Why does my dog stink even after bathing?
You’d think the bath would fix that. I’m assuming you mean a stink other than the
classic wet dog smell. Yeah, it lingers like a bad perfume. Dogs have scent glands in their butts. That’s
why dogs sniff each other’s butts. How do I fix it? Your vet can express the glands, in essence,
draining them. My vet has never brought this up. Well, it may not be the problem. The dog might
also have a skin infection. At which point, we’re back to the vet. True. But if the dog has a really bad smell,
it has a severe fungal or bacterial infection that needs to be treated. How would it be treated? There are anti-fungal shampoos. Or the vet
may give you creams to put on the affected area. And the dog gets one of those funny collars. You could get a fair idea of the source of
the problem by the areas the dog is always rubbing or scratching. Pull apart the hair
and look for an inflamed or infected area. Poor thing. At least I don’t have to give
her bad tasting medicine. Dogs can get food allergies, like people.
If the skin reaction is from a food allergy, you could switch her dog food and see if that
helps. That’s at least an instant solution. It would take a few days for the body to heal
and stop smelling. What if that doesn’t work? You said the dog stinks. Have you checked
her breath? She pants and likes to lick my face, so I
don’t have a choice. The smell might be from her mouth. Try brushing
her teeth. We do that sometimes. I mean every day, when you brush your teeth. Oh, great, puppy beauty routine. At least then she won’t literally stink.