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Vet Minute: Why Does My Dog Have Smelly Skin

August 11, 2022

Vet Minute: Why Does My Dog Have Smelly Skin?

Last updated: May 19, 2020

In this Vet Minute, Dr. Marty Greer, Revival’s Director of Veterinary Services, talks about smelly dog skin. She talks about some common reasons a dog’s skin can be stinky and she’ll share some possible solutions to help get rid of the stink. If you have any questions or need help, call us at 800.786.4751.

Video Transcript

Does your dog have smelly skin or an odor that just won’t go away? Hi, I’m Doctor Marty Greer, Director of Veterinary Services at Revival Animal Health. Odor and stinky skin on a dog can often be a secondary to allergies and associated yeast and bacterial infections. It’s important to remember that skin problems often reoccur year after year so remember when and what type of skin issue your pet had last year and start managing it before the problem is out of control. Using a medicated shampoo such as Vet Basics® ChlorConazole is available as a spray, shampoo or wipes and helps to control bacterial and yeast infections that can often cause that bad smell caused by secondary seborrhea.

Marty Greer, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, has 35+ years’ experience in veterinary medicine, with special interests in canine reproduction and pediatrics. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University in 1981. She’s served as Revival’s Director of Veterinary Services since 2019.

If you need help, call us at 800.786.4751.