Why does my male dog smell so bad?

Asked By: Randy Hudson
Date created: Thu, Feb 25, 2021 5:02 AM
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What are the medical causes of a smelly dog? Dogs may smell due to underlying skin oils that accumulate in their fur, typically these oils need to be washed every few months (depending on how fast the oil accumulates, how much your dog swims, how long the hair is, etc.).

Answered By: Kendra McLaughlin
Date created: Fri, Feb 26, 2021 7:05 AM
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According to this report, the total first-year cost of owning a dog is $1,270 and for a cat it's $1,070.

As you can see, having a pet can cost you over $1,000 in the first year, and well over $500 each additional year.

Depending on the food you buy and sudden medical expenses, the costs could be much higher.

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Dogs also lick because they like the taste of an owner's salty skin and out of habit.

Mostly, with domestic Dogs, it's a sign of affection.

Licking releases pleasurable endorphins which gives Dogs a feeling of comfort and pleasure — like the feeling people get when they are biting their nails — it relieves stress.

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It's very common for dog owners to punish their dogs for growling.

Unfortunately, this often suppresses the growl—eliminating his ability to warn us that he's about to snap, literally and figuratively.

On other occasions, punishing a growling, uncomfortable dog can induce him to escalate into full-on aggression.

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Dogs also "express" their anal sacs when they are scared, which is perfectly normal, if a bit odorous.

Anal gland secretions have a distinct smell that many people describe as fishy.

If your dog smells like fish, chances are there may be something going on with her anal glands.

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If your dog is drinking excessively (polydipsia) it is possibly because he is losing excess amounts of water for any of a number of reasons.

While a number of diseases result in excess water intake and urine output, the most common of these diseases include kidney failure, diabetes mellitus and Cushing's disease.

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No, rawhide does not dissolve in the dog's stomach. In fact, the opposite is true — the rawhide swells up. Far from being broken down, rawhide forces your dog to pass the pieces they swallow, making for a risk of bowel blockage.
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Pets may shiver or shake for many reasons—pain, fear, anxiety, nerves, or simply being too cold.

There is even an endocrine disorder called Addison's disease which can cause excessive shivering as well.

We often see dogs shiver and shake during thunderstorms or July 4th fireworks.

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