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Tuesday, December 12, 2006 Help for Dog Odors - Natural Ways to Combat Stinky Pet Smells

In the December 1st issue of the KCnM newsletter Marilyn from Florida asked if anyone could help her with a problem. Which was -- that her beloved Maltese dog had developed a severe body odor.

Three helpful KCnM readers helped out with these suggestions:

  1. Ruth writes: "My vet told me to use the original palmolive dish soap to wash the dog, and it worked great for me. Washing too often is hard on the skin, but mine had a flea allergy so had to be bathed every week. Also the odor could be caused by a skin fungus. A mixture of 50% white vinegar and 50% peroxide will clear up a fungal skin infection. I would bathe the dog first, then apply the vinegar mixture to get as much of it on her skin as possible. It does sting, but is effective."
  2. JoAnn says: "I've got a dog with some skin problems and odor. A vet just told me it's due to a yeast infection and to use a shampoo made for that. I haven't had a chance to try it yet but hopefully it will help."
  3. Jeff in LA suggests: "Marilyn should take her dog to the vet. There could be digestive problems, gum or tooth infections, or anal sac infections/inflammations that are causing the problem (and pain) and which need tending to.
    Also, there is a product on the market that could help (but it should be used in addition to a trip to the vet, not in place of).

    Here are the links to help:
    The first is informational, the second is about a product (Dinovite)."

Thanks you guys, for helping out as always! Hope this gives you some idea of what to do, Marilyn. As Jeff already suggested, it's vital that you take your puppy to the vet to get professional advice.

Take care,


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