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12 Bath-Free Ways to Keep Your Pup Clean

12 Bath-Free Ways to Keep Your Pup Clean

. 3 min read

We get it—we’re no saints when it comes to bathing our pups either. Especially if your doggo does a 180 and runs away every time you try to put him in the tub. They probably need a wash more often than we give them one—but you don't necessarily have to force them in the bath or take them to the groomer every time! We rounded up some easy alternatives that'll keep your dog smelling fresh:

Cleansing Wipes

Dog Bath in a Pack
Formulated for cleaning your pup on the go, store these unscented and alcohol-free individual wipes in your bag or car to clean up that lingering dog park dirt.

BarkLogic Calming Coat & Paw Cleansing Wipes
These eco-friendly, cruelty-free wipes are infused with soothing aloe and lavender essential oil that calm your pup while wiping away grime.

PL360 Grooming Wipes
These mandarin-scented grooming wipes are made with plant-based ingredients that are gentle enough for daily use but durable enough to tackle your pup’s muddy paws.

Dry Shampoo

Fresh Dog Dry Shampoo Powder
If dry shampoo is good enough for your daily routine, why not add it to your pup’s? Sprinkle some of this pH-balanced powder on your dog’s coat to soak up smelly buildup.

Eco-Me Dry Shampoo for Dogs
The all-natural ingredients in this powder formula are food-grade and plant-based, gentle enough to freshen any breed’s fur without irritation.

DIY Doggie Dry Shampoo
Try this DIY doggie dry shampoo with ingredients you probably have on hand. Just combine baking soda, cornstarch, and your favorite non-toxic essential oil to freshen up your pup between baths.

Waterless Shampoo

Wahl No-Rinse Waterless Dog Shampoo
Made with oatmeal extract to soothe irritated skin, this no-rinse foam formula comes in two scents that leave your pup smelling fresh: coconut lime verbena and lavender chamomile.

Burt's Bees for Dogs Waterless Shampoo
This sprayable deodorizing shampoo is made with apple extract to nourish your pup’s coat and Burt’s famous honey to leave their fur looking shiny and clean.

Vet's Best Waterless Dog Bath
This aloe vera-infused foam shampoo will moisturize your pup's coat. And the formula won’t wash off topical flea control products.

Deodorizing Spray

Earthbath Spritz
Each scent from this line of natural, conditioning spritzes also treats a different skin concern, including vanilla for soothing itch, eucalyptus for deterring fleas, and green tea for relieving shedding.

Happytails Dry Dog Instant Clean
This kiwi-scented bath replacement spray doesn’t just mask bad doggie smells; it gets rid of them using an all-natural ingredient called ordenone that traps odor-causing proteins.

Pet Diesel Premium Pet Deodorizer
This deodorizing, water-based mist comes in four scents that each contain tea tree oil (which repels insects) and witch hazel (which fights itchy skin.)

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