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    the reason dogs smell is the food usually , most dog foods use the most rancid meat products from rendering plants. and it will have all kinds of chemicals to remove the skin, and hide from the meat, what is left from the butchers, and road kill, and dead pets, from the vets!! that is what 99% of dog foods are made from. hence the smell.!!! if you wish some good foods to feed, email me at <bullysmum@gmail.com.>
    I have been doing this bulldog things for over 10 yrs. and research vastly to the ingredients in dog food and where the ingredients come from, {what country}

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    how many times during those 2 yrs have you been to the vet ? I am asking for a reason.

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    Can you sniff and tell where the odor is coming from? Is it his feet? Face? Ears? If a bully has allergies, sometimes there is an odor that is in his coat. I would say that if you can't pinpoint a particular body part that is odorous, he probably should be checked for allergies.

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    No, cant tell where...Seems to be an all over smell?!?!?


    Quote Originally Posted by grannietutor View Post
    Can you sniff and tell where the odor is coming from? Is it his feet? Face? Ears? If a bully has allergies, sometimes there is an odor that is in his coat. I would say that if you can't pinpoint a particular body part that is odorous, he probably should be checked for allergies.

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    about maybe 4 times? wondering why that matters (not askeing snottily) ? UTD on all shots
    due for rabies now
    anyu advice is more than welcome...
    he has recently developed a bump (ontop of skin (almost like a callus or a wart) and one on his back... hair loss in that area... Planning on bringing him to the vet for that (appt next week) - should I mention anything to him about the "smell"? could one have to do with the other?
    many thanks!


    Quote Originally Posted by Lindathedogsmaid View Post
    how many times during those 2 yrs have you been to the vet ? I am asking for a reason.

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    I give him timberwolf wild salmon oil. I have tried grizzly but find timber wolf to work better


    Quote Originally Posted by Lindathedogsmaid View Post
    please be aware that dogs do not digest flax seed the way humans do -- a much better way for both the omega 3 and 6 is Salmon oil. I recommend grizzly Salmon oil. you can find it at
    http://www.grizzlypetproducts.com/sa...l/salmon_oil.h...
    it is wild caught , and also helps with shedding. my specialist recommended it for joints and arthritis.
    as well as boosting the immune system.
    they will ship directly to you from the internet, and it is taped well so it wont leak.

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    I do use baby shampoo on his face so he does not get soap in his eyes
    I will try and use for his whole body next time


    Quote Originally Posted by Lindathedogsmaid View Post
    I must say that Bulldogs must be kept clean, bathing weekly is better than every few months. BUT--- you do not need to use soap-- the earth bath, is not soap, and can be used a couple times a week with no issues,{also baby shampoo is gentle enough AND the right PH balance to safely and gently bath with } My dermatologist wants my foster to be bathed twice a week to keep the skin clean,{she has a bacterial infection , when I got her } that is a must with bulldogs- lest yeast get started. you can also mix apple cider vinegar/water 50/50 % and use in ears/on body parts after baths. around paws and bottoms , at least once a week for preventing yeast infections. and twice a week in ears for life, you will not have yeast infections ever .it is not the bathing that drys skin out but what you use.a oatmeal or aloe vera is a good shampoo. I hope this helps. Linda

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    Many Thanks! I will report back
    Today he had a bath and I did try the oil in the bath...fingers crossed

    Quote Originally Posted by Mugzilla View Post
    i hope some of the suggestions prove helpful. if anything does help, we'd love to know!

    the only time my female eb has had an odor problem was before she had her tail amputated bc it was inverted with pockets and constantly got infected.

    i really hope you find something that works for you.

    good luck!

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    Ive tried ACV and baking soda?!?!
    Quote Originally Posted by Capone'sMom View Post
    I found my Capone to smell as well...I bathe him with oatmeal shampoo and baking soda ...ITS GREAT...

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    the smell only went away after the switch to euk food and antiobiotics and came back a few months later?!?!?

    Quote Originally Posted by froggz View Post
    Hehehhe nopes, one bath because he stunk. I usually get him into the tub every 4 months at the very very longest! I know right now its been just over three months since his last bath and I can comfortably sleep with my head on him and can't smell anything.

    Gas is never fun lol. When he was on the Chicken soup did he have the sour smell issue just as bad, worse, or not as bad?

    I've never used eukanuba foods, so I can't really say much there.

    What I use is Natures recipie venison and rice formula.

    I do see that both chicken soup and eukanuba use chicken and fish oils as ingredients, perhaps he just doesn't do well with those?

    I ask because I had to play around with Jay's food untill I found something that works. He did have that typical doggie odour when I first got him. I can also use Natural balances venison and potato formula and occasionally mix a small bag into the food tub for a bit of variety. Chicken and lamb do give him gas, and instead of fish ingredients he gets ground flax seed for the omega oils. There was also another brand I had tried that used bison and he was good with that as well but having it shipped every few weeks became inconvenient

    I am curious too about how you mentioned your other intact male dog. I honestly don't know alot about what pheromones dogs excrete and why/how, but it does make me wonder.

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    4 or 5?!?!?
    why?
    utd on shots... due for rabies very soon tho

    Quote Originally Posted by Lindathedogsmaid View Post
    how many times during those 2 yrs have you been to the vet ? I am asking for a reason.

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    Yes, I would definately mention it to the vet.

    @Lindathedogsmaid: Linda, didn't Sara smell all the time? I remember batheing her every other day, she had such a horrible fishy smell, and when I was sending her to you we got the vet check before she got on the plane and it ended up being her thyroid level was bad?

    @ljds923: lj, you may also suggest to your vet to have his thyroid checked, if I am right about the above, if it does not seem to be allergies. A thyroid check in a bully is always a good idea anyway.

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