Sunday, July 29, 2012

Good "Clean" Fun For Your Pup

Your dog just had a nice sudsy bath, is soft and fluffy and smells clean and fresh. For many dogs, this is a signal to...roll in the grass! Run through the mud! You and your pup probably don't agree on the idea of clean and fresh.

To a dog, perfume does not equal clean since it makes them different from their natural environment - not a good thing in a dogs world. Dogs prefer natural, earthy scents that smell like their natural environment.. What to do?

Dog Spa Bath Fizzies
Clean by everyone's standards:

Make bath time fun and fresh but skip the perfume.  Use soap and bath products that will neutralize odor and leave your pup smelling fresh, not flowery. Add some fun and fizz!  Dog Spa Bath Fizzies clean, deodorize and leave your dog's coat fluffy and fresh smelling. Simply dissolve one Fizzie in your dog's bath water for a fun, fizzy bath that will leave a clean, fresh scent that will live up to both you, and your dog's, standard of clean. Dog Spa Bath Fizzies are available on-line at  Paw Print Island Pet Boutique .

After you have cleaned your pup's bedding does he/she reject the "nice clean bed"?When washing your dog's blankets or bedding, keep in mind that many laundry detergents and fabric softeners have heavy floral or perfume-like scents. When laundering these items opt for fragrance free detergent and add baking soda to the wash cycle as a natural deodorizer.
Fresh Smelling Breath

Good dental hygiene is important for overall health.  In addition to a routine of  teeth brushing, munching on hard chews and treats helps prevent tarter buildup on your dog's teeth.  A variety of different types, given as a treat once a day, will result in cleaner teeth and fresher breath.  Healthy dog treats are fun and easy to make at home!

                           Crunchy Dog Treats                               

1 Cup Flour                                2 Tab. Peanut Butter   
1/4 Cup Cornmeal                      1 Egg                            
1/2 Cup Quick Oats                   1/2 Cup Water              
2 Tab. Wheat Germ
Heat oven to 400 degrees. Combine all dry ingredients.
Add peanut butter, egg  and enough water to make a dough.  
Roll into balls and flatten into cookie shapes.
                                          Bake 20 minutes. Turn oven off and let cookie sit in the
                                          oven for an additional 20 minutes.

When thinking "clean", think "fresh", and then you and your pup will agree on how things should look...and smell!

1 comment:

  1. Now I understand why Jackson will roll around in the grass, and sometimes the dirt, after we give him a bath! Thanks for the info!