10 Tips to get rid of golden retriever odor

We hate to admit it, but our lovely little or big friends can sometimes wind up really smelly.

The good news is that there are ways to get rid of the smell and keep your Golden Retriever smelling fresh.

In this Digdoggy.com guide, you’ll learn:

  • What causes odor in Golden Retrievers
  • When to contact a proffesional
  • Actions to take to get rid of the smell

And much more!

What Do you know about Getting Rid Of Golden Retriver Odor?

Golden Retrievers tend to smell anyway… Their double coat picks up dirt and debris and their flappy ears prevent light from the sun from getting to the inside causing their ears t to become moist and smelly.

It doesn’t stop there. Bad breath can be from dental care or a bad diet which can also exit a dog’s bottom end as gas.

Smells can be medically related

Yeast and bacterial skin infections can present themselves in the form of a bad odor. Stinky paws or a musty-smelling dog sometimes coming from the ears are all a sign of yeast infections.

Inflammed anal glands may give off a rotten fish smell that is caused by the build-up of moisture in the anal area that indicates a need for cleaning the anal sacks.

Be sure that this smell is actually a problem

Dogs are not supposed to smell like babies, but they’re also not supposed to stink. Each reason why your dog may stink requires a deeper dive into why these underlying issues are occurring.

The cool thing about symptoms is that they’re like a warning beacon that something isn’t right and they give you a good chunk of time to figure out what the problem is and how to fix it.

How to get rid of Golden Retriever odor (10 Tips)

Below are ten tips to help you identify then to get rid of your Golden Retrievers odor:

  1. Find the source of the problem
  2. Test out a new Dog shampoo
  3. Brush you’re golden Retiever
  4. Brush your Dogs teeth
  5. Change Your Dogs Diet
  6. Wash Your Golden Retrievers Bedding And Blankets More Regularly
  7. Vacuum Often
  8. Get Yourself An Air Deodorizer
  9. Shampoo Your Carpets
  10. Buy An Outdoor Dog House

Tip 1: Find the source of the problem

Go straight to the source and find the area of your dog that smells. Next, get your pooch in for bath time using oatmeal shampoo.

This will help to get out any muck or dirt that has gotten tangled up in his/her coat over the past few weeks.

Tip 2: Test out a new Dog shampoo

Sometimes you may find that you are using particular products because they used to work well or simply what you’re familiar with.

Some shampoos can cause your dog’s skin to really dry up, resulting in dry flaky skin that starts to smell over time.

If when inspecting you notice dry and itchy skin, then it’s a good sign your dog could do with change.

A great shampoo is Organics Pet Skin Treatment as it’s made of natural products that work amazingly on Golden Retrievers.

Tip 3: Brush you’re golden Retriever more often

Brushing your Golden Retriever will reduce and remove matting which can be really painful for your dog left untreated and potentially lead to skin problems.

Because this is a double-coated breed, you’ll need a good slicker brush and undercoat rake to do the job.

Around one to two times per week, brushing is recommended for active outdoor dogs that smell.

Read Also: >> How do you groom a Golden Retriever from home?

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Tip  4: Brush your Dogs teeth

As you know for yourself, you could never think about going days without brushing your teeth. And the same goes for our pets.

Ideally, everyday brushing would be great, but if you cant stick to that then at least every three days should be good.

Some things that you should look at are the color of the teeth, as the teeth should be white. If you’re seeing yellow or grey, it’s most likely that there’s tartar accumulating there.

That’s, not something you’re going to be able to brush off, which instead should be removed at a professional dental cleaning.

But what you are doing by regularly brushing the teeth is preventing more tartar from forming and also keeping the gumline happy.

Tip 5: Change your Dogs diet

Gas-related odors are usually caused by a bad diet or particular food. Cheaper foods may save you some money but come at an additional cost.

If you notice this, change it!

In some cases, the problem may be that you made a change when you should not have. Take a look back to see if your dog’s digestion was better before than it is now.

When changing foods, you should allow your dog enough time to adjust to the new brand. In most cases, this could be anywhere from 1-week plus.

cleaning dog bed

Tip 6: Wash Your Golden Retrievers bedding and blankets more regularly

More often than not your dog will spend time lounging in their bed. Because of this their bedding starts to build up dirt, debris, and stink.

Washing around twice per week should help to reduce the stench of their bedding. You may find you cannot always do it this regularly, but you definitely don’t want to go longer than one time per week.

Tip 7: Vacuum often

Vacuum as much as you can, whenever you can. You want to get rid of the dog hair and dog dander as quickly as possible as the longer it sits there, the worst it will be for the bad smell to linger throughout your house.

This even works well for hard flooring too, as sweeping just throws up the dust and dog hair into the air.

Tip  8: Get yourself an air deodorizer

When all else fails then you may need to simply get something that will remove the smell of your pooch.

CAVEAT: You should not use any type of spray on your dog’s coat or try to cover their smell by putting something on them.

Instead, you can get a professional deodorizer that is built for getting rid of bad odors such as shoes, pets & Cooking. This will guarantee to maintain a nice smelling environment by providing our home with clean fresh air.

machine for air

The product that I recommend is what I believe to be the best on the market which is the Alpine Air Commercial Ozone Generator.

Tip 9: Shampoo Your Carpets

Carpets can trap a lot of dog hair, dander, dust, and smells deep down into the fires which vacuuming doesn’t always pick up.

I use a Bissell, ProHeat 2X Lift Off Pet Carpet Cleaner around three times per year, and for the shampoo, I like to use the Bissell professional pet carpet cleaner solution which does a great job at removing the smells in the carpet.

Tip 10: Buy an outdoor dog house

This tip for the OCD extremist that simply cannot bear the thought of smelling any dog odor for a second longer. And if you find that this is the case, then you may want to either build or buy an outdoor dog house.

This can be a great option if your state has good weather conditions.

Final thoughts on getting rid of Golden Retriever Odor

The art of getting rid of bad smells is best solved with a quick clean of your pet and house. A deep clean on the carpets will remove dirt and debris that get deep into the fibers.

wipe down your dogs, bed, bedding, and crates if you use one along with any areas they like to hang about too!

When making a change or trying new foods and methods, be sure to give yourself at least 1 month to get an accurate gauge on the results.

Rachael Summers

Rachael Summers

Rachael Summers is the Founder and Senior Editor at Dig Doggy. She is a lifelong canine enthusiast and adores dogs of all shapes and sizes! Rachael also loves iced coffee, hammocks, and puppy-cuddling!

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