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Old 08-28-2017, 01:25 PM
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Started smelling good due to dog food?

I have been feeding Sam my beagle with Science Diet for the past few weeks now and I've noticed that he doesn't smell as bad as before when I was feeding him with Orijen. His poop doesn't smell as bad as before also. So my question is, does a low protein dry dog food like Science Diet lessen a dogs odor?
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Arrow yes, diet definitely affects body-odor

All hounds tend to be a bit 'riper' than other dogs - in fact, certain hounds are pretty notorious for being stinky, among them, Bassets.

Bathing, of course, can help - all the accumulated skin oils, funky stuff they've laid on or rolled in, plain old dirt they've picked up & are 'wearing', pond-funk or swamp-muck, etc, are exterior "additions", & can be removed with a good bath.

OTOH, what goes into a dog definitely affects their body's function, & yes, can definitely affect HOW THE DOG SMELLS - for better or worse.
Foods with ingredients that a particular dog digests / absorbs better, tend to create less "funk" because they do not create nasty metabolic by-products, which are excreted not only via urine & feces, but also by the dog's skin glands.

If the dog "smells nicer", that's a good sign that this food suits him better than the previous food - i'd stick with it!

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So my question is, does a low protein dry dog food like Science Diet lessen a dogs odor?
Good question. My experience suggests a raw based diet (high protein) lessens dog odor. As long as the dog is thriving and the dog has less of an "odor", I guess your switch in kibble is working for you.
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