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Hello, my goldendoodle of 10 yrs old. He is on a few anti seizure meds. He has for the past year or more had an awful odor. We have tried antibiotics, frequent bathing, anti fungals, etc.

I can bathe him on Sunday and he smells by Monday afternoon. Its a thick odor and we have a small home. Its quite pervasive and has curbed our ability to entertain because the whole first floor has his odor.

We are at our wits end. He does not really scratch not chew himself so there is no awful discomfort. Our Dr has now recommended atopica but we read it can have some tough side effects. We are going tot ry it because we are running out of options. We are also wondering if maybe his seizure meds are an issue.

Just wondering if anyone has had a pet with persistent severe odor that can not be resolved.
 

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Not a dog but a cat. Ask your vet about giving the dog chlorophyll tablets - they come in tasty chewables for pets. They are meant to reduce or eliminate the odor of gas and poop but, they pretty much deodorize the whole animal.

Don't give them without asking your vet since the dog takes medications but, do ask about the, they may help. They did with my stinky cat, cleared the stink in about two weeks, could still smell the cat if she was right in your face but, not if she was at waist level or lower and, the house no longer smelled of her.
 

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I don't know of anything specific that would relate anti-seizure meds with odor, though I did run across a reference to tegretol perhaps causing an odor, but, no studies, so nothing scientific to support that. If your Vet can't help, perhaps a referral to a specialist could. I would start with an internist, and follow their suggestions for follow-up exams and treatment.
 
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