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Old 11-01-2007, 11:19 AM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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Question Does your Lab stink?

My son has a year old Lab. She is fed Science Diet. When we pet her our hands stink. It could be she's regularly rolling in icky things outside, but she's watched pretty carefully, so I wonder if there are any other explainations?
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Old 11-01-2007, 12:01 PM
 
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Is she an outdoor dog or indoor dog?

What do your hands smell like after petting her? "Dog that has been outside", or something else? (I'm serious, not joking. You know how people get that "been outdoors sweating" smell in the summer....) Onion?

When was her last bath? Do you put anything on her for tick and flea prevention? Does she have gas or other intestinal distress?

Need more info.
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Old 11-01-2007, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Southeast Idaho
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The food can have a lot to do with it. Do her ears stink? If so then it could be she's got a yeast infection. Lift the flap and sniff
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Old 11-01-2007, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Central Jersey
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Hold on a second.....Labs can't stink sometimes they just smell different
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Old 11-01-2007, 05:27 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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She goes in and out at will. She does not have any odor to her ears. I can't identify the smell it's just objectionable.
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Old 11-01-2007, 05:57 PM
 
Location: South Dakota
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My labs live outdoors year round. Had a conversation with my neighbor that his inside dog, a medium sized terrier, sometimes really smelled bad. The terrier is a buddy of my dogs. He comes over to say "Hi" regularly. It took a few weeks to figure out but when my labs were in the kennel and couldn't run around with the terrier, they just lifted a leg and peed on him! Hence the smell.

Better check who your labs are hanging out with when they're outside!
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Old 11-01-2007, 06:12 PM
 
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What kind of smell? Wet dog smell? Crap? Urine?
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Old 11-01-2007, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Florida
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all black labs I've met and some yellow stink like DOG!
It's like they have extra oil in their skin ...maybe because they are water dogs?

my sis n laws rents have a black lab that stinks so bad i won't go near her. they bath her weekly
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Old 11-02-2007, 05:32 AM
 
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Do you have a pool? One of our Labs had a terrible smell that we traced to the chemicals in the pool. Once we changed chemicals, the smell went away.
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Old 11-02-2007, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Between Here and There
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My son has a year old Lab. She is fed Science Diet. When we pet her our hands stink. It could be she's regularly rolling in icky things outside, but she's watched pretty carefully, so I wonder if there are any other explainations?
My Lab had a skin infection once that wasn't noticeable to look at but the smell was awful! I inadvertantly made it worse by giving her multiple baths in antibacterial soap (which only killed the good skin bacteria making the bad stuff thrive and increased the smell!). After a week I brought her to the vet and they gave her an antibiotic which 1/2'd the smell in one day and it was gone the second day. It may be worth looking at. Good luck!
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