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NWR: My dog's breath STINKS! HELP!

Mrs. Boat, on May 29, 2010 at 10:46 PM Posted in Community Conversations 0 33
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My sweet baby girl has RAAAAANK breath right now. It smells like sewer, port-a-potty, nasty gym socks, and a hint of chicken.

I have looked for treats that help take the smell away. Nutri-Dent Greenies or whatever, expensive ones... nothing. They even smell like bacon/chicken to begin with. I saw some Pedigree ones, but they're for "adult dogs only". My honey boo is 1 year old Smiley smile

I have tried brushing her teeth, but she just foamed at the mouth for about 30 minutes after... blue foam even.

Any of you dog owning ladies know what I can do???


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Latest activity by Mrs. Boat, on June 2, 2010 at 6:58 PM
  • Lil Bit
    Super August 2010
    Lil Bit ·
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    What did you try brushing her teeth with??? What kind of food does she eat?

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  • M
    Master March 2011
    Mrs. Boat ·
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    I read online that is you just put a tiiiiiiid bit of regular toothpaste (which was blue) on a child sized toothbrush you can brush without problem... she didn't like it.... and she just foamed at the mouth LOL. Vet said it was ok Smiley smile

    She eats dry dog food: mix of Puppy Chow and ProPac.

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  • Lil Bit
    Super August 2010
    Lil Bit ·
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    Hmmm.... I work for a vet and it's always a big NO when people ask if they can use people toothpaste. They make doggy toothpaste, my dogs love it and get excited when I pull out the brush & paste. How do her teeth look? 1yrs old is way too young to already be having dental issues. But some of the toy breeds do have issues with their teeth coming in crooked or the baby teeth not falling out and then the adult ones coming in. Both of these issues could lead to food becoming lodged in the teeth and could be the culprit. C.E.T.(Virbac) has alot of really good products like chews, pastes, and rinses. They contain chlorahexadine(sp?) that works really good to break down the build up on the teeth.

    The other thing, and I hate to say this because I don't want to scare you, but sometimes there are underlying health issues that can cause bad breath. But I would check her teeth & gums really good first. I hoped this hepled some

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  • Color of love
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    Color of love ·
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    I would check out what you are feeding her. My dog's food smells the same going in as it does coming out so of course his breath reeks, but it's all he will eat.

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  • M
    Master March 2011
    Mrs. Boat ·
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    Thanks y'all Smiley smile

    Her gums and teeth are good. She just went to the vet and the vet said she has a Colgate smile Smiley smile

    I'll go to the pet shop (like 45 mins from here lol) sometime soon and see if they have dog toothpaste Smiley smile

    In the mean time, anything I could buy at Walmart????

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  • Michelle
    Expert September 2010
    Michelle ·
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    Until you can get some dog toothpaste, I have found giving baby carrots as a treat helps to clean teeth. As well, a lot of breath issues start in the gut. Giving your pup about half a teaspoon of PLAIN, UNFLAVOURED yougurt each day can help settle tummy issues.

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  • Cesar Cabrera
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    You can also ask your vet for a liquid that you put on her drinking water... it looks kind of like mouthwash; but it is made for dogs, and will help with her breath... it lasts a looooong time, since you only need a couple of drops each day...

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  • Joyce
    Super April 2011
    Joyce ·
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    Dayna.... You can probably find the Doggie Toothpaste at Walmart! Good luck!

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  • dks64
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    What kind of dog food are you feeding her?

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  • M
    Master March 2011
    Mrs. Boat ·
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    @ Cesar: Doggie mouthwash? That's cool!

    @D&J- I'll be sure to look for it Smiley smile

    @dks- She eats a mix of Puppy Chow (she loves it) with ProPac (high fat/protein food to fatten her up)

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  • Laura
    Master May 2009
    Laura ·
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    Is she a Chihuahua? In general, they tend to have stinkier breath because they are more nervous dogs and have acidic stomachs. Not sure what the fix is but just thought I'd pass the info on so you might know where some of it is coming from. My mom has always had chihuahuas and they have the worst breath!!

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  • Mrs. Carmen
    Master September 2010
    Mrs. Carmen ·
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    For serious...our dogs eat altoids. They LOVE them. That or when their breath gets stinky I fill a bowl with ice cubes and let them go at it. That usually helps.

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  • jessica
    VIP May 2008
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    Try the dental busy bones you can find those at walmart too my dogs love them and their breath wont be stinky no more

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  • M
    Master March 2011
    Mrs. Boat ·
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    @Laura: Yes, she's a Chihuahua Smiley smile She's a deer head, so she doesn't have the squeeshy nose most Chi's have lol

    @Carmen: I just may have to get 'er some. She reeeeeaks lol

    @Jessica: are those raw hide? She pukes when she eats rawhide stuff... my suede couch knows that way too well...lol

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  • jessica
    VIP May 2008
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    No not rawhide they are totally differnt then raw hide they are worth a try

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  • M
    Master March 2011
    Mrs. Boat ·
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    Gotcha! I'll have to make a trip to Walmart soon then! Smiley smile

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  • Heather
    Devoted June 2010
    Heather ·
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    How old is your doggie? When dogs are teething, they can have very bad/strange smelling breath, because they're gums are bleeding. My puppy (thankfully) just finished this phase - for now. I gave him lots of dog biscuits, and things to teeth on, and plenty of water.

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  • dks64
    June 2015
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    It could be the type of food she's eating too. I don't know much about ProPac, but I know Puppy Chow is considered the "McDonald's" of dog food. The first ingredient in those foods is typically corn or a meat by-product. My favorite dog food is Halo Salmon, the first ingredient is salmon and it contains no meal or rendered meat, corn, wheat, gluten, artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, and it's really healthy. Smiley smile

    http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-reviews/purina-puppy-chow/

    You could even get a doggy toothbrush and doggy toothpaste to brush her teeth Smiley smile Hope I could be of some help.

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  • Mrs. Jacques
    Master July 2010
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    OMG NO human toothpaste, that can be dangerous to dogs. They have dog toothpaste. I think it has a lot to do with what we feed our dogs, maybe you need to change the dog food.

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  • Mrs. Jacques
    Master July 2010
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    And walmart carries dog toothpaste Smiley smile

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