By Luann D.
I have two dogs that have been outside dogs for a year. Next week we are moving to our new home and they will be inside dogs once again : ) My two dogs stink, oh so bad! I need help, please!
By Tina A.
If this is the stink that comes back day after bath? The kind your hand smells putrid by a few pats of their had and back? Very specific instructions and cannot use on any collie type or sheepdog let me know and I will send you my phone or you can send me yours. A cure is possible. I did my own under supervision from my old fashioned vet.
I have tried several products and none of them do the job. I want sound advice as I have spent enough money and none of the products work. I only get temporary results.
By GD from Lynn, MA
Either you're overly sensitive about odors or you need to take your dog to a vet for evaluation. Dogs like humans have their own smell but if your animal is healthy and you clean the house every week it shouldn't be a problem. Does your dog have any sores on it's body, bad teeth & gums, etc.? Take it up with your vet.
My dog looks more like a Husky, but may be a Shepherd/Husky mix, with party blue eyes. Yet she has ears like a gremlin, way too big for her head. Cute when they were floppy, now she looks like she will fly away. When alert they stand straight up. Anyway, she sheds 24/7. It looks like I'm cutting her hair, the way it comes out. She stinks even after a bath. What can I do for her? The smell is what I'm asking about. The rest is just for info, if needed. Thank you.
By Kimi T. from Verilion, Oh
When my dogs start doing this, it usually means they need to have their anal glands drained. You can get this done either at the Vet's or from a dog groomer. You can also have them show you how and you can do it yourself.
Our one year old Mastiff, Oreo, has a strong odour, bathing doesn't help. Is there something (a product or home remedy) that will reduce his doggy smell? We live in a tropical country so I am sure the heat factor adds to his smell. We love him dearly, he likes to sit near the back door to see and hear the family, but his odour penetrates the entire house.
By Miriam O
My son has a Mastiff, he is only a year old give or take a few month and has a horrible doggy smell. My son has a small back yard. He was told that that type of dog does not need large yard, and we find that it's so, but he has a gigantic smell and the neighbors are complaining.
We purchased the "pet beverage" and it seem to help some, but still the odor comes from the dog himself, not so much the urine. Help! We bath him and minutes later he has the same smell. What to use?
By Miriam O
Listen up. Simple solution. I had same with couple of my rescue (mostly permanent) dogs. We all were going on vacation. Make a long story short, Vet wouldn't give me heartworm preventative. I had to test 6 months after return from vacation.
The couple always really stinky dogs tested positive for microfillaria. There is a second Microfillaria. A worm under skin. A 2 footed worm. Microfillaria are in the blood when a dog has heartworm. They had no heartworm but positive for bi-pedilum nema. (Forgive the spelling).
Great vet in Santa Paula Ca rubbed some ivermectin horse paste on their gums. I called him couple days later to say my dogs had no more stink. He was so grateful. Said there was a vet in Thousand Oaks that was studying this. Then he proceeded to take the time to educate me about the danger if we had not tested for heartworm.
If we had medicated with Ivermectin in the dose needed and the dog did indeed have heartworm, we would have killed it. Heartworms would have floated to the lungs and killed. Have your big baby tested for heartworm. Use caution and dose with ivermectin horse paste according to his weight (100 pound dosage for a 100 pound dog).
Your vet may not approve. That is because he does not know or chooses to charge for other methods like steroids. See what you think and choose what is best but you must test for heartworm first.
Recently we were at the lake walking around and running my lab dog. A cow pasture was near and he found some cow poop and rolled in it (very fresh) really good. I got home and gave him a good bath outside. Four days later he still smells.
What can I do about it? He's mostly an inside dog. Please help me.
The old wives tale of a tomato juice rinse is a true one-get the cheapest you can because you're going to need a lot of it. The juice may also stain the dog's coat for a while. Follow this link for more info:
Another odor neutraliser is baking soda heavily dusted into the dog's coat-be advised this treatment will need to be repeated and the dog will leave puffs of the baking soda behind.
You can also try a vinegar rinse:
Good luck! I once had a dog who rolled in a heap of rotted fish, P-EEW for several days! It was awful and I ended up using all three of the above deodorisers to get the stench out, lol!
I have just gotten a long rough haired Collie who has been outside and I need to have him in the house. I have bathed him in medicated dog shampoo, but he still smells! His white fur has turned a bit, let's say, not white. Can anyone help?
By Julie R
Our lab got skunked and we tried every old trick in the book. Out of desperation, I finally told my husband I wanted to try our tea tree shampoo. IT WORKED! I bought ours from Cost Cutters (Walmart) but there are tons of brands. I think they may be one of the cheaper ones though. After one wash with the tea tree shampoo, the smell was gone completely!
Does anyone know some kind of home remedy for a "smelly" dog! I have a Llaso who smells like a gym locker! I can give her a bath and less than a week later she smells. I didn't think it was good to give dogs that many baths but I don't have a choice.
