Dogs can get smelly when their fur becomes saturated with oils and dirt between baths. This stink is tough to eliminate, but it can be controlled with a simple, safe, nontoxic baking soda-based treatment. The baking soda soaks up the oils and the odors, and it is easy to brush from your pup's fur after application. Lavender gives the dog's coat a pleasant scent while deterring bugs and other pests.
How to Make Deodorant Powder for Dogs
Sift the baking soda and the lavender into a bowl to combine. Apply the powder to your dog's coat a teaspoon at a time, working it through the fur to the skin. Let the powder sit on the dog for 10 to 15 minutes. Take care to avoid getting powder in your pup's eyes.
Groom the dog with the brush, removing the majority of the powder from her coat.
Run a baby wipe over the dog's fur to remove any remaining baking soda mixture. Avoid the dog's face and eyes.
Repeat this procedure once a month, if necessary.