1. Wet Dog Smell
Have you ever wondered why your dog stinks right after a bath? Microorganisms like yeast and bacteria quietly live in your dog’s fur, and as long as the fur stays dry, there’s little odor.
When your dog takes a bath or goes for a swim, the water causes the release of stinky compounds.
2. Mouth Odor
Pay attention to changes in your dog’s breath. For example, a foul odor that crops up out of the blue could mean she has an infection. The odor of a bad tooth infection is very unpleasant.
Bad breath may also indicate kidney disease or diabetes. The breath of a dog with kidney failure can smell like urine, or have a metallic odor. If this describes your dog’s breath, she should see a vet right away.
3. Skin Problems
If you have a Spaniel, Pekingese, Pug, Bulldog, or Shar-Pei, you need to keep an eye on your pet’s skin folds. These dogs are prone to skin fold dermatitis, a stinky skin disorder.
To avoid infection and a foul odor, cleanse your pet’s skin folds on a regular basis. Use skin fold cleansers or baby wipes to gently clean the folds.
4. Ear Infections
Dogs with long, droopy ears are prone to ear problems, which often go hand in hand with allergies. Dogs with allergies tend to have more ear infections. You have to treat the ears and you may have to treat the whole dog for an allergy issue.
Controlling gas is not always as simple as keeping your dog from scavenging. Sometimes increased flatulence is a sign of a serious health problem. But assuming your dog’s gas is not related to an underlying health issue, a change in diet could cut down on flatulence. The best diet will meet your dog’s individual needs.
From The Dog Letter 2017