Smelly Dogs’ Problems
When dogs spend a lot of time outside, they smell bad. At least many of them. In many cases, all you need to do is to give him a warm bath. But, if this doesn’t solve the problem, the cause may be more serious. Usually, it is a sign of a health issue. According to Mark J. Stickney, from College of Veterinary Medicine's department, your dog will get dirty if he spends a lot of time outside. Dirt can accumulate in the fur of your dog and cause bad odor. However, in some cases, this isn’t the reason.
• Dogs secrete oils that keep their fur soft. But this is the perfect breeding ground for bacteria. They can cause an allergy or an infection. In this case, your dog will often scratch himself and you can see that the skin is irritated.
• Dogs can have bad breath as well. Just like humans, if you don’t brush their teeth, bacteria and plaque can cause a bad smell.
• If a dog has brown tearing around his eyes, the reason for the smell can be eye tearing. This can be a symptom of a health issue. You should take your fog to a veterinarian in order to solve the problem.
• Ear infection is another reason. If the odor comes from his ears, this is the sigh. Also, you should take your dog to a veterinarian.
• Kidney failure in another reason. Bad breath can be a symptom of toxins that are linked to kidney problems.
As aforementioned, the most of the problems with bad smell are linked to bad hygiene. A warm bath, brushing teeth and using a medical shampoo can solve the main problem. If not, you must take your dog to a veterinarian.