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Just an update:
The lump has disappeared from Sassy’s throat. Apparently, according to a vet tech friend, it most likely was caused by a swollen trachea, most likely from being choked. That would fit with the treatment received from her previous owner. I also found out that she was born the first week of January, which makes her about 7 1/2 months now. Sassy is doing fine, loves to play, and thinks that everyone and all animals should want to be her friend…this includes cats and sqirrels…lol.
MoonwalkerJuly 13, 2012 at 2:51 pm in reply to: Parvo survivor causes Stinky Coat? + Allergy to soy #18014
just my thoughts on this;
a stinky dog can be caused by over oily skin. this can be a result of your dogs skin trying to treat itself…allergies can cause itchy, dry, or red spots (or all of the above), which will cause your dog’s skin to produce more oil. this is left behind pretty much on whayever the dog touches…including your hand when u pet it. if u r bathing your dog often to try and combat the smell, your dogs skin will also crank up oil production. this can lead to a catch-22 situation.
when u bathe your dog, instead of using dog shampoo (u should NEVER use people shampoo…this will also cause the skin to be dry, itchy, and produce more oil), try using doggie conditioner, with collodial oatmeal, if possible. wet dog well in cool water (warm water can also b drying), massage conditioner well into coat and skin, let sit for a few minutes, then rinse in cool water. do this weekly, and c if the smell subsides.
i doubt if the smell has anything to do with parvo…i believe, instead, it is related to doggie allergies and too much oil production by the skin.
u can also give childrens liquid benedryl if your dog is scrathing excessively. contact your vet for correct amount based upon your dogs weight.
let me know if this helps any.
moonwalkerJuly 11, 2012 at 6:14 pm in reply to: Parvo survivor causes Stinky Coat? + Allergy to soy #18009
Just a thought…
Sometimes strong doggy odors can come from over oily skin in dogs. Since your dog has allergies, your dogs skin is trying to treat it’s itchy, irritated self by producing more oils. These oils areleft behind on everything your dog lays on or constantly comes in contact with. Bathing your dog can become a catch-22…the more you bathe your dog, the more oil your dog’s skin will produce, which leads to more odor, the more baths, .etc. Instead of using doggy shampoo, try using a coditioner.Wet dog well, massage conditioner into coat and skin, letting sit for a few minutes, then rinsing in cool water. Warm water can also strip the skin and coat of natural oils.
I am willing to bet that your stinky doggy is a result of allergies, and not related to the Parvo virus.