How to get rid of new puppy smell?

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  1. TheMonarch macrumors 65816

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    Hello all,

    I just got a Golden Retriever pup, given to me by a good friend. I got him not even an hour ago, and right now it smells a bit too much like dog. Is there a quick and safe way to reduce the smell until I am able to give him a bath? [Its also 2am right now]

    I'll buy all the supplies I need tomorrow, but right now he doesn't even have a bed yet, so I was wondering how to deal with him :D

    Thanks
     
  2. Ntombi macrumors 68040

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    If he's younger than 8 weeks old, he may be too young to bathe. Make sure you buy puppy shampoo tomorrow.

    For tonight, dampen a washcloth with warm water, and very diluted very mild soap--the mildest you have. Nothing antibacterial, nothing harsh, and really dilute it. Rub the warm slightly soapy washcloth over the pup, and rinse really well. Try not to get him completely wet, though, if he's really young. And dry him very well.

    Don't get water in the ears.
     
  3. JNB macrumors 604

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    Puppies (and kittens, and human babies, etc) smell the way they do for a reason. Learn to live with it, it will be gone soon enough, and you'll miss it. ;)
     
  4. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Febreeze?


    I think you should try a baby shampoo until you can run to the pet store and buy a real dog shampoo, and water that shampoo down.
     
  5. millerj123 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, just wait until you have wet-dog smell. Or, even better, wet-dog-just-rolled-in-poop. Enjoy the puppy smell. ;)
     
  6. stonyc macrumors 65816

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    Baby wipes maybe?

    Make sure to post pics in the pet thread too, please. :)
     
  7. MLeepson macrumors 6502

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    I have a puppy shih tzu and he always stinks. We usually wipe him down with baby powder scented puppy wipes. They clean him up and make him fall asleep. They're in a blue package in Petsmart (towards the back of the store)
     
  8. Iscariot macrumors 68030

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    Strike one word from your question for the answer.

    "How to get rid of new puppy?"
     
  9. redwarrior macrumors 603

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    Pay very close attention to his diet too. The quality of food not only affects his health, but his smell as well.
     
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  12. Gelfin macrumors 68020

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    Well, that familiar "new puppy smell" is actually a product of the residues of the various chemicals used in the manufacture of your new puppy. You can expect it to wear off over time, though it may take a year or more, particularly if you take your puppy in for scheduled maintenance and detailing.

    If you want to get rid of the smell faster, you can hang one of those pine tree air fresheners on his collar and/or try taking your puppy to the drive-thru at fast food restaurants and eating french fries on your puppy on the way home. Soon your puppy will just smell like french fries, which may not be much better, but that new puppy smell will be but a memory.
     
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