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Does RAW make dog stink?

I have been told Fiona stinks, because she is on raw. I think that she smells like a dog. Does anyone else's dog stink?


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Lol I was told they stink less and shed less when they eat raw so far its true!

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Absolutely not. It is usually yeast overgrowth that makes a dog stink.
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I have been told Fiona stinks, because she is on raw. I think that she smells like a dog. Does anyone else's dog stink?


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Ours have been exclusively raw fed for 4 years now, and none of them have ever smelled bad. They get bathed with a holistic oatmeal shampoo twice a year: once when it starts warming up, and once right before it starts getting cold. I usually judge a dog's odor by smelling my hands after I've pet and played with them. If I can smell their funk on my hands, then that dog might need a bath. If the smell isn't stinky, then yeah, they just smell like a dog. No issues!
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Absolutely not. It is usually yeast overgrowth that makes a dog stink.
This is true, before Lola was treated for thyroid, she constantly had bad ears and itchy skin and had a very different smell, my vet tells me it is because of yeast overgrowth.

I think GSDs have a very unique smell and I like their smell, even other people's GSDs.


if your GSD is eating and eating and eating and losing weight - please consider testing for EPI.


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Overwhelming fear makes a dog stink.

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Overwhelming fear makes a dog stink.
That's the reason shelters smell so bad. Stressed dogs express their anal glands so it is not always their diet that causes it.

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My dog stinks more on raw but I think it's because she drools more when she chews on bones and gets her bedding wet. It's mainly her feet that stink which makes me think bacterial overgrowth. Her coat smells sort of nutty.

We're finally getting her full thyroid panel done next week and I really hope it sheds some light on the mysterious ear problems. Going raw has helped with some problems but not others.


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Does the person who told you this also think raw makes a dog viscious?
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No stink here, he smells like "himself" which is nice, not dirty smelling.


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