It’s the rare dog owner that hasn’t had to deal with strong dog odor at one point or another, and some dog breeds or particular dogs are simply more prone to being malodorous. On the other hand, there are times when a change in your pet’s odor is a sign of more serious health conditions, so always be alert to other signs of ill health in your pet. Dogs are not always clear in indicating pain or discomfort, so pet owners need to be proactive.
If your dog begins to smell bad, obviously bathing is your first option. In many cases, though, this is ineffective or doesn’t have a prolonged effect. A different pet shampoo may work. If not, analyzing your dog’s diet and perhaps making changes to improve his digestion or remove odor-causing food items sometimes helps.
Natural Remedies to Alleviate Smelly Dog Odor
Adding a raw egg or sweet potatoes to your dog’s diet has been known to remedy dog odor. Probiotics and coconut oil can also help, when added to your pet food.
Continue reading to learn which natural remedies our readers have tried to alleviate dog odor in their dogs and whether they were successful!