Cocker Spaniel Doggie Aroma – How To Stop It

Cocker Spaniel Doggie Aroma – How to Stop It

Have you ever walked in someone’s house and could instantly tell they have a pet? Why is it that even though you have pets your house does not smell of dog? How about your car? Does it smell like a dog lives inside of it? Does my Cocker Spaniel stink? Chances are you may a have become immune to the dog odor in your home. However it is a sure bet that visitors get a whiff of the Cocker Spaniel doggie aroma.

Let’s not kid ourselves, dogs can smell pretty bad some times. Especially, during the spring when it rains a lot, the wet dog odor becomes very noticeable. Other sources of odor can be urine from accidents left behind during house breaking a puppy or the dog playing in dirt. Germs your dog carries in eat away at the dead skin flakes and produce a foul odor by themselves. All can contribute to unpleasant lingering odors.

Ok, so I admit it, my Cocker Spaniel stinks. Not all the time, but enough that it’s noticeable at various time. Here are a few suggestions to significantly reduce the odors in your home. Surprisingly, they do not take a lot of effort and your sniffer will be better off afterwards.

First let’s start with the Cocker Spaniel. It’s a good idea to give a dirty dog a bath as often as it may require. Bathing a dog everyday is not recommended because it will dry out the dogs coat and skin. As a rule of thumb, once every three to four weeks is normal. Cleaning the dog’s paws is also a good idea since they track in all kinds of dirt and odors. If your dog likes to swim, than a good rinse off should be given to wash away murky water, sand and dirt.

Brushing the dog daily, even if it’s for five minutes will help keep the dog coat shiny, healthy and clean. Good grooming is essential to having a healthy and happy pet. This also allows some time for a little bonding time during the process. There are also dog sprays you can try after brushing. A light mist spray on the dog works wonders leaving a nice clean fresh scent.

The next place to check is the dog bedding or where ever he spends the most time. This should be cleaned at the slight hint of doggie aroma. A light mist of dog spray after cleaning will help as well. Bedding materials such as cedar wood shavings or chips are also helpful.

Cleaning up old accidents on carpets can be done by sprinkling baking soda on the spots. This little gem works very well. Allow enough time for the power to absorb the odor before vacuuming. If the odors are still present repeat the process. Next time your dog has an accident in the house use baking soda to absorb the waste.

There are also a number of products available from your local pet shop to help rid of old orders. If the carpet is heavily soiled then a deep cleaning by a professional would be the place to start. They are better prepared and equipped to handling odor problems. This will give you a running start on maintaining the carpets after they are done.

To freshen up the air in your home you can supplement your efforts with candles and aerosol sprays. This will quickly permeate your home with pleasant smells and cover up left over odors. There are also all kinds of automatic air freshener devices that will spray the air throughout the day that are convenient.

Last but not least, cleaning and disinfecting the kennel area and dog crate on a regular basis will put on the finishing touches. A cleaning solution of 8 parts water to 1 part bleach works very well. Make sure to rinse well with fresh water. Now a days you can buy cleaning solutions that include bleach. These make an excellent alternative.

So as you can see doggie aroma can start fermenting from various sources. But the battle is ours to win. By doing the suggested remedies you will be well on your way to eliminating Cocker Spaniel doggie aroma and get back to a fresh smelling house.

Source by Charlie Draper

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