My three-year-old cocker spaniel has terrible body odor. I’ve tried body spray deodorizers, food additives, special shampoos, and nothing works. My family wants me to get rid of her, but I love her very much. Help, how do I get rid of my dog’s bad body odor?
Many blond cockers are afflicted with seborrhea, which is a skin condition producing excessive oil and odor. The ears can also be affected, adding to the smell. Seborrhea can be primary, or secondary to such conditions as hypothyroidism. A complete physical examination will be helpful in your diagnosis and management plan that may include tar shampoos on a regular basis, as well as other medications. Please consult with your veterinarian as soon as you can. There are effective therapies available, which will make her a more appreciated member of the family.
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