Does Whiskers smell funky? Has Mr. Sprinkles gotten into something rank? Baking soda is a great option for dry bathing your pet. This is especially helpful since most cats hate water.
To dry bathe your dog or cat, sprinkle your pet's coat with baking soda, then give the coat a good rubdown with your hands. Next, use a gentle brush to spread the baking soda throughout the coat until the baking soda is gone. And since it is nontoxic, there's no need to worry if your pet takes a liking to its taste.
If you want to minimize soap residue when using other dog-washing methods, add a little vinegar to the rinse water after the bath, then rinse your dog again with plain water.