What Causes Stinky Dog Odor?

Getting skunked causes an extremely foul, lingering odor. Deskunking remedies can help.

Skunk Spray  

Bacterial and yeast ear infections often produce a pungent smell.  

 Ear Infections

Bad breath from plaque, tartar and infected gums emits smelly odor.

Dental Disease

Bacterial or fungal skin infections like hot spots smell especially bad.

Hot Spots

 Impaction and infection of anal glands creates a fishy, unpleasant smell.

Anal Sac Problems

Stool stuck to fur around the rear plus stinky gas leads to bad smells.


Skin fold and yeast infections can cause musty, sour odors.

Skin Infections 

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