by Doris Donnerman
(last updated February 17, 2009)
If you are a pet owner, I'm sure you've had that lovely experience of having your pet come into the house smelling absolutely vile. Bad smells can come from just about anywhere, and sometimes, regardless of the source, you just need to get that smell out. As a pet owner, you need to know the right techniques to use when your pet comes home smelly, and fortunately there are ways to deal with that. One of the tricks you can try to rid your pet of unpleasant smells is to use tomato juice to neutralize and thus remove the smell.
You've probably heard of using tomato juice to get rid of the skunk smell, and fortunately you can use that same trick to get rid of any unpleasant smell. All you need to do is to go to the store and buy the appropriate amount of tomato juice. If you have a particularly large dog, then you'll probably need a lot of tomato juice, and I know this could be expensive, but I'm sure you'll find the expense work the result. Take your dog outside if you can (and if you can't take your dog outside, put it in the bathtub, and put coverings on the counters and floor so they don't get too messy from the tomato juice), and then you can proceed to use the tomato juice. You'll want to completely douse your pet in the solution, so that the tomato juice can really work its magic. Once your pet is completely covered in the tomato juice, then let the juice soak and sit for ten to twenty minutes, depending on the intensity of the bad smell. After you've let the solution soak for a few minutes, you can then proceed to give your pet a real bath. Have some heavy duty soap on hand so you can really scrub the tomato juice (and hopefully the smells with it) out of your pet.
You might have to do this a couple of times depending on the intensity of the bad smells on your pet, and so you'll need some patience. Also, you might want to do this with rubber gloves. The tomato juice is messy and can really stain your skin and clothes. You'll want to wear your rubber gloves, and also dingy clothes that you don't really care about. This process is a messy one, and one that necessitates some diligence and dedication. If you've tried the tomato juice bath a few times, and the smells are still there, then you might want to take your pet into the groomer where they have more intense methods of removing bad smells.
A smelly pet is no fun for anyone, and so if your pet comes home smelling of nasty smells, take action and remove them. It's not difficult to remove those smells—you just have to persevere in your washing and you'll find smell elimination success!
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