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By Laurie Berg W. 06/02/2013
Your dog may have YEAST...that would make him smell (and itch).
You can checkout Nzymes.com. Giving my dog that AND giving him a grain free diet has helped us with this issue.
First I would make sure it's not an organic problem. Check with your vet to make sure there are no underlying medical issues such as disease, allergies, etc. If that is clear, examine your dogs diet. It may be something that you are feeding him is causing an odor.
By Gary Mattox08/10/2010
I had the problem answer but just as I was about to send it the site timed out. Your dog has sebhorea and you must get a special shampoo or pills which ever your vet recomends after a blood test.
By Danialle 08/10/2010
The dog may be allergic to his food. Try a different food and if it still smells see your vet. I had a friend that had a Golden Retriever that was allergic to any food with a corn base to it.
Try a paste solution of water and baking soda.
It's delicate, softens skin, reduces itching, and rinses clean, and it's super inexpensive. I remember seeing this as a solution for stripping product buildup from (human) hair. A tip from a famous hair stylist.
By Frances Adams 08/07/2010
He may have a fine undercoat that won't let him get wet to the skin (we have 2 dogs like that).
The next time you bathe him, put just a very small amount of pine oil type cleaner in the tub, not more than a tablespoon, and that may help keep the odor away longer. The only way I was able to clean the 2 with the fine undercoat, was to shave the hair down, then bathe them.
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My dog smells so bad even when he has had a bath. How do I stop him from smelling?
By Dee from Norfolk, England
Reading the label on your dog food will often reveal a diet not ideal for a carnivore (yes, dogs are carnivores). Most dog foods are full of grains and vegetables, that dogs do not truly need. Dogs even lack the enzyme amylase which is needed to break down the cell walls of plant material. The following website can help you evaluate dog food:
If you want to look into feeding your dog a species appropriate diet look into a raw diet.
By TC in MO
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