I don't know whether you know this already, but baking soda does work. Just ... it's got a certain smell of its own. I can't quite describe the whiff of baking soda ... it's not exactly pleasant on its own. But it's by far, a better alternative than the present pong the Dexter and Wally been emanating.
I had them sit through a couple sessions of baking soda. First a light dusting. Then, I had a paste made which I marinade them in and let them stew for a bit - (the Furboys were not the least bit amused). Last step was to hose them over. By then, they were really upset. Three marathon showers in three days! Too much!
Determine to defeat the stink, I cornered the shivering pups with tea tree spray. And fumigate with glee! I like the smell. I know for a fact, my four legged charges may beg to differ on that ...
Satisfied with my work, it was my turn for a shower - minus the baking soda! :)
Glad you found a formula that worked! Hopefully, those bad boys won't go get all funky again right away.ReplyDelete
Baking powder works and a vinegar rinse sometimes helps. They smell like a salad for a little while, but it goes away. It leaves their coats nice and shiny, too.ReplyDelete
Poor Dexter and Wally, we were very worried about the 'stew'. We do hope our dear friends have not been cooked - indeed or made into scones........!ReplyDelete
Our own human uses the furminator spray prior to furminating for a 'pleasant' odour - however we would have to point out that we immediately look for something more to our canine taste to roll in!
Our favourite is the lovely fresh horse manure that they have loads of at the stables nearby!
Martha and Bailey xxx
im glad that you found something that works!! Those boys make me laughReplyDelete
And lukhky fur woo, baking soda is fairly inexpensive fur a kilo!ReplyDelete
I think even the expensive products use it as a base. This was a smart idea.ReplyDelete
Bleh that sounds like smelly work. Bet you're sparkling clean now :-)ReplyDelete
Crikey it sounds horrific lol. Glad you got rid of the stench. Wonder what they got up to.....?ReplyDelete
Glad you don't have to deal with the stink!ReplyDelete
I've had white vinegar work on me too. I'm glad your de-stinked!ReplyDelete
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Poor boys... being marinated in baking soda sounds dreadful... and 3 baths in 3 days is totally unacceptable!! Glad that the smell is gone now!ReplyDelete
Baking soda is used in effervescent drinks and in baking powders and as an antacid..It's smell is really very bad just like an acid..ReplyDelete
I wonder what this mystery smell is??ReplyDelete
I don't envy you in the least! It sounds like a job for a robot. You were brave.ReplyDelete
Since were back after nearly a year we checking up on all our pals and WERES are you, You didn't shrink away wiv all that washing did you.ReplyDelete
Baking soda. Who would have thought.ReplyDelete