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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-16-2007, 03:26 PM Thread Starter
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We just gave our stinky rescue doggy a bath today and he smells the same after it! I wonder if it was the shampoo - "Four Paws Magic Coat Tearless" or if he is just that dirty, or if maybe it's just his natural smell. It's not repulsive, but he just smells like wet dog!
Any ideas? I'm wanting to attack him with some Suave Coconut shampoo but I've read that the pH of our hair and theirs is different.

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Re: Stinky Dog!

This is going to sound silly, but is the dog still wet or is he dry and still smells like wet dog? some rescue doggies need a few baths to get the smell off. I use baby shampoo most of the time on my guys. But I only bathe them when they need it since I don't like stripping the oils off the coat/skin.

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He's dry now and still stinky. You pet him and smell your hand, and well...it stinks! Much the same as he smelled before the bath. Weird, huh. Had I known this I wouldn't have bothered! A bath is a giant ordeal I've learned. Now...off to wash our entire stock of towels!

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Re: Stinky Dog!

I've had to do a couple of baths for some dogs depending on their level of stink.

It's not just regular dog smell?

For a really good cleaning, I take mine to a groomer-I have one that has to be groomed to get clean, the rest I can kind of do (as in not as good as the groomer, but better than nothing) myself.

Also-is there a lot of shedding/coat? That stuff can hold odors and is another reason I like to take the dogs to the groomer-they have some magic way of getting all the undercoat and stuff out!





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Yep, I’ve had to bathe a few shelter dogs more then once to get the stink off. I’ve found that most of the time the dog ‘smell’ does come off after a few really through baths at home. A switch to good quality dog food also helps in the long term. It just takes time- or maybe a professional groomer… I haven’t tried that yet.

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Re: Stinky Dog!

That's true-depends on what they were eating, too!

When I first got her as a foster, I took Nina to a groom them yourself place and that got the first layer of stank off...I have found that her coat is one that needs quarterly attention.

Sorry, but I had to post these pictures of her at her groomer-who is so good with a big, scared, bitey dog! Nina actually enjoys it and the bite factor is gone with this groomer-she's great. It's even worth it to drive on the rutted road to her house!




But like I said, I can do the rest, it's her coat that's so thick that I just can't get her clean enough.





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Quote: Suave Coconut shampoo but I've read that the pH of our hair and theirs is different.
I've used human shampoo on my dogs in a pinch, and they did just fine. And I use human conditioner too, for the nice smell.

GENERALLY I do use a deordorizing shampoo, not so much for my GSD's but my yellow Lab get's that 'wet dog' smell fairly quickly between shampoos. All those good oils for a dog that is supposed to be retrieving up ducks in freezing water.

I've been very pleased with the Fresh n Clean product:

This site has the gallon containers, but you can buy a more normal sized bottle too.






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"Four Paws Magic Coat Tearless" IMO is not really a good doggy shampoo. It's cheap & you can buy it locally (almost any store).
That is another reason for a stinky Pup. Jean? What shampoo does your Groomer use? We have 2 companies we buy our shampoo from.
I know one is from the Davis Co. (all dog grooming products) The other we use is fairly new, I can't remember the name off hand.
You really have to look around at different Pet Stores to find good stuff. Just like food for your GSD.

Maggie, You posted the same time! LOL We have used that too & it does work for a while. I really like the stuff we use now. It's all natural & can be used as a medicated or flea dip. DaKota was the trail dog for this. Quad something Royal shampoo. I really liked it, because 2 weeks later she still smelled great & looked just washed!

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http://www.quadrupedpetcare.com/SHAMPOOS.htm


BOTANICAL ROYAL

Botanical Royal is a deep cleaning, general purpose shampoo. This multi-purpose shampoo is also a medicated shampoo, a flea & tick shampoo, a whitener/brightener and a coat body-builder. This premium shampoo is formulated using botanical extracts of burdock, ivy and fenugreek plus panthenol and hydrolyzed rice protein to enhance coats, condition skin, improve hair strength, and add body and shine while eliminating and preventing greasy hair and dandruff. Mojave Yucca extract safely and instantly eliminates fleas and ticks, soothes irritated skin and enhances the cleaning process. Botanical Royal addresses the special needs pets may require thereby eliminating the need for any additional shampoos.


Safe for puppies and kittens.

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* Note This can be diluted
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I like this stuff, but the smell doesn't last too long
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Protein, Aloe & Lanolin Shampoo, 12 oz.

Our Protein, Aloe & Lanolin Shampoo is a combination of the richest conditioning ingredients available for producing abundantly beautiful coats. Strengethening Protein builds body and revives damaged hair. Lanolin moisturizes, leaving a natural shine, while Aloe soothes itchy or irritated skin. May be diluted 10:1.

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Thanks so, so much for the shampoo recommendations. I'll definitely take advantage of that! He's still stinky as ever - not just a dog smell but a stinky dog smell. Off to go shoppin!

Loved the pics, Jean. Taking this guy to the groomer's is not a bad idea at all, at least to get the initial stink off. When we got him he was shedding reaaaaaal bad. You would pet him and your hand would be instantly covered in all sorts of hair. Clumps would drop off of him randomly. I took the Furminator to him and got a few grocery bag fulls and since then it's been a tad better. Maybe all that hair trapped the scent and that's what is contributing to the smell. Hmm!

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