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We brought home our brand new F1B Apricot Doodle today. He's cute and pretty mellow, but we have washed him twice and we cannot even make him smell like the shampoo!! He reaks and I can't even come up with a good analogy as to what!!!

Please help! I barely want to let him in the house....and I was SOOOO excited!

I also want to note that he seems very very skinny (underneath his fluff) and he drank nearly a HUGE bowl of water in one sitting. I imagine that is not normal either!!! He is still thirsty too!
 

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It doesn't sound normal to me. Did you get him from a breeder or shelter?
I'd see a vet first...could be an illness. Bathing may be not the best idea until you find out what is causing the smell.
Could be something as simple as having his anal glands cleaned (not fun...I let the vet/groomer do it.)
But with him being very skinny, the water, the coat and the smell...well, I'd guess a health or neglect problem. (Sorry.) I really hope to be wrong on this!
 

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I'm waiting to hear the follow-up on this. I hope your pup turns out OK :(
 

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F1BNewbee said:
Please help!

We brought home our brand new F1B Apricot Doodle today. He's cute and pretty mellow, but we have washed him twice and we cannot even make him smell like the shampoo!! He reaks and I can't even come up with a good analogy as to what!!!

Please help! I barely want to let him in the house....and I was SOOOO excited!

I also want to note that he seems very very skinny (underneath his fluff) and he drank nearly a HUGE bowl of water in one sitting. I imagine that is not normal either!!! He is still thirsty too!
DID you call the vet? please keep us updated thanks!
 

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It is Sunday, so I will wait until tomorrow to call the Vet. I have reduced the water intake to a reasonable amount and he has eaten fairly well. Today he seems hungry. So I fed him once very well this morning and will wait again this evening. If I can set him on a schedule, maybe I can figure out what is up.

We got him from a breeder, but due to distance we were never able to see the location. I hope I don't regret that!

He still stinks today. I have all the windows in the house open. LOL! I checked his glands and his ears, both seem fine. The stench is truly coming from the fur. So....with every shampoo he dries off outside. I'm hoping excercise and sunshine help the little bugger!

I also noticed that while my dachshund LOVES his soft bed...this guy wants hard floors only. It's 60 degrees, so I know it's not because of heat. I'm thinking hard is all he ever knew. :(

I'll let you know what the vet says tomorrow.

One last thing: Did your Labradoodle puppies care whetehr or not they soiled in their crates? My dachshund wants nothing but clean...while this pup seems to embellish being able to hold it UNTIL the crate. Any thoughts!?
 

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I am sorry, but I am thinking that you may have a kennel dog...you might run into potty training issues because he was never trained to potty anywhere except whre he lives.
I hope that I am wrong...but all t he signs point to this possibility.
Hope you keep us posted about what the vet says.
 

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oh poor baby. it sounds like you have a dare I say a puppy mill puppy. did he come with a guarantee or from tested parents? I bet not. :( poor thing. the good news is that he has YOU now!! through patience and love and training he is still a labradoodle and they have sooo many excellent charecteristics that all this may be a distant memory someday! My pure bred lab just absolutely loves laying on concrete or hard flooring and even this puppy litter seems to kick there blankies out of the way to sleep on the pool surface, so it could just be his preference. I wouldn't worry a thing about it. Read up on potty training and have patience and he will learn the appropriate way to potty. Perhaps call where you got him from and ask what material they used in his kennel to potty on - hopefully they used a pad or newspaper and if so you could put that material outside his crate and eventually in front of the door and then outside and voila!

let us know what the vet says about his smell. if nothing is physically wrong I would search for a home remedy for skunk removal and start there! good luck, post pictures and we all are here for you :)
 
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Is your crate too big? If it is a larger crate then the puppy WILL go in it and a crate divider will be a good thing.
As for the bad smell, not sure but did you use dog/puppy shampoo? And rinse really well, a sprayer really helps here so if you need to use the sink sprayer, do it! Otherwise a bath just keeps the smell on them because the water never is truly clean.
Keep us posted on what the vet says.
 

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I am back from the vet this morning.

Here is the run down:

1) Skinny as hell and undernourished. Keep well fed...which I have been doing--including buying Solid Gold wet food to mix with his Diamond dry food. Vet says he should recover with food.

2) No worms.

3) Smell comes from ....not to put a fine point on it, but shit. The poop and urine from whatever he was in has permiated the hair. The Vet recommends a good long bath in a light amount of Dawn dishsoap. He said the dishsoap will not be as harsh as most people think and should do the trick. Let air dry outside in sunshine....which I was already doing.

Otherwise he is "healthy"......

He slept pretty well and only got up twice last night. Neither time did he piddle in the crate. We went for a walk at 6AM to get out some puppy energy...which he has more of since he has gotten food and water.

What a trip. He's cute though, I'll give him that much! LOL! That said, he acts like he can't hear or see me....is that from the fur being in his eyes??
 

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hahahaha, I think that the fur in his eyes won't bohter his hearing! LOL Sometimes they do have "selective hearing"!
I am sooooo relieved that he is well! All things considered, you are very, very lucky!
I am so glad that you went to the vet and got a clean bill of health.
Sounds like he is just getting used to his environmentn too...I know, because I just got two puppies who are pooping/peeing everywhere but where they should! *sigh* But...they are so danged cute, how do you get upset? You don't!
I am glad that you posted your update. Thanks!
 

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Well thank goodness that he is not sick and is just a little stinker :lol: sorry couldn't resist.

I would contact the breeder and let them now that he was under nourished and skinny according to your Vet. But that's just me.
 

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:lol: :lol: A little stinker!! :lol: :lol:

I agree, the breeder should be put on notice that you have had issues with him...even though you are not asking for any refund or help financially, they should know what the vet says.
 

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Ewww little stinker :lol: Hope the dawn bath worked well and he can be a full cuddly member of the family soon!
 

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Congrats on a healthy little stinker (I think there is a nickname in the making :lol: ). He is lucky to have a loving home now.

How did you find the breeder? Did they have a website or did you hear from them from sombody?
 

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Cinsmom said:
To keep the poor puppy from having a complete complex with his nickname on this forum, what is his name?
Too late - he is "Stinker" in my mind permanently!
 
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I am sooo relieved your puppy is healthy! Now we want to see lot's of puppy pictures! And if he is fluffy, you probably can't see that he is underweight unless you feel him! I'm so glad he is with you now and getting all the proper loving (and food!) :lol: As for not hearing or seeing you, a really good treat (like deli roast beef tidbits) goes a long way! :lol:
 
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