Earlier, Yorkshire owners used to think that their pups have a particular breed-specific smell. But, veterinarians contradicted the idea by saying that there is no breed-specific odor in Yorkies.
They put forward several reasons for stinking. These include certain medical conditions, sensitive skin issues, poor hygiene, and various infections. As a Yorkshire owner, you need to sniff it around to figure out the possible reason for bad odor.
These also apply to the different varieties of the traditional Yorkie, namely the teacup version, Parti Yorkie, as well as the Biewer Yorkie.
Dental issues are the top reasons for your Yorkshire stink. It occurs when plaque and tartar from the food get stuck in the teeth. The result is a bad breath that causes the little dog to stink. Yorkies are also prone to gum diseases like overgrowth. It harbors the food particles and later produces a rotten smell.
Some dog breeds have an intolerance to the ingredients in their food. Therefore, your Yorkshire may also develop allergy for specific food ingredients and suffer flatulence. You can overcome mild issues by changing the diet after consultation with the Veterinarian. However, persistent gas issues indicate some medical issues.
Yorkie also smells like fish if the skin produces excessive oil that may be due to seasonal or food allergies. Poor diet to your canine may also cause Yeast infection. Therefore, always avoid feeding your furry companion with carbohydrate-rich and processed food. Instead, use protein-rich and unprocessed food.
Ear Infections and Anal Sacs
Your doggie may suffer ear infections due to various viruses and bacterias if it is already facing hormonal imbalance issues. Yorkies have hairy or floppy ears and are more prone to ear infections. Your canine buddy may also smell like pee due to improper functioning of anal sacs at the bottom back.