Why Do Shih Tzu Dogs Smell So Bad???!!!?

Uggghhh my roommate has 2 Shih tzu dogs and they are the sweeeeeetest things, but I CANNOT stand being around them because they smell so bad!! I feel horrible because they follow me around the house and wanna be right with me every step I take, but I can’t stand the smell of them. Even when I give them, baths they will smell like the shampoo for one day and then its back to the old stench. My mom also has 2 shih tzu dogs and she treats them like GOLD and always has them clean & groomed, but even when I hold them, I still have to wash my hands after. Its not as bad as my roommate’s dogs, but its still a funky odor. Why do Shih tzu’s smell different and more odorous than other dogs? Is there any kind of shampoo maybe that is specifically for super stinky dogs? I swear it must be a genetic thing… I’d imagine there is a shampoo for Shih tzu odor. ANY HELP?? =)

One of the big ‘stinkys’ with Shih Tzus when they are younger is the fur growing on that short little nose pokes right back into the eyes, irritating the eyes to death and causing mass tearing which then falls under the eye, sits on the lower eye area and becomes hugely infected. It is VERY important to be clipping that fur under the eyes and on the top of the nose area very frequently so as to stop the vicious circle.

Many times when a shih tzu turns middle aged and older, they develop allergies which seem to ooze out from their skin and they get very ‘yeasty’ with yellow ick oozing from the toes, throat, back and ears especially. It is usually a systemic yeast infection and I would bathe with Chlorahexadine medicated shampoo but that is only treating the results of whatever is inside tearing them up. The best treatment would be going to the vet for the internal remedy so the whole mess will stop destroying the skin organ.

4 Responses to “Why Do Shih Tzu Dogs Smell So Bad???!!!?”

  1. Britt Starzee says:

    Well almost all dogs will smell and I never heard of shitzus being relatively smelly but I will recommend pet wipes my dog smells like old cheese ewwww but I wipe him with pet wipes everyday and he smells like he came out from a laundry machine
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  2. Niamh-cathryn Hughes says:

    He might have been sweating a lot.
    This happens if they are depressed or stressed out.
    Make sure they aren’t ever stressed and give them lots of love and care.
    Reguarly wash it and blowdry and brush after.
    Shihzus are not the type of dog to be odourous.
    It might just be you.
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  3. Pom?Mom Troll Buster says:

    They need to be groomed frequently because of their long hair. Urine, feces, dust and dirt easily gets trapped causing odors.

    There are a few things you should do:

    ?Check under their fur for skin infection
    ?Check ears for infection
    ?Check anal glands - if anal glands are impacted they could be seeping and need expressing
    ?Check teeth - if their teeth have excessive tartar the odor will transfer to their fur when they lick themselves
    ?Check eyes for infection
    ?Diet - a poor diet can lead to odor
    ?Bathing too often and/or using wrong shampoo can also cause odor. Don’t bathe more than once a month and use shampoo specifically made for dogs. Human shampoo has the wrong Ph and can cause skin and coat problems.
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  4. joanie m says:

    One of the big ‘stinkys’ with Shih Tzus when they are younger is the fur growing on that short little nose pokes right back into the eyes, irritating the eyes to death and causing mass tearing which then falls under the eye, sits on the lower eye area and becomes hugely infected. It is VERY important to be clipping that fur under the eyes and on the top of the nose area very frequently so as to stop the vicious circle.

    Many times when a shih tzu turns middle aged and older, they develop allergies which seem to ooze out from their skin and they get very ‘yeasty’ with yellow ick oozing from the toes, throat, back and ears especially. It is usually a systemic yeast infection and I would bathe with Chlorahexadine medicated shampoo but that is only treating the results of whatever is inside tearing them up. The best treatment would be going to the vet for the internal remedy so the whole mess will stop destroying the skin organ.
    References :
    28+ yrs grooming all breeds

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