Why does my dog smell like fish?

asked 2017-05-25 15:38:58 -0500

This is a question that we often get from sitters and owners who work with Rover. Help the community out by answering them in our forum!

edit edit tags flag offensive close merge delete


if its coming from urine it could be a urinary tract infection treated with antibiotics but you can try to put a little apple vinegar in water first. if that doesn't work take to vet for antibiotics. if it has a old rusty metal fish smell its your dogs anal glands. watch a youtube vid for how to

Whittnee B.'s profile image Whittnee B.  ( 2017-05-26 05:59:44 -0500 ) edit

1 Answer

Sort by ยป oldest newest most voted
answered 2017-05-26 11:16:52 -0500

Unless your dog is enjoying a fish based diet and fish broth water, chances are high that this smell is due to anal glands, which need to be expressed. Other signs may including the dog scooting their bottom on the floor/ground and licking/chewing his bottom. The dog needs help emptying them before they burst.

edit flag offensive delete link more

Your Answer

Please start posting anonymously - your entry will be published after you log in or create a new account. This space is reserved only for answers. If you would like to engage in a discussion, please instead post a comment under the question or an answer that you would like to discuss

Add Answer