Ask For Advice
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 16

Thread: My dog smells like dirty socks!

  1. #1
    greensleeves
    Platinum Member greensleeves's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    2,920
    Gender
    Female

    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?

  2. #2
    Crazyaboutdogs
    Platinum Member Crazyaboutdogs's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Canada
    Age
    53
    Posts
    25,673
    Gender
    Female
    Thanked
    23
    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.

  3. #3
    jul-els
    Platinum Member
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    3,300
    Thanked
    19
    That's just dogs. They always have that "bag of corn chips" smell to them. Damn, they're some charming beasts.

  4. #4
    jengh
    Platinum Member jengh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    San Francisco
    Age
    30
    Posts
    7,572
    Gender
    Female
    Thanked
    1
    No advice here either but my golden retriever smells like socks too, and she's 11

  5. #5
    rosephase
    Platinum Member rosephase's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    San Francisco
    Posts
    3,320
    Gender
    Female
    Thanked
    1033
    Have you looked into changing her diet? Also does she get enough exercise?

  6. #6
    Lucid
    Member Lucid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Scotland UK
    Posts
    56
    Gender
    Female
    Have you had a check to see there are no infections anywhere?

    Maybe trying some menthol dog shampoos?

  7. #7
    squirl
    Gold Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    539
    Thanked
    1
    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.

  8. #8
    babybluz73

    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    100
    Gender
    Female
    i say check the ears for mites or wax..i noticed this with my Jack and Beagle

  9. #9
    greensleeves
    Platinum Member greensleeves's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    2,920
    Gender
    Female
    Quote Originally Posted by jul-els [Register to see the link]
    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.

  10. #10
    greensleeves
    Platinum Member greensleeves's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    2,920
    Gender
    Female
    Quote Originally Posted by Lucid [Register to see the link]
    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.

  11.  

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Expert Advice
Featured Threads
Where do you draw the line? GF's and guy friends
[SIZE=3][FONT=Helvetica]Hey guys, need some quick help on this one. Please help [/FONT] [FONT=Helvetica] [/FONT] [FONT=Helvetica]Yesterday my GF says
OMG he has a wedding date.
All, A couple of years ago, I dated a guy. There were things that were amazing but also horrible. A little over a year ago, we reconnected. He
HELPPP!!! Boyfriend broke up with me out of the blue
hi. REALLY REALLY NEED SOME ADVICE AND HELP. my boyfriend recently broke up with me out of the blue and we were dating for 2.5 years. everything was
Why does this bother me so much?
Hey guys. So gf of 7 years has left me for another guy again long story short and some of you know the long. So I did the unhealthy habit of looking
My girlfriend of 3 years just told me she is polyamorous
I have no idea how to feel about it. She assured me she didn't want to force it on me and could live monogamously with me but the thought of
Dealing with inconsiderate, selfish people from dawn till dusk.
Not sure if this is posted in the right place, but here it is. Lately my life seems to be about dealing with people who are inconsiderate. From
Toxic relationship // venting
Sometimes writing everything out helps me get a better understanding of certain situations. I'm sorry for the long post, I do want some advice, but
Ask For Advice

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •