Many dogs have that “stinky dog odor”, in particular when they come in out of the rain (or chasing sprinklers). Nonetheless, some tend to stink more than others. This can be due to a range of reasons, a few of which may call for a vet’s attention.
Some pups like to roll in the mud or dirt… as well as any kind of strange foul-smelling thing that may be near by. If your dog is predisposed to doing this – normal brushing, grooming and bathing will certainly help to keep your dog smelling clean and fresh.
Getting sprayed by a skunk is one aroma we human beings recognize right away. A tomato juice bath is the most common remedy. All the same, in order for the bath to work properly, you should allow the juice to sit on the pet dog’s fur for a minimum of 15 to 20 mins before washing it off. It’s the acidity in the tomato juice that reduces the odor.
One more favored remedy that dog owners swear by is to mix one quart 3% Hydrogen Peroxide, a quarter cup of bicarbonate of soda, and two tablespoons dish detergent in a large bowl (not in a closed container since this mixture expands). You should make use of it while it is still foamy since it is the oxygen in the effervescing combination that removes the skunk smell.
Be careful not to get either of the skunk remedies in your pet’s eyes.
Certain dog types often tend to have naturally oily skins. Unfortunately, the added oil on the pet’s skin can become rancid and also trigger wretched odors. In this case, your canine needs to be frequently groomed and bathed to remove this surplus oil; or else it can turn into irritating skin conditions.
Microbial skin conditions are another common problem for some breeds. Making use of a good anti-bacterial shampoo specially formulated for canines is your best choice.
Pets with droopy ears tend to experience ear infections on a regular basis, although any pet breed can wind up with this torturous problem. If your pet dog smells bad despite routine grooming, make an effort to check its ears. Look for inflammation and fussiness.
You should also see that your dog will shake its head a great deal and most likely scratch to relieve the itching. There are various ear infection products on the market that should help reduce this problem.
Another thing that can similarly lead to dog odor is blocked or septic rectal glands. These pits, situated in the 3 and 9 o’clock locations (around the anus), are filled with a liquid that is commonly expressed when a dog defecates.
If you inspect thoroughly, you will likely see that your pet’s rectal area is actually quite swollen, and the “back end” smells quite bad. Take your dog promptly to a veterinarian to get these glands expressed.
Recognize that once your canine has had this issue it oftentimes tends to recur, so watch for this in the future. If necessary, you can have the rectal glands surgically removed.
Lastly, there is a kind of odorous syndrome dogs get that is transmitted to carpets that can actually be stronger than the smell of severe dog urine damage! It can get so bad the odor is detectable outside the of a dwelling when the doors are closed!
This smell can be powerful enough to permeate the walls, especially when a house is closed all the time and no fresh air is allowed in. If this situation presents itself, then it’s time to seek out expert help – like a professional house odor removal service.
And, here’s a tip: When buying or selling a home that smells like pet urine, before closing escrow make sure you get a Pet Odor Inspection!