My mom is watching my sister's Dachshund, blah blah blah, I already posted about his aggression/fear problems in the General Forums, blahblah.
While he's with my mom, we've been feeding him Wellness Core in hopes that it'll convince my sister's husband to switch him off of Pedigree. She always complains that he stinks, etc, but her husband won't agree to change his food because he's of the mindset that "it don't matter what you feed 'em, dogs stink".
My sister took him to her vet's office to be groomed for $10 (just a bath and nail trim, apparently) before she brought him to my mom. Well, he already stinks to high heaven again. It's only been a few days.. And we were hoping for a miracle that the Wellness would improve his stench quickly. Unrealistic, I know, but we were hoping. :P
Regardless, he smelled HORRID today when I went to visit. I bathed him thoroughly, cleaned his ears (found a TON of stinky gunk in them), brushed his teeth with Petz Life Oral Gel, and expressed his anal glands. He definitely smells better, but he still has that lingering "dog odor" that comes from poor nutrition.
Is there any chance that in the next three or four days that he'll get the "Pedigree funk" off? I know it's doubtful...
Another problem that I think contributes is that he's overweight now (he looks to have lost some weight since my mom's had him because of the Wellness--it's the reduced fat formula--and I've been exercising him). Does the food get stored in fat cells? Am I right in assuming this could make the smell linger longer?
And my final question:
Is there anything besides what I have already done (anal gland expression, teeth brushing & gel application, bath, cleaned ears) that will help his lose the stench?