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Q: why do puppy have such bad breath?

September 17, 2008 | By mandy r. | 9 answers | Expired: 2246 days ago

mandy r.

I know puppies are cute, but to me, it smells like a skunk died in there!lol i was curious if anyone actually knew the reason.

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Diane
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Sep 17, 2008

I personally love the smell of puppy breath.

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Michele G.
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Sep 17, 2008

If you are talking about the normal puppy breath, the answers will vary with the people you ask. According to some vets, they think it is a result of their healthy, mild diet of mother's milk and puppy food, and the enzymes that break these things down. According to some vets it is caused by a still-developing esophagus leaking gas from the stomach. Puppis don't normally eat the same way as adult dogs do, so there breath doesn't smell the same. Just as human babies don't eat the same as adult humans do and they smell better than we do. If a puppy has bad breath, he could have a problem with his teeth (infection), worms, or he could be eating poopies. (Yuck!)

If his breath stinks, have him checked out.

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Matt H.
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Sep 18, 2008

I think puppy breath is awesome!

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