My dog rolled in poo today. After 3 scrub downs with dog shampoo and another scrub down with my clarifying shampoo, he still stinks. How do I get the smell off?
By Ashley from Kansas City, MO
Try adding some baking soda to his bath water next time. That should make him smell fresh.
Once when our pooch got skunked and nothing worked, the vet's office suggested we wash her with warm water and baking soda as gritssisters suggested and then take diluted downy fabric softener and put on her and let sit for 15 minutes (it was almost impossible to get her to sit for that long but she lasted at least 10) then rinse. It did kill the odor and she was a breeze to comb out. Wondering if it may work for this too.
Would tomato juice work? They say it removes skunk odor. Good luck!
First clean dog with vinegar and water solution then shampoo iwth people shampoo. Please be careful not to get vinegar solution in his eyes. People shampoo is stronger than dog shampoo. The vinegar solution should work well. To make a gallon for future use get gallon jug 3/4 cup vinegar and the rest water, shake well. Deby
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My Golden Retriever recently needed to take medication that caused him to have loose stool which stuck to some of his fur. I have tried plain soap and water, dog shampoo, and baby wipes to clean his fur, but it still has an odor. I don't want to shave this area. Is there something I can use to clean his fur that also won't irritate his skin?
By Lois from OH
Vinegar is a good, all natural odor buster. You might try wiping the fur with a rag soaked in vinegar. I've used vinegar on some pretty smelly household cleaning jobs and it worked on everything I tried it on. (03/08/2010)
Easiest would be "Nature's Miracle" enzymatic odor remover from the store. You apply it wet and let it dry. If your dog's skin is not sensitive, you could try dampening a rag with Febreze and wetting his fur with it. (Contrary to popular belief, it is not harmful to pets, though it could be irritating to the skin if the dog is sensitive.) I would only moisten the fur around his bottom that got soiled.
If you want to bathe it again, what we have used for skunk (so I have to think it would work on stool) is baking soda, with a squirt of Dawn dish soap, and enough hydrogen peroxide to make a wet paste. Rub it in, let it soak for five minutes, then rinse well. (03/08/2010)
Not sure about the odor problem, but when my dog has residual poo on her bottom, I use a baby wipe and some baby oil to remove it. Comes right out and she never smells. (03/08/2010)
The first thing that comes to my mind is, that if you visited and paid the vet for necessary medication the vet should have a follow up answer on a safe loose stool odor in fur remover. (03/10/2010)
How about borax? It does wonders on cat urine. Good luck. (03/10/2010)