Fox Poo remover shampoo. Any recommendations?

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JonHammIsMyJamm Thu 16-Apr-20 16:15:24

Hi all.

I’ve got a HUGE fox poo fan. He loves it and seems to find it at least 4x a week. I’ve tried a few dog shampoos which specifically mention fox poo but tbh, they don’t seem to work very well. They get him visibly clean but the odour remains, just with a faint smell of shampoo over the top envy <<<not envy!

If you’ve found a shampoo that works on fox poo stink, what is it and where can I buy it under covid conditions?


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FlabberMcBlasted Thu 16-Apr-20 16:19:30

I think ketchup is the recommend cleaner.

JonHammIsMyJamm Thu 16-Apr-20 16:29:42

Really? That’s a new one

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ThatLibraryMiss Thu 16-Apr-20 16:56:37

I thought it was ketchup (or tomato juice) for skunk smell - not a problem we have to deal with over here.

My friend the dogwalker reckons Head & Shoulders is the shizz.

InAPrettyCabinet Thu 16-Apr-20 17:01:07

There is a dog shampoo called fox poo!

JonHammIsMyJamm Thu 16-Apr-20 17:02:00

The one in the black tube with yellow label? We’ve got it. It doesn’t work, despite what the reviews say sad

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inwood Thu 16-Apr-20 17:03:00

We've resorted to ketchup before and then normal shampoo. I have a Fox 💩 fan too.


exLtEveDallas Thu 16-Apr-20 17:03:12

Neat tomato ketchup directly over the poo and rub in well. Wash out with washing up liquid and water (just in that area). Rinse well.

RottDog never met a poo or dead thing she didn’t want to roll in. Ketchup was the bomb.

JonHammIsMyJamm Thu 16-Apr-20 17:03:19

Problem with ketchup is that I then have to wash him again, I don’t really want to have to do a double cleanse on the dog. Plus obviously it contains garlic and I don’t really want him ingesting it.

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JonHammIsMyJamm Thu 16-Apr-20 17:05:32

They are truly disgusting aren’t they? The sheer joy on his face when he is rolling in it is hilarious though, for about 0.03 seconds and then I remember the fannying about and fuss he’s just signed us up for hmm

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PerfectionistProcrastinator Thu 16-Apr-20 21:38:41

What breed of dog do you have?

I’m a dog groomer. My colleague always recommends the ketchup thing but I’ve never tried it myself and never needed to.

We get plenty coming in who have rolled in fox poo. When bathing a dog we dilute shampoo in a jug with water and use a shower puff to scrub the coat.

For fox poo I’d rinse the area well first, dunk the shower puff in the shampoo solution and scrub the affected area. Rinse and repeat.

JonHammIsMyJamm Thu 16-Apr-20 21:54:26

He’s a lab. I do scrub the shampoo in with a bristly brush to get it into his double coat.

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JonHammIsMyJamm Thu 16-Apr-20 21:57:58

I’ll try your tips though, thank you @PerfectionistProcrastinator

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fitflopqueen Thu 16-Apr-20 21:59:51

i have a poo rolling loving spaniel, if she has been in something stinky the ketchup does work best, mine gets put in the shower, rub the ketchup in then follow with the shampoo (we have an Aldi pet one at present). We are lucky as we are bordered by a river and she swims after mucky rolling which gets most yuck off.

StillMedusa Thu 16-Apr-20 23:57:29

Another fox poo fan here (well doggo is, I'm not!)
Ketchup then a good rinse then ordinary dog shampoo (I have one that smells like baby powder smile ) and I have a wet, grumpy but clean smelling dog.
Nothing makes my heart sink quite like spotting her doing that shoulder drop...

villainousbroodmare Fri 17-Apr-20 00:09:21

Washing up liquid on the poo area. It cuts that awful filthy grease. Then rinse and normal dog shampoo all over. Mine used to be a fiend for it. Has only done it once in the last year or more. The worst was four (4) times in 36 hours.

FlaskMaster Fri 17-Apr-20 00:13:29

I used washing up liquid too, but fortunately it was a one off. It's not very good for their skin, so if it's 4 times a week that might not be the thing to try. Nothing else I tried got the smell out though, it's so terrible!

Kiln Fri 17-Apr-20 00:14:39

If you don't want to use ketchup, try white vinegar

vanillandhoney Fri 17-Apr-20 07:10:41

She won't get sick from ingesting a tiny bit of ketchup. Garlic is fine for dogs in small quantities smile in fact Victoria Stilwell used to recommend it to encourage dogs to eat if I recall correctly!

Ketchup on the fox poo, scrub in thoroughly, then shampoo over the top and rinse.

exLtEveDallas Fri 17-Apr-20 08:37:18

We put a teaspoon of ketchup in our female dogs food. It stops her pee ‘burning’ the grass. She’s still going strong at 10 smile

MortyFide Fri 17-Apr-20 08:45:00

I had a working terrier who did this almost daily OP - many a time DH drove home with his head out the window, gagging.

If I'm honest there is virtually nothing that will get the stink out fully, we just grew accustomed to the faint foxy aroma and reassured ourselves that at least with all the bathing and shampooing, her coat was definitely clean. We did have a green shampoo with aloe that was quite effective, but sadly she died last year and I chucked the bottle away because I couldn't look at it. sad I forget what it was called, it had a big W on the clear bottle I think.

The smell does fade after a few days once it's out, but then they just do it again.

The worst thing she ever rolled in was pheasant shit, that actually smelled worse than rotting seagull. <bork>

yearinyearout Fri 17-Apr-20 08:46:28

Soda water is great, much less messy than ketchup. Work it into the offending area, rinse off and shampoo normally. It's saved us many a whiffy drive home.

JonHammIsMyJamm Fri 17-Apr-20 09:44:17

Thanks for the reassurance re ketchup ingestion smile

I’ve got some ‘non stinky stuff’ balm in the fridge for sore bits. I tried a bit of that (finger tip’s worth melted and rubbed between my palms) and it worked. So that’s another solution! Quite £££ though.

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JonHammIsMyJamm Fri 17-Apr-20 09:45:06

Soda water is a great idea for travelling though!

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