Susan from Conn.
* Bathe dog well in a good dog shampoo
* Rinse thoroughly, get all the soap out
* Mix 1/2 cup of white vinegar to a gallon of water, wet the dog well with this potion and leave on for 10 minutes.
* Rinse dog well.
* This last step is optional: Use a good show rinse of the type you leave in the coat and towel dry the dog.
From: http://bullmastiffinfo.tripod.com/vinegar.html (01/11/2005)
The carbohydrate content, the additives and preservatives, the colors and fillers aren't made for a canines carnivorous digestive system. Even the really good brands have as the main ingredient, grains. This is the reason for SMELLY DOG.
The absolute best diet for a dog is RAW MEATY BONES. Chicken, fish, pork, beef, whatever you can get a hold of. I tried it and it simply works. Plus it rids the animal of most rashes and allergies. Google "the RAW diet for canines", "Raw meaty bones" and take it from the people who know. I started using the raw meat diet, and NO MORE SMELLY BULL DOG!
Did you know that Vets rarely get good education at Vet school about canine diet? Did you know that most Vets are trained, at school, by reps from the dog food companies? Something to think about. (10/23/2005)
By TESSA AROUND VIRGINIA
What can I do about a stinky dog? He smells like toe cheese. Help.
They have many spray shampoos for dogs for spot cleaning. I use that on my Molly's face, bottom, and feet in between shampoos. Also take to the vet and get his teeth and ears checked. They can really make a dog stink. One question I have about the "raw" diet. With all the parasites in meat is it really wise to feed raw? (10/05/2006)
Mix it together in a spray bottle and spray it on their coat and rub it into their skin, too. The Listerine is anti-bacterial and takes away any smell from that, the lanolin in the hand cream makes their hair shiny and softens their skin. It sounds weird, but it really works, trust me, the pet lady of Milford, Nova Scotia, Canada (10/24/2006)
I like using the Dawn, it kills fleas if your dog has them and you can actually see the fleas in the water after they are done bathing, this way we've never had to use any flea collars or other pesticides on them. It was a big concern for me, because of their toy breed size. I would try any of that and if the problem still persists, take them to the groomers or the vet to get their anal sacs emptied that can be a big contributing factor to their smell. (08/03/2007)
Use a supplement. Yeast Fighter capsules which are available in health food stores and most places where good vitamins are sold. Y. F. capsules contain acidolpholus and garlic and it restores the candida in the body to a healthy balance within about a week. Give one week to two weeks at a time as needed.
Do not overbathe or the skin will become out of balance and become irritated. In between baths, wipe down with "Baby Wipes for Sensitive Skin". Works like a charm. (08/23/2007)
I had him on the Nutro-line which was about an 11% fat food. I changed him to a +-15% fat-food, and liberally give him fat I should not eat. Inside 1-month, the odor was gone. Give it a try. Hope it helps you, as it did me. (09/25/2007)
By Paula and Joe
The vet said she can get antibiotics, but it will only go away for a short period of time. Constant antibiotics is not good for a dog. Good luck and if anyone else has any other tips for this stinky Peke, please pass it on. My other Peke has never had this problem. (11/02/2008)
By Peke mom
This food was developed originally for mink farms where healthy and beautiful coats are everything. I believe the fats in this product are of a much higher quality than regular store brands. Eukanuba is a little pricey, but a stinky dog sends people off spending lots more and who can stand a stinky dog? (12/06/2008)
Lotty is a 9 year old yellow lab. The smell is very sweet and cheesy. At first we thought it was coming from her ears. She does not have ear mites and her ears are very clean. She also scratches a lot, but she does not have fleas. Both the ear mites and fleas have been checked by the vet. The vet also gave her an injection for the itching, but this did very little good.
I have given her several baths and the smell if any thing gets stronger. I have changed her food in the last year, as I thought that this may be the cause. So I have now gone back in the last few days to the original food to see if it makes a difference.
The smell is so strong that you can smell her in passing. When she lies down by you, it is so bad it can make you feel sick.
By SYLVIA 111
It was a couple of weeks later when I realized that the odor was gone. Anyone that has ever smelled the odor could never forget it! It's worth trying. (10/09/2009)
Once upon a time, we had a dog develop that nasty sweet smell. Turned out she'd had a reaction to a flea collar and her neck was rotting. I'm sure you would have noticed by now if that was the case, but sometime flea and tick preparations can cause reactions.
I totally agree with whomever suggested looking at the teeth. Also, perhaps she has an infection or an abscess somewhere previously undiscovered. Adding garlic and/or oregano oil to her food as an antibiotic may do the trick, followed by a couple of days of dandelion root to cleanse out leftover toxins, followed by probiotics or yogurt. Good luck! (10/11/2009)
By Gina J.