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What would make a dog smell sickly sweet

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What would make a dog smell "sickly sweet"?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 2 years ago.
Hello,
Not sure.

Certain conditions can cause certain odors. Those include ear infections, kidney disease, possibly odor coming from the stomach from something ingested. Certain skin conditions can also cause some awkward odors.

A tough question.
Certainly, if a new smell and definitely distinct, well worth veterinary investigation.

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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
It's been going on for some time (approx. 4 years). See doesn't seem sickly or weak, so I'm thinking some kind of allergy, it's her hind end that seems to be an issue...she does get Benadryl for an allergy, but it seems persistent. Should she still smell like that?
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 2 years ago.
Well,
Smelling an odor for that length of time with no observable change in the pet and no symptoms of illness, doesn't sound like a problem to me.

Also, allergies can predispose to yeast or bacterial skin infections and ear infections, so that would be my primary concern of something for your vet to check for....

Dr. Andy

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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Thank you so much for all your help!
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 2 years ago.
You are very welcome.
Have a nice evening.


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