Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 15

Thread: Little Foxy Smell Coat

  1. #1

    Default Little Foxy Smell Coat

    Little Lucy my little foxy has a smelly coat and she gets the itches as well. I cannot see fleas on her.
    I have been washing her once a week she is an inside dog and she pongs but lately she gets smelly a few days after her bath.
    I have used Malaseb I used Dermaleen last week.
    Any ideas on something to help with her coat?
    Thank you

  2. #2

    Default

    How long have you been bathing her weekly?
    What are you feeding her?
    How old is she?
    How are her teeth?
    Are you using a flea treatment?

  3. #3

    Default

    How long have you been bathing her weekly? about a month
    What are you feeding her? she has Purina biscuits and Platinum meat roll
    How old is she? 3
    How are her teeth? good
    Are you using a flea treatment? yep Advantage

  4. #4

    Default

    Could be seasonal dog allergies. This is the most common cause of dog itching and scratching. Food allergy is another, have you changed diet recently?
    Where is she scratching?
    As for the smell could ear infection, anal glands, bacterial or yeast infection.
    I'm sure others will other ideas but if you are concerned and you dog is uncomfortable make an appointment with your vet.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Western Sydney
    Posts
    808

    Default

    Hi,

    If everything else is fine, why don't you try wash with water only and rinse with diluted vinegar (people say apple cider vinegar better). You will have vinegar wet dog smell for a while but it will disappear as the coat dries out. You will be surprised how soft and clean the coat feels. When coat dries out, I also apply a few drops of Lavender oil to your palm and then apply to the dog (around neck to shoulder area only otherwise the dog may lick it off.) it smells very nice that way. My dogs seem so happy if i do that.

    Other method is to apply bicarb soda on to the coat and then remove any excess.
    I love cooking but I love eating even more.

  6. #6

    Default

    Thank you for your replies. How often do you wash your dogs? I am asking as Little Lucy is pongy and thats why I started washing her more frequently.
    We live in the tropics

  7. #7

    Default

    Has she just started to have a smell about her? Have you always lived in the tropics?
    I have a Jack Russell and she would get a bath 3-4 times a year in Dermcare Natural Shampoo and a greyhound that gets one maybe 2 a year.
    My mother years ago used to wash our little Silky every weekend and she would get a smell about her by day 2 or 3. It can strip the natural oils from their coat.
    Last edited by molly33; 10-22-2010 at 01:17 PM. Reason: spelling

  8. #8

    Default

    Thanks Molly that is interesting? Yes we have always been in the tropics
    What would you suggest so I can get her coat feeling better?

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Western Sydney
    Posts
    808

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by jenr View Post
    Thank you for your replies. How often do you wash your dogs? I am asking as Little Lucy is pongy and thats why I started washing her more frequently.
    We live in the tropics
    In winter (obviously this does not apply to you)-once per month?
    In warmer days weekly average? My boys do have sensitive skins but after wash they seem so happy!!
    I love cooking but I love eating even more.

  10. #10

    Default

    I'm not sure what to suggest, has anything changed in the last month that may have caused her to scratch and smell? Is she chewing her feet or her legs, or her tail etc or scratching her ears is she scratching before or after a bath? Is it more humid than normal?
    Is it an offensive smell or just doggy smell?
    I'm sure there will be more people on here tonight that may have some ideas.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •