It’s easy enough to determine if your dog has been rolling in something nasty. If your ordinary pet shampoo doesn’t get rid of the odor, you may want to check with your vet for options. Let’s take a look, at some of the reasons why your four-legged friend smells so bad and what you can do about it.
The number one cause of bad breath in dogs, just like people, is the build-up of plaque and tartar on their teeth.
Passing “gas” may indicate a dietary or intestinal problem. Some flatulence is normal, but if this is regularly occurring, please see your veterinarian. A change in diet may fix the problem, but there may also be a more serious issue.
Bacterial infections of the ears are often extremely smelly. Vets often diagnose this type of infection by smell upon entering the exam room. Your dog will usually be scratching or shaking the head, but not always. A bath may make ears worse if water is trapped in the ear canal.
This is one of the most common causes of stinky dogs. All our canine companions have two small scent sacs on their bottom they are a type of marking gland which is why dogs smell rear ends when meeting. If they become impacted, it can cause pain for the dog and an extremely smelly secretion is released and remains on the fur.
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