Your animals should not smell. Ever. And therefore, rarely need a bath.
The Skin

The skin is the largest organ of the body.  It matters tremendously the products we use on our animals to bathe them as whatever we use, the ingredients will travel to their heart in 40 seconds.  Each, and every one of their organs will be impacted.

It is important we:

  1. Investigate:  Know and understand the ingredients we are using if we are buying a pet industry product.  Take the time to look each ingredient up if we do not understand.  Or better yet –
  2. Words not Understood:  Do not use or buy the product if you do not understand the words period.
  3. Chemicals:  Never use anything TOXIC on the body, regardless how pretty the label is, and what it says it does.
  4. Essential Oils:  Never use any essential oils on the body especially Tea Tree, which all can be extremely toxic to an organic body.
  5. Groomer’s Products:  Apply all the above to all groomer’s products.  If it is preferable, bring your own products if you are using a groomer.
About Veterinary Products

All of the veterinary products I know of are lethal. These are just two I am showing for examples:

Vetoquinol Vet Solutions for Itchy, Dry Skin Aloe & Oatmeal Soap Free Dog & Cat Shampoo

These are the ingredients:

This is full of sulfates.  Any time one sees numbers, put the product back, and fragrance is always a huge alarm bell.  The majority of the ingredients are always listed first.  So, while the Label says ‘Aloe and Oatmeal”, this is not what the product is truly about.  This product is a highly toxic, chemical mixture which will not heal anything, just increase your animal’s toxic load internally contributing to more illness.

Looking at a few of the ingredients, please reference the Material Data Safety Sheet (MSDS) link provided.  All of them are highly toxic to the body.

Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate |

Fragrance | Disodium EDTA
This has the GH Symbol for poison.  This is to make the shampoo lather.

Sodium Laureth Sulfate Laureth-10

Vetoquinol Seba-Hex Shampoo

These are the ingredients:

This has the chemical, Chlorhexidine Gluconate in it, as the main ingredient.  This is the Material Data Safety Sheet link: and this is the GHS labeling:

This also has sulfates in it and parabens. Nothing on this label should be on organic skin or in our environment. It is all highly toxic soup.

Virbac Epi-Soothe Shampoo

This is basically a cocktail of carcinogens. Please do your research.  This does not belong on or near any organic body. The Material Data Safety Sheets of some of the first three ingredients are referenced below.  The blue dye is a known carcinogen.

Purified water, sodium C14-16 olefin sulfonate, cocamidopropyl betaine, lauramide DEA, linoleamide DEA, Spherulites, glycerin, colloidal oatmeal, lauryl glucoside, chitosan succinamide, magnesium aluminum silicate, DMDM hydantoin, d-galactose, d-mannose, I-rhamnose, fragrance, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, FD&C Blue #1.

Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate

Cocamidopropyl Betaine

Lauramide DEA
This is what this sheet says bout this ingrednient:

Please do not use any of these products or anything similar on your animals.  Protect your pets.

About Body Odour

The body should not smell.  Smell is a symptom of toxicity.  Unless the animal of course has rolled in something smelly.  In general, if the animal smells it is usually because the body is trying to dump the excess toxicity which the kidneys and liver can no longer deal with through the skin.  Hence, the smell.

To have a smelly coat, almost always means the breath is smelly too.  The breath being the initial indicator.

Your animals are not really designed to be bathed.  They are designed to naturally keep themselves clean and healthy.  We bathe our animals sometimes in the summer when it is so hot and they have been sweating heavily, that is if we do not have time to take them to fresh water for a swim.  Else, no bathing ever.  And no smell ever.  And our home never smells like animals live in it.

If your animal is generating odour, this means most likely they are not well inside.  Their toxic load is too much.  Please reach out to see how I can help.  Or follow the Nature page on this website to get your animal clean and well inside.

About Groomers

I am not a fan, because of a few things:

  1. Toxic products, increase the toxic load in the body
  2. Most do not really see the animal but just “do” to the animal
  3. The animals are usually left alone at these locations, when pet parents should be supervising them.  No one knows how they are being treated.
  4. Many animals are left traumatized by these experiences adding to their emotional toxic load.

It would be most beneficial to your animal for the pet parent to learn how to do what needs to be done at home.  If this is not possible, then I suggest the following should be the routine:

  1. Investigate the products they use and be very clear what products are to be used on your animal
  2. Investigate the facility, does it smell nice and feel happy, have a good vibration? or is it a production line
  3. Are there proper grips in the tubs?
  4. Who works there? And how do they treat the animals?  Are they respectful and communicate intelligently to the animals? Or is this just a job to them, and they talk down to the animals.
  5. How are other animals looking and feeling in this place when you visit?  What is their energy? Disposition? Any fear? Sadness? Worry?
  6. Prior to any services being booked, take your animal in and ask their opinion.  What is their reaction?  What does your animal tell you?

Please never leave your animal alone at any of these places.  You are their protector in the world and it is our responsibility to make sure they are okay at all times.  Especially with something as invasive as grooming.

Products I Recommend

Castile soap with a little Apple Cider Vinegar. That is all. Nothing from the pet industry production line as these are made for the “humans” pleasure, not with the animals’ best interest, maximum health benefit in mind.

Never Dye Your Pet’s Coat

This is beyond cruel. Your animal is not a toy. They are designed for nature, and all dye is extremely toxic / carcinogenic to their body. This will be damaging their heart without a doubt, as everything on the skin and processed through smell travels to the heart in 40 seconds.

A Few Things About Bathing

Please do not:

  • Ever throw your young animal into the water. This is unbelievably cruel and will do irreparable damage to their body, mind and spirit for their lifetime.  I cannot believe people actually do this.
  • Spray your animal down with a hose outside with force; always treat your animal how you wish to be treated
  • Do not allow the water to go on their face, or down their ear canals
  • Use toxic harmful products from the veterinarian office.  All of them are lethal, ruin your animal’s gut microbiome and contribute to an already toxic load in the body.


  • Always make sure your animal has grip to stand on when bathing, nothing slippery where they could hurt themselves.
  • Have the conversation about what the process will be, and will feel like, if this is new to them, and allow them the possibility to choose.  Lead with confidence not with the mind frame that they may not like it.
  • Take your time, do not rush.
  • Careful of the temperature, not too hot.
  • Gently end with a little cold water to get the heart running.  Not super cold but cold enough to get the energy moving in the body.  Explain to them before you do this so you do not shock their system, nor lose their trust.
  • Bathe as little as possible so you are not removing their natural oils from their coat constantly.
  • If taking to a groomer, and they will not follow your lead, go elsewhere please.  Protect your pet.
  • Feed a fresh food diet and stop all toxicity so they no longer need baths.


Please protect your pet.
Please reach out to learn how to support their natural healing ability inside out, if smell is a symptom being expressed by their body.