Does anyone have any suggestions on how to keep my baby from smelling so horrible? I do the usual baths with oatmeal, organic foods without corn or other additives, ears cleaned 1xwk, teeth brushed every other day, conditioning spray for her coat to keep it moisturized, bedding washed 1xwk, ugh you name it, I've done it...I've asked my vet, but she didn't really give me any new advice...(anal glands are clean as well...)
She smells pretty fresh for about 4 or 5 days after her bath, but as the days go she gets stinkier...I bathe her every 2 or 3 wks since was told not to bathe too often because it will dry out her skin...
Are there certain foods to stay away from? Her dog food is very clean, no corn, no by products, etc. Her treats are as well. I just am so stumped here. It's heartbreaking when people come over and not want to hold her :(
This may or may not help but I only bathe my Boston's once a month and I use blue Dawn dishwashing liquid. Then, I use this Groomer's Spray about every other day. Not sure what's in it but I mix a little bit (and I do mean a little bit) of white vinegar in it (as an odor neutralizer) and it smells so good. I just spray a little of it on their backs and rub it in good.
It could also be diet related. I feed raw (and some kibble) but it seems that the more natural I go with the diet, the better they do with their coats.
Hope some of this was helpful; maybe someone else will come along with better ideas.
Best of Luck!
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My vet gave me terrific advice. Pepcid AC. Cut the tablet in half for dogs under 20 pounds. Grumbling bellies and gas go away in 5 minutes. Food is the basics of any great breed. Fiber is very important because they put crap into lots of dog food. I used Science Diet WD (weight control) for years but now that they are older 12 and 9, I switched to Royal Canine. Feeding dogs is like getting a haircut. The cheaper you spend, the cheaper you look. I brought back one european dog from Australia. He is the best. I let him pick out his own social friend when he was 3 years old. He could have had any breed and he picked another Dachshund. She is a fear biter and this needs to be taken care of immediately. Socialize your dog. Be around people and other dogs. Eventually you will not know that your fear biting dog is around you. Another one of my worst pet peeves is people wanting to pick up my Dachshund. If you must allow them to be picked up, teach people to scoop the back end and cradle the dog like a baby. The Dachshund has a really flexible back but if it is strained or twisted, you could have a big problem.
The same thing happened to my boy and I did all the things you are doing. Save yourself time and money and get an allergy testing.After spending lot's $$, I finally went to another Vet and that's what it was.He actually was allergic to to cotton and that's what he laid on... Your baby will thank you..