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HELP My Springer Stinks

Post by pstrman » Mon Sep 21, 2009 6:31 pm

I bathe her, use in between wipes to wipe her down and within a short time period she starts stinking again. Is there that much difference in shampoos? Is this a Vet call? Don't know what to do.

Any suggestions will greatly appreciated...

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Re: HELP My Springer Stinks

Post by Sharon » Mon Sep 21, 2009 7:09 pm

Wet Springer hair will smell. The key is to use a blow drier and get her totally dry - this also helps avoid hot spots. jmo
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Re: HELP My Springer Stinks

Post by pstrman » Mon Sep 21, 2009 7:19 pm

Thanks Sharon, But she starts to smell again after she is dry and within a couple hours of the bath. It's crazy!

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Post by Sharon » Mon Sep 21, 2009 8:03 pm

Strange. You're sure it's a body smell and not an ear smell? Infected ears can cause a pungent odor.
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Post by mcbosco » Mon Sep 21, 2009 8:17 pm

sharon has a good point, cruddy ears smell just seems to dominate a dog, did the dog just start smelling?

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Re: HELP My Springer Stinks

Post by southernblues » Mon Sep 21, 2009 8:36 pm

our cocker spaniel has the worst ear wax stench i've ever smelled. my poor brittany stays outside and the cocker is house dog....my dog smells better than the cocker

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Re: HELP My Springer Stinks

Post by mcbosco » Mon Sep 21, 2009 8:46 pm

one of the best ear cleaners is the tried and true blue stuff, one bottle of witch hazel, 4 tablespoons of pharma grade boric acid and 16 drops of Gentian Violet...yeast just generally stinks so to the extent you can control yeast with diet the better you are...cleaners will work and that one will kill yeast but it will come back and stink the dog up again.

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Post by CherrystoneWeims » Tue Sep 22, 2009 10:19 am

Have you emptied her anal glands? That can be a source of stink many times!!
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Post by mcbosco » Tue Sep 22, 2009 1:34 pm

if its not anal glands or ears and the dog is acting normal otherwise i would seriously consider a change of diet

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Post by Kiki's Mom » Tue Sep 22, 2009 4:07 pm

Does she have an underlying skin infection of some sort? Does she have flea allergy dermatitis? what are you using to bathe her in? and like Mbosco asked...what are you feeding? She may be having food or flea intolerance issues that are manifesting with gunky ears and smelly skin ........how are3 her teeth? poor dental health can really smell bad! How old is she?
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Re: HELP My Springer Stinks

Post by mcbosco » Tue Sep 22, 2009 6:01 pm

the other thing that comes to mind is demodectic mange, ... that mange has a definite smell, but how could someone miss it?

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Re: HELP My Springer Stinks

Post by MikeB » Tue Sep 22, 2009 9:41 pm

I would take your dog to a professional groomer for a complete bath. Any professional groomer can check the ears for any problems and clean them. They know how to do a complete ear flush. They can also check the anal gland for any cause of the smell and express it if needed. All while giving your dog a bath with a shampoo to get rid of the odor

They can also evaluate your dogs skin and coat for any kind of skin issues.

Here is the best shampoo in my opinion for cleaning any dirty stinky dog. Ask the groomer if they have any.

Kelco Filthy Animal shampoo - http://kelcoshampoo.com/
Click on products, the list of shampoo's are on the left, click on Filthy Animal at the bottom for more details.

This should cost you a whole lot less than a vet visit, unless the groomer recommends your dog see a vet.

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Re: HELP My Springer Stinks

Post by pstrman » Wed Sep 23, 2009 1:05 am

Anal glands are done and I am feeding her Science diet, she just turned 8 months old today. I just picked up some stuff to add to her water to help her breath which is horrid also. Skin looks good and will take her to the groomer.

Thanks for all the input

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Re: HELP My Springer Stinks

Post by ezzy333 » Wed Sep 23, 2009 7:23 am

pstrman wrote:Anal glands are done and I am feeding her Science diet, she just turned 8 months old today. I just picked up some stuff to add to her water to help her breath which is horrid also. Skin looks good and will take her to the groomer.

Thanks for all the input
Stuff to help her breath, whats this all about? Have never heard of a dog having trouble breathing and needing medication.

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Re: HELP My Springer Stinks

Post by mcbosco » Wed Sep 23, 2009 9:22 am

ezzy you are spending too much time there in Dixon, he meant stinky breath.....parsely works just fine by the way

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Re: HELP My Springer Stinks

Post by CherrystoneWeims » Wed Sep 23, 2009 9:48 am

If her breath stinks that could be a sign of a possible tooth issue. By using drops and other things you are covering up the underlying problem.
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Re: HELP My Springer Stinks

Post by coldautmun » Thu Sep 24, 2009 3:22 am

If you think that her stench is not because of her anal glands and her bad breath is a different issue, I suggest that you consult with a vet. My brother had a Lhasa Apso and he smelled terrible. When the vet checked him out, he said that he had some blood disease.



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Re: HELP My Springer Stinks

Post by pstrman » Sun Oct 04, 2009 12:46 pm

well I switched from Science diet to Kirkland food and her body order has diminished and her breath is much better. Simple things are best

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Re: HELP My Springer Stinks

Post by claybuster_aa » Tue Oct 06, 2009 9:37 pm

I have a dog that is pushing 18. He had some pretty horrid breath during the years when the teeth were rotting away. The dog is a Yorkie, and my wife got him in '92. Stink can also be a matter of opinion. I'll tell you my dog smells fine, even behind the ears, but my wife will probably tell you different.
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