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    Louie stinks so bad within 2-3 days of a bath!!! I can't figure out why.
    Here is what I do & feed.

    Bath with Zymox shampoo & conditioner. I've bathed him as often as every other week. I've gone as long as 8 weeks per my vet. He still smells.

    Food: Last Sept. I switched to primarily frozen raw (Northwest Naturals). I occasionally supplement with Zignature kibble, soaked in bone broth. He also gets Carna4 which is a ground sprouted seed digestive aid. I think he costs more to feed than my teenage son.

    Snacks: Frozen green beans, bananas, or Grandma Lucy's dehydrated white fish (soaked to rehydrate of course).

    I clean his ears with witch hazel.
    I clean his tail pocket with Helene's essential oil mixture.
    He is not super wrinkly but I use un scented baby wipes and bully paste for face.
    I give him filtered water with a squirt of Zymox water additive. Have also tried ACV in the water in the past.
    He won't let me do foot soaks, he acts like I am dipping his paws in lava. In fact, he won't really let me touch his paws at all.
    He scratches his ears a lot. He chews his paws constantly. It seems like his breath and paws are the smelliest bits.
    Eyes are always runny. Vet had me do Benadryl, doesn't seem to help.
    Any thoughts?

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    Well that stinks!! Literally!!
    I am sure you’ll get some great advice here shortly.
    Bella gets only s few baths a year ( She is in the pool a lot in the summer) only when she gets muddy after playing in the pool then finding a hole to play in. Lol
    Just recently her eyes have been a little runny, even my eyes are tears and itchy this year. (Pollen count is awful here right now) I do the witch hazel.

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    Bad smell from skin is usually yeast infection. Bad smell from mouth - teeth or digestive issues.
    Seems like his food is very high grade. I would suggest adding natural probiotics- Greek yogurt, kefir etc, sauerkraut, green tripe. And high quality fish oil.

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    What protein are you feeding? NW Naturals has fruits and veggies in it which could be feed yeast. You can try switching to a brand that is just the meat/organ/bone and then slowly add in your own fruits and veggies one by one.


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    I give him plain Greek yogurt sometimes. Maybe I'll add it more, or try fish oil.
    The NW Naturals I give him is usually beef. I do switch it up with smaller bags of other protein from time to time for variety. He's trying Primal Foods Rabbit right now- loves it but $$$$. I didn't even think about the fruits/veggies in NW Naturals. He loves bananas, apples, and blueberries. Maybe they are causing yeast?

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    Greek yogurt is good but it has the least amount of probiotics than some of the others. I normally rotate between raw goat's milk and fermented fish stock and have just recently been using fermented sauerkraut (in the fridge section of stores, not canned).

    My French Bulldog gets itchy and yeasty if he eats too much beef but he does fine in small amounts.

    Vital Essentials is a brand that has no added fruits or veggies and Answers has a straight formula as well if you wanted to try that. Tucker's brand as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delaney24 View Post
    I give him plain Greek yogurt sometimes. Maybe I'll add it more, or try fish oil.
    The NW Naturals I give him is usually beef. I do switch it up with smaller bags of other protein from time to time for variety. He's trying Primal Foods Rabbit right now- loves it but $$$$. I didn't even think about the fruits/veggies in NW Naturals. He loves bananas, apples, and blueberries. Maybe they are causing yeast?
    Since you’re using my mix I posted, use it also for his ears. This essential oil mix was made for the ears. I simply added a couple other oils for the tail but trust me works for the ears as well. I had same issue with Duke. His paws were yeasty. I did put a cream or/and oil between his toes then put baby socks on his front feet so it penetrates properly. For the ears, use cotton ball but DONT put it into the canal..just above as it will soak in on its own. If a dog licks paws n scratches ears it’s a food problem. I went through that with Mr Duke. Nyala is made of cast iron but Duke is a bit different. His paws are beautiful now. Once in a while he tends to lick this paws after getting excited from playing non stop. He has anxiety. Simply a bad habit which I’m working with him. You also need to stop the Greek yogurt if your dog is too yeasty. Like @ cbrugs said switch. I love fermented sauerkraut. That one has a very powerful probiotic. I would give a good tablespoon per day on top of his food. You’re feeding him too many different items and you won’t know what is causing the problem. Start over n do one food at a time. Berries won’t cause yeast it’s the protein you need to keep an eye on. Try like lamb or duck. Not both. One at a time for a good month. Get off beef for sure as he’s yeasty. Also if you can find the smelly frozen tripe. Tripe has tons of great probiotics. Use it as a snack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helsonwheels View Post
    Berries won’t cause yeast it’s the protein you need to keep an eye on.
    Ahhhhh my friend...we must disagree on this one! I do thinks fruits can contribute to yeast. Yeast feeds on sugar and fruit has sugar even though it's natural. I do think most likely it could be a a protein issue but if yeast is already present, I think fruits can add to it. I know with Jax, he can get itchy and yeasty with too much fruit which is why I don't like giving him raw with fruits and veggies already mixed in, I like to control his intake.

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    Ahhhhh my friend...we must disagree on this one! I do thinks fruits can contribute to yeast. Yeast feeds on sugar and fruit has sugar even though it's natural. I do think most likely it could be a a protein issue but if yeast is already present, I think fruits can add to it. I know with Jax, he can get itchy and yeasty with too much fruit which is why I don't like giving him raw with fruits and veggies already mixed in, I like to control his intake.
    Yes you are correct for fruits. But.... berries has the least n very little sugars compared to all the other fruits. Why I suggest only berries. For sure we don’t give a cup of berries either but like 2-3 strawberries as a treat... actually raspberry n blackberries has the least.

    @Delaney24 Now regarding bananas I would eliminate that immediately if yeast issues. Bananas are high sugars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helsonwheels View Post
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    Yes you are correct for fruits. But.... berries has the least n very little sugars compared to all the other fruits. Why I suggest only berries. For sure we donít give a cup of berries either but like 2-3 strawberries as a treat... actually raspberry n blackberries has the least.

    @Delaney24 Now regarding bananas I would eliminate that immediately if yeast issues. Bananas are high sugars.
    Okey then ...no disagreement


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    Helene and Citty got you covered!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cbrugs View Post
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