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Bad odor from dog's behind.

Species: Dog
Breed: Border Collie-lab
Age: 2-5 years
I have a border Collie-lab male 4 year old dog. About a week go I noticed that my dog's behind has A real bad odor.I thought that maybe there was to much fur by his butt so I trimed it and washed him a few times, expecially buy his but. The smell seemed to go away for one day then came right back? Could you please help me and tell me what I should do? And also do you think that It could be his food? Thanks


Online vet, Dr. Marie

Dr. Marie replied:

This sounds like it could be a problem with your dog's anal glands. Check out this page for more information:

Anal glands in dogs

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