Iguana feces. Raccoon droppings. Dead fish. The counter of "designer" fragrances for the discerning dog is plentiful in Florida's parks and on the pet-friendly beaches. Skunk spray is a classic dog odor-enhancing drama.
If a long rapturous whiff is followed by an enthusiastic head rub and double shoulder roll, a dog might smell delightful to envious buddies, but beyond foul to human companions.
A trip to the groomer for a deep clean and deodorizing is the best cure for acquired stink.
There are also home remedies that will return a dog to cherished companion.
A mixture of baking soda, hydrogen peroxide and detergent (dish soap or dog shampoo) is a great odor-buster. For dead fish "perfume," a mixture of CitraSolve, dog shampoo and water will cut the foul oils permeating a dog's fur. Tomato juice, the traditional remedy, is less effective than either of these two.
If caught quickly, a perfume-roll can be interrupted and a good rub-down with a washcloth and a odor-busting mixture may be enough to deodorize a dog. Otherwise, a long marinade in the tub is in order.