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Our beagle, Honey, is like our child. We hug her, kiss her, snuggle with her and know that she gives us unconditional love in return. The love of a dog is a wonderful thing. However, there are times when I just don’t want to be around her. Why? Because she smells. I’m not talking about the normal dog smell; all dog owners love that smell. I am talking about when she stinks to high heaven.
How to make your dog smell better
There are 3 common smells I run into with Honey, and there are very easy ways to get rid of them.
1. Stinky coat
Honey, like most dogs, loves to find that one gross spot in the yard and roll around in it. Repeatedly. If we let her, she will spend an hour out there rolling around getting good and smelly! I’m not sure what the purpose of this exercise is… is she trying to get the smell on her, or get her smell on the spot? Either way, her stinky coat needs a good washing.
How do you get rid of a smell on a dog’s coat? This one is obvious… you bathe her. There isn’t a miracle cure you can spray on your dog to instantly get rid of smells in their fur. As far as I know, there isn’t a good doggy perfume on the market. Until that happens, a good old-fashioned bath is in order.
2. Stinky butt
Yep, I said it. My dog’s butt smells. Not too surprising right? This isn’t really a problem because I don’t stick my nose up to her butt like other dogs. However, there is such a thing as an anal gland. For most dogs, the anal glands will release a small amount of fluid every time they go #2. Sometimes they don’t release enough fluid or get full and will leak at the most inopportune times… like when your dog is laying on your couch.
How do you get rid of an anal gland smell? This smell usually means that the anal sac may need to be emptied. Apparently, it isn’t too difficult to do, but if you don’t fancy doing this yourself, you can ask your vet or groomer to do it for you.
3. Stinky breath
We try to brush Honey’s teeth as often as possible, but she still has a problem with bad breath. One of the sources of bad breath in dogs comes from bacteria on the tongue. If you think about it, it makes sense. She uses her tongue to give herself a bath, eat random things in the yard, and who knows what else. Her tongue has got to be full of bacteria.
How do you get rid of dog bad breath? To address the bacteria on Honey’s tongue, we have been using the Orapup Starter Kit. The kit includes 1 Orapup brush and 1 (2-oz.) bottle of Beef and Bacon Lickies. We just put some Lickies on the Orapup brush and she licks the brush. Orapup Lickies have natural enzymes that help to treat bad breath and reduce plaque and tarter build-up. She loves the taste of the Lickies and will lick the brush until she gets rid of it all!
The Orapup brush has ultra soft bristles that loosen the smelly bacteria on her tongue and then the 4 built in scrapers collect and remove the bacteria and residue.
Want more information about the Orapup brush and Lickies? Check out this video…
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Does your dog smell? How do you deal with it?