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Wet dogs.

Postby MWB » 10 Jul 2014, 17:54

Why do dogs smell when they get wet? Then when they're dry again, no smell.
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Re: Wet dogs.

Postby Ice.Maiden » 10 Jul 2014, 19:25

Is it something to do with the oils in the dog's hair that become more pronounced when wet? I don't know, to be honest, but our GS smells foul sometimes. Then as you say, he's back to normal again when his coat dries.
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Re: Wet dogs.

Postby MWB » 10 Jul 2014, 23:13

Those pads you put into clothes dryers to stop static & fragrance the clothes work quite well on a wet, smelly dog. Dries them off a bit & takes some of the smell away. I use them occasionally, but I find a good rub down with a towel works well too. And the dog loves it.
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Re: Wet dogs.

Postby Ice.Maiden » 11 Jul 2014, 02:34

:lol: They do, don't they? Ours have their own towels as well. Never thought to use those tumble dryer sheets. Do they come out smelling "Waitrose Fresh"?? :lol:
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Re: Wet dogs.

Postby pilvikki » 11 Jul 2014, 04:38


wet or dry, poor lucy stinks...
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Re: Wet dogs.

Postby Ice.Maiden » 11 Jul 2014, 13:47

Our Oscar does at the moment, and he's not wet either! :bleh:
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Re: Wet dogs.

Postby MWB » 11 Jul 2014, 17:58

Ha ha, Icey. They do take on a bit of the fragrance tumbler dryer sheet. Lavender, citrus, pot pourii, rose scented dogs would be nice.

As dogs get older, they start to smell a bit more?

As Sparrow is only 9mths, she only smells when wet, & not to smelly as yet when wet. And she's like Csh Threenorns dog, Dandy. Her breath smells of warm.
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Re: Wet dogs.

Postby pilvikki » 11 Jul 2014, 20:39


Lucy's only 5, but she's been stinky for ever...

and dandy, silja's dog is daisy fresh. :think:
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Re: Wet dogs.

Postby Ice.Maiden » 12 Jul 2014, 03:47

Puppies breaths smell lovely. Not so good as they get older, although we take them to have their teeth cleaned every so often. It sure helps.

We had a cat like it as well. The poor boy'd yawn, and you'd get this gross smell wafting out at you if you got too close. The vet found a bad tooth, removed it, and he was just fine after that.

Oscar ... well ... he stinks to high heaven sometimes. He's a disgusting, flatulent old thing, but he's beautiful in every other way.

LOL @ Vikki - "Lucy's only 5, but she's been stinky for ever..."

What breed of dog's Sparrow, C?
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