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my dog smells bad just 2 days after bathing her. Could this ...

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my dog smells bad just 2 days after bathing her. Could this be her body sweating and what can I do?
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Sally G. replied 9 years ago.


Dogs that have a body odor even after bathing may have a bacterial, fungal ,or yeast problem with the skin. In order to determine this a skin scraping,swab or tape impression, would have to be done. This can be done in the vets office and is not painful to the dog. If it is a yeast or fungal problem then special shampoos are needed, a bacterial infection would require a few weeks on antibiotics. Here is more on odor in dogs.