Why does my dog's ears smell so bad?

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Often the smell is accompanied by excessive ear scratching by your dog, which can cause further injury to the ear area.

It is advisable to take your dog to the veterinarian to check how serious the condition is; it may be that your dog's ears just need a clean and some drops to prevent a yeast infection.

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Sometimes, unpleasant smells can emanate from a dog's ears, too.

This odor can be caused by an overdue ear cleaning or an infection.

If the latter is the case, you will need to seek treatment to eliminate the infection and the smell.

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A dog may have an ear odor due to the buildup of wax or because of a yeast infection or bacterial infection.

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For one thing, regardless of breed, dogs have amazing noses.

With more than 220 million olfactory receptors, experts say a dog's sense of smell is thousands of times more sensitive than a human's.

Moreover, dogs with floppy ears, such as bloodhounds, coon hounds, Bassett hounds and others are exceedingly good trackers.

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It harvests scents which they, in turn, convert into information in their brain.

Dogs are not like humans in the way they only want to smell something pleasant either.

For your dog to be able to smell your ear means you have to be at a level where he can reach it.

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Your dog loves any personal odor which your body emits, even if it's completely unnoticeable to our lazy, human nasal senses. While he might not particularly like the scent of your shower gel, he'll love any of your natural body smells, including the one coming from your ear. Your dog can whiff it a mile off.
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Often the smell is accompanied by excessive ear scratching by your dog, which can cause further injury to the ear area.

It is advisable to take your dog to the veterinarian to check how serious the condition is; it may be that your dog's ears just need a clean and some drops to prevent a yeast infection.

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Some people think it smells like moldy bread; others liken the odor to cheese popcorn or corn chips.

In fact, some people refer to a yeast infection of a dog's paws as "Frito Feet." So if your pup has stinky paws or musty-smelling ears, chances are she's dealing with a yeast overgrowth.

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