My dog smells like ASS a day after I bathe her… what to do?

I didn’t know where else to post this but I guess it’s relevant to the indoors because she is smelling up my house.

She’s a collie/doberman mix who is about 7 years old.

I usually bathe her bi-weekly but she starts to smell like a homeless person’s ass after a day and it’s almost unbearable. It almost makes me not want to play with her or pet her because it makes my hands stink so terribly.

She doesn’t have fleas and I buy her pretty good dog food… I’m fairly new to dog ownership but my mom who has had dogs her whole life is out of ideas as well.

Any suggestions?

Indoor or outdoor dog?

What kind of dog food is "pretty good"?

Call your vet, there is shampoo you can buy that will kill a lot of the bacteria and what not that causes the smell.

Also, what is that you consider pretty good food? If you can buy it at the grocery store it probably isnt pretty good food.

do you let her go outside?

rolling in the grass = smelly dog, they often do it after a bath too.

Old Roy is not good dog food. Also, like they said, get that special shampoo that kills the bacteria and what not in her hair.

Also, a grooming appointment to get her hair clipped fairly short each month would help a lot too.

Purina Beneful

Indoor dog. She only goes out under my direct supervision to do her business.

edit: after reading the reviews I guess that isn’t the best of foods

Might want to make sure she doesn’t have an anal sac too.

One of my friends dogs had one and he had to drain it each day.
Which btw, was incredibly gross.

The dog constantly smelled because of it, and had a tendency to "lick" it all the time, which made his breath stink.

Make sure you’re using a good shampoo too. Don’t go too cheap, and make sure you work it in real good.

All dogs have anal glands, unless they’ve been removed. Most dogs do not have problems with anal glands. The anal glands produce a fish-smelling brown goo, and they’re usually stimulated every time a dog takes a crap. For some dogs, the glands get overly full and have to be expressed every now and then. Rarely, dogs can have impacted anal glands that need to be expressed often, and possibly removed surgically if it’s a recurring problem.

Unless your dog smells like fish, and has been scooting his ass across the carpet (a sign of anal gland problems) and then rolling in it, there’s probably not an anal gland problem.

Make sure that the dog is THOROUGHLY dry after bathing. Wet dogs do the same thing as wet clothes if they’re not dried withing a decent amount of time- they stink.

Get a better food. Something like Science Diet, or SOMETHING better than Beneful. If you can buy it at the grocery store, it’s probably not a great food. You don’t have to spend $50 for a 40 lb. bag, but $35-45 is the norm. We use Science Diet, and usually pay $35 for a 40 lb. bag, up to twice a month. Even on good food, our dogs still stink.

Look at where they sleep. If the dog sleeps in the same place all the time, make sure that the bedding material is cleaned when the dog is bathed. If he just goes and lays back down on a nasty-smelling bed, it doesn’t do much good.

Vacuum your carpets if you have any, clean any furniture the dog gets on, and change your bed sheets/covers if the dog gets on the bed. Basically, if you wash the dog, wash everything that the dog would normally come into contact with to avoid re-stinking the dog.

Your dog could have really active sebacious glands, which produce the oil that coats hair and fur. As already stated by someone else, make sure you’re using at least a decent shampoo.

I have a Chesapeake Bay retriever that was always oily and smelly (and he’s an outdoor dog).

3M makes a "deep clean" dog shampoo that works wonderfully, even on very oily and thick coats. We also use an oatmeal shampoo for our shorter haired dogs, and that works great to get out odors.

That, paired with changing his food, gave him a much less oily coat and he’s not so stinky now (have to let him inside on cold nights).

Purina Beneful

Indoor dog. She only goes out under my direct supervision to do her business.

edit: after reading the reviews I guess that isn’t the best of foods

Feeding your dog Purina or other grocery store brands is like taking your kid to McDonald’s everyday. If you knew what they put in that shit, you wouldnt be feeding it to your dog. Bad food equals a bad coat which can lead to a stinky dog.

I would suggest switching to Nutro. It’s a great food.

Everyone always bitches about premium food being more expensive but what they dont realize that it is actually cheaper in the long run. Your dog will eat less of it because it is more nutrious and they dont have to eat as much to get what their body needs.

I have two large dogs and they would go through a bag of grocery store food in about 5 days. When I feed them Nutro, it last about 15 days. So, even though the grocery store brand is half the price, it would be more expensive to feed them those brands.

Also, citrus based shampoos do a good job of killing odors. But, I would call your vet and see if you can get something specifically to kill odors.

Science Diet isnt that great of a food. If you compare the ingredients of Science Diet with Purina, you will find that they are not that different. Science Diet pays a lot of money to get their food placed in vet’s lobbies but every vet I have ever asked wouldnt recommend it to anyone.

I worked at a pet store for two years and had to take a number of pet nutrition courses so I learned a lot about the different foods.

You would not believe what some of these companies put in pet food.

Ole Roy actually would take in strays and kill them and put the dogs and cats in their food.

We feed our cat Royal Canin but I think they are primarily a dog line of foods. You may consider feeding the dog that. Our cat has the nicest coat of any Siamese I’ve ever met, and he’s not a purebred or have any special breeding.

I also second the suggestion to ask your vet about a shampoo. Otherwise, get a citrus-oil based shampoo. That should cut oils and odor.

I worked at a pet store for two years and had to take a number of pet nutrition courses so I learned a lot about the different foods.

Any pet food I buy has the ingredients on the label. What should be in it? I’ve gotten the best results from food with chicken or lamb as the first ingredient (and not chicken "meal" or lamb "meal").

