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Old 10-20-2019, 07:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My lab is 8 years old and she has always smelled like a dog, but lately she has begun smelling absolutely awful.

Having her near me turns my stomach and petting her leaves a smell that wonít wash off my hands.

Iíve given her baths and used different dog-soaps but none of them are even reducing her putrid metallic barf scented unholy stink.

We havenít changed her diet and she seems overall healthy aside from being a little overweight.

Any ideas?
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Old 10-20-2019, 07:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have no idea, but my initial thought is maybe some sort of underlying health problem?
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Old 10-20-2019, 08:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Labs were bred to swim in cold waters and thus naturally secrete more oils into their coat than other dogs. They also have a double layer of hair that can hold smells longer too. So an oily, double layer of thick hair can retain smells. Female labs can smell worse because of hormonal changes.

Our female Lab smells ok most of the time, bad sometimes, and horrible other times. Like -- don't pet the dog because your hands will be oily and stink for a day or 3-- type of stink.

I'd wager your dog is having hormonal issues- maybe just due to age. You can try the Healthy Weight dog food from Costco- it seemed to help our dog's overall smell some. But if it is hormonal, then good luck. You can buy some nitrile gloves while at Costco, too....

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Old 10-20-2019, 09:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Got a trapper neighbor that doesn't like you? Cuz a drop or two of trapping lure on a dogs back when you aren't looking... /evilcackle




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Old 10-20-2019, 10:41 PM   #5 (permalink)
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My neighborhood is full of non-outdoorsy people. Hence why I was scoutmaster for so long lol
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My lab is 8 years old and she has always smelled like a dog, but lately she has begun smelling absolutely awful.

Having her near me turns my stomach and petting her leaves a smell that wonít wash off my hands.

Iíve given her baths and used different dog-soaps but none of them are even reducing her putrid metallic barf scented unholy stink.

We havenít changed her diet and she seems overall healthy aside from being a little overweight.

Any ideas?
sounds a lot like her anal glands need expressing. youtube it or bring her into the vet if you don't want to do it yourself. not a fun experience for either of you but simple to do.
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Old 10-21-2019, 12:52 PM   #7 (permalink)
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sounds a lot like her anal glands need expressing. youtube it or bring her into the vet if you don't want to do it yourself. not a fun experience for either of you but simple to do.
Truthfully never had it done with her. Hadnít considered that
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certainly worth looking at. sometimes they will scoot or lick at their rear end and may transfer that smell when they lick/clean the rest of themselves. it's simply their musk that is left behind when defecating. firmer poops empty these more regularly. i had a dog recently with a bad infection that required a clean out under sedation.
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My dogs feet smell like Fritos.....
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My dogs feet smell like Fritos.....
Dare I ask? Lol
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