Smelly cat or dog

From: Dr Andrew Jones
Author: Veterinary Secrets Revealed

Re: Smelly cat or dog?


Do you remember the episode in Friends where Phoebe sand ‘Smelly Cat’?

It was not Academy Award winning stuff, but very funny.

‘Smelly Cat, Smelly Cat, What are they feeding you?’

Believe it or not, the majority of dogs or cats with that unpleasant odor can be helped with nutrition – and certain select remedies.

Here are some of the common causes of odoriferous dogs and cats:

Atopy or inhalant allergy.

Food Allergy.

Bacterial Skin Infection (Pyoderma).

Yeast Skin Infection.


Ear Infection (Otitis Externa).

Halitosis (Bad breath from Dental Disease).

Anal Gland disorders.

So what can you do for these conditions?

Well there are MANY Alternate Options, and they are covered in my current video on Skin Diseases of Dogs and Cats. You can see the video here:

One of the VERY overlooked remedies is Shampoo Therapy.

MOST people do it WRONG.

Here’s what you need to know.

1. Select the RIGHT shampoo

Chlorhexidine: Antibacterial and antifungal. Best for pyoderma.

Benzoyl Peroxide. A de-greasing shampoo, that also removes crusts from the skin. Better for more severe skin infections, and Demodex.

Sulfur/Salicylic Acid. Anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antifungal. It is MOST effective for those dogs with VERy greasy skin disease called Seborrhea, and those with YEAST skin disease.

Oatmeal Shampoo. It hydrates the top layer of the skin and is MOST effective for Allergic Skin disease- naturally make the skin less inflamed.

2. Lather your pet completely and leave it on for a FULL 10 minutes – use a timer. Massage your pet for 10 minutes.

3. Rinse the Shampoo of WELL for at least 5 minutes.

4. Shampoo Frequency. This varies, in sever disorders it may be every 2nd to 3rd day. In other conditions, it can be once a week.

For those of you with time on your hands. you can watch the rendition of Phoebe’s Smelly Cat here 🙂


P.S. If you are wanting some alternate remedies that work to finally resolve your pet’s skin problem, watch this video:

Heal Your Pet At Home!

Best Wishes,

Dr Andrew Jones, DVM

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