7 Baking Soda Uses for Your Pet

Baking soda is an all natural way to handle common pet issues.

Baking soda has more uses than simply deodorizing your fridge. As a non-toxic and eco-friendly product, baking soda is perfect to utilize in your pet’s daily life. We’ve compiled 7 great baking soda uses for your pet that are inexpensive and chemical free.

1. Deodorize  Pets can naturally leave odors everywhere they rest, especially their beds  and your carpet. Once you start noticing a build up, sprinkle the affected area with baking soda. Let it settle for 15-20 minutes and remove any excess with a vacuum.

2. Brush teeth  Keep your pet’s teeth and gums clean with a little baking soda. Dip a moist, soft bristle toothbrush into some baking soda and begin to brush your pet’s teeth. 

3. Nail Trimming Relief  If you’ve ever tried trimming you’re pet’s nails and accidentally cut too low, you can draw blood. Placing baking soda on the cut can help with healing.

4. Birdcage  Birds can leave a huge mess on the bottom of their cages. Lightly apply baking soda on the bottom and scrub with a damp sponge for an all natural clean.

5. Aquarium – If you have an aquarium, having the proper pH level is important in providing your fish with clean and balanced water to swim in. Mix 1 tablespoon of baking soda and 1 cup of dechlorinated water into the tank gradually over the course of a few hours to help balance the water.

6. Sting Relief  If your pet plays outside, chances are they’ll get bug bites. If your pet gets stung or bit, apply a paste of baking soda and water onto the area to help soothe.

7. Scent Removal  If your pet’s fur ever picks up a bad odor, use this mixture to help de-funk them immediately. Mix 1/4 cup of baking soda, 1 qt of hydrogen peroxide and 1 teaspoon of dish detergent in a small container. Once your dog is in the shower, use the mixture to help improve their odor. Afterward, use a shampoo to help moisturize their fur. Try our DIY Pet Shampoo.

Sources: HowStuffWorks

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