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Best shampoo for smelly dog - any recommendations?

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FallingGoldfinch Sat 04-Jul-15 12:15:59

Live in a rural area so there are daily opportunities to roll in all matter of what-have-you (fox poo, dead rabbits, piles of manure, horse mess). Also near to the beach, so fish/dead seals/seagulls too for good measure.

Ddog just generally stinks. I haven't found anything yet that can cover the smell - would love something that I could use daily in summer that left a delightful aroma of freshness and lack of dead things. Any suggestions?

Thank you!

LeChien Sat 04-Jul-15 12:21:30

I've heard tomato juice/sauce can help neutralise nasty smells.

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Sat 04-Jul-15 12:25:16

Tomato sauce is great, I keep a spare bottle of some cheap stuff for neutralising nasty, stinky niffs then just use baby shampoo to wash it off.

It's fox-poo/rotten fish heaven round these parts too.

FallingGoldfinch Sat 04-Jul-15 12:31:40

Really? I've never heard that! Does the baby shampoo stop it staining them? (She's a weimaraner so things do show up.)

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Sat 04-Jul-15 12:34:49

Mine's a border collie so she does have some white areas but I don't think I've ever known it to stain. I just use baby shampoo because I worry about it stinging her eyes soft mare that I am

AccordingToOurRecords Sat 04-Jul-15 12:41:13

Try Dirty Beastie by Wahl. Works a treat on wiffy hounds and smells pleasant too. Amazon do it ready mixed.

AccordingToOurRecords Sat 04-Jul-15 12:42:41

I have a weimeraner too, it sorts out his stinky bod no problem.

neverunderstandmen Sat 04-Jul-15 12:43:52

Try Animology - Fox Poo shampoo grin

LimeJellyHead Sat 04-Jul-15 12:45:01

Give this a try It naturally cleans dirt, grime, urine and all pongs - even the stench of fox poo. And so you don't have to keep doing a full wash, the spray should keep smells at bay too, as well as being very good for your dog's coat


This brand is also cruelty free (no animal testing) so a big thumbs up on that too.

FallingGoldfinch Sat 04-Jul-15 12:45:31

Have ordered that now, thanks AccordingToOurRecords and am off to Lidl later for cheap ketchup (she'll probably put her back out trying to eat that before I can wash it off)!

CMOTDibbler Sat 04-Jul-15 12:49:06

I use a medicated shampoo from PAH for stinky dog. DDog2 found a particularly rancid fox poo this morning by the river, and is curled up next to me after a quick wash with it and he's fine.

basildonbond Sat 04-Jul-15 12:51:27

Can I just smugly say that ddog has never rolled in anything revolting grin

however before you all throw (unsavoury) things in my direction, he is a wallower instead ...

It's possible I may have just got used to the faint whiff of Eau de Pond which emanates from his fur wink

Battleshiphips Sat 04-Jul-15 12:57:30

My ddog loves smelly water! I use funky soap dog shampoo. I think it's neem oil. He looks, smells and feels amazing for a while after. He's only a little chap, JRT crossed with a collie. He looks like a JRT with collie style neck ruff and coat! He's like a dirt magnet but the shampoo bar does the job and is all natural.

AccordingToOurRecords Sat 04-Jul-15 13:15:33

I think Weimeraners come with their own, erm fragrance��. MrExpressiveDog certainly does. He spends a lot of time in the sea which can make his coat feel horrible and adds to the general whiff. He does pay a lot of attention to his personal hygiene though��.

FallingGoldfinch Sat 04-Jul-15 16:38:12

He's lovely though basildon - the know how to get away with it, don't they?

I can't find the funky dog one on Amazon Battleshiphips - do you have a link? I'll get a few and see what works best.

Yes, they are indeed a special type of whiffiness According - mine isn't too fussed with cleaning herself; to be honest, I'm always surprised she doesn't eat her own poo, given how much she likes everyone else's . . .

Wonder why I'm even thinking of getting another? confused

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