What is the best/easiest way to make a dog smell fresh without giving him a bath? Our dogs go to daycare every week and they have a bad "daycare smell" when they get home. Some days it's not so bad, but other days it's nasty! I don't have the time to bathe them every time they get home from daycare, not would I want to bathe them that often.
I have tried the pet freshening wipes, which help a bit, but they dry out too easily and are so small (our dogs are both big). I have also tried sprinkling the dogs with baking soda, but it doesn't absorb well and when they shake, there's baking soda all over the floor.
I looked up dry dog shampoos, but apparently they have a lot of toxic ingredients in them and aren't really that safe for dogs. I've thought about making an essential oil spray, but Kane likes to just lick that stuff off as soon as there's any kind of oil in it. Maybe I could use distilled water or witch hazel instead of a carrier oil?