This is fine in the summer when Lucy sleeps outside, but after a summer of misadventures, as the weather gets colder in the fall, Lucy starts asking to come inside at night. Her owners don’t want her out in the cold, but she stinks! Really bad! Lucy is going to need a good cleaning before she can come in for the night.
Dogs have fur that traps smells and skin that produces natural oils, they also clean themselves by licking. Some do a better job of this than others, and some dogs have stinkier tongues than others! An imbalance in body oils, a buildup of bacteria or fungus, or just plain old foul, soiled hair caused by dirt, urine and fecal build up, can cause your dog to smell. Cleaning your dog while keeping in mind that causing an imbalance in natural flora will not help in the long run will make your pooch smell pretty, or at least not as putrid! A little effort and the right tools can be used to counteract smelly dog syndrome.
Nobody wants to cozy up on the couch with a stinky dog. Although your dog may not mind his body odor, chances are you do! A smelly dog can be a sign of a fungal or bacterial infection or parasites, so be sure to check your dog thoroughly to rule this out. Also, metabolic disorders and other conditions can contribute to smell, as well as diet. Try to find the source of your dog's smell.
To clean your dog, use spot cleaning or dry shampoos like cornstarch or baking soda to absorb odors, and remove soiled hair. Better yet, a thorough bath with a shampoo or rinse that will counteract the smell is the ideal solution. Pretty soon your pooch will be smelling pleasant, just use the right products and scrub, and be sure to rule out diet or medical conditions.