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My Scooby is quite a smelly dog. I don't like to give him a bath too often but my husbands complains when he gets home.

Apart from rolling in all manner of things, which makes him a bit whiffy even though he's had a bath, he seems to have a cheesy smell coming from his ears.

He has got wax in his ears and only gets the occasional itch so I am not suspecting mites at the mo.

Is this normal? Is there any way that I can clean them or do you think I should take him to the vets?

Is there a doggy Febreze out there :lol: or a similar spray (for the dog, not their bed!)
 

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Sounds like a yeast infection. Another sign of ear infections is shaking the head such that their ears flap. Not a big deal, but the vet will give you some drops to put in the ears.

Currently Baby Girl has both a rod infection and a yeast in fection in both ears. Yeast infections are common.



http://experts.about.com/q/2374/581577.htm

http://www.2ndchance.info/earprobs2.htm

http://www.purebredlabs.com/canine_ear_infections__how_commo.htm

added w/ edit: forgot about www.woodhavenlabs.com. great referenbce library of articles as well as an interesting site to visit.

http://www.vetinfo.com/dogear.html



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Healthy ears shouldn't smell - or at least not bad and shouldn't be waxy. This probably sounds horrible, but it's worth getting to know the smell of your dogs ears, and checking them regularly. A change of smell indicates something is wrong. I would get it checked out by the vet, but Thornit powder is useful after any infection has been cleared.
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Max had his ear cleaned yesterday when he went to the groomers. She said they were filthy, probably because we had never cleaned them before. You can do it yourself but we weren't too sure how.

As far as febreeze goes we spray Max with this doggy deodrant we bought from Pets at Home, it's cherry flavour! It does cover the whiff for a while but not for too long and Max hates the smell! he starts rolling around trying to rub it off which is funny to watch but I do feel bad so don't tend to use it too often.

You can get all different scents of doggy deodrants from different pets stores if you want to give them a go. HTH Jen
 

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Thanks for your help. I will make an appointment with the vet tomorrow.

BTW - typo in my message - I only have 1 husband!! :D

I will check out the doggy deodorants -I had never heard of them before.
 

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Fabreeze is not recommended for use directly on dogs. IMHO dogs don't need a deoderant unles

If there is a smell or unpleasent odor coming from the ears I would suspect an ear infection and a visit to the vet.

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EAR INFECTION

:D HI CLYDE HAS THE SAME PROBLEM WITH SMELLY BROWN DIRTY WAX IN HIS EARS BUT I THINK WEE HAVE AN ALERGY WARM WATER WITH COTTON WOOL DONE ONCE A WEEK IF IT PERSISTS A VETS APPOINTMENT TO GET SOME DROPS WILL HELP AS FAR AS ROLLING IN EVERYTHING TOMATO KETCHUP RUBBED INTO THERE COAT AND LEFT FOR 5MIN THEN WASHED OFF WILL DEFENATLY GET RID OF ANY BAD SMELLS :D
MARIE&CLYDE
 

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Smelling the ears is something I always recomend to people as part of a regular health checkup. A change in the smell is often the first you will know of a problem in the making. Often an application of an ear cleaner at this stage will hit the problem on the head and prevent further and more serious ear problems.

Regards, John
 
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