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06-17-2014 06:44 AM
njk
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Originally Posted by Sunflowers View Post
This is yeast. Not normal. Might want to check the diet.
http://www.justanswer.com/pet-dog/0d...ips-smell.html
Well, that link says one cause could be yeast. Also says this happens when a dog gets wet and stays wet for a long period of time... we live in the Outback, in the hottest place in Australia. It's hot and dry, and rarely rains. Plus we have ear cleaner, since it's very dusty here, so she gets her ears cleaned regularly. I can't say I've seen any of the symptoms, like reddish brown fur tinge or any rashes, she's not a scratcher. Plus my partner says he can't smell it, that I'm crazy. Her diet is the top brand here in Australia and also recommended by her breeder. We'll ask the vet to check her over next time anyway, so cheers for the heads up.
06-17-2014 06:18 AM
Pax8 Definitely noticed the "frito" smell of Kaiju's paws has disappeared completely since getting back on raw. Never knew it was yeast though, good to know!
06-17-2014 05:06 AM
pache11 Peaches used to have 'Fritos' feet and get a rash on her lower tummy. Grain-free diet, coconut oil and tripe eliminated all smells in under 3 weeks. Diet is the biggest contributor to a dog that is prone to yeast. Natural vinegar with mother helps, but will not totally eliminate if diet is a problem. Tripe or coconut oil does wonders for the coat and skin, the coconut oil is naturally antibiotic and anti fungal without damaging the good bacteria.
06-17-2014 04:17 AM
Sunflowers
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Originally Posted by njk View Post
My pup's natural smell is that of corn chips. I don't know why, it's always been like that and it makes me crave nachos. .
This is yeast. Not normal. Might want to check the diet.
http://www.justanswer.com/pet-dog/0d...ips-smell.html
06-17-2014 04:02 AM
njk My pup's natural smell is that of corn chips. I don't know why, it's always been like that and it makes me crave nachos. She's almost 8 months old and we've bathed her three times only in that time, when she's run through poop or been covered in mud. Our breeder never advised us against doing it so it's interesting hearing some people don't recommend it. We live in the Outback so it's hot most of the year round and I find the climate here affects her coat. Her coat always looks and feels great after a bath.
06-17-2014 12:26 AM
Diesel7602
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Originally Posted by Yoshi View Post
I used to bath my dog. He never really enjoyed it but once it came drying time he would launch himself in the towel. Not sure why you wouldn't give your dog a bath?

I know it's not particularly good to bathe your dog regularly but once in a while is good. I would bathe my dog when he was really dirty or if someone told me he stunk something awful. Yeah, I need people to tell me because I have no sense of smell.

There was this one time that my dog actually apparently rolled in people feces. I thought it could have been any kind of metabolic waste but people confirmed it smelled like people feces. Where on earth he found it I couldn't guess!

EDIT: Can you tell what smell it is? Wet dog? Maybe she is blowing off?
I think that we are with our dogs so much we get use to their smells, but other people can smell it. I don't think my boy smells bad, but my kids and hubby says he does.

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06-17-2014 12:23 AM
Diesel7602
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Originally Posted by wyowolf View Post
Kansas is kind of a smelly puppy
after reading through several threads about it, it seems that most do not bathe, our Breeder advised us the same.

just wondering what you do about the smell if anything? or does that go away when she gets older?

she is 11 weeks now...
This is about the time my boy started to get stinky.((losing the puppy smell)) I would try to bath him but he got too big and too strong. He hates baths. He just got his rabies so he will be going to the cleaners every 8 weeks. I've read that's it's good to brush and groom them at home, but should get a good clean and brush from the pet grooms every 8 weeks to help with shedding. My husband says he smells like rusted metal.
06-13-2014 12:07 PM
wyoung2153
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Originally Posted by Yoshi View Post
I used to bath my dog. He never really enjoyed it but once it came drying time he would launch himself in the towel.
Too funny, I thought Titan was the only one. He LOVES when i brign the towel out but absolutely HATES beign bathed... haha.

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Ok i think i will try and bath her tonight. Any recommendations on shampoo that would be pretty safe to use on her?
Definitely give your pup a bath if he smells, but like others suggested, check into his diet, you'd be surprised at how much your dog's diet plays a roll in other various parts of his health.. shedding, smell, gas, coat shine, itches, etc.
06-13-2014 11:51 AM
Freestep
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Originally Posted by blackshep View Post
Not bathing is outdated. That was from back when shampoos were really harsh and drying, they aren't anymore. Bathing your pet helps keep their skin clean and better able to breathe, it washes off contact allergens.
Exactly.

Go to the pet supply or feed store and get some Earthbath shampoo. Their line is very mild and you can bathe as often as you need to--every 2 weeks if you want. If you can't find Earthbath, try to find something that says "mild", "gentle", or "tearless", and avoid grocery-store type brands like Seargents, Fresh n' Clean, or any kind of dirty dog/deodorizing shampoo. They are generally harsher and shouldn't be used with any kind of frequency.
06-13-2014 11:40 AM
Ellimaybel When Gunther was younger I used baby shampoo.
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