Baking soda offers many great grooming properties for your dog. If you don’t have time for a full bath, baking soda can help your dog smell better until he can get a full wet bath. Baking soda can also add sheen to your pup’s coat. A dry shampoo bath is easy with baking soda and a drop of essential oils while a wet bath can become an odor eliminating bath with baking soda added to water. Mix the two and make a baking soda paste to freshen your dog’s scent before brushing out. If your dog has any skin troubles, you can make your own baking soda shampoo to avoid harsh soaps and chemicals while still getting your dog clean. Baking soda is a known flea killer, so if fleas or other parasites are a problem, a baking soda bath can help kill fleas naturally and neutralize odors as well.
Though there is nothing scary about baking soda, your pup might not be super excited about baths anyway. If he has itchy skin, water alone, especially water which is too warm, might cause more irritation to his skin. Ease this pain by trying a dry shampoo with baking soda before giving your dog a wet bath. A treat always help to ease anxieties too.
Your dog should already know how to play and get dirty. Baking soda is a great odor neutralizer, so when your dog is in the doghouse for getting smelly, get him back out and into your lap with a baking soda bath. You can have a great smelling best-in-show dog instead a paw-ful smelling pet to cuddle.