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Old 02-02-2010, 05:56 PM
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Hi, me and my wife are new dog owners. We love our new dog, we have an american hairless terrier. My wife has asthma so this dog is the first dog we have been able to have in our house. Does anybody else have this type of dog? The only problem we have with our dog is the smell. We have to give him a bath at least 3 times a week and use wipes in between. We use an oatmeal and baking soda based shampoo and lotion after the bath. If anybody has any any suggestions or has this problem with their dog we would love to hear from you. We would greatly appeciate any advice.
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Old 02-02-2010, 06:10 PM
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Welcome!!! Congrats on your first dog

Has the dog been to a vet? In general when they smell (and *need* more then one bath a month) they are sick. Honestly I'd start there-could be a yeast infection which is common or allergies or?
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hello, congrats on your new dog...
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as far as the "smell" goes, lots of things could cause it, what sort of "smell" is it? what are you feeding him? what is his skin like (ie texture etc)?



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We have had him to a vet. He said he was healthy and had no problems. We also took him to a lady who raises hairless dogs and she said he didn't have any skin conditions. As far as the smell goes it is just a dog smell. We can give him a bath in the evening and by the next afternoon the dog smell returns.
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Hmmmm so the one who even raises them-she didn't have any specific products to help-or did she say the smell was pretty common?
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she suggested to after his bath to wipe him down with witchhazel and with johnsons creamy baby oil which we have been doing.
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I haven't heard of it. I have heard of the mexican hairless...the skin needs special care, but I don't know the specifics

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Maybe you are just not used to having dog smells around the house, I dont smell mine anymore other people have to tell me!
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I have a pretty good nose and I can smell Mikey (though we only have to bathe after about a month) but I really can't stand strong 'doggy smell'. There is a great dane who does pet therapy at my work and I can't pet him or I need to soap up like a surgeon. I can see the logistics in bathing a horse sized dog would be troublesome but we have self bathing stores here, and the pet should be well groomed-requirement of dog therapy. Anyways its just gross so I can sympathize

I've never had a hairless anything before but dug up some links for you that look helpful.

American Hairless Terrier - Skin Care
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Shampoos
  • oatmeal dog shampoos
  • hypoallergenic dog shampoos
  • any mild, gentle, and fragrance free dog shampoo
  • Pyoben shampoo - for dogs, recommended by my vet, contains 3% benzoyl peroxide, good for pimples and skin irritations & infections, antimicrobial, keratolytic (removes the keratin-containing outer layer of skin, helps with dandruff), follicular flushing
  • Buddy Wash products for dogs
  • iodine pet shampoos - e.g. for pimples
  • Dr. Bronner's Organic Unscented Baby-Mild Pure Castile Soap
  • Dial Plus antibacterial hand soap
  • Magick Botanicals' Baby Bubble Bath, Soap & Shampoo
  • human baby shampoos, fragrance free
  • low % human salicylic acid cleaners - for short term use with pimples
  • gentle body buff for skin cleansing
Lotions & creams
  • Humilac spray - for dogs, recommended by my vet, moisturizing spray for dry skin, lanolin and oil free humectant (moistens)
  • Acid Mantle Cream - after bath or for skin irritations, use a thin layer only
  • California Baby Super Sensitive No Fragrance Everyday Lotion
  • Aloe Vera gel - e.g. for irritations and pimples
  • baby lotions, fragrance free
  • any light, fragrance free human skin lotion - e.g. Lubriderm sensitive skin lotion
Other
  • Wipes - fragrance free baby wipes, e.g. for wiping paws after running on grass if your AHT is allergic to grass
  • Oil - salmon oil or flax seed oil (or capsules), e.g. for puppy pimples or dry and irritated skin
  • Laundry detergents: only use fragrance free detergents that are suitable for sensitive skin, e.g. Seventh Generation Free & Clear Laundry Liquid or Tide Free, or wash clothes with baking soda & borax
  • Diet - also check your AHT's diet if he has skin problems, he might be allergic to something in his food (additives, wheat, corn, beef etc.)
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Welcome!

I have to see pics of your dog!


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