Dog Has Smelly Skin

I have a 7 year old Pit Bull. He has a terrible odor coming from his skin. We bathe him often and have tried so many different soaps. He confines himself in small areas and cries all day. He constantly is itching and biting until he bleeds. Do you recommend a special soap we could try or do you think this could possibly be allergies? Help please!

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January 9, 20170 found this helpful

My sister's dog had allergies and eczema. Her skin also gave off an unpleasant odor. She had special cream prescribed by the vet. You cannot get those creams on your own, so I think a visit to the vet is warranted.

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January 9, 20170 found this helpful

Most likely he has a yeast infection on his skin. He probably needs to see the vet for a prescription.

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January 11, 20170 found this helpful

I, also, think a trip to the vet is the way to go. But until then, try a grain free food/diet (wet or dry) and Happy Jack Itch No More shampoo. I got the shampoo at Tractor Supply and it worked wonders for my pug mix. Check it out. Good luck with your baby!

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January 14, 20170 found this helpful

Sounds very much like yeast fungus and or ear fungus. Probiotics help, also apple cider vinegar and water rinse poured over him after a bath. There is a special shampoo you can get that works on fungus called Malaseb. I had this issue with my spaniel. I put him on a grain free dog food, fed him yogurt daily, gave him probiotics and used the acv rinse after the Malaseb shampoo. It was a lot of work but saved him from steroids.

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January 14, 20170 found this helpful

If it is yeast or fungus, you have to put him on a low-carb diet to really get it to go away. Yeast and fungus feed on sugar from carbs and you have to cut off the source. Put the dog on a high protein food with no grains at least until the other things you are doing to clear up the yeast work.

BTW, this also works for humans who are always having yeast and fungal infections. Starve the little buggers out.

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