I have posted about this before but now I am desperate! Fancy my little Pekingese has got to be the stinkiest dog alive! We have tried everything from diet changes medicated shampoos, oatmeal shampoos different sorts of deodorants she goes every couple of weeks and has her anal glands expressed (Yuck I know!) It seems like since summer has hit her smell has gotten worse. It's so bad that nobody wants to pet her because the smell gets on your hands and clothing. The vet doesnt really offer any advice besides the very expensive medicated shampoos that havent seemed to work anyhow. He has just said she has some form of dandruff. Any advice? Suggestions? Please!
***Edited By: ginah on 6/12/2005 12:19:32 AM*** Reason: *spelling
My son's Rott mix has an anal gland problem also. This may be where the smell is coming from. They tried changing food, but nothing worked. They started mixing in one shredded wheat biscuit in his food once a week. They haven't had to get his glands expressed for 6 monthes now. Something about that little extra roughage did the trick I guess. If you try this, I'd use the mini ones - lot of weight differnce between an 80 pounder and your little one.
***Edited By: Phoebelion on 6/12/2005 9:08:02 AM*** Reason: spelling
I personally would not use the shredded wheat at all. So dogs are highly allergic to wheat, soy, and corn so it could create more problems. Gina are you feeding her RAW along with the others? I would suggest putting her on a high qualith non allergenic diet and see if it helps. With you saying she has some kind of "dandruff" make me think seborrhea. I had a dog with it once and god did he stink. Here are a few links to read up on it.
Fancy is currently on a raw diet. She has always however had the 'smelly problem" even when she was on kibble. Fancy has been getting bathed weekly for sometime now with Malaseb medicated shampoo prescribed by the vet. But a day or so after her bath she stinks very bad again. Fancy has always had dermatological problems as well as severe allergies to all sorts of stuff from vaccinations to grass.Fancys coat is actually in good condition she has a healthy shiny coat it's her skin that is the problem.
Well she looks good in the picture, did the smell still return quickly after her groom? Try giveing her a really good brush out, be sure to stimulate the skin with the brush to get the dander(if any) loosened up.and move the oils around. Use you special shampoo Ask the vet if you can use a spray in skunk off,you leave it in when wet and let air dry. Whats the name of her condition? Is the shampoo brown?it sounds familiar> Are there any times of the year its better then other times. Whats in the Raw diet? Have you tried the Z/D Ultra, if you aren't useing the typical allergen ingredients.Or do you? Is the skin condition only on certain areas or everywhere? Does she scratch? Have there been any drugs in the past that youve used that worked?
Gina, never experienced this problem even close to the level that you are. Good luck..It will work out!!! Have any bacterial swabs and cultures been tried yet? Worked for several vets through the years, they always referred to a specialist by this point. Most of the time it was diet related but doesn't seem to be your problem. I'm stumped. If money or time allows get a 2nd or 3rd opinion.
BTW..the CARD should arrive at your place by Tuesday. e
I had a dog that smelled so bad. We bought her from the dog pound and she had a real bad smell that we couldn't get rid of. We weren't sure where the smell was coming from. A friend of mine use to breed dogs and as soon as he smelt the dog he told me she has a bad ear infection. So we took her to the vet and they said her ear was so infected and that they needed to be scraped. Everything went well and she never smelled again.
Gina, I think the "stinky" problem may not be your dog's anal gland. Have you checked the nose wrinkle? Sometimes the folds around the nose and lips get REAL smelly....enough that you just say "P.U." Make sure the wrinkle is dry. Wipe it out with a cotton ball and then you can put cornstarch in it. This will dry things up and have your dog smelling much better. If it is a bacterial infection as sometimes it is when it smells that bad, your vet can give you a topical antibiotic to apply for 3 or 4 days twice a day and that will for sure take care of it.