We have a new dog park - with water - so naturally Cooper has been there alot. In the past week, he has developed a sweet/sour smell - not the normal smell of a healthy lab. I can't see any open scrapes, he is about as itchy as normal for this time of year, the smell isn't localized to the ears or the rump area (so doesnt appear to be ear infection or anal glands). Any ideas what he might have picked up there that would cause the smell??
The only time Cinder has smelled bad after swimming was when she went swimming in a river instead of a lake, but she smelled so bad there was no bringing her in the house! We went straight to get a bath! Ralphie had an odor going on and it was due to a little yeast infection on his neck. Any spots that look different? Maybe in a skin fold somewhere?
We didnt get a chance to do the bath last night so we will do it today - and I will definitely be looking for funny spots hidden in his fur. The hairless parts (around the guys) are all fine - no open looking areas there.
Possibily mildewy - just SOUR if that makes sense, not normal wet-lab smell. Even when he doesnt have a collar on, so it isn't that (you know how those can get nasty too).
I wonder if food could cause this? We have been on the rollercoaster the last few months - he is on Canidae right now - is on the tail end of a 40 lb bag, skin looks goods good, not flakey and coat is nice, but wondering if that could cause the smell???