We fed our animals store-brand food, until one was peeing blood (many years ago). The vet suggested Purina, Science Diet, Eukanuba, or Iams. Are you saying all these are bad?

Any pet food I buy has the ingredients on the label. What should be in it? I’ve gotten the best results from food with chicken or lamb as the first ingredient (and not chicken "meal" or lamb "meal").

We fed our animals store-brand food, until one was peeing blood (many years ago). The vet suggested Purina, Science Diet, Eukanuba, or Iams. Are you saying all these are bad?

In order to understand the ingredients on the label you really need agriculture dictionary. Most of the stuff on the label, isnt what you think it is.

You really get better results from the non-meal rather than the meal? Meal is much better for your pet.

Lamb or Beef non-meal only contains about 10-15% protien and the rest is water. Lamb or Beef meal contains about 70% protein. So, when you use the non-meal, you are feeding your pet a bunch of water and they are going to need to eat much more of that food to get the nutrients that they need.

Purina is crap, although I think I read that they have improved their food over the last few years.

Science Diet isnt as good as people make it out to be.

Iams and Eukanuba are actually the same company. They are both good foods.

No, I’ve gotten better results by feeding non-meal over the stuff that has corn or rice as the first ingredient. I just figured the meal stuff wasn’t as good, but now I know.

I feed them Iams. I also like the variety of pet foods that Iams has, since I have 2 large dogs ("large breed"), a small dog ("mini chunks"), and a cat ("weight control", he’s truly fat, eats the large-breed stuff when the dogs aren’t looking).

Are you serious?

Yes, I am serious. This was back around 2000.

I’m going to need some proof here – that sounds like BS to me (no, I don’t feed Ol Roy).

That just sounds like a lot of work for very little gain.

I’m going to need some proof here – that sounds like BS to me (no, I don’t feed Ol Roy).

That just sounds like a lot of work for very little gain.

Well, this was nearly 10 years ago and I am not going to dig through archives to try and find a news article.

I worked at a pet store for 2 years and also took a number of pet nutrition classes. I read the new articles with my own eyes.

There is a lot to gain. You basically get most of your ingredients for free. It’s a Wal-Mart owned company, that should tell you all you need to know.

Well, this was nearly 10 years ago and I am not going to dig through archives to try and find a news article.

I worked at a pet store for 2 years and also took a number of pet nutrition classes. I read the new articles with my own eyes.

There is a lot to gain. You basically get most of your ingredients for free. It’s a Wal-Mart owned company, that should tell you all you need to know.

Yeah, but unless they’re taking in 10s of thousands of dogs, they aren’t getting any substantial amount of usable materials. Where would they even do the butchering? Also, what source are these articles coming from?

I’m not disputing you saw articles – I’m disputing how legitimate said articles are.

Yeah, but unless they’re taking in 10s of thousands of dogs, they aren’t getting any substantial amount of usable materials. Where would they even do the butchering? Also, what source are these articles coming from?

I’m not disputing you saw articles – I’m disputing how legitimate said articles are.

Like I said, this was nearly 10 years ago. I dont remember the source.

It was in a factory in Texas. Factories tend to be very large and lots of stray cats and dogs arent hard to come by.

I have no doubt it happened. Ole Roy has been caught putting chemicals and pain medication in their food as well. The only reason that food is still produced is because Wal-Mart has the money and power to make it happen.

You dont have to believe it, just take note and dont feed your animal Ole Roy.

Jesus fucking christ, I thought you were joking

Like I said, this was nearly 10 years ago. I dont remember the source.

It was in a factory in Texas. Factories tend to be very large and lots of stray cats and dogs arent hard to come by.

I have no doubt it happened. Ole Roy has been caught putting chemicals and pain medication in their food as well. The only reason that food is still produced is because Wal-Mart has the money and power to make it happen.

You dont have to believe it, just take note and dont feed your animal Ole Roy.

sounds like tinfoil hat time, dude. Look, if wal mart is so desperate to make a quick buck (despite having practically unlimited money), why would they spend all the extra money to cover up grinding up strays?

I’m just saying, you give me some proof that isn’t greenpeace or something like that and I’ll be more inclined to believe you.

Otherwise, please let everyone you know know that purina puts razorblades in their wet food. I read it somewhere I can’t remember once a long time ago, but trust me – I’m an animal health professional – I worked at Dogloo over the summer 10 years ago. I know you’d think that those razorblades would cost them MMORE money than not using them, but actually, you’d be surprised. Not a lot of people know about this because the Purina industrial complex is concealing the truth!!!

sounds like tinfoil hat time, dude. Look, if wal mart is so desperate to make a quick buck (despite having practically unlimited money), why would they spend all the extra money to cover up grinding up strays?

I’m just saying, you give me some proof that isn’t greenpeace or something like that and I’ll be more inclined to believe you.

Otherwise, please let everyone you know know that purina puts razorblades in their wet food. I read it somewhere I can’t remember once a long time ago, but trust me – I’m an animal health professional – I worked at Dogloo over the summer 10 years ago. I know you’d think that those razorblades would cost them MMORE money than not using them, but actually, you’d be surprised. Not a lot of people know about this because the Purina industrial complex is concealing the truth!!!

I took professional pet nutrition courses. This information was presented in those courses. It was not some bullshit presentation.

As I said, you can believe what you want. I dont care what you believe. I am not going to take the time to dig through news archives to find articles. I know what I was presented and read and knowing the past business practices of Wal-Mart and Ol’ Roy, it isnt the far-fetched.

Time to get that dog’s anal glands removed. He’s never, ever going to need them anyway, unless he runs away and has to mark his territory to survive. One operation can save you a (dog’s) lifetime of annoyance.

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