Your Goldendoodle's coat seems to trap "stink," and you're not quite sure what to do about it. It seems that you no sooner get Fido home from the groomer's when the familiar unpleasant smell begins to waft up to your nostrils. What is it about your Goldendoodle that makes him stink, and what can you do to prevent it? There is no doubt that certain breeds' coats are more prone to attracting and trapping odors than others. Yet trying to imagine living the next years with that smell is far less than appealing.
The fluidy, odoriferous material they normally produce is used by dogs, cats, and other small mammals to lend a unique scent to their stool, thereby identifying it as their own. Butt-sniffing is, at least in part, a behavior that recognizes this special aroma as peculiar to an individual and worthy of special attention. Apparently, this is a common problem with many dogs inflammation of the anus itself which results in swelling. Naturally, I lifted his tail and searched for a foreign substance down there — nothing. Next thing I knew, the following morning he and Harley both looked like bumper cars.
Small animal practitioner with 10 years experience in medicine, surgery, and acupuncture; PetCoach Chief Veterinarian. You may want to have the anal glands examined by a veterinarian to be sure there is no rupture or anything else going on. It's also possible that the anal glands are not getting fully expressed when If not, you are welcome to post again.