Smelly Pets!

It's not just poor hygiene that leads to smelly pets! Read our top-to-paw tips for fresh-smelling dogs and cats in the home! Cathy, our pet health consultant, gives us her best tips and advice to turn bad pet odours into a thing of the past...

Head to paw tips for fresh smelling pets!


1. Smelly pets: the ears
Cathy says: "A pet's ears are fabulous breeding ground for bacteria and yeasts - with plenty of dark, moist nooks and crannies. Bacteria, yeasts and ear mites give off the foul odour associated with ear infections in pets. If your pet has an ear infection, you'll notice your pet rubbing or pawing his ears. This is your pet's attempt to rid itself of the pain as well as groom and clean the ear. You may also notice a squelching noise or spongy sound when you rub on the ear gently. Grooming tip: Never stick ear buds into your pets ears. Use a warm facecloth to gently wipe away dirt and debris, but never delve into the ear itself. Use a natural remedy to soothe ear pain and combat infection - one such remedy is Ear Dr formulated to treat ear infections in dogs and cats as well as reduce pain, itching and discomfort and prevent constant scratching of ears. It contains Verbascum thapsus which is an anti-inflammatory and antiseptic herb, brilliant for getting rid of smelly bacteria and it's easy to apply straight into the ear for fast relief. If you need to have your pets ears routinely checked - let a vet do it for pet safety reasons."
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2. Smelly pets: the mouth
Cathy says: "Again, bacteria can fester in the mouth and build up to create horrendously smelling pet breath! Poor mouth hygiene is not only bad for your pet's teeth and gums, but bacteria travelling from the mouth to the gut and other parts of the body is not healthy for your animal at all. Start in the mouth by spraying a natural remedy like Natura Pets Dog Breath Freshener which controls bad breath by fighting odour-causing bacteria.  Natura Pets Dog Breath Freshener is a chemical free eco-friendly natural breath freshener that cleans and deodorises teeth and gums and prevents gum infection and will leave your pooch with sweet smelling breath! Grooming tip: "Check your pets mouth for any teeth that appear to be full of plaque or for bleeding gums. Gums should be a health pink colour or blackish (depending on the breed). Use a pet suitable toothpaste and toothbrush."
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3. Smelly pets: the skin and coat

Cathy says: "Coats that get grimy and full of dirt can lead to terrible smells. Fur that becomes matted and knotted can also harbour bacteria and produce bad smells. Dogs also like to roll in smelly things - Silky is a pro! and she's white which makes it worse! This is a good reason to bath your dog, but they should never be bathed too often as, interestingly, animals that are washed too often may also become smelly, due to the body trying to overcompensate for the stripping of natural oils from the skin and coat. Always use a pet shampoo to bath your dog as shampoo formulated for people is not suitable and can damage the coat. Grooming tip: Bath your animal pet less frequently. Rather use an internal skin and coat remedy, like Feelgood Pets Skin and Coat Tonic. It has been formulated to keep skin healthy and coats in tip top condition using herbal ingredients such as Dandelion and Spirulina (a source of chlorophyll).
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4. Smelly pets: the stomach and gut

Cathy says: "Your pet is what he eats. Unsuitable table scraps and diets high in fat or deficient in omega 3 fatty acids, will also tend to result in excess flatulence and horrendous smells. Grooming tip: if you give your pet healthy animal foods or a natural diet of raw or cooked foods (like Dog-O-Bone or Vondis available at the Feelgood Health shop: Unit 6, Westlake Lifestyle Centre, Westlake, Cape Town, 021 797 0193), the result will most likely be a cleaner smelling pet! Support your pets digestion with a natural remedy that is specifically formulated with herbs that help soothe digestion. Digestive Support is formulated with Slippery Elm, Marshmallow and Liquorice which are all known to help the process of digestion run smoothly. Digestive Support comes in convenient capsule form and is taken internally. Add Flatulence Preventer to your pets daily regimen too - it's a natural 100% homeopathic remedy formulated with Chamomilla and Mag phos to naturally relieve unpleasant symptoms of flatulence and gas in pets. No more embarrassing smells!"
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5. Smelly pets: the feet and paws

Cathy says: "Animals that run around outside are bound to step in all sorts of things. Pets will clean their own paw pads, but that doesn't mean that the feet and paw pads don't need TLC! Grooming tip: Check between toes for fungal infection and keep nails trimmed (bacteria under nails can also smell horrid). Add a soothing rub of Natura Pets Snout & Paw Balm onto the paw pads to ensure good condition of paw pads. Natura Pets Snout & Paw Balm is a natural remedy that is formulated to protect the paw pads & snout and nourish them with natural ingredients that seep deep into the flesh to soften hardened pads and heal any superficial abrasions or cracking."
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