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    Hamilton has developed a very bad odor, it definitely is NOT coming from his ears or mouth. The odor is so bad that you can smell it as soon as Hamilton enters the room, my furniture also has the odor. I've been brushing him but sometimes I think he is like a scratch and sniff sticker, the more I brush, the stronger I smell the odor. Any suggestions what my next step should be, the vet, a bath, a change of diet?
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    Does he wear a collar all the time? Some collars stink to high heaven.


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    Did he find himself something nice to roll in? Or my other thought might be anal glands, but if it gets stronger when you brush him I would wonder if he rolled in something (WHY do they like to do that?) I'd give a bath first, if it were me.
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    Could be the collar. But, considering it gets worse when you brush him, I'm wondering if it's something like a systemic yeast infection. I'd start with a bath and cleaning his collar. If that doesn't do the trick, I'd call the vet.

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    It could be the anal glads need depressed. They can stink to high Heaven when full.
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    Can you describe the odor? It could be anal glands - lift his tail to see if his anus looks swollen - the smell is kind of fishy. If not that then wash his collar & give him a bath before paying for a vet's opinion if he seems otherwise fine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MicksMom View Post
    Could be the collar. But, considering it gets worse when you brush him, I'm wondering if it's something like a systemic yeast infection. I'd start with a bath and cleaning his collar. If that doesn't do the trick, I'd call the vet.
    I would agree with Mick's Mom. Chris, Kassabella, often talks about the odor from Tessa's yeast infection problems and allegies. I would contact the vet ASAP.
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    Agreed...if its not the collar, a vet trip is needed. Labbies don't usually smell bad. If they haven't rolled in poop or something equally revolting, and you have bathed the dog and still have the smell, it is not normal.
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    No fishy smell, almost smells like really bad morning breath but his teeth do get cleaned. Anal glands do not look swollen, collar does not smell, hubby will take to groomer for bath and anal gland check and if problem is not solved, we will be at the vet by the weekend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by judiz View Post
    No fishy smell, almost smells like really bad morning breath but his teeth do get cleaned. Anal glands do not look swollen, collar does not smell, hubby will take to groomer for bath and anal gland check and if problem is not solved, we will be at the vet by the weekend.
    That sounds like a plan The smell should be investigated for sure, but rushing to the vet -- I'd try to solve it on your own as you are first, there are no signs of injury or lethargy that would warrant a trip to the vet asap IMO.

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