Dear Dogs Today,
My friend has two young Cockerpoo dogs. The female was spayed two months ago and has been giving off a most offensive odour ever since. Shampooing only helps for a couple of days. She is healthy otherwise.
Can you please help.
J. Cooper, Hitchin
Alison Logan, vet, advises...
This is not a normal consequence of spaying. I would suggest you book an appointment with your vet for your bitch to be examined, taking along a fresh urine sample collected that morning into a suitable container (not jam jar!).
Another possibility would be impacted anal sacs which can create a really fishy smell around the rear. Sometimes the whole dog can be smelly together with really horrendous dragon breath as I call it, following on from her licking excessively at her rear in an attempt to empty her anal sacs, and then inadvertently spreading the smell all over herself during grooming.
I do hope a solution can be found to your bitch’s smelly problem!