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Green Grooming with Baking Soda
A fantastic dog-grooming helper

Baking soda is a key ingredient when it comes to grooming.

•Keep your dog brushes clean by soaking them in a small basin in a solution of warm water and 1 teaspoon baking soda. Rinse and air dry.

•Give your dog a dry bath by sprinkling her with baking soda. Rub it in, then brush it out.

•For a wet wash, combine 3 tablespoons baking soda with 1 teaspoon dishwashing liquid and 1 teaspoon baby oil in a spray bottle. Spritz your pets, then wipe them dry.

•For healthy teeth and gums, dip a damp, soft brush in baking soda and gently brush your dog’s pearly whites.

•Maintain your pet’s dental hygiene by rinsing her mouth regularly with a solution of 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon baking soda in 1 cup of warm water.

•If you trim your dog’s toenails and accidentally cut too close and draw blood, dip the affected nail in baking soda, then apply pressure to stop bleeding.

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Submitted by Carolyn | September 20 2011 |

Love that baking soda. Also, sprinkle it on carpets, let sit, then vacuum to remove pet odors.

Submitted by Anonymous | October 31 2011 |

These are all great ideas and I am being serious when asking this question, but please explain how to go about making this point happen with our pets:

* "Maintain your pet’s dental hygiene by rinsing her mouth regularly with a solution of 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon baking soda in 1 cup of warm water."

I mean they can't gargle like we humans do and spit it out. How does this work?

Thank you

Submitted by Paul | June 22 2014 |

I have the same question as the previous comment. Also, I'm guessing the solution of baking soda, soap, and baby oil needs water as well? I'm thinking it would be hard to get a solution like to spray very well. Not only that, but it seems to me that spraying a dish detergent solution on a dog is kind of harsh, don't you think?

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