You should clean a dog that has been rolling in dead things by bathing, brushing, or making use of natural remedies such as a mixture of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda.
If your dog has been rolling around in dead things, the next course of action is to ensure that such a pooch goes through a thorough grooming exercise by either bathing or brushing such a pooch.
If you’re able to catch your dog rolling around in dead things relatively early, the chances are that you will be able to get rid of the majority of the oils responsible for the characteristic bad odor by brushing the pooch’s coat.
You have the option of brushing your dog’s coat with a host of brush types ranging from bristles to slicker brushes, rake brushes, or pin brushes, just to mention a few. But your choice of brush should ultimately be influenced by the texture of your fido’s coat.
Once you’re done brushing a dog that has been rolling around in dead things, the next point of action is to bathe the pooch with warm water and shampoo.
If you’re to eliminate the smell of dead things from your pooch’s coat, the shampoo to be used, apart from being used, must also have special degreasing properties. This property enables the shampoo to break down the scent oils, thereby making it easier to get them out of a pooch’s coat.
Also, when you’re done bathing the pooch, ensure to thoroughly rinse the pooch and clean up moisture with a dry towel. Failure to properly rinse the shampoo off your dog’s body is counterproductive, and you may occasionally catch the smell of a dead animal from your dog’s coat.
What Natural Remedies Can I Use To Get The Smell Of Dead Things Off My Dog’s Body?
Apart from brushing and shampooing, there are some tested and trusted home remedies with which you can completely eliminate the smell of dead things from your canine buddy’s body.
Some of these natural home remedies that are effective at removing the smell of dead things on a dog include:
A Mixture Of Baking Soda And Hydrogen Peroxide
One time-tested means of getting rid of unsavory odors from a dog’s body is by making use of a proportional mixture of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda.
This mixture is typically prepared by mixing together a liter of 3% hydrogen peroxide and ¼ of a cup of baking soda in a sizable bowl.
One or two teaspoons of grease-cutting liquid soap are also typically added to this mixture to facilitate the removal of oils that have been attached to a pooch’s body by rolling around in dead things.
Once this mixture has been prepared, you should rub it into the affected pooch’s coat – taking special care to avoid the eyes and lips – and leave it in for a few minutes, at most. Hydrogen peroxide can be quite harsh on the skin, and leaving it too long on a dog’s coat can lead to the coat getting bleached.
Hence, once the stipulated time is up, ensure to properly and thoroughly rinse off the mixture from the pooch’s body and wipe up remnants with a dry towel.
Additionally, if you’re preparing hydrogen peroxide to use on your dog, you’ll need to put on protective gear such as gloves, goggles, and an apron. You can also leave one or two drops of mineral oil in your fido’s eyes for protection.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apart from hydrogen peroxide, another home product that has proven to be useful in getting rid of the smell of dead animals on dogs is apple cider vinegar.
By mixing apple cider vinegar with a deodorizing shampoo and applying this mixture on a pooch, you not only break down the oils responsible for the characteristic bad odor that comes with rubbing against dead animals, but you can also get rid of this unsavory smell.