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03-15-2014 09:31 AM
Courtney Even when I fed kibble my boy didn't stink. GSD are not stinky dogs like some breeds...Beagles come to mind.

Do you think she has a smell? If so, that's something to investigate. But to say she stinks because she's fed raw is silly.

Some people are so misinformed about a raw diet.
03-15-2014 09:29 AM
crackem My dogs have always been raw, and the one's i've gotten in for various reasons that I switch to raw all go from having that "dog smell" to not having any smell. About the only time they do is if one happens to puke in a crate while we are traveling or something, but I'm sure just about anything is going to have some smell if they puke on themselves
03-15-2014 09:06 AM
Eiros No stink here, he smells like "himself" which is nice, not dirty smelling.


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03-15-2014 02:41 AM
boomer11 Does the person who told you this also think raw makes a dog viscious?
03-15-2014 01:49 AM
Kaimeju 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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03-15-2014 01:03 AM
wolfy dog
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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.
03-15-2014 12:09 AM
Packen Overwhelming fear makes a dog stink.
03-15-2014 12:09 AM
Harry and Lola
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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.
03-14-2014 11:59 PM
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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!
03-14-2014 11:58 PM
Sunflowers Absolutely not. It is usually yeast overgrowth that makes a dog stink.
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