|Barked: Fri Aug 26, '11 3:15pm PST |
|Three things that I have found contribute to doggy odor a lot:
1) Diet-- The diet can affect the way your dog smells. A higher quality food with less fillers and unnecessary ingredients can cause a smelly dog. Also some dogs tend to smell on a fish-based diet. I use grain-free foods with no fillers.
2) Outside time-- Dogs who spend a lot of time outdoors tend to smell doggy. If your dog likes to lay in the grass or dirt this can also add to the odor.
3) Health-- Issues like ear infections, anal glands needing expressing or allergies can make for a smelly dog.
So if you want a nicer smelling dog, keeping those in mind can help. Also some dogs just have more of an odor than others and it is not always easy to fix that. Also bathing a dog too often can sometimes make them smell stronger.
I haven't found any particular shampoo to be better for odor, although they do make some that are especially for odors and have things like baking soda. Buddy Wash is supposed to be good for odor but I haven't tried it, or something like this:
I have done a sugar scrub and that helps to get them really nice and clean and get rid of the doggy smell. I found the info on a groomer forum site. I used olive oil and turbinado sugar mixed with a little honey.
This is where I heard about that:
The best thing I've found to keep a nice smell around for a longer time period is Fresh n Clean cream rinse.
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