As I write this post, it’s pouring down rain. The dogs are asleep,but eventually they’ll make it outside for a potty break. When they were puppies they hated going out in the rain. I hated standing in the rain encouraging them to “go potty for mommy.” Now, they see a rainy day as an opportunity to race like the wind through mud puddles, chasing each other, rolling down hills, exploring through the woods. By the end of the day, our house is filled with a lovely aroma. Wet Dog Smell.
Rodrigo after a bath. I couldn’t photograph Sydney, because she was glued to my side as I snapped away.
We’ve tried all kinds of conditioning sprays and we just ended up with wet dog + the scent of the day. But not anymore. Last night, Johan sprayed the dogs with a new (new to us) Bath Fresh Mist that smells of Kiwi and Mango. Yummmm. A day later, the dogs still smelled like they’d just had a bath. Ahhhh, could it be that we found a solution to our wet dog smell?
The bonus is that their coats look and feel like they’ve had a bath. This time of year is so hard, because we want to stick to a bathing schedule of every 4 to 6 weeks, but the wet dog smell tempts us to step that up to every other week, which is terrible for their skin. Now we have fun burying our faces into their coats to take a big whiff – wow they smell nice.
I’m sure that anyone walking into our house would probably pick up a small whiff of the wet dog smell, but that’s better than being hit in the face and if you’re a dog owner, you know what I mean. So check it out and tell me what you think.
So, what do you do to combat the wet dog smell?