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Master March 2011

NWR: My dog's breath STINKS! HELP!

Mrs. Boat, on May 29, 2010 at 10:46 PM

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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...

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???


33 Comments

  • Shannon C
    Master May 2011
    Shannon C ·
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    I don't know if she's old enough to need it or not, but we take our dog to the vet to have her teeth cleaned each year. They are given general anesthesia and she can get a really good cleaning while she snoozes. Her breath always smells so much better afterwards. It could also be other health issues that cause her breath to stink. It might not be coming from her mouth, but from somewhere deeper. I'd suggest getting her a check up at the vet and asking a professional.

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  • Asian~Wife
    VIP September 2010
    Asian~Wife ·
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    Is she on any medicines right now, i.e. antibiotics? When my dog was taking an antibiotic for some infection he had, his breath was AWFUL. I couldn't figure out what it was until I realized he was on a medicine and that was the only thing different. The bad breath went away when he was done with all the pills. Smiley smile

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  • Wendy
    Devoted October 2011
    Wendy ·
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    I have a cat with all kinds of dental problems. One sign of infection is bad breath so I would take her back to the vet.

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  • The Awesome Thief
    Master February 2010
    The Awesome Thief ·
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    It could be because of her food. I know that when we had our hound on puppy food he had bad breath and farted a lot and it smelled horrible! But once we switched to Science Diet for adults he stopped having bad breath and the farts don't smell as bad now. But our Yorkie/Maltese doesn't have any problems with the Science Diet for puppies.

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  • M
    Master March 2011
    Mrs. Boat ·
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    Thanks y'all Smiley smile She's a year old cutie pie. She's soon due for a check up, so I'll be sure to ask the vet about cleaning her teeth Smiley smile We have been pahsing her out of the Puppy Chow into the ProPac, but she's not eating it!!! It's expensive food too! LOL I have a picky eater in my hands Smiley sad

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  • C
    VIP October 2010
    Christie ·
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    They make several treats that freshen breath. I'd do for those. My little boy loves them.

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  • Casey
    Expert September 2010
    Casey ·
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    LOL!!! You made me laugh with your headline! Thanks for that. Umm, my cat has really smelly breath. Vet says she's fine, just stinky breath and stinky poop to match. Sorry I couldn't help....

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  • dks64
    June 2015
    dks64 ·
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    My dog is SO picky when it comes to dog food. I tried about 7 different types before finding Halo. It was expensive, but some companies will send you samples for free and some pet stores even carry sample bags (free or 25 cents each). Smiley smile

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  • M
    Master March 2011
    Mrs. Boat ·
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    Cool! Thanks dks64! Smiley smile

    We have started giving her prepared food since she's not eating the pebble food. Boiled chicken/beef, canned veggies mixed in and such. I think she's getting used to that tho... lol She's so spoiled!

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  • Melody
    Devoted June 2010
    Melody ·
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    I work for a vet clinic. We do a lot of dentals on dogs. Probably for that very reason. There may be some decay in there, like people get. Your dentist may be able to find the problem that way? Just a thought

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  • dks64
    June 2015
    dks64 ·
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    I used to do that too, but she wasn't eating her dog food at all which is vitamin/mineral fortified, so I had to stop. It's hard not to spoil animals, especially when they're so darn cute and give you puppy eyes. Smiley smile

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  • <
    VIP September 2011
    <3 ·
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    My dogs eat Purina Pro Plan for sensitive skin and stomach. Whatever is in it really helps to keep my dog's tummy problems at bay. Generally, and someone else said this, bad breath starts at the tummy. Something that settles her tummy may help to keep the stomach acids from rishing (I guess?) and being stinky on her breath. It's hard to say! Foods do have a huge impact on every doggie feature, though.

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  • M
    Master March 2011
    Mrs. Boat ·
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    You know, Tracy, my doggie does have some sort of reflux... which I had just noticed a couple days ago and was going to talk to the vet about Smiley smile Maybe I'll try the food you give your pups Smiley smile

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