Four Ways To Reduce Your Dog’s Odour

Whether you have a huge German Shephard or a tiny little Chihuahua, there’s absolutely no doubting that you adore your canine friend.

Sometimes though, after a long walk in the rain or a few hours after eating, your dog can produce odours that are quite unpleasant. They may not bother you too much, because it’s your dog, and you are somewhat accustomed to this smell. But even then, it isn’t exactly the most pleasant smell in the world.


So based on that, we have come up with some answers for you. We have devised a list of four great ways to reduce your dog’s bodily odours, to make them more pleasant company for everyone present.

1: Watch Their Figure

And by this we don’t mean have them subscribe to Big Bodies Weekly (or something along those lines,) we mean watch what you are feeding them.

Treats are always fine in moderation, but if your dog is taking in an excessive amount of badly sourced calories this will likely affect their bodyweight, and subsequently, their odour. Unhealthy eating can also cause unpleasant odours to radiate from more rear-ended areas, if you know what we mean…

2: Cleaning Their Bedding Regularly

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This is where your dog (if he/she is anything like mine) will spend most of their time, so based on this, it is pretty obvious that keeping this area clean and free from dirt and fleas will result in a cleaner, better-smelling dog.


We recommend making this a biweekly process. Starting now, give it a try, and smell the results for yourself.

3: Make Use Of Baby Wipes

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We know that bathing your dog on a regular basis can become the most laborious (and most likely messy) time of the day, but it still needs to be done once or twice a month. If you have a particularly smelly dog, try giving them a quick once-over with baby wipes in between bath times.


Baby wipes are designed for delicate skin, and are ideal for your dog because of this. The baby wipes will help to keep your dog’s fur dirt-free and will leave a nice smell behind too. Just make sure to steer well clear of their little doggy eyes!

4: Try Pet Tek’s Pet Deodorizer

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Used alongside all of the other methods, our Pet Deodorizer can be the perfect product for eliminating your dog’s smelliness.

Our product works by targeting the toxins that lead to the production of bodily and bad breath odours. It locates these toxins, cleanses them and then eliminates them, leaving your dog’s body clean and bacteria-free. Reducing the dirt build-up and the amount of toxins, is a great way to reduce the smell.

A Clean-Smelling Dog Forever

With our easy-to-follow list, you’ll have no difficulty applying the proper steps in making your dog smell the best they possibly can. Start today and give these tips a try, we have absolutely no doubt that you’ll love the results.


Now get on the sofa and get comfy, it’s time for a snuggle with your cute and heaven-scented doggy friend!

3 Tips To Help Keep Your Dog’s Skin Healthy

Chances are, if you own a furry little friend, you probably care for their health just as much as your own. You maybe even care for theirs more, and rightfully so, because dogs are little angels and humans have done nothing whatsoever to deserve them. But, before I get too side-tracked, let’s proceed with the main point in hand here.

And that would be the healthiness and radiance of your dog’s skin. Not their fur, but the skin beneath it. And in direct relation to this, in this article we’re going to go over three tips that are easily doable to help keep your four-legged friend’s skin as clean and healthy as it can possibly be.

1: A Trip To The Groomers

 

 

 

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Now not a lot of pet owners know this, but taking your dog to the groomers not only makes them look clean and more importantly extra cute, but it also works wonders for the delicate skin beneath their thick coats too.

This is because when you unknot matted hair and clean the fur in general, any chance of skin irritation is greatly reduced. Dogs develop boils and blemishes in the exact same way we do, and by cleaning them regularly and untangling their fur, we can avoid hot spots on their skin and prevent such things from occurring.

Fear not though, you don’t have to pay to take your dog to a professional groomer all the time, because the same results can be achieved at home. Just give your dog a thorough brush and bath them once every ten days or so. Your little treasure will be cleaner than ever before!

2: Protect Them From The Sun

 

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Sunlight is harmful for dogs in the exact same way it is for us, in the sense that they can become sunburned and can develop cancer (in more extreme cases,) so we really need to keep them safe from the sun’s deadly rays.

It is easy to do though, so don’t fret too much over it. Just take the same sorts of precautions you would with a small child: don’t expose them to the sun for too long, apply some pet-friendly sunscreen, or you can even put an old t-shirt on them.

I’d opt for the latter – imagine the cute photo opportunities!

3: Try Our Pet-Tek Wild Salmon Oil

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Dogs can benefit from taking in the same vitamins and minerals we take, meaning that wild salmon works wonders for your dog’s skin.

This product is a great source of naturally-occurring omega-3 and 6 fatty-acids – DHA and EPA, that are highly beneficial because they cannot be produced internally and have to come from an external source.

These get to work by regulating the body’s oil production, which in turn prevents acne and boosts the hydration of your dog’s skin – all from simply pumping some onto their food. It is the ultimate health bomb for your little friend and is available from our stores.

