‼️Get the Stink Out of Here‼️
I know you have dealt with this, if not once, a million times. Oh how its awful‼️ Pup parents, who live near a forest, beside a river, or on a farm, will be quick to tell you that there is something about stinky, decaying, items that dogs cant resist. It doesn’t seem to matter if it is black swamp water, dead fish, or a pile of slimy manure, if it stinks and can be rolled In, the dog is happy. While smelling like a walking/barking sewer system is a dogs idea of heaven on earth, we are less then enthusiastic. The odor emitting from our dog means that we have to take time out of our busy day to either take our pup to the groomer and have it bathed, or we have to bath our dog. Even then there is no way that we can be sure that the offensive odor will wash out of the dog’s fur.
Dog experts believe that dogs roll in things like dead fish, road kill, and manure, in an attempt to disguise themselves. What nobody know is why they feel the need to camouflage their scent. It could be a throwback, to the days, when they hunted their dinner, if the prey couldn’t smell them, they stood a better chance of capturing something to eat. Another reason dogs might feel the need to hide their scent is protection. They might try to hide from potential predators. Maybe stinking like a landfill made it easier to be accepted year ago⁉️ On the other hand, its possible that dogs roll in the stinkiest object they can find just because it feels good. Nobody really knows for sure why dogs feel the need to smell.
The quickest, most efficient way to remove odor from your dog’s coat is to wash your pup. Try to use a shampoo that is specifically designed for dogs. Human shampoos can strip the dogs coat of its natural oils, leaving the skin unprotected and open to rashes and infections. Dog shampoos are made to clean the dog’s coat, without stripping it of the natural oils. If the dog’s stink is especially strong, like the scent of a skunk, bathing the dog in tomato juice is one of the quickest ways to remove the smell.
If you have a pup that consistently rolls in stinky, smelly items, you may want to consider taking him to a groomer and having his coat clipped. The shorter coat will be more comfortable for the dog during the hot summer months and while the shorter hair wont prevent your dog from rolling in the smelly items, the shorter coat will be easier for you to wash, and will dry faster.
If you have bathed your dog and still notice a strong odor, whenever it is in your presence, the source of the smell might not be the dog’s coat. When they have dental issues their breath smells so foul that you can smell it throughout your entire house. Dog’s are also prone to having anal sacs that become impacted and infected, and therefore extremely stinky. If washing your dog does not seem to take care of the odor, you will want to take your dog to your veterinarian and have the stinky problem officially diagnosed, so that treatments can begin.
My Oliver and Shelby think that a dead rotting deer is the best thing ever‼️ 🤢 I know this summer, I will be bathing the pups a ton. Is there any shampoos that have helped you with getting the stink out of your pup?