthy. 

Probiotics for dogs are also a fantastic way to promote a healthy digestive system, better nutrient absorption, and maintain a balance of good bacteria in the gut.


Your dog may not always smell like they just had a bath, but these 5 easy tips will keep your furry family smelling fresh and as huggable as ever!

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