Ask the Veterinarian/Smelly dog!


Lyn Spinks wrote at 2013-10-30 12:54:47
Great response to your dilemma here.  What a shame the vet didn't come up with a more understanding answer as the poor dog is banished to the garage...which I understand totally.  With your little dogs I have found the main cause of smell is from the ears and mouth.  Does the groomer pluck the hairs from the entrance to the ear (sounds worse than it is and good groomers do this) and is excessive hair removed from around the mouth?

I have maltese and have found a natural ear cleaner that I use each week keeps the smell away in that area, and I clean their teeth with a baby toothbrush with vet toothpaste (but any will do as long as its for dogs)  Honestly this will really help and if nothing else will eliminate that area whilst you try and discover the source of smell.  Good luvk!

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Dr. Christina Chambreau


I can give you the holistic approach to any problem, mostly for dogs and cats and some farm animals and horses. Depending on the condition and the type of animal, I will be able to give very specific treatment suggestions such as what flower essences, homeopathic remedies, nutritional supplements, diet changes, lifestyle changes or herbs that may be helpful - not drugs. I can also suggest where you can go for further education or to find a specialist in a specific holistic field. I can help you understand why your animal is ill and what improvements can be expected. I do not check messages more than every one to two days, so PLEASE DO NOT ask about EMERGENCIES - call your local veterinarian. I cannot diagnose your animal. I cannot prescribe specific treatments. I am no longer very current with conventional treatments, so cannot answer questions on those. I am not an expert on birds or small critters. I am not an expert in breeding, birthing or babies.


I graduated from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 1980 and began using homeopathy in my practice after a client introduced me to it. By 1988 I was using exclusively holistic treatments. I began lecturing in 1987 and have spoken at veterinary conferences, health food stores, people's homes, churches, veterinary college conferences - anywhere people want to learn more about keeping their animals healthy.

Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy (I helped found this one) American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association National Center for Homeopathy American Veterinary Medical Association

I have written in many magazines, journals and newspapers. A few include Bark Magazine; Journal of the AHVMA; Baltimore Dog Magazine; Whole Dog Journal; Tiger Tribe; Wolf Clan. I have also been frequently interviewed on radio and TV. I am Associate Editor for the Integrative Veterinary Care Journal, so often have articles there.

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) Certified Veterinary Homeopath (CVH)

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