Does you pug body odor bug you? There is nothing more horrific than your little ball of joy smelling like something straight from Halloween carnage. Pugs sometime emit bad smells for various reasons. One of the most common is the trappings of sweat and dirt on their skin folds. Yeast infection in between their paws is also quite common. But while these are deemed “common”, there are also other reasons that need to be discussed-- and all the more prevented.
Stinky Head And Face
Does your pug’s wrinkly head and face smell so much like crud that it can literally be called a stink bomb? Those tiny pockets in the face should be cleaned everyday as wrinkles can easily accumulate food debris, saliva, sweat, and other fine particles. When moisture like sweat gets trapped along with these yucky debris, it can become the number one cause of yeast infections leading to such monstrous smell. Do remember to check the ears, too. Sometimes the source of smell could be too much wax. Notwithstanding the musty smell, your beloved pet can also itch from here to eternity leaving a series of complications detrimental to your sanity.
To prevent this, making bath time a daily habit is a fantastic proposition. Since it is also hard to accomplish with your job, kids to attend to, school, household chores, and so on, it is wise to simply wipe these wrinkly packets with specially formulated grooming wipes. When the folds become crusty and swollen, removing not just the crud but also the germs within must be done. So after wiping, try to put some of this Squishface Wrinkle Paste Anti-Itch Dog Skin Fold Infection Cream into the folds. If symptoms persist, a quick visit to your neighborhood vet may be necessary.
Aside from snoring, bad breath can also happen to pugs. Think about having them sleep over your bed and breathing stink bombs one after another in your face. Some of the most common causes of pug bad breath is non-existent oral hygiene leading to infection, tooth decay or abscess. In some cases, food, bone or a small rotting objects may be lodged in between your canine’s incisors leading to a rotten-rat-like odor.
To remedy this breath horror, daily brushing of your pets teeth is highly recommended. Like us, doing it before bedtime will help gather all the little specimens stuck in their incisors. Aside from a using a 3-sided canine brush, using of a specially formulated dog toothpaste like the Petrodex Enzymatic Toothpaste Dog Poultry Flavor. Tooth infection, kidney disease or canine diabetes may also be the culprit behind pug bad breath. Again, a quick check with your vet will help rule out any of these health issues.
After An Outdoor Jaunt
It is quite common for a pug to smell like a zombie after an outdoor jaunt. While humans produce sweat, pugs produce body oils. Though these oils are normal defense system of the body, they can accumulate over time. Add the dust, dirt and hazardous pathogens outside or perhaps rain, stagnant water or humidity in the air-- and you have the perfect recipe for disaster, a smelly one at that.
So what to do? Be prepared to give your pug a good full bath after an outdoor jaunt. This is even more so when you bring it out to play with other dogs at the park. Even when you have just given it a bath, give one once again to help clear out unhealthy accumulations and fend off smelly situation. At best, use a good shampoo that not just cleans but also protects your pug’s hair and coat like this one below from Health Breeds. If not, spritz a leave-in spray to its hair and brush it thoroughly. This air-dries the moisture within and removes pug bod odor by eliminating the hairs.
When your pug still smells as bad after a bath and you are pretty sure that scrubbing was done thoroughly and the shampoo used is of high quality, it is high time to visit a friendly groomer or your vet. Your little friend may need “anal gland expressing” or may be suffering from a health condition resulting in such nasty smell.
In Heat or Infected?
The smell of a pug in heat can also be pretty nasty. Think about blood, body fluids and endometrial tissue mixing with each other. When they dry up and become crud, the smell can be so overwhelming that it may lead to some retching. This is even more so when your pug is on doggie diaper. As some may get spilled on bedding, carpet or sofas.
One remedy is to give your pet a half-bath. Washing the genital areas of your pug or, perhaps, using antibacterial wipes will do. Diapers must also be changed every four hours. When not done religiously, it may develop into an infection like UTI or yeast.
Keeping Pug Smelling Nice
It is high time to make your pug smell like Christmas! Addressing pug body odor doesn’t have to be that complicated. Bath time must be done at least once a week. Pay extra attention to those wrinkly folds and snout as well as paws. Ignoring them can bring you back the horrors of body odors. Brush often and use great smelling canine spritzes to truly make your friend worthy of a cuddle.