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My Dog Rolled in Fox Poo - What Should I Do?

My Dog Rolled in Fox Poo - What Should I Do?

If you're a dog owner, chances are you've faced the dreaded scenario: your beloved four-legged friend gleefully returns from a romp outdoors, and you catch a whiff of something unmistakably foul… Your dog has rolled in fox poo! But fear not, we're here to help you navigate this stinky predicament and offer a solution that can save the day…

Why Do Dogs Roll in Fox Poo?

First things first, let's address the age-old mystery of why dogs are inexplicably drawn to fox poo - the answer lies in their ancestral instincts. Dogs are territorial animals, and by rolling in strong-smelling substances like fox poo (or any animal poo for that matter), they are masking their scent. This had a two-fold benefit for dogs, the first is that it made sneaking up on their prey easier as they could go undetected, so it offered a great way to aid their hunting efforts. The second benefit was to avoid being prey themselves as they’d be less detectable by their predators. While it might have been useful in the past - now that our dogs are ‘fur babies’ and dwell in our lovely cosy homes, it is NOT an appreciated pastime as the smell can be particularly difficult to shift!

The Health Risks

Beyond the offence to your nose, rolling in fox poo can pose health risks for your dog. Fox poo can contain harmful bacteria and parasites such as lungworms, roundworms, tapeworms and hookworms and, if ingested, could cause some harm and tummy issues for your dog. However, for most pet owners, the primary concern is the lingering odour that seems impossible to eliminate with regular shampoos.

The Solution!

When it comes to getting rid of that pungent fox poo smell, not all shampoos are created equal. Ordinary dog shampoos, whilst great for regular grooming needs, may not be effective in fully neutralising the odour. This is where a specialised stink-busting shampoo like Animology Fox Poo Shampoo comes to the rescue. Specifically designed to tackle the stubborn scent of fox poo, this shampoo is a game-changer for dog owners.

While you may have heard of using tomato ketchup or other DIY remedies to remove the smell, it's essential that you avoid these methods and use something specifically designed for this purpose. Tomato ketchup, for example, is far too acidic for a dog's delicate skin and can even stain their coat a rather unappealing pinky red colour! Opting for a specially formulated product such as Animology Fox Poo Shampoo is the safest and most effective choice for your four-legged friend.

With a specialist dog shampoo, you can trust that:

  • It's safe for your dog and won’t cause them harm
  • It is effective in removing the odour on the first go
  • It’s easy to use (and doesn’t leave you with even more things to clean up!)


Dealing with a dog rolled in fox poo is never a pleasant experience, but with Fox Poo Shampoo, you have a reliable solution at your disposal. Say goodbye to the lingering stench and enjoy the company of your freshly cleaned and sweet-smelling canine companion.

Remember to always be prepared and have grooming tools like this on hand for any unexpected encounters with fox poo. Your dog—and your nose—will thank you for it!

Lauren Grainger
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