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Q: puppy breath smells like sour milk

June 28, 2010 | By Vallaug | 7 answers | Expired: 1499 days ago

is this normal?

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Percysmom
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Jun 30, 2010

Puppy breath is always rather stinky but to me I always thought it smelled a little like rubber. Maybe give your vet office a call and just ask them over the phone if that odor could be normal.

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Stephanie  C.
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Jun 30, 2010

I agree, puppy breath has alwasy been sought after in my group! lol - sour milk makes me gag too, one of my horrors. Your puppy could have something wrong in his tummy. Ask your vet.

Good luck!

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Jillian
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Jun 29, 2010

they definitely have their own scent, but i've never attributed sour milk to it. personally, i love puppy breath {not quite as much as the smell of a puppy tummy though}. i wonder if this could be a gastro-intestinal thing. funny though, when i research "puppy breath sour milk" it appears many people get that smell. i've never smelled that and i gag at sour milk!

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daryl b.
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Jun 29, 2010

i love puppy breath and have never thought of it as sour milk. yay puppy breath. sorry i can't be of help to you

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Johnnynalex
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Jun 29, 2010

its normal.in my mind one of the bad points of getting a puppy cause you want to love n snuggle them and then you catch hint of that breath and if is a definate deferent,at least to me.congrats on bein a new puppy mommy

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Flower39
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Jun 28, 2010

have you smelt puppy breath before? If you have not maybe it just smells that way to you.

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Katie
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Jun 28, 2010

Hey vallaug,

For your puppy to have stinky breath can be normal but there are some various reasons to cause this.

1.) Their diet
Think about what you are feeding them...are you bottle feeding or is it food? You need to make sure he's eating what you are giving him and that he's nourished.

2.) Brush their teeth
Maybe you just need to practice a little dental hygiene. I know I don't think about brushing my dog's teeth, but it is something you need to consider. Use toothpaste made for dogs or that it is okay to swallow. They don't like our fingers in their mouths, but they will feel better and have better smelling breath.

Hopefully these things help. Feel free to send me a message and let me know if either of these things work.

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