Summer walks are great, you can go all over the place; parks, trails, the beach you name it, it’s a great time of year to be a dog on the go. The summer also brings great smells and wonderful, warm and gooey sticky things on the ground. Trust me, I know and fancy myself as an expert in the best things to roll on to hide my beagley smell.
It’s hard to say what my favorite thing to roll on, if I’m at the beach, a good smelly fish is wonderful, in the country or in parks, it’s really hard to choose, fox poo is pretty nice, but a nice grainy horse poo really stick to the coat nicely, and then don’t forget duck poo or a nice squishy worm. Sometimes I also roll just for the fun of it, especially if I’ve been enjoying the weather.
Ewww… you say, but to us dogs it’s an instinct and we use it to hide our scent when we’re on the hunt. Rolling in something smelly is like our Harry Potter’s invisible coat, and if we’re out hunting prey, they will never smell us coming! Now I know your saying, domestic dogs don’t need to do that anymore, but hey, old habits die-hard.
So if you’re like my peep you too probably go a little crazy when you see your dog doing the roll in something yucky. I’ve seen my peep jump up and down, run, scream, you’d think there was a fire or something when she catches me rolling in something stinky.
When we lived in Paris, I rolled in something really, really awful, and my poor peep had to walk down Rue de Passy with me covered in goo. I can sure tell you, she was none too pleased with me.
Since then she makes sure that when we’re out and about, she always has a package of dog sanitizing wipes with her to wipe off any gunk that I may get on my fur or paws.
Luckily the good people for Aqueos sent my peep a package of their sanitizing wipes to try and pop in my Wag N Go bag, when I’m out and about.
Aqueos is a local UK company specializing in alcohol & bleach free disinfection and cleaning products for dogs, horses and even chickens. Based in the beautiful Pewsey Vale, and manufactured in Gloucestershire. They have been keeping us dogs, scrubby clean since 2011, with not only their sanitizing wipes but shampoos and deodoriser products too.
As with all good dog companies, there is a wagging pup behind the business named Scooby Doo, a very beautiful 8-year-old Labrador who is a chief tester and inspiration on all their canine products.
What my peep liked
- They’re fragrance and alcohol free
- Environmentally safe
- Kills 99.999% bacteria & fungi (including Strangles & Ringworm)
- Tested to British Standards EN1276, EN1650 & EN14476
Agueos dog sanitizing wipes test
When strolling around Wimbledon Commons, I can get pretty dusty and sometimes muddy, especially if I’m in my Sniff N’ Roll mood. And this weekend was no exception, after a few rolls in the grass, a dip in the pond and padding around on the trails, I was kinda dusty and a wee bit grimy. So I knew that before I got home, I was going to get a rub down, and was looking forward to it too. The reason why I like getting a rub down with dog sanitizing wipes is for a number of reasons:
- A wipe down is so much better that a hose down or bath!
- If I don’t get wiped down I won’t be able to sleep on the bed or hang out on the sofa.
- During the Summer months my ears need a little swipe to keep them clean and fresh.
- In the winter, it’s to wipe away salt and chemicals that could be on the ground.
Our travel package that we got from Aqueos contained 35 sanitizing wipes, and came in a resealable pouch, very easy to pop in my Wag N Go bag, or even my peep’s handbag.
Getting my coat clean and fresh…
All in all, they were nice, strong and big enough to be used all over. This best part that I liked about them was that they’re no nasty fumes, in fact they smelled of nothing. So much better than filled with some smelly perfume. They did the job well and after my little clean down, I did saunter in and took my nap on the sofa.
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Location : Pewsey, Wiltshire, UK
Disclaimer: We would like to thank Aqueos for letting us try out there sanitising wipes. All views of the product are strictly our own.