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    Default My Dog smells like stinky dog all the time, fed up!!!

    My dog just plain old stinks, I tried 3 different types of food, made no difference, He eats nothing but his food only. I do have to clean his right ear everyday as I got him when he was 3 and the previous owner did not treat for a bad ear infection. So besides his god awful stinky ear, he sleeps 16+ hours a day and when he wakes up or moves around in his sleep, the horrible Stinky dog smell wafts in the room. I have had him 2 years and this smell is on the edge of getting rid of him.

    I have tried different types of soap, deodorizing foams ect. Nothing works!!!! He gets a bath every 2 weeks and smells good for maybe 2 days. then the nasty dog smell arrives!

    I am at my wits end and don't know what to do, but this stinky dog smell has to END!!!!!

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    Default Re: My Dog smells like stinky dog all the time, fed up!!!

    Have you had your veterinarian check him out? what does he say about it? Have you tried giving him a supplement? It could be due to allergies. The Kaufmann company makes many good supplements, including skin. You can find their number on the internet, they will be happy to speak to you and help.I have used them for many years, for my horses and dogs.
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    Default Re: My Dog smells like stinky dog all the time, fed up!!!

    Hi, the smell could be from many different things. Food being the first one, but as you mentioned you've tried 3 different types of food already. Which brand do you feed Sherman? It could still be a food related problem if he has allergies or sensitivities. Have you ever had him tested for yeast? Does he chew or lick his paws a lot, or do they have a reddish brown color to them? These can both be signs of a yeast infection or problem. Has he had his anal glands done or checked lately, this could be another cause of odor. One thing you can try is to rinse Sherman with apple cider vinegar and warm water after you shampoo and rinse him. Rinse him a second time with the vinegar mixture. We do this with our two guys, and we bath every two weeks as well. The vinegar is very good for the skin and coat, and is a natural antibacterial, so is good at killing yeast. It also helps to keep them smelling fresher longer in between their baths. You could ask your vet to see if he has any suggestions as to what would be causing the odor as well, as some diseases can cause Odors, such as diabetes. I hope you find a solution to the odor problem. Please keep us posted.
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    Default Re: My Dog smells like stinky dog all the time, fed up!!!

    It most likely is the food or allergy of somekind. What foods have you tried? I feed my boys raw, there's no smell and I was them 2-3 times a year.

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    Sounds like he may be yeasty!

    I highly recommend an antibacterial antifungal shampoo, pharmaseb or douxo.

    The ear has a problem, you should not have to clean it daily. If you do, there is a yeast issue in there too that needs a good medicated ear flush or some panalog (rx) to rid of it.

    Food is likely part if the issue, he may have some allergies. What foods have you tried?


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    Quote Originally Posted by desertskybulldogs View Post
    Sounds like he may be yeasty!

    I highly recommend an antibacterial antifungal shampoo, pharmaseb or douxo.

    The ear has a problem, you should not have to clean it daily. If you do, there is a yeast issue in there too that needs a good medicated ear flush or some panalog (rx) to rid of it.

    Food is likely part if the issue, he may have some allergies. What foods have you tried?


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    This made me LAUGH OUT LOUD, sounds so familiar. @Blitzkrieg 3 and a half years ago this was my very exact same post to this site. Vegas stunk so bad I was seriously considering re-homing him as I am OCD about a clean and a clean smelling home. I had a hard time even snuggeling with him because he stunk to bad!! Vegas's face was red and swollen and he had open sores!! @desertskybulldogs ask me the very same questions as she has ask you. I wondered what in the world did food have to do with it??? Well within weeks of using an anti-fungal/yeast shampoo from our vet Pharmaseb (still use it) and doing a food change to GRAIN FREE, our whole world changed!! NO more stinky bully!!! I have been part of this site for 3.5 years now and love it. I personally feed Earthbourne Holistic Grain Free Lamb and he does wonders on it. @desertskybulldogs, can you post a link to the article I wrote on food change so they can read it?? I know I stink as a mod I don't know how to post links!! Good Luck and please do all that has been mentioned you and Sherman will both be better off!!!

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    He gets a bath every 2 weeks and smells good for maybe 2 days. then the nasty dog smell arrives!
    Well there's the first problem. Shower with him once a week. 2 weeks is way too long, even for a dog with no stinky problems. If he's even slightly active at all, 7 days is the maximum limit Baxter can go. I literally lather Baxter up with DOVE sensitive skin soap, until he's one big marshmallow puff ball in the shower, and then I get into the toes, and continue with the tail pocket until it no longer results in discoloration on the wash cloth. You've never seen a more gorgeous bully when I'm done, and it lasts about 7 days. Tail pocket must remain clean daily, and dry. You should get the ears checked by a vet to resolve any infection. And toes need to be cleaned and dry at all times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baxter Tiberius View Post
    Well there's the first problem. Shower with him once a week. 2 weeks is way too long, even for a dog with no stinky problems. If he's even slightly active at all, 7 days is the maximum limit Baxter can go. I literally lather Baxter up with DOVE sensitive skin soap, until he's one big marshmallow puff ball in the shower, and then I get into the toes, and continue with the tail pocket until it no longer results in discoloration on the wash cloth. You've never seen a more gorgeous bully when I'm done, and it lasts about 7 days. Tail pocket must remain clean daily, and dry. You should get the ears checked by a vet to resolve any infection. And toes need to be cleaned and dry at all times.
    Once a week is really too much as they will lose all the natural oils in the skin that help keep it healthy. I also would worry about using dove soap since humans have an entirely different ph then canines.

    Really they should be bathed only about once a month or less unless you are fighting a skin issue.

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    @desertskybulldogs is right, bathing once a week is too much for a bully, unless it's for a medical reason. Try the things suggested to you above and see if it help, which it should. If it doesn't, you need to find a good bully vet and see what they have to say.
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    Here is Vegas's story http://www.englishbulldognews.com/co...ory-Meet-Vegas


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    Once a week is really too much as they will lose all the natural oils in the skin that help keep it healthy. I also would worry about using dove soap since humans have an entirely different ph then canines.

    Really they should be bathed only about once a month or less unless you are fighting a skin issue.

    Is there some sign I can look for that would indicate its causing him problems? Because his skin and coat are gorgeous. People comment on it all the time. I haven't seen any indication that he's having any adverse reactions to being washed once a week. Plus, I bring him to the doggy daycare twice a week. He comes home covered in other dogs saliva. And most of the time several cuts on his face from rambunxious play and bites. I don't like leaving bacteria and viruses smeared all over his face and coat, from 15 other dogs, for a month, doubled, tripled, quadrupled up over four weeks. Seems like a very bad idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baxter Tiberius View Post
    Well there's the first problem. Shower with him once a week. 2 weeks is way too long, even for a dog with no stinky problems. If he's even slightly active at all, 7 days is the maximum limit Baxter can go. I literally lather Baxter up with DOVE sensitive skin soap, until he's one big marshmallow puff ball in the shower, and then I get into the toes, and continue with the tail pocket until it no longer results in discoloration on the wash cloth. You've never seen a more gorgeous bully when I'm done, and it lasts about 7 days. Tail pocket must remain clean daily, and dry. You should get the ears checked by a vet to resolve any infection. And toes need to be cleaned and dry at all times.

    Well, my boys must be really badly neglected and filthy getting washed 2-3times a year....

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