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    Hi Vella

    I don't often have to much of the doggy smell in my house, but when i do i sprinkle a few drops of eucalyptus oil on carpets, lounges, chairs etc, eucalyptus is a great air freshener, you can also mix it with water, put in spray bottle to clean kitchens & bathrooms etc.

    I also air Floyd's bedding & blankets everyday outside in the sun for a few hrs to fresh'n them up & it does get rid of the doggy smell. Floyd doesnt really get that doggy smell to often & he gets a bath or shower once a fortnight, in which he luv's as he is a water rat

    In between baths/showers I wipe Floyd down with huggies baby wipes, they smell nice,are antibacterial,ph/soap free, alcohol free & great for freshening up doggies.

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    huggies baby wipes.. thanks.

    i have just washed Millie Dog, and aired her beds, washed the cover, vacuumed all through, sprayed glen 20 over the beds too, and the carpet areas where she likes to lie.. all windows and doors are open. i can still smell dog quite strongly, even through the glen20 and airwicks. sigh.

    Deerhound, i avoid the perfume areas in dept stores, and cannot bear to be around shops selling fresh seafood. i always hate that mostly all hygiene products have their own scent, altho i like QV products, practically no scent at all!

    i have read that dogs can give off an odour if they have any skin conditions, especially seborrhea, might be worthwhile checking that out for your rescued dog vellela. my Millie has a rash, the vet thought an allergic reaction to something, and it is starting to clear up, i'm sure the vet would have noticed another skin condition when she checked her.

    the other thing i am wondering about too, my Millie has prednisone tabs at the moment, and antibiotics too. would these things be making the doggie odour stronger? her breath is ok, not at all offensive, the vet was happily astounded at her teeth, they are very good. short haired dog, no daggy bits attached, i have no idea on anal sacs, but it's not a fecal sort of smell.

    i think it's probably just me.
    Last edited by zen; 09-30-2009 at 02:52 PM.

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    Zen - this is amazing. Penny is on antibiotics also!

    I have been doing a little internet research. Baking soda sprinkled on the carpet neutralises dog smells. Also good in the vacuum cleaner. I am going home to check the filter on mine to make sure it is nice and clean.

    Eucalyptus (spell?) oil is supposed to fabulous also. Burn in oil burner with water, Dilute in some water and spray in air and on carpet. Evidently its really good to stop puppy peeing in the same place.

    All these things I am going to try!

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    we might have hit on it then vellela! the odour might not be as strong once our dogs are done with medications, and settle in well.. here's hoping hey?

    i really do not like eucalyptus. lavendar or rose maybe.
    Last edited by zen; 09-30-2009 at 03:49 PM.

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    got it.

    Dog odor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    look down to Unnatural Sources of Odour on pet dogs,

    Some medications, such as antibiotics, taken by mouth or antiseptics or medicated shampoos used on the skin can produce odours that owners may find unpleasant.
    i have both the antibiotics, and the medicated shampoo. poor Millie dog will smell better eventually.

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    Our cat has peed on carpet upstairs and when our cocker was a puppy he added to it. We have tried everything, I think it is too deep in the underlay....up comes the carpet

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    I vacc the house very regularly...mop with a nice smelling disinfectant and burn soft smelling candles (strawberry is my fav ). I have sheets on all the lounge chairs that get changed every cpl of days and cushion covers are washed every 2 weeks....just to keep everything fresh.
    The carpets get either steam cleaned or dry cleaned every 6 months too.

    When I have visitors comming over, I spray some "no vac" (for pet odours) on the carpets for an extra fresh/clean smell

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    I'd suggest a few things... when I vaccuum I put a tissue with some essential oil on it (something citrusy or peppermint is always nice) so when I vaccuum all the 'fumes' just come out of the vaccuum cleaner and makes the whole house smell nice! Usually lasts a few vaccuums, but whenever you clean the bag out - just replace a tissue with more oil on it. I also make my own aromatherapy room sprays in a spritzer bottle (this can be sprayed directly onto yourself, your clothing, your lounge, your bed linen - anywhere!) its filled with water and about 20 drops of essential oil. I have a bottle in a few different rooms to spray whenever I feel the need. And its good for the environment - no nasties!!!
    As for oil burners, I also make soy wax melts, which sit on top of your oil burner and slowly melt away releasing the fragrance. You don't add water or oil - just the wax melt. Its like a candle, but without the wick in it. And soy wax is also good for the environment!

    A few ideas there for you but the spritzers are definately easy to make up etc without feeling guilty about spraying toxic chemicals into the air (and breathing it in yourself!)

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