Q. How do we get rid of our 7 month old un-neutered lab mix 's fishy odor?

A. Such malodor is usually associated with a focus of infection (especially urinary or genital tract) or an imbalance in the normal flora of the skin and coat. I highly recommend you get a full check up to identify the source of the problem to guide appropriate treatment. Antibiotics, medicated shampoos or castration may all be recommended

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