Pomeranian smell bad
Roses are red, violets are blue, Pommy’s are sweet—wait, why do you stink?!
It’s the unfortunate truth. Some days, our sweet little fur babies come to snuggle with us and the smell makes it impossible. But what is the source of said stench? What makes my Pomeranian smell bad?
The answer is generally: the skin. (Aside from bad breath issues, which is a whole different story and a whole different article.) If you’re sensing a sort of musty, unpleasant smell coming from the whole body, it’s probably an issue with your Pom’s skin. For such a malady, regular baths won’t work. Here are the most common sources of smell from Poms and their remedies.
Mites are tiny parasites that can feed on the top layer of your pup’s skin. They’re always looking for their next meal, so your Pom can pick them up anywhere there are other animals. If your Pommy has mites you’ll notice a dust on their coat, which comes from the dead skin the mites leave behind. Guess what else it leaves behind? A stench. If you think your Pom has mites, make a visit to the Vet. He or she will likely give you a special shampoo and/or topical cream to get rid of the mites and ease any irritation. You will also have to treat your Pommy’s living space. combine these things and can kiss the mites goodbye.
Like humans, Poms are susceptible to allergies. They may be seasonal allergies, or your fragile pup may be allergic to something in his or her environment, like laundry detergent. These allergies can irritate your Pom’s skin and cause itching. Itching leads to broken skin, which leads to infections, which makes itchy Pomeranians smell bad. If you notice your pup itching but don’t yet notice a smell, you may be able to help relieve the allergy before infection sets in. You can do this by giving your pup an oatmeal bath or applying a natural anti-inflammatory, like evening primrose oil, to the skin.
If your Pomeranian is itchy and smelly, then bacterial infection has likely set in. Your vet can prescribe a medication to heal the infection. But, you’ll also still need to resolve your Pom’s allergy. Look for the source of the allergic reaction. Consider any new products or routines you’ve introduced into your pup’s environment. This could be new detergent, a new perfume or a new walking route where there could be chemicals sprayed nearby. If you can, protect your Pom from whatever irritants you can. If allergies remain an issue, you can treat them with the help of your vet.
Fungus or Yeast Infection
Too much moisture under your Pom’s hair causes this smelly infection. Other side effects include oily or flakey and irritated skin. Properly drying your Poms long hair prevents fungus and yeast on their skin. But once infection has set in, you will need to visit the vet for special shampoo, topical treatment and/or antibiotics.
Caring for your Pom with proper love and attention with a good hygiene routine can usually help prevent them from becoming smelly. But remember, when Pomeranians smell bad, they’re also likely uncomfortable. So, plug your nose and show them love and you’ll both get through this!