We just took in two adorable husky/collie mix puppies, but unfortunately they reek. To give you some idea, we already have a 13 year old husky who spends most of his time on our couch, and hasn't been bathed in at least 4 years (though we do brush him and make sure he is pest free) and can go in the yard at will...he smells like a rose garden compared to these adorable little fur balls. I don't know how you can get that much stink on you in 2 months.
They go to the vet at the end of the month for their initial check ups, spaying, and I just ordered Frontline for them because they are totally crawling with fleas. The people we got the puppies from were neighbors of my sister's in-laws, so we don't know them very well, but it seemed like the mama dog was kept outside in a pen (which is how they got puppies), and maybe the puppies ended up with the stench and fleas from the pen.
I used a gentle puppy wash tonight on them, but I felt awful because the fleas just swarmed the poor things heads. They do smell much better, but the original stench is still coming through (probably because I didn't want to soap their heads or keep them wet for too long after I saw what was happening with the flea swarm). Are there any natural de-stinking remedies I could try? I know they say to used tomato juice for skunk stink, but this is more like rancid dog B.O. mixed with old pee.
At least our older dog and kids don't seem to care about the smell. These puppies have blended right in to the family otherwise