Hey new member here//
So I have a few questions about my Chihuahua. I can't post a question anywhere else it seems, so I'll post it here. I just got what is supposed to be a 4-month old Chihuahua. He is very cute and friendly so far. I never owned a dog, but I know some dogs smell more than others.
Do Chihuahuas smell worse than other dogs? The owner said they washed him before I got him, but he smelled really strongly like urine or something. Once I got him home, I used some of my flea & tick shampoo that I use for my cats, which doesn't have a strong smell, but smells kind of pine-y. This seemed to reduce the odor by about 50%.
However, the dog still smells like urine. The closest thing I can compare the smell to is hamsters or one of those little kids that pee their pants. My gf has a boston terrier which has a different smell to him (he always stinks, we call him Mr. Stinky).
Is it normal for him to smell like this? I just hope this smell won't follow him around everywhere and get all our carpets and furniture smelling like him. I scrubbed him pretty good when I bathed him so he shouldn't smell at all anymore, I would think. And I dried him off well.
Also, from the pic, do you think he's really 4 months? Does he look like a 4-month old teacup to you? I paid $750... so I hope I didn't pay more than what I had to.
Thanks for your help!