on 10-10-2013 03:05 PM
My lovely girl is a shepherd/hound mix. The hound may make her a little more---fragrant---than other breeds (so I've read). To be clear, it's not her breath---it's just her coat. It gets really oily and smelly.I made the mistake of giving her a couple of baths too close together, and now her skin is dry. I've tried spraying her with warm water and coconut extract, but it doesn't last more than an hour or two.
My husband, who isn't really a dog person to start with, is getting a bit cranky about it, and I don't want my dog to be the first thing people smell when they enter my home. I don't want to dry out her skin any further with alcohol-based products, and I need something lasting so our carpets aren't stinky, either. What are my options?
on 10-10-2013 04:33 PM
Beautiful dog! I have used Head and Shoulders on my doxie when she had some skin issues. Not promoting using people products but it did help. I'm not sure if they make dog shampoo for oily coats but they do make it for people. I find lots of good stuff on pinterest related to dog stuff, you might want to look there for home made shampoos for dogs with oily or smelly coats.
on 10-10-2013 05:27 PM
Hi @rasnyder7 !
Your pup is adorable!!!! So, adorable and stinky Have you ever tried any of the earthbath products? I know they are all natural shampoos, etc. I used the Puppy shampoo (smells really good) and I've used the wipes - my dog has very sensitive and dry skin - and I think they work pretty well.
My dog is pretty stinky, too!
(Retired) Community Engagement Manager, Pet360
on 10-14-2013 05:05 PM
@rasnyder7 - you may also want to check out FreshDog - they make a dog powder product and a waterless bath foam (totally natural) that you can just dust on your pup and don't even have to use water! you can find it at
I love the waterless bath foam - it smells so good!
on 10-19-2013 02:40 AM
Change your pet's DOG FOOD. I used Proline!!!!!!! Proline has a WIDE variety of EVERYTHING you will love that will keep your pet HEALTHY. I had a house pet (K9) and people often visited my home and COULDN'T believe I had a PET in the home. No PET ORDERS of any kind.
I strongly believe you will enjoy the PROLINE DOG FOOD for your pet. Take care.
on 10-21-2013 11:01 AM
Your dog is beautiful. I like using the Animal Scents shampoo from Young Living. It is very gentle and leaves their coat so soft and silky. Because it has therapeutic grade essential oils in the formula it leaves them smelling wonderful.
Another thing I use is I mix 20 drops (or so) of Purification Essential Oil (also by Young Living) with 4 oz of water, shake it up and mist the dog and all bedding. Purification is excellent for eliminating all types of odor.
on 01-07-2014 04:39 PM