Why does my dog's coat smell so bad?

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Seasonal or food allergies can cause inflammation of the skin which leads to excessive secretion of oil from certain glands in the skin, producing a musty smell.

Poor diet can contribute to this condition and can also be the cause of other problems including yeast infections, which also give off a foul odor.

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Canine seborrhea, also known as seborrheic dermatitis, is a common skin condition in dogs. Seborrhea occurs when the skin cells produce too much keratinous material, which causes dermatitis and increased scale formation. In addition, the sebaceous glands may overproduce sebum, causing oily skin.
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Puppies lose their puppy coats between 4-to-6 months of age, although this time frame varies widely from breed to breed.

You might not notice your puppy shedding, especially if she is a short-haired breed, or the change could be dramatic.

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Brewer's yeast has many health benefits to dogs. “It may improve your pet's skin and coat, promote overall health, and may support the immune system,” says Frione. “It is a high source of essential amino acids and protein, which helps support lean muscle mass as well.”
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Fiction: All dogs need to wear coats to protect them from the cold.

Not all dogs need a coat or sweater to keep them warm when venturing outside, but shorter-haired breeds, senior dogs, puppies and dogs with medical conditions do benefit from the additional warmth.

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Of course, dogs have a furry coat of their own, and Labradors have an excellent double coat to keep them warm and snug in cold or wet weather conditions.

Elderly dogs that are less active but still enjoy being outdoors may benefit from a coat in bad weather.

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Clipping fur doesn't help with the heat or shedding.

Instead, it can destroy your dog's coat permanently and cause more discomfort.

In order to keep your dog's coat healthy and strong, proper grooming tasks are necessary.

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1. Fiction: All dogs need to wear coats to protect them from the cold.

Not all dogs need a coat or sweater to keep them warm when venturing outside, but shorter-haired breeds, senior dogs, puppies and dogs with medical conditions do benefit from the additional warmth.

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