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    Ever since Abby was diagnosed I am constantly on the lookout for ammonia smells. I smell that poor girl at least 50 times a day. They told me one of the signs of end stage kidney failure is an ammonia smell on the breath and thank God I'm not smelling that. But she does smell funny. Not her breath, her body.

    I'm wondering if it's the food she is eating. She gets 95% of her protein from bean and vegetable sources (the other 5% being from the 4oz of prescription food I mix into it every day - 1oz per feeding)

    Could the vegetables be where the smell is coming from? I called her doctor and she said as long as it isn't ammonia I shouldn't worry. But this girl stinks! I gave her a bath just last night and this morning she is smells again.

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    I would think it could possibly be the food.

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    Is it her breath or her skin?

    Hmm.. You could try pureeing/grinding her veggies. I have read a lot that dogs have a hard time digesting veggies unless the cell membrane is exposed for them, which is why carrots come out whole on the other end. So anyway her body may be expressing the stuff she cannot biologically digest (without help) through her breath and skin. Try it for a week or two, if it shows no difference then no harm done.

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    I puree her food. This week she is eating the sweet potato/broccoli mix that I posted in the recipe section. I only leave a few chunks because she likes to play with those but most of it is mushy.

    Her breath is fine (well, as fine as a dogs breath can be lol). It's her body that stinks. `

    @RescueMe I really hope that's all it is. I'm wondering if I should put her on fulltime prescription food for a couple of days to see if it goes away.

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    @Twice I would try the prescription food full time to see if that makes a difference! We're hoping Abby is a miracle dog and has a long life!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alice Kable View Post
    We're hoping Abby is a miracle dog and has a long life!
    so are we!

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    Does she smell like cornchips or fish? Cornchips is the bully smell. She is probably secreeting lost oils from her bath. Fishy is more of possible yeast or bacteria.

    I know, my comparisons are ridiculous! But that is the smells I compare them to....

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    I know the cornchip smell.

    After cornchips, Stig eventually smells like pineapple ... that's when I know that a bath is due.
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    corn chips? lol I don't remember remember what those smell like.

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    I always thought corn chips smelled like the stinky gym lockers at my high school, or in other words "stinky feet." Sorry to those who like Fritos corn chips.
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    Ha! @desertskybulldogs My friend asked us if Chunk's feet smell like corn chips because her two dogs' do (they are a mix breed) and we does laughing but it's true! It's been a running joke with us! Love that we aren't the only ones who drew this comparison.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fontanafox View Post
    I always thought corn chips smelled like the stinky gym lockers at my high school, or in other words "stinky feet." Sorry to those who like Fritos corn chips.

    You know, when I was trying to describe the smell all I could think of was gym socks. But I didn't want to use those words because I was afraid you'd all think I wasn't taking care of her lol

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