Home Remedies For A Smelly Dog

Has your dog been abnormally stinky lately? Not sure what to do about it? Keep reading to learn how to make a smelly dog smell great!

What To Do About A Smelly Dog

There are a number of reasons why your dog might be smelly. By recognizing what those reasons are, you'll be able to treat them for a better smelling dog.

Bathe Regularly And Bathe Properly

Not only can not bathing your dog enough cause him to smell, but not bathing him properly can cause odors as well. To prevent this, bathe your dog at least once a month. More if your dog likes to roll in the dirt or gets dirty frequently.

You should also conduct a grooming routine daily. This might include brushing your dog each day to remove old hairs and dander that can cause bad smells. Also, be sure to bathe your dog properly to avoid unnecessary odors. Try reading The Best Way To Wash A Dog to learn how to properly bathe your dog.

Bad Breath?

If your dog's breath smells bad, it could be a sign of tooth decay that can cause bad breath and odorous saliva. If your dog drools frequently, the smell can rub off on your floors or furniture, and the smell might linger in your home. The best way to avoid this is by conducting a regular oral hygiene routine. For best results, you should brush your dogs teeth once a day or twice a week. Dog breath treats will also help to control your furry companions bad breath.

If an oral hygiene routine doesn't yield any results, take your dog to the vet to make sure that the breath problem isn't caused by kidney disease or diabetes.

Good Diet

Bert Bath: Image by Cvconnell, FlickrBert Bath: Image by Cvconnell, FlickrIf your dog isn't healthy, he won't smell healthy. The right diet will do wonders to improve your dog health and smell. For a healthier diet, try feeding him a raw diet, homemade natural dog food, or a good organic grain-free dog food like Earthborn Holistic Coastal Catch Grain-Free Dry Dog Food.

Health Problems

Your dog's bad smell could be due to a health problem. Some potential causes might include full infected anal glands, a skin infection, a yeast infection, a bacterial infection, or an allergy. If your dog's bad smell seems to originate from his ears, an ear infection is probably the cause. Regardless, you should take your dog to the vet as soon as possible to get him checked out. 

With these remedies, you'll be able to enjoy a better smelling companion. Bathe your dog regularly, and remember to take him to a vet if the smell is due to a health problem.

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