My Paws – Part II

How to clean them


When you come home, and especially if your dog share a lot of spaces with you (mine sleep in our bed, so, yes, we have to be very careful with what they bring from the outside into our home), you may want to clean your dog’s paws. Actually, I use this procedure to clean them entirely, because, as you may notice, they tend to smell everything and get close to places that no one can really call “clean”



Cleaning towels for your dog

We use a bunch of microfiber cleaning cloths for this purpose (approximately 6-7 inches square each). Every time we come home, we use one on each dog. We start by the face, mouth, ears (outside), withers, back, legs, and leave the paws for the end. Once we get there, we use only one corner for each paw.

Vizlas are particularly skin sensitive, prone to allergies and irritation, so these cheap, easy to make cleaning solution will help you keep your puppy’s paws clean and healthy.

Recipe is:

  1. 1/2 oregano leaves
  2. 3 cloves, very well chopped
  3. 1/2 cinnamon
  4. 1/2 Thyme
  5. 1/2 cup apple cider
  6. 1/2 teaspoon of natural Aloe Vera or Olive Oil (also known as “Castile”) soap (make sure you get this in a natural product’s store. We live in Barcelona, and there’s a cute little store in Carrer del Mar in Badalona, called Droguería Boter, where you can find anything you need. People there are lovely and will help you with anything you need). But if you don’t live nearby, just simple make sure your soap is naturally made and with no other chemicals added. You could use a neutral soap if you don’t have this.
  7. 5 drops of Tea tree oil. This marvellous creation of Mother Nature keeps fungi at bay, helps reducing swelling or inflammation, and smells very nice.


In one litre of water, take to a boil the first 4 ingredients. Let it rest until completely cold, then add the rest.

Use this potion every time you want to clean your dog after being out.

The cleaning cloths can be soaked and then washed every 2-3 days, let them dry before use.

Keep one bottle at home when coming back from your walks and one in your car for your travelling!

Thanks for reading! Take care!

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