Lemme guess the worst part of pet bath time at your house: that water shook all over you, a telltale wet dog smell, or perhaps holding your pet still enough to rinse out the shampoo? Seems many of my trickiest times come from water anyway. While there's perfume and waterless spray shampoo in a pinch, there's another household product found in your kitchen: cornstarch!
I remembered this useful item when checking out last Saturday's Groomer Has It, where they had to clean dogs with no water, soap, tub, or dryer, and worked with this. If you want to save money with a DIY, get my steps to get started when you
- Grab a large towel, or several towels, depending on the size of your dog. Lay them out to form your workspace and an easier area to clean up.
- Sprinkle a small amount of cornstarch all over your pooch and rub it in like a massage. A little goes a long way — not even two tablespoons on all of North — and continue until you've covered his whole body.
- Using a comb, comb out the cornstarch and follow with a good brushing, if desired.
- Wipe off your pooch and he's as good as clean . . . for now anyway.