I have a smelly norfolk terrier. She is seven and has always had a strong odour. Hand stripped every five months or so and for the first week or two it's bliss. Then she starts smelling again. Perfectly healthy, good weight and active. Occasionally bathed if very muddy in between times as we live rurally. I don't think this is out of the ordinary for Norfolk's but wondered if anyone has any advise? Another question I have is does anyone know of anything that helps prevent constant moulting?
Hmmmm, our older terrier is definitely smellier than the younger ones but she doesn't get stripped and never has done. Has yours been spayed? If not that may have an impact. With ours her coat changed considerably and was much easier.
Yeast infection can cause smell.
Other than that a furminator quite good for shedding and stripping which you do anyway.
I groom her regularly and also use the ferminater. I get loads of hair out but she still moults everywhere except for a couple of weeks post hand strip. Yes she's been spayed a couple of years ago. I'll pop into a pets at home type place and see what they suggest
Mines a yorkie namechange and I keep his coat long most of the time so bathing and grooming is necessary. He has a teddy cut at the moment but honestly still needs washed once a week. Sometimes I'll get away with using a product by pet head called waterless spray shampoo but on a stinky coat it's just masking the odour.I'd try bathing him every couple of weeks to see if it makes any difference but use a really mild shampoo especially for dogs in case he has sensitive skin.
I bath my terrier every week in Pet Head flaky (from Amazon) as she's prone to dandruff and red bits. I also give her salmon oil in her food. Her skin is perfect since I started giving her the salmon oil.
She gets filthy as her withers get covered in mud and I don't like smelly dogs
I put my dog on a food that was enriched with omega oils and the carbohydrate was sweet potato. Almost overnight he started smelling and was scratching a lot. I was washing bedding every other day then a random google search suggested it could be the fish oils. Switched food and smell was gone. He is fine on a salmon based food so it's not the actual fish but I think it was the fact the other food had need enriched with fish oils and the sweet potato seemed to cause the itch
Ok an update. Ive bought a Pet head shampoo and pet head deodorising spray. Ive also got some stuff called Yumega to add to food daily. It claims to reduce moulting within 3 weeks or so. I'll update about the stinky hairy pooch in due course!