All dogs smell at some time in their lives, even the most pampered, house-loving, delicate dogs that enjoy the couch more than the outdoors.
At the same time, all humans have a distinct opinion about dog smell, what to do about it, where it comes from, and any number of other ideas related to coping with and ridding yourself and your dog of the odor.
So how exactly do you get rid of the Goldendoodle smell?
How do you remove a Goldendoodle’s smell?
Getting rid of your Goldeendoodle’s smell means ensuring they are clean and healthy. Besides regular grooming, including bathing, brushing, and regular examinations, annual checkups, a healthy diet, and lifestyle go a long way to reducing health issues like infections that can cause that memorable doggie smell.
First, it is important to ensure that your Goldendoodle is regularly grooming routine. This routine designed by the pet parent should include bathing, brushing, and routine examination when they come in from outdoors.
Dogs are notorious for investigating everything, and some dogs adore rolling around in things that smell awful.
Let’s face it, they don’t necessarily see this as a problem, but then again, they aren’t bothered by their smell either.
Having a regular grooming routine can rid your Goldendoodle of its smell from whatever the cause is.
Still, it also provides a pet parent with a chance to examine their Goldendoodles fur coat for issues related to healthy or uncleanliness.
Health issues and being unclean can cause that unpleasant doggie smell, but the likelihood of it happening in the first place is greatly reduced by routine examinations.
If your Goldendoodle deci des to go outside and are in the yard for a long time, bring them inside and take a few minutes to inspect their bodies.
Look for dirt and debris, check their fur coat for tangles and matting that can lead to smelliness down the road, and if needed, address problems.
The right grooming routine will include this daily inspection that can come after a long time outdoors or at the end of the day before everyone goes to bed; whatever works best is good.
The right grooming routine will also include regular brushing of their fur and bathing, teeth cleaning, nail trimming, and checking their ears and other delicate areas for problems like infections.
The Goldendoodles’ grooming routine will change from season to season and at different stages of their lives.
It should be a doable routine for the pet parent to fit it into their lifestyle.
Brushing should be done every day or every other day, bathing should be done when the Goldendoodle smells, or it seems like their fur is dirty.
Unlike humans, overbathing is not healthy for a dog’s body and skin as it can strip away the natural oils that help protect their fur, skin, and entire body.
Warmer weather will likely require that the Goldendoodle is groomed and bathed more often because they are more active and spending more time outdoors.
Colder weather might have them being less active and spending more time indoors, which will mean less bathing and shorter grooming sessions.
A puppy will not need a long grooming session as they are little, and it is unlikely that they are getting as dirty or smelly as an older adult Goldendoodle.
Adult Goldendoodles will need more grooming time and attention and should handle the process better than puppies because they have had more practice with it and are probably spending more time outdoors exploring.
Senior Goldendoodles might need less grooming because they don’t spend much time outdoors running around or are less active.
However, the senior Goldendoodle might need more grooming because they have health issues that make them smell bad.
It may seem unnecessary to have a regular grooming session for your Goldendoodle. After all, why not just wait until an issue arises and then deal with it, right?
This is not necessarily the case.
Suppose your Goldendoodle doesn’t have a regular grooming routine.
In that case, issues can be overlooked until they become problematic, where dealing with them is more time-consuming, labor-intensive, financially expensive, and sometimes harmful to the dog.
Caring for your Goldendoodle is a labor of love, one which requires investing time, energy, and expenses to ensure that they are healthy, thriving, and living their best life as we would a human child.
Spending fifteen minutes per day caring for your dogs’ grooming needs is often easier than spending hours at the end of a week when they might have more challenging issues.
Tiny tangles can quickly end up twisting too tight and hurting your Goldendoodle.
That stink that you noticed on Monday when you decided you wouldn’t groom them that night can quickly infect the furnishing in your whole house, adding more work, time, and energy you have to invest in removing the dog smell.
Besides a healthy grooming routine, a Goldendoodle should live its best life.
This should include seeing the veterinarian for annual checkups and, as needed, eating a healthy diet and getting enough rest, playtime, and socializing with others.
A well-rounded lifestyle promotes health inside and out. The Goldendoodle may suffer fewer health issues with a healthy diet and lifestyle.
Like humans, a healthy lifestyle promotes quick recovery from sickness, fewer infections, more energy, and better quality of life.
Since certain health issues can cause doggie smell, the better their overall health is, inside and out, the less likely a Goldendoodle is to smell.
What causes a Goldendoodle to smell?
Infections are common health problems that cause Goldendoodle to smell and discharge from various parts of their bodies. A Goldendoodles fun outdoors can bring them in contact with plants or other things that cause their fur to smell.
Finally, stomach issues, flatulence, and anal glands that need to be expressed can cause even the cutest Goldendoodle to smell from time to time.
A trip to the veterinarian is necessary when an infection is suspected because infections can quickly progress and cause other issues. The veterinarian often prescribes medications, including antibiotics, to rid their body of the infection.
Once this issue has been resolved, the pet parents should be on the lookout for repeat infections when they inspect their Goldendoodle during a grooming session.
Unusual discharge from any body part like the eyes for a Goldendoodle also requires a medical diagnosis by their veterinarian.
To limit Goldendoodle smell from outdoor fun, keeping an eye on them while they are outside is a good idea.
Mild stomach issues and flatulence usually go away on their own, as with humans.
If these issues don’t appear to be going away and the Goldendoodle is suffering, they should see their veterinarian make sure there is not a health problem causing these symptoms.
Anal glands sometimes need to be expressed.
Therefore, if the smell appears to come from the tail area, their veterinarian can do this, and in some cases, a professional groomer will as well.
Goldendoodles smell, just like other dogs and humans do sometimes. It’s, unfortunately, a normal part of life.
Thankfully many things can be done to make the smell go away and reduce the chance of the smell returning.
Now, if only we could embrace all those unpleasant smells like our dog could, how simple life would be!