Q: How do you get rid of german shepherd odor?
Our two-year-old German shepherd has a really bad odor. It smells like he's been rolling around in poop all day. It's coming from his coat. It stays on your hands after you pet him too. Is there anything we can do to get him smelling better???
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Answer by Raymond
I love the smell of my german shepherd.
Answer by Winnie the Corgi
Don't bathe him too often- it dries out their skin and washes out their natural body oil.
Instead, brush him regularly and feed him a high-quality diet. My dog eats raw and she smells fantastic.
What do you feed? Some good foods are:
Taste of the Wild
Answer by robscutieboo
yes, better food and wash him
dogs LOVE baths
Answer by Sandy Harrison
We had the same problem for months with our 8 yr old GSD. We tried "medicated baths", numerous trips to the vet, brushing every day, wiping her coat with doggie wipes and even some sprays. It wasn't until we noticed a red, irritated patch on her belly and began investigating what was going on beneath that thick coat. She had several areas that were red and irritated. I would call them open lesions. Her regular doc referred us to a canine dermatologist. We made many, many visits and she prescribed both oral meds and topical treatments but it just wouldn't clear up The doc finally recommended that we shave the areas that were affected - which by this time was almost her entire body - and she gave us a tube of ointment that we mixed with warm water and sprayed it directly on her skin.
We did this diligently a couple of times every day. After several weeks, I am happy to report, our dog is much better. Not only has her skin cleared up but she actually seems to be a lot more lively. I shudder when I think about how she must've suffered all those months with that condition.
We never confirmed where or how she got the infection but I am almost sure it was because we were having our yard treated every quarter for pests. Even though the pest control company said it was safe for the dogs after 30 mins. or so, I think the pesticide eventually built up so much on our lawn that every time she rolled around in the yard (one of her favorite pastimes) it was making the condition worse.
I hate to tell you but you may need to see a specialist for the problem. Our Sadie's fur still hasn't grown back in and it may never look the same again and our lawn has all kinds of issues with various pests. But Sadie is much, much happier and no longer smelly.
Answer by k a y l a '=]
I have german shepherds too. I use shampoo for the hydrobath. You only need to wash him when he gets really dirty too. I only wash mine about every 2 months.
Also, brush them every day so when they are malting the fur and dirt won't stay in their coat. The food shouldn't really matter, only if he isn't eating it. If you don't have a hydrobath then just wet the fur (warm water better) rub in a small bit of the shampoo (the same amount you would put in your hair) and rinse it out thoroughly. Avoid washing the face and don't get it on his eyes! if his face is dirty wipe it with a damp cloth with NO soap or shampoo.
WORKS FOR ME!!!
Answer by joseph
try to wash him, to the end of the wash make sure he is fully dry which will prevent the smell. also, there is a doggy perfume you can buy from any pet store. just make sure you only use the one for dogs no other which can cause drying of the dog's skin.
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Answer by Bonzie12
Give him a bath and watch where he goes during the day – it sounds like he found something he likes rolling in and believe me they find the rankest stuff to roll around in. I'd recommend a heavy duty dog shampoo. You may have to shampoo and rinse a few times but it should help with the smell. They also make stuff you can spray on them after the bath to make them smell better.
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Answer by z8bm
get a reallllyy good shampoo and conditioner!
there are some kinds that help with bad odor for dogs–it may also be his sweat glands..
they also have multiple coats so you will want to make sure that you shampoo thoroughly to make sure it works its way to the skin..
my bf has a puppy german shepherd and he has really good shampoo… it also helps to take out some of that extra hair!
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Comments ( 15 )
I have the same problem! I decided to blow dry him after bathing him yesterday to see if the smell is because he stays damp even after towel drying. We also go to the river everyday and I think towel drying him just isn’t enough. Fingers crossed the blow drying works because dang he can smell really bad!!
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