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Old 12-14-2016, 05:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Best food for the hound stink

I love Floyd. But if I'm being honest, he smells like Cheetos. I wish I was kidding. I know that there has to be a solution. It's just too cold in Iowa for his once a month bath during the winter months. My poor boy just hates bathtimes. I think it's getting worse with age. Any suggestions on food? I know that there are some out there but i'm not sure which ones, least expensive the better. Right now he is on Purina, I just know that it's not right for him. Please help. I want my house to smell less like a hound.
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Cheetos issue is and underlying Yeast infection this can be local ears, feet or all over.

There is often an underlying cause to yeast infections such as allergies or seborrhea as basset are prone to both. however because of skin folds and their tendency for oily coat there may not be an underly cause.

changing food while often proclaimed as a helping ir corn smell is related to having corn in the diet. the odds of a food allergy as the only underlying cause is remote.
The idea that corn in the diet is the issue is patently wrong. see Corn and Soy in Pet Foods*|*Wysong

I am confused by "too cold for once a month bath" If this had any basis in fact my groomer wife would be unemployed 5 months out of the year. 7 when she was grooming in Ottawa. Shampoo Therapy is the most common method used by Vet dermatologists to control yeast infections.

How to Treat Yeast (Fungal) Infections in Pets - 1800PetMedsĀ®

Yeast (Malassezia) Infections in Dogs
"There are however, several dog breeds that appear to have an increased susceptibility to developing Malassezia infections including:

Basset Hounds
Cocker Spaniels
English Setters
Shih Tzus
West Highland White Terriers
German Shepherd Dogs'

I generally recommend using Keto/Chlorhexidine in rotation with a Metconazole shampoo to minimize the possibility of developing resistance to a single fungicide. At a minimium of once every 2 weeks but even more often if the dog is developing the characteristic odor. Using a vinegar rinse can help as well. Once the infection is controlled then the duration between baths can expanded. Also of not medicated shampoo need to remain on the skin for 10-15 minutes no more no less. and rinsed of very thoroughly.

I am not a fan of tree tea oil as many holistic vets recommend as it is more irritating and toxic than the traditional fungicides.


What You Should Know About Tea Tree Oil Toxicity in Dogs and Cats

I alway recommend seeing a vet that specializes in dermatology for any systematic skin issues
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