ughrr- I gave bentley a bath and a few days after well the next day i notice he has this werid smell to him, its his ears. its a really yucky smell- im hoping its coming from the ears and not the other end.lol maybe when i gave him a bath i got water in his ears? would this cause a smell? is there meds i should get to dry them out? or does he need to go to the vet?
I read that you are suppose to put cotton balls in your dogs ears when you give them a bath- well as you see i havent and now im thinking i should.
anyone know what to do? it is a foul smell . and as i said he just had a bath so it just isnt him being smelly-
You really should take him to the vet so you can rule out a yeast infection or other type of ear infection. It is important to clean your dogs ears and doing it the right way can save him pain and you trips to the vet.
Ask the vet when your there how to do it, they will show you. I am a groomer and dont want to give out advice and get in trouble for it (it has happened on other sites) but ear cleaning is easy, painless and improves your dogs over all feeling good.
Theresa, I second the vet thing, he probably has a yeast ear infections. YUCK! One of our goldens used to egt them and oh my can they stink! Dogs with ears that flap over are more prone to them (but any dog can get them) and they can also be caused by allergies so keep that in mind if the vet does say that's what it is and they continue returning! They do sell "ear wash" and my vet did recommend it for Bruin. We bought it through the vet's office until we finally found it at petco. Good luck!
It might be a yeast infection. Check with your vet. He'll probably give you Otomax to use for a few days then after that I would clean the dogs ears every few days. There are ear wipes and liquid cleaners that are easy to use.
My Golden Jethro has horrible ears but I clean them every other day with q-tips and once a week with ear cleaner. He LOVES when I clean his ears, will actually come and sit in front of me when he sees me with the q-tips and will turn his head after I've done one...nutty dog! He loves to roll around outside.
Regardless to there being an infection or not ask the vet to show you the proper way to clean your dogs ears! It will save you time and money and spare your dog the discomfort of dirty ears. It really is easy but have the vet show you for the first time.
Tap, strong odor is a sign of infection. If you look inside and the debris is a blackish brown kind of color, its an infection. I second what everyone said about the vet. They will clean them out and let you know if it is bacteria or yeast, then give you some meds to treat it.
The problem with stinky ears is that you have to be sure you know the cause. It could be mites, bacterial infection or yeast. Ear mites and yeast can cause bacterial infections and if you don't treat for the right thing it will simply keep recurring. The vet can test and tell you if either mites or yeast are present and prescribe the right medicine to treat with.
Ruffian, I have two bichons, my vet says NOT to pluck the ear hair (new recommendation) because they see MORE ear infections in the days/week following plucking that any other time because the pore secrete liquid, gets irritated and ends up with an infections. He--and the other vets in his office, all feel that you should only pluck if the dog has a history of ear problems. Which makes me wonder...Theresa, have you recently plucked?