My dog has bad breath

@tsledd (154)
United States
April 6, 2009 11:00pm CST
I have 6 dogs, one of them has very bad breath. I have bought stuff from petsmart to put into the water and doesnt help at all.. I hope some one here has some expert advice for me to try..
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@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
7 Apr 09
My puppy used to have puppy breath but it just went away while he is growing. I have bought some nyla and rawhide for him, it gets better after chewing them and I sometimes give him carrot, I think it helps too.
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• United States
7 Apr 09
Haha, my dog used to love carrot too... she would think it was a treat! I think it was just because it was crunchy...
@SukiSmiles (1998)
• United States
7 Apr 09
We used the ever popular denta bones and raw hide squares for the dogs bad breath. It's also good for the gums too. I suggest asking your vet to make sure every thing is alright or if they have anyother ideas.
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@bellaofchaos (11550)
• United States
7 Apr 09
I give the puppers some denta bones and when I take him to the groomers about once a month I get his teethers brushed. He he .. But denta bones are a staple in this house.
• Philippines
7 Apr 09
we give denta stick to our pet if we can't manage to brush his teeth.. it lessens his bad breath...
• United States
7 Apr 09
Yes! DentaBones are great, but they are a short fix - they won't last longer than a few days. I have no experience with the product that you put in the water, but it seems like that would treat the symptoms more than the cause. If your dog will tolerate it, brush its teeth with baking soda gently. Bad breath could indicate something is wrong with the dog's health, however, so make sure that you get regular checkups from the dentist. Dogs can get gum disease too, and left untreated, can turn very dangerous. Best of luck to you and your pet!!
• United States
7 Apr 09
I was able to rid my dog's bad breath by brushing his teeth. I purchased a toothbrush and meat flavored toothpaste at PetCo and used it once a week. The total purchase was about $10, and I have been using the same paste and brush for a few months now. DentaBones are also a good alternative. Not only do they strengthen the gums, but they rid the plaque and other deposits that sit in the mouth and cause the bad odor. I also have heard that feeding your pet things like cooked chicken and rice is a good alternative to pet food, which contains many chemicals and salt which can contribute to the bad odors. It is a healthy alternative, and can sometimes be cheaper than regular dog food. Another option is to consult your vet over the phone and ask if there are any over the counter products available that may better suit your needs.