Any remedies for dogs bad breath?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Smoky73, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. Smoky73

    Smoky73 Lyon Master

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    I swear my dog has the worst breath. The vet is going to recommend cleaning her teeth but I need something until then. I have tried to brush them, and the dang minty dog bones and rawhide chews, they just do not work. It smells like something died in there.
    Anyone have a remedy that helps at all?
     
  2. Livinzoo

    Livinzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe diet has a lot to do with it. One of the first things people notice with my raw fed dogs is the lack of doggie breath. You can always try to change the diet and see if that helps. I also give my guys Beef soup bones from the grocery store. They love them.

    Good luck
     
  3. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    parsley
     
  4. Smoky73

    Smoky73 Lyon Master

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    Well, they have been on the same food for the past two years and its one of the best foods out there for dogs (Flint River). I would not think that all of a sudden things would change (breath wise). They do not get any kind of extras, just their normal food unless I give them one of those breath bones but lord, she is STINKY! [​IMG]
     
  5. AngelzFyre

    AngelzFyre Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you checked to make sure they don't have a piece of a stick or anything lodged up in the roof of the mouth? Checked for abscessed teeth? Even check for ear infections. From what you describe, it's almost like decaying flesh you're smelling.
    We've had dogs that rolled in something dead they've found and stink to high heavens and it was on their doggone collar! Hopefully it'll be something minor like that [​IMG].
    Also digestive problems can contribute to bad breath. Lack of some enzymes needed for complete digestion to be more specific.
    Even though you feed an excellent dog food, that specific dog may not utilize it well and need a change to something else comparable.
    I agree that parsley will help, as will those charcoal based bones. They absorb a lot.
     
  6. dfchaser

    dfchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I make a treat for mine that contains activated charcoal, mint, parsley and a small amount of garlic. Seems to work ok.
     
  7. Smoky73

    Smoky73 Lyon Master

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    What is a charcoal based bone? I have never heard of that. [​IMG]
     
  8. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Depending on the flavor you picked, your dog food is loaded with wheat or rice. Dogs aren't designed to eat cereal grains. Most cheap dog food contains corn. Using wheat or rice as a filler isn't much better.

    Find a high protein, low carbohydrate food and I bet that dog breath will clear right up.
     
  9. wings

    wings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 14-year-old had bad breath that you could not believe. We took him to the vet to get teeth pulled, and it turned out that he just had lots of rotting teeth!!!

    Brushing DOES work: if you do it religiously.
     
  10. slickchick

    slickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In my experience, if your dog has really bad, bad breath, there is some sort of infection in the mouth. Usually caused by bad teeth. And if your vet is suggesting that they be pulled, then that would be the souce of the odor. I would recommend having that done ASAP or other issues could arise.
     

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