I'm new to the forum... I have a 6 month old OES, which is a darling, but i have a problem with the doggie smell.. I tried to keep him inside the house most of the time, but for example I bathed him on saturday and by tuesday or Wed. he's smelling really bad and i have to bath him almost every week (which is not good for him).
Can someone give me some pointers with this........
I would take him to the Vet. Your puppy should not have a foul odor unless he has pooped on himself. If that is the case, just do butt washes.
But by and large, Sheepdogs should not have an odor. Mine have not been bathed since before the holidays and they don't stink, smell or anything. Sheepdogs don't produce the oils that other dogs do and so they shouldn't smell much at all. You may have another problem.
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|Don't forget the frito's smell!!!
Does your dog smell like corn chips? There have been other posts about it here.
Our first dog would smell really bad after a few days, then either that phase went away, or we got used to it. Not sure which. Gerber Baby Shampoo (Joan thinks it was called Grins and Giggles) left a powdery smell for a few days, maybe that can help.
|I agree with taking him to the vet. Max never smells unless he has been around other dogs. I only wash him every three weeks or so.|
|Yes, take him to the vet.
A few weeks after we got our sheepie, he had a strong musky
odor. His right ear was infected, and within a short time had
black drainage. He was treated and has been ok since.
Good luck, and please update us after your appointment.
Congratulations on your 6 month old puppy and
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|Thanks for your replies and congrats, Sinbad (my oes) and myself are very honored.
I will make an appt to the vet next week.
And I would guess an ear infection too. Please let us know how it goes
|This could also be his anal glands - they can cause a significant SMELL! Your Vet will be able to check.
If it's his anal glands - you may want to consider changing diet - a firmer stool will release anal glands naturally - and they aren't apt to become impacted.
|I didn't even think of that. No dog I've ever had needed to have anal glands expressed. When I worked at the vets though a lot of them did, but it was always the ones on cheap food, or elderly dogs whose stools sometimes become loose regardless of food.|
|I have never read anything conclusive that states bathing weekly is bad. The important thing is proper skin and coat condition. Use a good shampoo as suggested. I like Miracle pet leave in conditioner mixed with infusium people leave in conditioner mixed 50 /50. Weekly brushing is very important brushed to the skin. I provides air for a healthier coat and skin.
Also, I have never smelled a smelly sheepdog that didn't have a problem similar to those mentioned. I am glad you are taking him to the vet. Is this your first sheepdog, please post pictures for us to see.
|Thank you for your replies...
Yes this is my first sheepdog and I love him, I grew up with boxers but my wife doesn't like them and we talk about it and we came to the conclusion that she loved the look of the OES and i always wanted to have a sheepdog but i was afraid to the maintenace and not been able to do it myself, but with everyone pitching in is not a problem. He's a clown and very good with kids....
BTW, I just made an appt to the vet for today.... Let see what happend....
|Cerdata - welcome to the forum! The folks here are really super and knowledgeable (as you've already seen)!
I find that if my oes, Farley, is a little stinky (not to be confused with a big stinky, e.g., constipation etc) - all I have to do is brush him out and he smells huggable again. It's funny. I think he knows when he's stinky. Downcast eyes and the whole bit. He went for walkies last weekend and found every puddle. Lots of fun while on the walk but what a mess when he got home!
|I heard about give him eggs is good for his coat.... Is this a myth or true??
Hey, I have some pics of Sinbad but i don't know where to post them.. here or in other topic...
I heard about give him eggs is good for his coat.... Is this a myth or true??
True. One egg a week was recommended to me by my breeder. Also a scoop of yogurt will do. The yogurt not only is good for the coat but may help with pups who have sensitive stomachs.
How you give your dog the egg, by itself or you mix it with the food... and the yogurt is a regular yogurt that you buy at a supermarket or is a special one that you have to buy.
|Took him to the vet on friday and you guys were right, he has an ear infection... the vet gave him to shoots and he gave me a cleaning solution some pills and also some cream to put in his ears... let's see what happend|
|That's great that it's all sorted out and I'm sure he'll be feeling better and smelling better, in no time!|
|Thank you for the update.
Those nasty ear bugs at it again !!!
Happy to hear all is well ....
|The dreaded ear infections! Always a fun time for Drez and her parents.
We used to try to put a small cotton ball in her ear to help keep the drops in, but she'd just about kill herself with shaking her head until she popped them out. Aargh!!
Good luck! This, too, shall pass.
|I'm glad you found out about your ear infection. I agree that OES's are not generally smelly like bloodhounds, etc. but I do have to say that Frank is a lot more smelly than our last OES. He has the salty "corn chip" smell too. I guess that's where the term "Salty Dog" came from. He gets a bath every 2-3 weeks where our passed OES could go 6 weeks.|
|Hi and CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Just a tip on the ear infection...after it's been cleaned up and the Panalog or Otomax (or whatever type was prescribed) cream has been used...continue to use it for a week or so AFTER! Ear infections tend to hang in there even after the smell is gone so I'd suggest following the Vets instructions on cleaning and applying the cream and then go another week with it to make sure it's REALLY gone. : )
Best wishes for happy puppy raising!
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