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Q: HOW DO YOU FIX STINKY BREATH ON YOUR DOG

May 15, 2009 | By billiejo v. | 12 answers | Expired: 1972 days ago

billiejo  v.

thankyou to everyone that has responded i appreciate it i will save and go get the dogs teeth clean a few questions though some people talked about giving the dog prozyme wear do you get this and also some one mentioned mint is this a herb and do you rub it on the dog or let her eat it

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May 28, 2009

If you asked your local vet, I bet they would brush your dog's teeth for you. But if you wanted to do it yourself you can't use just normal human tooth paste you have to use a special dog tooth paste and you need a special kind of brush. That kind of stuff would probably be found in your local pet store like Petsmart or Petco. :0)

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Vherman
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May 27, 2009

I agree with others that maybe your dog needs a dental. From my own experience with my dog, after she has her teeth cleaned her breath smells good for about 2 weeks, then it starts to stink again. I just try not to smell it and all is well :-)
Interesting about the digestion enzymes, haven't tried that. Worth looking in to.

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EBalka
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May 17, 2009

It is necesary to pay the money and have them cleaned. Plaque, and bacteria calcify on the surface of the teeth, and no amount of brushing will get it off. The dental tech at the DVM will have to chip all of that off under the gum line to get the gingivits to go away, and scale the rest of the teeth clean. The only thing that works even close to as good is a raw soup bone. They must be given RAW, and only in 10 min incriments the first couple of days to avoid stomach upstet. The chewing action on the bone will help to chip off the calculus. I know it's not the answer you want to hear, but not taking care of the teeth over the course of the dogs life catches up to you in the end. That bacteria can also break loose and take up residence in vital organs causing heart disease, etc. Save up the $ and have it done!!

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IrmaL
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May 17, 2009

Try Better Breath Teeth & Gums by Natural Pet Pharmaceuticals, an Advanced Homeopathic Formulation, with no side effects, 100% Safe. Works.

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maria h.
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May 16, 2009

Sheryl answered your question very well.Do you feed your dog dry food or canned food?Dry helps to get rid of the plaque.I also get greenies.They are pricey but great for the occasional bad breath.

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Sheryl J.
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May 16, 2009

Good dental care is important for dogs just like humans, it can lead to some serious health issues. But it is not an inexpensive proposition.

If the Vet says anything about tooth or gum decay, you should bite the bullet, it is for the dog’s health, but if teeth and gums are essentially healthy I agree with others that state check the diet.

There are supplements like Prozyme that get results and one of my natural breath fresheners is mint. It grows like a weed, you can use it for the animals my cat loves it as well as my dog.

It is also a good body freshener, you pick a good size leaf and rub it on your own hands than pat you dog....it helps remove the odor after they find the stinkiest thing they can find and roll in it.

I have not found mint as a recommended solution on any Vet or website list, I just know it works for me.

Oh yeah, when I'm not using it as a pet freshener I cook with it too, certain family recipes require it and picking it from your yard is so much better than anything in a jar and a warm cup of Tea with fresh mint....delicious

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Courtney H.
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May 15, 2009

I agree with Jerzgirl....
Bad breath is not always bad teeth. Try upgrading food or adding a supplement like Prozyme.

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Hannah H.
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May 15, 2009

I don't know if this works on dogs,but my horse loves peppermint treats,and whenever she eats them,she has minty breath!

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Denise L.
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May 15, 2009

I also recommend Triple Pet Plaque Off. You put it in the dog's water & it helps to keep the teeth clean & the breath smelling fresher. It's definitely not a cure-all, but a step in the right direction.

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Cheryl
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May 15, 2009

A dentistry done by a vet (recommended by a vet) is well worth the money. Dental disease can cause serious other problems (like heart disease) if not treated. You'd be very surprised the difference between before a dentistry and after a dentistry....not only will your dog's breath be much better, but her teeth will be clean and free from the yellow/brown gunky tartar build-up.

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