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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Ooh, ooh that SMELL!

I thought dogs had a great sense of smell? I guess they aren't bothered by their own passing of the gas, otherwise know as SBS (stinky butt syndrome).

I know we've talked a bit about other categories of this, but that was more centered on the anal gland issues or things stuck in their hair down there.This latest blast to greet my nose had nothing to do with that.

For the past few days, Scooter has been letting loose with some NASTY stuff! I had to get out the Fabriz and give the bedroom a good spray it was so bad! We pet owners put up with a lot of not-so-pleasant sights, sounds and smells from our pets at times (and from humans for that matter!).I couldn't figure it out, because they all eat the same thing.

But then I remembered I was giving him a new brand of rawhide chewie because I hadn't been to PetsMart lately to stock up on the usual tiny chew sticks designed for small dogs that I normally give him. Scooter is a bit picky when it comes to his chewies, so he usually gets a different type than the other two. I think the cause of the odor issue is that new chewie! Any experience with this sort of thing?

So the question is: waste the money spent on the chewies or put up with the smell for a few more weeks? What a choice!Grin and bear it or throw it away?

posted by Sandy at 2/20/2007 06:49:00 AM


Blogger Pam said...

Sandy, this is where dogs and men relate so much! You gotta admit that right? I mean at least the dogs can't help it and men are proud and brag about what a good one,ha. Sorry Dragon but it is true and you know it!
Sandy I think I'd just break out the clothes pins and suffer if your little sweetie likes his new treats a lot. You can always try a new kind once the ones causing the stink are gone. That is the thing about giving my girls treats, some of them are so stinky and I have to wash my hands after giving them. Oh well and like you said if we can put up with other stuff we can put up with another stinky smell. And we do put up with it with our men so our babies deserve equal treatment.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007 9:56:00 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Pitch out the new chewies, I say. Life's too short. Also, you find out if that's really the problem. Sometimes changes in, um, intestinal issuances can signal health issues. At least that's what the pediatrician tells me about babies! :-) -Jennifer

Tuesday, February 20, 2007 10:59:00 AM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

This is a great topic to read after just eating a chili dog for lunch! I have a sensitive nose so I vote trash the chews and get your butt to Petsmart for Scooters good stuff! Was one of Scooters nicknames Scooter pooter?

Our friends with the Lab/Sheppard mix Lobo, cannot give him anything with chicken in it. That dog gets the worse gas with chicken. Our first experience with Lobo eating chicken was a group of us leaving a festival while in Germany. Lobo took off to the grassy area about 25 yards from us and pooped the nastiest smelling stuff your nose ever got a whiff of! Shooooo weeeeee that was nasty! We all acted as though we did not know who the dog belonged to as people walked past us! Even Lobo felt guilt because his head was hung low when returning to the van with us. We had to laugh at his expressions! Lobo says, “Just say no to chicken!”

We were visiting these friends recently in Atlanta (they now live there) and Lobo had bad gas. I asked my friend had he been eating chicken and she said oh yes, “I got him some new brand of food and did not know it had chicken in it”. Being that her nickname is the ‘Cheap German’, she will not throw out the food. Instead she will have to endure his aromas in the house until the food is gone. I told her we will be back to Atlanta for another visit when Lobo has new food!

I cannot believe I just told a poop story!!!

Tuesday, February 20, 2007 11:48:00 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

Skeeter, that story about Lobo was so funny,poor Lobo, he was just enjoying the food.
Sandy, I have a change of heart on throwing the chewies out. Jennifer made a good point about the intestinal thing. With my medical background that is usually the first place I go to is a medical problem but I was thinking about Scooter liking his new treats a lot. It would be better to throw them away and get his regular treats or if you don't want to waste them give them to someone who's dog can tolerate them.
I always worry about dogs and cats getting onions. Brittany got a tiny taste of a onion one day so I took her to the vet for blood work since onions can really hurt her. It was fine because she didn't get but just a tiny piece.Of course she got it by chewing into a plastic bag from the trash. Like I said, we have to watch her like a hawk or she would eat plastic like crazy.Don't understand the thrill.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007 2:42:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Skeeter, be careful after taht chilli dog or youmight get called Skeeter Tooter Pooter,ha. That chilli can do it to you so be careful with that recipe I sent you,ha.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007 2:44:00 PM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

The rule in our house is... If it gives the doggies gas it's in the trash! Stella gets gas when she's stressed so she gets Beano. It works great! I do have to say that men are much more stinky than pets. Someone please tell me why they have to be so proud of it too, especially if the "guys" are around. It becomes a competition as to who can be the loudest and the smelliest. Whats up with that?

Tuesday, February 20, 2007 3:33:00 PM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

Hey Skeeter- Tape on couch! So far so good!! THANKS!

Tuesday, February 20, 2007 3:57:00 PM  
Blogger jdt said...

It is so funny you wrote about dogs and gas today...last night I was laying on our chaise lounge and kept smelling this HORRIBLE aroma. At first I thought one of the dogs had pooped in the floor. I looked around and there was nothing. SO then I looked at my husband and gave him the you know what you did look. He kept insisting it wasn't him. As the night went on the smell kept coming was one of the most horrible smells ever. After awhile we finally figured out one of our babies, Jake, who was sleeping in the middle of the living room floor was letting them rip the whole time he had been was horrible, I really hope it is gone by tonight...

Tuesday, February 20, 2007 4:19:00 PM  
Blogger dragon said...

Oh contraire. In no way are men proud of their expelling of gaseous odors. If the natural bodily function over comes us in a manner where time does not permit us to relocate, we will issue a warning. I farted. It’s not that we are proud of it. It is that we don’t want wifey pooh to accidentally encounter the offensive odor. This is a total misconception that we want to call channel 2 so the film crew will come out and do a story on it. It is just a warning. Heaven forbid if wifey pooh was to inhale the sweet aroma, uh I mean the gassy odor. I, if given enough time, will leave the house, drive down to the vacant lot, and get out of the car, and only if the wind is in the right direction, pass gas.

