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I feel horrible for Diesel and I know it's not good to constantly bathe dogs since their skin can dry out so easily. Man he stinks though. We called the vet and asked if we could use the dry shampoo and "doggie cologne" on him and she said as long as it doesn't irritate him or make his mange any worse. We've used it but it only works for a few hours though. For some reason this pup loves to lay in the sun and I don't know I guess try to get a tan, lol. He comes in and stinks to high heaven. Not only from laying in the sun, but anytime he goes out or heck even if he's inside. Anyone else have a pup with an odor problem? If so what have you found or done to maybe help if anything?
 

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I use Crazy Pet Pina Colada grooming spray on Lola. It is supposed to detangle and add shine. I like it because it smells good. The vet actually use's it for dogs after they get groomed.
 

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First--Diesel is a cutie...I love him :love7:

Second...any male dog I have ever owned/fostered has had 'odor issues' just like you describe until they were about 12-18 months. I don't know why or what causes it, just that eventually it goes away.

I hope you're able to figure something out...if not, hopefully it will stop on it's own in a few months!
 

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We have dogs that come in for baths once a week with no problems, I used to bathe my pit TWICE a week.
The key is to find a gentle shampoo, like an oatmeal shampoo or a hypoallergenic shampoo (which has no
coloring or fragrance but will still clean your dog). Also, anything that is made for puppies would be good.

Normally if your dog has a skin condition, your vet would prescribe a medicated shampoo which they all say
on the back "Safe to use once a week or more, ask your vet". I know this one shiht-zu that comes in for haircuts,
her vet recommended her be bathed EVERY DAY. So talk to your vet, they'll know whats best.
 

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What are you feeding? I've noticed some of the dog foods I've tried made my dogs STINK! I would look internally before I started plying the colognes IMO.

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If the dog is stinky externally, there is something not right internally....I would start with food. I see in your other post you have him on a prescription diet..most likely Science Diet...terrible stuff. If you are switching him to a different food, read the sticky on food and see in your previous post the brand I listed. MY EB was stinky as a pup on a natural lamb and rice diet..I switched him to Royal Canin Bulldog formula and no more stinky dog!!!

For shampoo and spray..Eqyss Micro Tek and Natural Botanical formulas are great. Hypoallergenic, no tears, amazing stuff..bath with the shampoo and use the spray daily in between baths. Can be found at most feed and pet supply stores 9if the dog brand isn't available, buy the horse brand) You can read up on the products here:http://www.EQyss.com
 

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If he has mange, it's possible that he has a secondary skin infection which could be smelly. Is he or has he been on antibiotics?
 

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Micro Tek is good stuff, alot of dogs with skin conditions are on that. I agree with checking internally.
Most of the time when people say their dog is on Presciption Diet they mean Hill's veterinary diet.
They are called by different letters (for example A/D, C/D, C/D-S, G/D, etc). They are ONLY available
through your vet and they are extremely expensive. The sad part in that even they are really not the best
for your dog, most have rice as the first or second ingredient. I think 99% of skin problems can be solved
with the proper diet, most commercial diets today are just horrid for your dog. My father had a huge collie
(think lassie), around 80 pounds. That dog lived until he was 18 years old, do you know why? He ate people
food. Not junk, but whatever my father ate he gave a portion to his dog. This includes steak, chicken, turkey,
baked ham, whatever, plus veggies. And he lived a nice healthy life, would've lived even longer but his back
legs gave out and my father couldn't carry him around so he thought best to pts.

Not to forget he had the thickest, most beautiful coat on him. Most collies today have bald spots. He bought
him from a breeder for $20 because the dog was a runk and wasn't supposed to live. He outlived all his siblings.
 

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Thank you everyone for responding. Our dalmatian was on the same food as Diesel as a pup and is now on the adult Nutro lamb and rice and we've never had a problem with her and the "stink". I know that different dogs have different skin odors and oils that can make them smell. I will most definitley be checking into some of the things you have all recommended. Hopefully when we switch him back to the Nutro puppy he will smell better. My DH just mentioned to me that he really didn't stink until we had to put him on the Science Diet i/d. So I'll keep my fingers crossed.
 
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