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Our family dog is a 12 year old English Bulldog who has all

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Our family dog is a 12 year old English Bulldog who has all the symptoms of an elderly dog, but the worst one is his odor which permeates the entire house. Bathing, powders, etc., etc. doesn't seem to make any difference. He has always been an inside dog and I don't want to make him an outside dog over this issue. Do you have any suggestions?

RebeccaVet :

Hello!

RebeccaVet :

I am sorry to hear about Rocky.

RebeccaVet :

My name isXXXXX am a veterinarian, and will do my best to help.

RebeccaVet :

Have you had his anal glands checked? If they are infected or impacted, they can be very smelly. Having them emptied by a veterinarian or a groomer may help.

RebeccaVet :

Other places that older dogs can emit a bad odor is from the mouth, if there is gum disease or infected teeth, and a dental cleaining can help that.

RebeccaVet :

Skin infections and ear infections are common in this breed, and can be stinky.

Customer:

All of the above has been checked and seems OK. Any other suggestion?

RebeccaVet :

Then I would try to locate what part of his body this smell is coming from.

RebeccaVet :

If it seems to be all over, it must be the skin. Even if it looks OK, a course of antibiotics may help.

Customer:

Will do and thanks.

Customer:

Thank you and I will try that.

RebeccaVet :

Anything else I can answer?

RebeccaVet :

Please let me know what else I can help you with.

RebeccaVet :

I am not seeing any responses from you. Are you still there?

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I was not seeing responses from you, so I hope you can see what I am writing now.

Please let me know if I can answer anything else. Kindly rate my answer, but only when all your questions have been answered.

I hope you find out the source of that smell!

Rebecca
Thank you for the great rating!

Rebecca