Tsp of liquid dishwashing liquid (Dawn is the best choice) 1/4 cup of baking soda One quart of 3% hydrogen peroxide (Dispose of any left overs..the mixture might explode otherwise) First, bathe Ellie in Dawn dishwashing soap. Rinse well. Then use the peroxide mix. Rinse well. Bathe her again with the Dawn. Rinse really, really well. You do want to avoid getting any of the mixture into the eyes (as you would anything not intended for use in the eyes) but it's ok to use around the nose and mouth. Another option would be Massengill vinegar and water douche--the kind you mix up from a powder. Wash her first in Dawn dish soap--rinse well--apply the douche and let air dry--do not rinse off. You can use a spray bottle and cover the eyes with your hands or a washcloth over the eyes.
Hopefully, whatever she got into/ate is gone now but a close examination of where she tends to spend her time when outside would be prudent.
I hope this helps. Deb
She has the run of 5 fenced in acres, much of it wooded, so I cant totally rule out something rotton or decomposed, or even animal feces. But I've smelled those things on dogs before, and this is oddly different which is why it is perplexing to me. The vomit had some food in it, I didnt see any plant matter, or bones or anything that looked like she ingested a critter. And she vomitted fairly quickly when she came in smelling.
I used Dawn on her first bath, I'll do that again and follow it with the peroxide/baking soda.
Maybe she was getting into a pile of decomposing brush. I will keep an eye (and nose :) ) on her.
Thanks so much for your help!