April showers may bring May flowers, but they definitely bring home a dirty dog! After a long walk filled with playing and wrestling in the mud, did you know there are solutions to cleaning your pup other than the much dreaded “bath time”? Here are 5 simple ways to clean your dog at home without a trip to the groomers.
Use a Pet Wipe
Brands such Burts Bees, BARK Beauty, and Natures Miracle offer convenient and quick methods of removing dirt and grime from fur. This is a must have for any on-the-go dog owner!
Try a De-Shedding Tool
For all of the non-hypoallergic dog owners of the world, this little tool is your best friend! Using a de-shedding tool such as the FURminator or Dakpets grooming tool will help reduce the amount of dirt and allergens trapped in your dog’s coat.
Use Dry Shampoo for Dogs
Not just for humans, many commercial brands now offer this quick fix for cleaning up and removing that “wet dog smell”.
Make Your Own Bath Soak
For those unruly dirty days, you may opt for a bath. For a more natural and less irritable method for cleaning your dog, try an Epsom salt or oatmeal bath soak like this one from The Nest. A homemade recipe like this won’t strip away too much of your dog’s natural oils and will help soothe their skin.