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    My dog smells like dirty socks!

    I have a 13 year old female Jack Russell. She's in good health, but lately I've noticed that she really stinks! Even if I bath her, less than a day later she smells again and the only thing I can compare it to is old, stinky socks. It's making my bed and pillows smell as well...any idea what could be causing this or how to prevent it?
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    Sorry, I have no sage advice...but your post gave me a smile. Your dog is pretty old so it could just be the natural aging process.

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    That's just dogs. They always have that "bag of corn chips" smell to them. Damn, they're some charming beasts.

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    No advice here either but my golden retriever smells like socks too, and she's 11
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    Have you looked into changing her diet? Also does she get enough exercise?

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    Have you had a check to see there are no infections anywhere?

    Maybe trying some menthol dog shampoos?
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    Whew, I'm glad I'm not the only one.

    My dog has always smelled like a used sweatsock, since she has been a puppy.

    The sweatsock smell seems especially strong when she has been sleeping, so maybe try keeping your dog awake?

    Just kidding! Be glad you have a dog.

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    i say check the ears for mites or wax..i noticed this with my Jack and Beagle

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    Quote Originally Posted by jul-els View Post
    That's just dogs. They always have that "bag of corn chips" smell to them. Damn, they're some charming beasts.
    Exactly....Fritos Corn Chips!!! I've noticed it slightly on her and on other dogs I've had in the past when they're due for a bath, but this is reallystrong and comes up even when she's really clean. I've never had a dog this elderly, so maybe it just becomes more pronounced as they get older. She's been putting on some weight and having a bit more trouble getting around than she used to, so I wonder if it's what doggie sweat/BO smells like. I just hope it isn't a sign that there's something wrong with her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucid View Post
    Have you had a check to see there are no infections anywhere?

    Maybe trying some menthol dog shampoos?
    I use a vanilla scented dog shampoo, but menthol sounds like a good idea.
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