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Old 01-01-2013, 11:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Happy new year from a very stinky bassett! In need of some advice from the expert bassett owners. Recently rescued and looking for help in controlling the odor. Touched all the bases with the ears, trip to the vet, and bathing but still very stinky!
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Old 01-01-2013, 06:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Happy New Year!

I've read complaints about stinky bassets, others claiming they smell like Fritos... I have never encountered that problem. The only time I do is (i) when they are wet, then it is just "wet dog" smell; or (ii) they found something to roll in that I don't find as alluring as they do!

If its not the ears, you said you did medical... can you pin point the smell source or is it the Whole Dog? Breath or gas could be a dietary issue. Maybe a skin issue???

Someone who knows a lot more than me out to be along soon.
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Old 01-01-2013, 06:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I love basset smell.


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Old 01-01-2013, 07:11 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I love it too! I've never noticed any 'bad' odor with my boys...just good old hound dog smell.
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:17 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Try a different or better quality food. Growing up, our bassets ate some pretty low quality food and smelled terrible. My current bassets eat much better than my old ones did, and they smell much better.

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Old 01-01-2013, 10:58 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I've noticed that it's the drool that tends to make my Arthur stinky.
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:49 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Awe I love the smell of my boy. My partner always says he stinks and needs bath but I love that hound doggy smell.
The only smell I don't like is when his ears are dirty. I give them a good clean twice a week but its unbelievable how much dirt they sweep up in them big ears lol.
Some times his feet smell like tortilla chips x


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There are usually three main places to visit to identify nasty niffs , other than just a normal Basset/houndy smell. Starting with the ears, then the mouth (teeth/gums) and then at the other end, anal glands .

If you can eliminate any of these as being the cause of the problem, then yes, diet would probably be next thing to consider. Good coat and skin comes from within. And many hounds develop a yeasty skin problem, made worse if they are on an incorrect diet. Unless you are in the UK, I'll leave it to others to suggest better food
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Thanks everyone for your responses! Can you recommend a quality food for our girl?
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I love basset smell.


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Here too, but when we first got emily, i found it hard at first when we had gone for 3 months without a basset. I find it grows on me.
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