Excessive bathing isn't healthy either, since bathing strips the coats of important protective oils. If you find yourself bathing your dog far too often, or using those scented sprays that hardly do their job, it may be time to consider looking honestly at their diet.
The origin of that dog smell can often be traced back to poor nutrition... to a diet of low quality kibble that is packed full of corn, wheat, by-products and strange chemicals you cannot even pronounce. All of that unhealthy material being consumed by your dog on daily basis is inevitably causing a stinky smell.
That is not the only potential reason. Your dog may have food or environmental allergies which leaves the skin and coat in terrible condition, while giving dogs a reason to lick and nibble their coat. The combination of poor skin and coat condition and saliva residue on the fur can leave the dog smelling badly.
If the doggy odour is bad enough, another reason for it may be an underlying illness which should be investigated by your veterinarian. There are several serious conditions that can show themselves through the dog's skin and coat.
"My dog stinks. What can I do?"
For the majority of pet owners, changing their dog's diet is an excellent way to get rid of that awful dog smell. The majority of raw fed dogs have little to no bad smell, due to the fact that the food they are consuming is healthy, wholesome and lacking in junk, chemicals and fillers. Raw fed dogs, pets on homemade diets and those eating very high quality kibble are not consuming useless ingredients nor would they be eating over processed junk filled with unhealthy fillers and poor quality ingredients. Raw fed dogs are also, more often than kibble fed dogs, getting lots of supplements to boost the condition of the fur.
Supplements such as omega fatty acid oils, zinc, Vitamin E and multivitamins can make a huge improvement in skin and coat condition which ultimately leads to improved smell.
Many dog owners can achieve improved dog smell simply by switching to a high quality kibble. These high quality kibbles can improve the overall health of your dog while giving the skin and coat a healthy boost, reducing odour and improving appearance.
Diet and nutrition play a major role in fur/coat condition and health, which directly impacts your dog's natural smell. If you improve their diet, you ultimately improve their odour.
If you are interested in making the change to improve your pet's health, contact me to set up a consultations. For non-local clients, online consultations are available at your convenience. I can, and will, help you achieve optimum health in your pet.