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Stinky puppy!

puppy4ever
September 3rd, 2005, 09:42 PM
Why does my puppy stink so much? It isn't coming from his rear end or ears but his body. Shouldn't a puppy smell like roses after a bath? Is there a really fragrant and safe puppy shampoo that I can use?

Also flatulence is an issue (his are worse than my husbands - he clears the room fast). The little guy just got a deworming treatment yesterday and I'm thinking that might have something to do with it...but I wonder if it isn't the food he is eating? He is on Nutram. I notice the less Nutram he eats the better the gas is and the harder his stools are.

StaceyB
September 3rd, 2005, 09:48 PM
What is the shape of the kibble?

Prin
September 3rd, 2005, 11:08 PM
Some dogs react to some foods by producing excessive gas... Maybe a food switch might help. Or maybe, your doggy will be forever gassy... :eek:

As for overall smell, how are his teeth? His ears? A lot of a doggy's smell comes from those two. Personally, when my doggies aren't so fresh, I use "Buddy Splash" lavender and mint spray. It's like a leave in conditioner...
Buddy Splash (https://www9.mailordercentral.com/cloudstar/products.asp?dept=15)

When I do wash them I wash them with a sort of milky shampoo. It doesn't smell strong but the smell lasts a long time. When they get wet again, you still smell it. It's called "Pearls au lait"... They also have it in Strawberry! (I get the plain "nourishing skin care" one. Just remember it's not supposed to lather... I wasted 3/4 of a bottle trying to get milk to lather. :o :rolleyes: http://www.tomlyn.com/products/new_products_pearls_aulait.html It makes them incredibly soft too. VERY soft.

Lucky Rescue
September 3rd, 2005, 11:08 PM
I don't know about all puppies, but most of the ones I"ve been around are kinda stinky!:p

How old is he? You might try adding a little unflavored, plain yogurt to his food. That usually helps with the farting.

puppy4ever
September 4th, 2005, 05:23 AM
Oh great advice, thanks!

My puppy is 10 weeks old now. I've tried yogurt before just for digestive upset but haven't tried it recently. He vomited again tonight too so I will definately give him some more soon...that would be great if it helped with the gas as well. I'm guessing that plain yogurt is better because of the lack of sugar...would flavoured probiotic yogurt be okay as well?

Hopefully he won't be forever gassy as it's pretty potent and embarrassing when company is over. :o Can't believe all that smell comes from such a little body! His ears are okay but his breath could use some help...I should buy some doggy toothpaste soon. Those products sound heavenly Prin and should do the trick. I'm pretty sure his smell is coming from his coat..he even smells worse with wet hair after a bath. PU.

StaceyB, the kibble is looks like little round pills - flat and circular. Does that have something to do with the way it is digested?

BMDLuver
September 4th, 2005, 09:49 AM
I would suggest trying another food. We had very smelly puppies last year as a result of Nutrience food, it just didn't agree with their system, no diarehea but they had an odour. Although Nutram is comparable to Nutro, I've personally had much better results on Nutro. I would go with just plain probiotic yougourt not flavored. :)