Preparing pets for summer
How to stop your dog from getting smelly
Whether you’re travelling on an adventure or enjoying more time indoors, when you’re spending a lot of time with your pooch, you’ll no doubt want to keep them from getting too stinky! When a bath or shower might not be readily available, we’ve put together a handy guide for keeping your furry friend smelling as fresh as a daisy.
Brushing your dog regularly with a fine-toothed comb or metal brush will help to remove debris from their fur and stop them from smelling.
After a walk, give them a good once-over with your preferred grooming tool and remove the dirt before it becomes a problem, too.
Give dental treats
Avoid your pooch getting the well-renowned ‘dog-breath’ by giving them treats and toys that are optimised for teeth cleaning.
Dental chews or durable toys are a great way to keep your dog entertained whilst also promoting good oral hygiene!
If your pooch has got into some particularly smelly business, dog or baby wipes can be an easy alternative to a bath. Be careful to check that the brand is suitable for your dog’s skin and avoid using around the eyes, though. This is an easy way to freshen up while out and about until you can bathe your dog.
Best dog-friendy campsites
The Paddock at Robsons
Situated alongside a motorhome and caravan dealership in the heart of County Durham, The Paddock has 18 pitches with electric hook-up. Facilities include waste water and chemical disposal points, and a shower and toilet block. There is access to the river from the campsite and many lovely walks. The Paddock is located a few minutes’ drive from Hamsterly Forest, where miles of walks await. There are two dog-friendly pubs and outside seating areas at No 10 The Coffee Shop and Buon Appettito in Wolsingham, too.
Keswick Camping & Caravanning Club Site, Cumbria
A great campsite for exploring the northern Lake District, with walking trails accessible directly from the site itself. This Club site is on the shores of Derwentwater and you can enjoy dog-friendly boat rides on the lake. There are grass and hardstanding pitches with electric hook-up, a play area, toilets and showers, a washing up area and a laundry. Keswick town is within walking distance and there are dog-friendly pubs and cafés nearby, as well.
Webbox Natural Yak Cheese Bar
These Yak Cheese Bars are a tasty, long-lasting treat that is rich in protein, and helps to clean teeth and prevent tartar build up. Your dog will enjoy this chew time and time again, and you don’t need to worry about any artificial nasties here, either. Available at Morrisons stores and online at W webbox.co.uk
Webbox Natural Skin & Coat Dog Treats
These Skin & Coat Treats are made with freshly prepared salmon, which is an easily digestible protein, with added linseed that's rich in omega-3 to keep skin hydrated and prevent it from becoming dry and flaky. Your pooch will strut along proudly showing off their glossy coat after eating these treats! Available at Morrisons stores and online at W webbox.co.uk
Star pet winner
Deuce relaxing with dad – sent by Debbie via Facebook
We’ve teamed up with leading pet food brand, Webbox, to offer four lucky readers the chance to win a delicious £20 hamper of pet food for their cat or dog from the Webbox Natural range.
Connoisseur, fussy eater, or simply sensitive, Webbox Natural has something for all pets, with a range of over 50 foods containing none of the wheat, gluten or artificial nasties which can affect digestion and wellbeing. Webbox Natural products are derived from 100% natural ingredients and feature no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives – all the good stuff your furry friend needs to be naturally themselves.