Why do dogs have unpleasant smell

July 12, 2012 · Posted in Family · Comment 

Dogs are animals that are constantly hugged, kissed and petted by the family as these pets are often times considered as the babies of the family. Dogs are specially affectionate with children so that the strong bond that is formed is the reason why kid and dog becomes virtually inseparable. To the consternation of some parents, the dog that gets too attached to the child smells. Some dog owners would boast that their pets have no doggie smell but the truth is all dogs have a smell that is rather unpleasant to the sensitive noses of humans.

Dog owners regularly groom the pet to ensure that they are kept clean as being considered as family members, dogs are allowed to live and even sleep with the family. Doggie powders, colognes and perfumes keep dogs fresh smelling in between bath. No matter how hard owners try to prevent the primitive behavior of dogs, the pet’s instinct to give in to the habit will surface from time to time.

Dogs have the unaccountable inclination to roll in rotting animals so that the fetid smell would cling to the fur. It is common for dogs to struggle when they become aware that a bath is forthcoming. Fido and company though love to wallow in stagnant water. If the smelly water is not rinsed from the fur the dog would smell like a dirty damp carpet.

Dogs have the propensity to eat anything. As Fido was not taught to use toilet paper, the ingested plastic that was not totally excreted would cling to the dog’s rear end to give the dog an obnoxious smell. The unpleasant smell can be due to dried up feces on the fur around the anus. The smell can be a symptom of a medical concern. Bad breath is a symptom of diabetes or a kidney disease. The disgusting smell of the pet can be can be due to an impacted anal gland, periodontal diseases as well as from an infected ear.

The doggie smell is more noticeable in the anal area as the anal glands of a dog secretes a yellowish to grayish fluid that has a smell distinct to every dog. Dogs that are seldom groomed and washed would certainly have an unpleasant smell. Humans too would smell if the sweat and the grime are not washed off from the body. The dog’s unpleasant smell can be easily removed if the pet is regularly groomed.

Read more about why dogs smell and first aid for dogs at Sarah’s Dogs.