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Recently got a Boxer dog. He is a joy to have but he smells

Customer Question

hi, recently got a Boxer dog. He is a joy to have but he smells a lot even after a bath. is there anything I can get that will stop this or or nuetralise this?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the Boxer's name and age?
Customer: His name is ***** ***** is approx 2 years
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Barkley?
Customer: He was a rescue dog, he spent 2 months in a rescue centre, I have had him for a month
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
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Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 5 months ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 5 months ago.

Does he appear to have any skin issues?

How often are you bathing him?

What product are you using?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I got him from a rescue center a month ago, he was very smelly then, was infested with fleas so bathed him that day with a dog shampoo with a pesticide, the fleas were almost eradicated but used a local spray to reove the last of them which worked a treat. His skin had one or two minor scars (from other dog attacks at the rescue center) but on the whole, his hair was thick, and his skin showed no signs of infection or irritation. He did have a bad cough for a week or so but that subsided quickly. so overall I would say he was healthy and in good condition
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I bathed him the first day, again after 7 days and again just 2 days ago, so in all 3 times in the month.
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 5 months ago.

Was the next time you bathed him also with the same product?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
was a half litre bottle
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 5 months ago.

The best approach to start will be to use a stripping soap on him. This should remove the majority of anything on his skin which may be causing him to smell. Often flea treatments compound unpleasant odors coming off of a dog, so it would be ideal to start with a product that is meant to remove oils from the skin and not just serve as flea treatment. For this, your best choice will be a degreasing kitchen soap like Dawn, Joy, Dial, etc. Wet your dog well, apply a liberal amount, scrub the entire body well with your fingers and wait 10-15 minutes. Rinse clean with cool water to close the cuticle and apply any conditioner you wish to use. Rinse with cool water once more. If you are having problems with fleas, do not use soaps like this to be the treatment. Use a topical product that lasts for a full month to prevent them. Not only does it work more effectively but you will not have to deal with ailments like tapeworms, anemia, etc which can occur following a flea infestation. Additionally, the directions above should be used just before you're ready to apply flea prevention and repeated once every 30 days unless you use an oral flea prevention, which cannot be washed off of the coat.

You should also consider having a professional groomer bathe your dog in the event that the anal glands might be lending to the smell you're detecting. Expression of these glands can help greatly in preventing malodor.

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Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 5 months ago.

Checking in. How is Barkley?

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 5 months ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?