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Smelly dog

Discussion in 'Health & Nutritional Care' started by BKPepe, Nov 13, 2017 at 9:28 PM.

  1. BKPepe

    BKPepe Puppy

    Hey everyone I have an issue maybe you guys can help.

    I’ve got Blue on a grain free fish diet using strictly fish and sweet potato from natural balance. Also been adding coconut oil to every meal to help with his coat. Everything is beautiful with him, his coat, skin and he loves the food and treats no issues at all. Although he has been having a bad odor emitting from him, smells almost like cat pee. I have tried wiping him down with hypoallergenic wipes 1-2 times a week but doesn’t help. The smell always seems to come back the following day. I have read things about the food giving them the smell but I’m not certain about it. Maybe you guys have had a similar experience or heard of this. Due to his allergies I am weary of changing foods as he has been doing well so far on it but I am willing to do it if it will help with his odor. Any info or recommendations will be helpful and greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance
  2. Worg

    Worg Little Dog

    Does the smell come from everywhere? Is it possible it's fish breath and he is licking himself?
  3. BKPepe

    BKPepe Puppy

    Yeah it’s from his body def not his breathe shockingly enough
  4. Madeleinemom

    Madeleinemom MS Bites, My Dog Doesn't Staff Member Super Moderator

    Bad odors can be (don't have to, but could) reflect an underlying medical condition. I would check with your vet, to rule out any issues.
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  5. BKPepe

    BKPepe Puppy

    I’ve asked the vet about it and they recommended changing foods to possibly see if it helps cause otherwise his skin is looking healthy. I was just curious if anyone has experienced this same thing with this specific brand and flavor of food, if they have what did they change their food too. Just curious what people recommend or suggest thanks
  6. ETRaven2

    ETRaven2 Little Dog

    ^^^^ agree with this.
    Also, food could be the issue.
    After a quick check with Natural Balance, it has a really high carb content for my liking.
  7. ETRaven2

    ETRaven2 Little Dog

    When I fed kibble, my crew (cats and dog) eat PMR, I liked Merrick Backcountry Raw Infused.
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  8. BKPepe

    BKPepe Puppy

    Yes I was checking out the Merrick LID formula in salmon, I was also looking at the blue buffalo basics type, anyone have any preferences or suggest one over the other or am I virtually talking about the same thing
  9. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    I feed Acana heritage Freshwater fish. I would not go with Blue Buffalo because my Vet told me a lot of dogs with allergies do not do well on it. Tonka's poop was disgusting when she ate Natural Balance, way too much sweet potato IMO
    There is Victor Salmon kibble too, which I have not tried. Both dogs did excellent on Orijen Six Fish but that is more expensive.
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  10. ETRaven2

    ETRaven2 Little Dog

    Stay away from Blue Buffalo, when it first came out years ago, I fed it and never had bad results, but wasn't impressed either. Then they were sued for listing ingredients incorrectly on their bags. Basically they were packaging cheaper quality then they advertised and listed. Seems like they spend a ton of money on marketing, and not enough on quality ingredients.
    They've got a really high carb content too.
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  11. ETRaven2

    ETRaven2 Little Dog

    Merrick LID got 4 starts on dog food advisor. If you're going to do a Merrick, I'd try raw infused which got 5 stars.
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  12. BKPepe

    BKPepe Puppy

    Yeah I’ve been reading up on these foods and I’m definitely gonna steer away from the natural balance which he is on now thank you for your suggestions
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  13. BKPepe

    BKPepe Puppy

    Yeah by the looks of it I’m definitely staying away from blue buffalo and I’m steering more towards Merrick. I have been reading about your suggestions and visited the dog food advisor you mentioned and I do like what I hear about the Merrick you suggested. I will def be purchasing Merrick from chewy tonight and giving that a shot. Thanks for all your help I will keep you guys informed on how this venture goes
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  14. ETRaven2

    ETRaven2 Little Dog

    Give the new food a good month or two before you really determine whether or not you think your dog is doing well on it, unless there are obvious issues, of course. Start the transition slowly, a handful of the old kibble out and a handful of the new kibble in. Then increase the amounts in and out every few days. Watch poops, if they start getting really runny, slow down the transition time.
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  15. Mr maverick

    Mr maverick Puppy

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