Now wifey pooh is a different story. She will set you up. She will do the deadly deed. A noxious fume that trips all alarms in the house. No warning whatsoever. She will let you walk into the choking vapors. I, on occasion, have passed out.

We once had a dog whose gas was almost as bad as wifey pooh. Wifey pooh would always try to blame it on myself. Remember, if given enough time I will leave the house. Wifey pooh finally realized that it would be the dog. She would be cooking (where she belongs) and the dog is lying in the kitchen floor. I am in the living room watching TV, and drinking a beer (where I belong). The dog would cut loose. I would get blamed for it. I would have to inform her I’m in the living room. It was that nasty dog. (Remember I would leave the house). Wifey pooh would come in the living room and ask, “Are you sure?” But she would realize that the air was fresh in the living room. The dog absolutely passed gas in her sleep. It is one of those things I can’t figure out. How a dog can pass gas in their sleep.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007 5:42:00 PM  
Blogger Sandy Britt said...

You are all so HILARIOUS! LOL. I am so glad you can join in on such a topic. Dragon Boy, you really should be a commedienne. Loved the part about wifey in the kitchen (where she belongs). LOL.And that others have dog fart stories is just too funny!Hey, they are great scapegoats for such things.It wasn't ME, it was the dog. Just got to make sure you keep the dog with you for cover! LOL. What's funny is that sometimes you can actually HEAR dog farts, though they are usally SBD (silent but deadly). LOL

I think I will get rid of the chewies, or donate them to a shelter. I'm sure that's it, because the problem came only after he started eating those!I guess it's just like with people--certain foods just give you that problem! I've been so busy I haven't had a chance to get up to PetsMart.

The dogs are surviving my new schedule. One day when it was raining I left them inside ALL day and there were no accidents, so I will leave out when nice and in when nasty!

Tuesday, February 20, 2007 6:08:00 PM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

I am glad the tape is working! Do not think they will ignore the couch in a day or two though. I had taken it off the couch after a few days and those little stinkers got back to the arms of it. So I had to put more of the expensive pet tape on them again and this time I left the tape on until it turned ugly as heck and filled with dust, lint, cat hair and who knows what! But I finally took the stuff off and they never touch the arms of the couch since. I am guessing I had the stuff on for about 4 months or maybe even longer. Can’t remember, I try to forget such nasty looking things. The tape did get ugly in time and I was too cheap to change it out every few weeks. I hope the tape you are using is the Pet tape as it will not leave a residue on the furniture as regular tape may. Normal double sided tape may do more harm then the cats so be careful…..

I cannot believe how many hits we had on this gassy topic today! I figured I was the only warped one that would write a poop story! How funny and strange we animal people are!

Tuesday, February 20, 2007 8:08:00 PM  
Blogger Daisylouu said...

I fart. I'm a female. I despise people who think women shouldn't fart. I'm shocked at the men I know who've never heard their wives fart, I actually feel sorry for them! Dog's fart, and probably all living beings fart. If you can't laugh at a pet fart, then you have no business owning a pet. Of course for some people, the sole purpose of owning a pet is to have something to blame for their own malodorous aroma. I grew up with Sandy, so trust me, Scooter is a rose garden.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007 9:37:00 PM  
Blogger Stacey said...

Oh Daisy--tell us more!! What other dark secrets can you tell us on Sandy???

Wednesday, February 21, 2007 11:38:00 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

Oh daisylouu, that was good! And oh so true about women farting too. We all do it, we're human but we don't braga as much as the men, well not most of the time anyway. There has been a few times I've just not been able to resist getting Jon back and letting him know about it. Our cats don't let smelly farts but I'm not going to brag about that because then they may start.
And Dragon, puleezee give us a break, look who you are talking to her. Do you think we believe for one minute that you actually give warnings much less go outside? What a joke! No way are we gonna believe that one. You know all well enoough by now to know better. And waht's up with "in the kitchen where she belongs" Ha,Ha, ha, ha,ha, ha doubling over to LOL!!!!!!!

Wednesday, February 21, 2007 11:44:00 AM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

Okay, I know someone has a hidden camera in our house with these topics! Yesterday as we were coming in the front door, the Saint stopped dead in his tracks as his key was unlocking the door. I yelled, “What are you doing, I have to pee”! He said, “I am letting one go while outside. Now see, I am thinking of you!” I about peed in my pants right then and there!

Remember me saying how the Saint got me under false pretences? Well, another one was that I had me a man that never farted! I have three older brothers and daddy was the ring leader, so farts were an everyday occurrence in that house! The Saint went an entire year living with me and no farting so I knew I was a lucky gal. Then one night after some Cajun dinner in Louisiana, I let a little fart slip out. Oh the Saint thought that was so funny that he had to top me by doing one louder! I made the mistake of laughing and the rest is history! I have no one but myself to blame for his farting. If I had never let that first one go, I bet I would still have me a non-farting man! Yep, we gals do fart…. Oh my goodness, I wonder who all reads the stuff we write here?

Our Skeeter use to fart then turn around and look at us as if we had done it... That was so funny...

Wednesday, February 21, 2007 1:00:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

I love it! Skeeter acting like you guys let the fart,hahahaha!

Thursday, February 22, 2007 12:00:00 PM  

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Sandy Britt, an animal welfare advocate and volunteer with Clarksville rescue organizations, takes care of three dogs: Zoe, Scooter and Peanut; two cats: Catfish and Tarzan; and one husband, Glen, and according to him she takes care of them in that order.

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