Follow These Steps And Reap The Benefits

Try the three things on this list and take note of the positive results they have on your dog. Not only will it develop visibly healthier coats and skin, but they will also let you know about it because of their lifted mood from not having to scratch as often.

Now get going, and give your dog the healthy skin it deserves!

5 Must Have Items when Traveling With your Dog

It can be frustrating to travel with your dog if you are unprepared.


On a flight, there are some rules you must know ahead of time; and when you take a road trip your dog may get stressed-out if you don’t arrange a comfortable place for them in your car. From traveling on airplanes to cars to just trekking the streets, here is all you need to make a successful trip with your dog.

Comfortable Collars and leashes

When traveling with your dog, you need to monitor and keep control of them while also dragging around luggage, possibly a kennel, and other supplies.  A waist-clip and fixed-length leashes will give you ease to handle your dog as you move, it allows you to control your dog using your waist so that your hands are free to handle other things.


A fixed length leash enables you to maneuver your dog quickly in any direction and be able to easily pull them closer to you when needed.

Carriers

If you’re traveling on an airplane you will need to have a comfortable, well ventilated carrier well ventilated comfortable, well ventilated carrier with you for your small dog, or a sturdy and secure crate for your large dog.  A carrier/crate gives your dog a secure place to stay while traveling. You should check with the airline in advance to see if your crate meets the airline's pet guidelines or your pet might not be allowed onboard (each airline may have different requirements, so ensure you check prior to each trip). The airline may also have age and/or health requirements depending on your destination, and may ask you for veterinary documents/certificates as proof of your Dog’s health. 

Carriers can also be very handy if you will be doing a lot of walking, they let you hold your pet under your arm or on your back to keep them out of harms way.  

A Towel

It is often best not to feed your dog before traveling as they can get an upset stomach or diarrhea. If you are travelling by air you are required to have a leak proof crate/carrier with absorbent materials inside.  If travelling by car, schedule bathroom stops and be prepared for any mess by carrying a towel.

Food

Your dog will need food once you reach your destination, ensure you bring a generous supply of your dog’s current food as you may be unable to find the exact food brand your dog is used to after you arrive. Keeping your dog on it’s current food is important because it will drastically reduce any stomach upsets while on your journey.  This food tip should also be considered in regards to your dog’s treats. 

Toys

Just like you, your pet can get bored. Ensure you have some toys with you so that your dog stays entertained.

Conclusion

Consider all of the above points to make your journey with your pet more enjoyable, and don’t forget to bathe your pet ahead of the journey.  A clean, fresh smelling dog looks brighter and is more comfortable.

A New Addition To The Home: A Puppy Needs For The First Month

Getting a new puppy is an exciting time in a household. The sweet little face that you have picked out is going to be with you for years, and you want to start out on the best note possible. You already have a crate to bring the pup home in and probably a few toys as well, which is a great way to make a new dog feel at ease.

The first 30 days are filled with excitement and learning for your new canine and starting to build trust from day one will make things flow smoothly in the months to come. Building trust with a dog is easiest when the are still puppies, and you can start the moment your new furball gets home.

Potty Training

First, start with building a potty routine for your new canine. Before you bring them into the house, let the puppy spend a bit of time outside and once he/she has gone to the bathroom, praise them. Making time first thing in the morning and just before bedtime is the perfect way to build a daily routine and a potty time ritual for your new puppy. Puppies often need more bathroom breaks because they do not have a developed bladder yet, so after playtime, make sure you take your puppy outside for a bathroom break.

Building Trust and Bonding

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Now it is time to bring them inside and let them see their new home. Find a spot on the floor or the sofa and give your puppy some undivided attention. Get your puppy used to you touching his ears, tummy, tail, and paws. Doing this will build trust between you and your new dog. Try using an essential massage oil, just make sure that you take cues from your puppy. If they back away from the scent, give them another option. You will find a scent that your puppy likes, and he/she will be rewarded with a bonding massage.

Feeding Time

Check what type of food your puppy was being fed before you bring them home and have that type of food available for them. Puppies have sensitive tummies, and you do not want to change their food quickly. If you decide to change their food, start by adding a little bit of the new food into the food they are used to. This will give your puppy the time they require to adjust to new food. You can also add Wild Salmon Oil to their wet or dry food to give them necessary DHA to help with brain development, give them a soft, healthy coat, and help build their immune system. Also, try hand feeding a bit of kibble to your puppy every day. Hand feeding can help prevent food aggression and will teach them to take things nicely from your hand without the nips or bites.

Puppies are like newborn children and will need a lot of your attention. If you take the time to build a routine for your new furry friend as well as build trust between you, your new puppy is going to have a head start on making your home feel like their own. Let everyone in the household get involved with daily routines and playtime as well as feeding time for the best outcome. Happy Puppy Parenting!