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Why Does My Dog Have Smelly Skin?

Why does my dog stink? 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.

Smelly Dog Skin

Why Does My Dog’s Skin Smell?

Dog skin smells and odor 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.

How to Get Rid of Dog Yeast Infection Smell

Using a medicated dog shampoo can help get rid of the smell. Using a medicated spray, shampoo or wipes can help to control bacterial and yeast infections that can often cause that bad smell caused by secondary canine seborrhea.

If you have any questions on smelly dog skin or need help, call us at 800.786.4751.

Written by: Marty Greer, DVM

Director of Veterinary Services

Marty Greer, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, has 40+ 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. In 2023, Dr. Greer was named the Westminster Kennel Club Veterinarian of the Year.

If you need help, call us at 800.786.4751.