Does your dog smell bad? Does his breath smell like he has been eating a decaying animal that he found in the garden? Perhaps his coat doesn’t smell as fresh and clean even after giving him a bath. If any of this sounds familiar, your dog could have a much more serious problem than just a case of bad breath.
As dog owners, we put up with some terrible odours. Some dogs have a way of stinking up a room, the car, or the entire house. Sometimes, dogs will get into the garbage, compost pit, smelly mud, or manure piles if you live on or near a farm. This can usually be resolved with residential dog training to break these bad habits. Pet odours can also be attributed to their diet, but it could be something worse.
Let’s Take A Look At 4 Common Dog Smells And What They Could Be Telling You About Your Dog’s Health:
Bad Breath- dental decay, gum disease, kidney problems and diabetes.
Smelly Ears- allergies, chronic infection, or mites.
Smelly Skin- a fungal or bacterial infection.
Smelly Rear End- Flatulence, food allergies, blocked anal glands.
Treating Pet Odours
Once the cause of bad odour is verified, it will be much easier to get rid of it. Your dog’s vet may prescribe a change of diet if an allergy or digestive problem is the cause. Until the condition is fully treated, however, there are some things that dog owners can do to reduce the foul odour. Special dry shampoos could be a good alternative to frequent bathing, dog biscuits with breath fresheners, or a healthy dose of parsley can help reduce many common pet odours.
Home Pet Odour Removal
It is also important to improve the hygiene of your home. Dog beds should be washed every few days. If your home becomes smelly, sprinkle baking soda liberally on sources of bad odour like carpet or furniture. Allow the baking soda to sit overnight and vacuum it the next day. Air purifiers can make a huge difference in keeping your home smelling fresh. Choose the one with true HEPA filters and multistage filtration system, which can capture 99.97% of particles.
Contact Dog Harmony
To learn more about common pet odours and why you should consider residential dog training, contact Dog Harmony today and speak to an expert dog trainer who can help train your dog to be easier to manage and a lot more fun.
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