Last Modified on Sep 07, 2015
It's the rare dog owner that hasn't had to deal with strong dog odor at one point or another, and some dog breeds or particular dogs are simply more prone to being malodorous. On the other hand, there are times when a change in your pet's odor is a sign of more serious health conditions, so always be alert to other signs of ill health in your pet. Dogs are not always clear in indicating pain or discomfort, so pet owners need to be proactive.
If your dog begins to smell bad, obviously bathing is your first option. In many cases, though, this is ineffective or doesn't have a prolonged effect. A different pet shampoo may work. If not, analyzing your dog's diet and perhaps making changes to improve his digestion or remove odor-causing food items sometimes helps.
Natural Pet Remedies: Adding a raw egg or sweet potatoes to your dog's diet has been known to remedy dog odor.
Remedies for Dog Odor
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I just got a shitzue.. She is a 6 month puppy with a beautiful coat but cannot stand the dog smell. I searched EC and found out about Coconut Oil. I went and bought Organic 100% coconut oil. I mix two ts to the food and she loves it. I love it even more because she does not smell. Thanks EC
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Posted by Sharon (Tampa, Florida) on 03/15/2008
Liver works great to kill doggy odor. Beef, chicken, or calf liver- I just cook it in water till most of the pink is gone, cut it up and feed my 4 pomeranians 1/4 cup every second or third day. They sure do love it.
Posted by Lacy (Many, Louisiana) on 03/10/2008
My short hair dog had a terrible oder due to flaky skin. I tried giving her oatmeal baths, oils nothing seemed to work and only made it worse. Then I started giving her a raw egg with her food every other day. Not only did she think it was a treat her skin issues are a thing of the past and she smells great. Also I started using coconut oil on her tender and red belly, worked like a charm and if she licks it no worries because it helps her doggy breath.
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Posted by Pamela (Granite Falls, Washington) on 08/02/2007
I have 3 small indoor dogs and their pet odor was hard manage even with regular bathing. My sister shared that dogs won't smell bad if you blend a raw egg with a little water and add it to their dry food. I tried it...and it worked like a charm. No more stinky dogs...and my house smells better, too!!!
Posted by Tamar (Manassas, VA) on 05/09/2009
I spent a fortune trying to get rid of my northern breed's "pukie" smell. The vet dermatologist recommended a specific type of head and shoulders shampoo: that contains selenium sulfide. It worked, even when my dog went wading - as long as I dried him well. There are other shampoos with selenium sulfide. That is the key.
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Posted by Marilyn (Queensbury, New York) on 11/19/2007
My newfie has always had goopy ears and a slight doggy odor about her. At her last chiropractic visit, the chiropractor said that for some reason the big fluffy dogs are more prone to doggy odor and to give her 1/2 of a sweet potato every other day. She said just fix the sweet potato the way that I normally would and give it to her. So, I baked it in the microwave (poke some holes all around, nuke on high for 10 minutes, when done, immediately wrap in aluminum foil and let sit for at least 5 minutes), mashed it up with a little butter and gave it to her. Almost immediately I noticed a big difference - no more doggy odor and BONUS her normally goopy ears were clear and dry!!! Now she gets her sweet potato as prescribed - and they don't cost a fortune.
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