How to make my dog smell better besides giving her baths?

Shes an outside dog ALWAYS smells like shes rolled in something dead.Is there a way i could make her smell good without giving her a bath? Or could she have a skin disorder? Please Help!

my dog is an outdoor dog too, but i dont seem to have that problem…

if it isnt a skin something-or-other, then maybe febreze will do the trick! or try rubbing a dryer cloth on her, then she’ll smell like "fresh air" (if you use bounce dryer sheets)

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7 Responses to How to make my dog smell better besides giving her baths?

  1. Brittany says:

    She probably does roll in something dead then. She’s outdoors, I doubt it’s a skin disorder. If you were outside all the time, you’d stink too :)

    After you bathe her, let her dry inside maybe? A lot of dogs roll in grass to dry off and it defeats the purpose of the bath.
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  2. Didgets says:

    I could give my dog a bath, but 5 minutes outside she stinks again. I found out a good way for "inbetween" bath times. Go to your local petstore and pick up Kitty wipes, and use those..They work great!
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  3. Poynter-Jones :) says:

    my dog is an outdoor dog too, but i dont seem to have that problem…

    if it isnt a skin something-or-other, then maybe febreze will do the trick! or try rubbing a dryer cloth on her, then she’ll smell like "fresh air" (if you use bounce dryer sheets)
    References :

  4. Holly says:

    Try feeding her higher quality food, such as Orijen, Innova, Taste of the Wild, Acana etc.
    Also, how are her teeth? If they’re really scummy and gross, you should take her to the vet for a teeth cleaning. Dogs with bad teeth always really stink.

    Add: I didn’t notice before that you said she’s an outside dog. Outside dogs stink. Brush her lots, that helps to keep a coat clean….but yeah, unless you turn her into an inside dog(Which I believe is better for the dogs health and happiness) she will stink.
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  5. barksabit says:

    1. Sorry, yes she does need a bath. AT LEAST every month. A good blow dry and perhaps a hair cut too. This will get rid of the bacterias that are causing the smell.

    2. Yes, she could have skin issues. Lack of cleanliness can cause dirt and bacteria to irritate the skin and cause many different types of skin issues, including yeast, fungal infections and bacterial infections.

    3. It could also be her anal glands, which your vet or a good groomer could drain for you when they give her a bath.
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  6. Ciara says:

    Well at pet smart they have this doggie body spray stuff. Its ment to make your dog smell good. Just spray it on a few times and well, ya. But I have never tried it so I am not sure if it works but it is always worth a try.
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    My dog instructor at the classes I take with my dog at petsmart. We walked around the store and she showed the class a bunch of stuff they sell.

  7. M S says:

    There is such a thing as doggie perfume, but the probelm could be an underlying one, such as dental issues or ear issues… are you cleaning her ears out with an ear cleanse solution? Sometimes they just smell and there’s nothing you can do about it, but you can try to mask it with the perfume (only the ones sold in pet store- please do not spray her with human grade ones as they may irritate her skin). Also, try brushing her teeth as much as you can and cleaning her ears with an ear cleanse solution (put some on a cottonball and using your finger stick the cottonball all the way down the ear canal and rotate your finger a few times. Wet another cottonball with the solution and repeat until the cottonball comes out clean. Then go in there with a dry cottonball to remove any excess solution. Repeat this until the cottonball comes out dry). You can use the pet wipes, but I find that unless the dog has a very short coat and is relatively small, they do not work well. Also, try to get one of those tools that removes dead fur and pet dander from the dogs undercoat. Good luck! =)
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    Longtime dog owner, animal lover

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