(Closed) Tips for getting dog smell out of house?

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 2
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Bumble bee

OMG this is my exact problem right now with my almost 15 year old labrador!  Baths do nothing for him either — the awful smell seems like it’s coming from deep inside him and we haven’t found a solution either.  I’m self conscious about how it must smell to guests.  We have just been vacuuming and fabreesing the couch a lot but I don’t think it’s helping.  I’m following this thread in case a solution is posted!

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Buzzing Beekeeper

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LavenderMama89:  what is he allergic to? can you limit his access to whatever it is in hopes of reducing the oil production?

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

My dog has allergies too actually – but they are seasonal I think?  Causes skin irritation and flaking….sometimes even missing patches of hair. Is that what your dog has?  

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Bumble bee

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LavenderMama89:  I really thought we were the only ones with this issue!  We are also dealing wtih incontience.  In addition, he has bone cancer and tumor in his shoulder that’s just getting bigger.  I’m worried it’s “time” for you-know-what given all these circusmtances but am really struggling with the decision since he doesn’t appear to be in any discomfort.  We get married at the end of July though and I honestly can’t ask my sister to take him in his current condition. This sucks … have no idea what to do!

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Bumble bee

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LavenderMama89:  It sounds like we have the same dog!  We really have done all that with the feeding schedule, etc. too.  He just poops in the living room over night sometimes (thankfully we have wood floors!).  I’m not sure if he’s truly incontinent or just old and doesn’t care anymore … sigh. 

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Helper bee

I don’t know if this applies to your situation, but perhaps he has developed an allergy to food? My lab mix girl developed an allergy to grain and it manifested in her coat and skin. Red, blotchy, scaley and she was scratching and licking all the time. Besides feeling awful for how miserable she was, it was gross and i could hear her scratching all. the. time. We finally figured out what it was, switched her to a grainfree food and she has been golden since.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
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I mix vineger and water in a spray bottle and spray down EVERYTHING. Walls, couches, carpet. That helps a lot. 

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Bumble bee

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LavenderMama89:  OdoBan. Mop with it, but make sure you either dilute the concentrated stuff way down or get the stuff thats ready to mop with. It might not be a bad idea to have your hubby do it when you aren’t there, actually, since you’re pregnant. It’s STRONG stuff. I bought a house that the previous owners had 3 dogs and 5 cats in (and let them do their business wherever). We had to paint every wall and still couldn’t get rid of the smell.. so we used Odoban. It worked wonders. 

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Bumble bee

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LavenderMama89:  Also, my Future Mother-In-Law makes a shampoo concoction for their dog that seems to help him. I’m not sure what all is in it, but I know it has just generic dog shampoo, lots of coconut oil, and lavender essential oils. It has made a huge difference in how that dog smells.

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