What can I do about my dog's body odor?
All fur-bearing animals will have an odor to some extent.
Of the most common house pets, ferrets have by far the strongest natural body odor.
Cats are normally almost odor-free.
Doggy body odor varies considerably by breed; bird dogs, hounds, and working breed dogs tend to be rather stinky unless bathed regularly. Toys, terriers, and herding breeds generally are almost odor-free. Non-sporting breeds are highly variable.
In any event, if you are detecting an odor that is abnormal for your pet, before the odor can be eliminated, the cause of the odor must be determined. The cause may range from something as simple as the dead armadillo your pet scent-rolled in, to serious problems such as ear infections, anal gland problems, gum disease/mouth lesions, and dermatitis/skin infections.
To best benefit you and your pet, we recommend an examination with one of the Windmill doctors to find the source of the odor.