~Jake in Buffalo, New York
Oh, Jake…we feel for ya!
Few things are as frustrating as persistent dog odors that just won't go away. Imagine how ol' ""J.R."" feels hanging out at the dog park with his friends!
Luckily, we have a bad news/good news situation. The reason why your dog stinks after a bath is likely…wait for it…the bathing.
When we bathe (humans and dogs alike), we strip natural oils from our skins. Those constant baths you're giving your dog are removing natural oils from their skin and coat, which signals their glands to secrete even more oils, and those oils are magnets for dirt, grime, and odor-inducing bacteria.
Stop The Stink
The simple fix is to cut down on dog baths. Most dogs can get by with just a few baths a year. You might want to try a different dog shampoo, too. Look for gentler, more natural dog shampoos…something less harsh and less likely to strip the skin's oils away. Some pet owners favor oatmeal dog shampoos. You can always ask a groomer for their professional opinion, and get a great recommendation to remove that smell from your puppy dog.
Properly Drying Your Dog After a Bath
Make sure you dry your dog after bath time. Wet fur attracts dirt and grime, just like oily skin. Drying your pup with The Absorber towel will help keep those stinky smells at bay.