Q: How do I get my Basset Hound to not smell that bad?
We recently got a Bassett Hound puppy and he's is so wonderful.I love everything about him except that he smells.Even when you give him a bath about 30 minutes later he smells again.Is there something for Bassett Hounds like a shampoo or is there a remedy that will help keep him from having a bad odor?
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Answer by Bogie
check to see if the odor is coming from his ears. he may have ear mites or an ear infection.
Answer by Gary
Ears don’t explain the entire body of every Basset smelling like rot. The breed has a gland secreation. Food will help- a little. Shampooing will actually make it worse. This is an extreamly man-made breed. It’s just an unfortunate side effect.
Answer by Basset on the '
Basset Hounds tend to have a houndy odor. It comes with the breed.
That said, have the vet check him over for problems, such as ears, anal glands, skin infections, lip fold infections, tooth problems etc.
If the dog is yeasty, you can try a disinfecting shampoo/soap, and DRY VERY WELL. Dampness, especially in wrinkles, flews, armpits and between toes, encourages yeast and bacteria which is smelly.
Other than that there are some shampoos I like which have a strong perfume and overcome the hound smell for a few days – La Pooch, Oats Fur Coats (Kelco), and Lambert Kay Fresh and Clean with baking soda.
You can also try a vinegar or Listerine rinse after the bath. Pour over the dog, make sure you get everywhere, and let it dry on.
Look at what you are feeding him. Many Basset owners report a reduction in the odor when switching to a corn-free food.
When you enter somebody's front door
Where you've not been invited before
Your nostrils may twitch
To a stimulus which
It is only polite to ignore
It is faintly or pungently found
Any place that has Bassets around
And stinkily scenty
To all cognoscienti
Betokens the genus of hound
Fastitious folk soon get tired
Of the odor when deeply respired
To all but the strong
The Basset Hound pong
Is a taste very slowly aquired
Antiseptic deodorant foam
Can't stop it corroding the chrome
It triumphs resurgent
As part of the fabric of home
And when all that you own is imbued
With that which your Bassets exude
Blow your nose like a trumpet
And like it and lump it
…Or live in a tent, in the nude.
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