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    Default Why Does Banj Stink Sometimes?

    Usually Banj smells fine. lovely even.
    But sometimes usually when he is relaxing he gets this god awful pong like he hasnt had a bath in his life, like a fishy smell. When this happens we usually agree to give him a bath a bit later and put him on the other side of the room from us.
    Then later he comes up to us and the stink is gone! he smells odourless/normal again!
    I know reading this it probably sounds like he is popping off
    But it isnt like that! it stays around for way to long.
    Dont think he could be rolling in anything either as there isnt really anything to roll in.

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    No idea really. We have farty issues with Molly, but as you say, the smell doesn't hang around that long. Could it be bad breath maybe?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazz & Banjo View Post
    Usually Banj smells fine. lovely even.
    But sometimes usually when he is relaxing he gets this god awful pong like he hasnt had a bath in his life, like a fishy smell. When this happens we usually agree to give him a bath a bit later and put him on the other side of the room from us.
    Then later he comes up to us and the stink is gone! he smells odourless/normal again!
    I know reading this it probably sounds like he is popping off
    But it isnt like that! it stays around for way to long.
    Dont think he could be rolling in anything either as there isnt really anything to roll in.
    Check if he has an ear infection..when Pacino had an ear infection it smelled real bad
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    fishy smell = yeasty skin

    wash in Malaseb twice a week and Banjo will be smelling like roses
    Hijack!! Sorry, Marnie has a fishy smell too sometimes....twice a week for how long?

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    Might be his anal glands?

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    Hmm, when DOra is relazing she suddenly smells too. but I wouldnt describe it as fishy at all.... I cant really describe it. But it doesnt smell bad, just like her. Sometimes I even lean in to smell more, cos she smells so Dora'like. Is that weird?
    AARGH sorry to hijack

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    ahhh that all sounds horrible!
    I dont think he has an ear infection cause the smell comes and goes and he doesnt seem to be in pain at all...
    I have heard that anal glands is the most disgusting smell you will ever smell haha. he certainly doesnt smell THAT bad!

    Re yeasty skin that sounds like it could be it... would that cause heaps of itching and licking as well? he is always scratching and licking himself..


    hahaha not toooooo weird masha ...... just a little...

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    Lol.

    Nothing wrong with banjo whatsoever!

    My first assumption would be the fishy smell is from his anal glands. Relaxed, they are being...um...emptied. Soemtimes the stink can then attach to the dog and the room for even a day. It is gross, but it's normal.

    Now unless Banjo is itching and scratching in his nether reagions, that itching and scratching has nothing to do with this smell. Same as if he has a skin infection of any sort, the smell is entirely different.

    All you can do is wash his rear end when it happens if it is needed (and only then) and get some air freshener or Nilodor or something for the house.

    Re his itchy skin etc...how often ARE you washinghim? And with what?
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    thanks guys...
    I will pick up that shampoo at lunch if the petstore nearby here has it... along with some more toys! he absolutly destroys all his toys! haha. Its ok though since that is what they are for i guess. I got him this stuffed toy and we came home the other day the backyeard was covered in white and we are thinking its snowed! closer inspection shows an empty fabric bird and fluff everywhere. He literally chewed 3 little tennis balls into a million little pieces... He wont play with his kong though- the only thing that might stand up to his tough little jaws haha.

    anyway sorry went off on a tangent there..

    With his itching.... I have only bathed him twice since i got him so that would be about once a month so far... using a shampoo/conditiner 2 in one i bought from the rspca- cant remeber whats its called sorry..

    oh god please dont let it be anal gland! dont want to deal with that! haha. Am hoping for yeast skin haha

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    Well yeast-infected skin isn't something that usually just comes and goes at will in the way you have described.
    If the anal glands are emptying themselves, that doesn't mean that you are going to have tell-tale signs all over the house. They can empty inside, and the smell is very fishy, worse than a normal rank fart, but less than if they had 'exploded' or been emptied/secreted on the external of the body or on the floor etc. Make sense, or are you racing for a bucket right about now?
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