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Smelly Dog

#1 Post by mgarvie » Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:07 am

After hours of swimming, playing in the mud, and rolling in things I would rather not think about, my dog STINKS. Two days after giving her a bath she smells like a beached whale again. Anyone have a dog shampoo that will beat the Illinois River Stink?
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#2 Post by Henpecked » Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:49 pm

Maybe you could let her fight a skunk.

Seriously, would tomato juice help with that smell also?

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#3 Post by guy48065 » Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:15 am

What about all those shampoos & body washes hunters use to eliminate body scent? I bought a bottle of Remington scent-removing wash years ago based on an article that claimed it was even great at removing skunk smell from a dog. Fortunately I've never needed it.
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#4 Post by Budoff » Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:26 pm

After my dog got skunked in the back yard, I tried the previously mentioned bath in tomato juice. Did not make a difference at all. The next morning took her to PetCo and they performed deskunking, an actual service. They utilized "Natures Miracle Skunk Odor Remover". It actually works. We purchased a couple of bottles to keep at the house just in case. The bottle says its good for all odors on pets and also furniture, floors, pet beds, etc. Just my two cents. :biggrin2
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#5 Post by rbtnt » Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:43 pm

This it what we use per our vet to remove skunk odor that might work for you. The Humane Society also recommends a very similar formula.

16 oz of 3% Hydrogen Peroxide
¼ c of Baking Soda
1 teaspoon of liquid soap (Dawn dish soap is recommended)

Mix ingredients together and apply. Let the solution stand for 5 – 10 minutes, then rinse the dog well with warm water and towel dry thoroughly.
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#6 Post by riplipper » Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:24 am

rbtnt wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:43 pm
and towel dry thoroughly.
"Towel dry thoroughly" I think is the key for my dog. If I don't get her almost completely dry she will smell.
BTW, my yellow lab loves mud more than a pig. The darker and smellier the better.
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#7 Post by steve1313 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:09 pm

Years ago I had a smelly mutt that had a similar problem with a less than ideal "bouquet". We tried different shampoo, home made concoctions, etc. and nothing seemed to work. I happened to mention it to a vet friend of mine and he had a simple answer. RINSE!

He said that most of the time the recurring odor is because it was never removed in the first place. I tried to tell him that we always made sure we rinsed our pooch very thoroughly after a bath, but he gave me a simple procedure to follow:
1) After a thorough shampoo rinse the dog very thoroughly until you're sure all of the soap is gone.
2) Rinse the dog just as thorougly again.
3) Rinse a third time, even more thorougly than the first two times.

I really thought the doc was crazy and his idea was overkill and wouldn't make a difference, but I tried it. As long as I did all three steps, and didn't shortcut any of them, it worked and our pooch stayed odor free for a long time. If I truncated even one of the rinses, he stuck again before we know it.
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#8 Post by NonHyphenAmerican » Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:31 pm

If you get the dog clean, getting it to smell good is as simple as Crazy Dog Grooming Spray.

We always liked the Baby Dog Scent.

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#9 Post by mgarvie » Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:53 am

Got her smelling better just using Dawn. Then she did this. Next time I'll take the parrot instead.
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