I have used an excellent product by ProDen called "Plaque Off Animal". It gets rid of the tartar and plaque which causes bad breath. I just add a tiny scoop, which comes with the product, to your pet's food every day.
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I have asked a vet about it and they informed me that it is sometimes natural for some breeds to eat their own feces. I have tried giving her Milk Bones and brushing her teeth with doggie toothpaste, but it only works temporarily for a day or two.
My question is, are there any other home remedies to help her with her breath? I have heard from some people that garlic can help, but I have not tried it yet because I know that garlic is part of the onion family and onions are toxic to dogs. She also does not care for apples or carrots. Any other suggestions? Anything helps. Thanks.
By anjelah monrreal from San Jose, CA
I have one dog that thoroughly enjoys munching on his (or any other dog's) poop. Yep, it's indeed disgusting and will result in very, very, very, bad breath. Our other dogs outgrew it as they matured from puppy-hood, but not this big guy. All breeds do it to some extent.
The only solution to improving his breath I've ever found is to scoop up and dispose of the poop before he has a chance to consume it in the yard! Best to drag out that pooper-scooper and eliminate the source of the problem. If you notice an improvement after you do so on a regular basis, you can then assume that the bad breath problem was just that (poop eating) and not another, possibly intestinal or infectious, issue. Good Luck! :-)
Check your dog's teeth, especially in the back, to see if they are coated with tartar. This can cause bad breath in a dog. To help eliminate the odor, the teeth will need to be cleaned by the vet. Another possible reason is worms. Have your dog checked for them.
Yes, there is a dog mouth rinse I bought on jefferspets.com and it is expensive, but lasts a long time. I pour a little onto a child size battery operated toothbrush and clean my small dog's teeth with it. Allow the brush to do the work and don't scrub them manually too or the gum-lines can get sore. A few times a week should be enough brushing to keep them clean and odor free.
The same link I provided sells something that helps dogs to not enjoy feces. You might want to check it out. They will also send you a catalog if you prefer not to order over the 'net.
Giving your dog marrow bones to chew will clean his teeth more effectively than you brushing them. If his breath is bad it's because his teeth are dirty. Chewing on marrow bones will even remove tartar. You should make sure he has no bad teeth that actually need removing, because no amount of chewing on marrow bones will fix that!
If any dog eats poop give them some pineapple when eating . For some reason pinapple in the poop dogs dont like the taste of it. This remedy has worked for me and many of my friends.
Does anyone know about the product Dental Fresh for Dogs teeth cleaning? The info I have is:
Dental Fresh for Dogs
Just add to your pet's drinking water for optimal oral health. Dental Fresh protects teeth and gums, removes plaque and tartar, brightens teeth, and freshens breath. Makes professional cleaning faster, easier, and gentler.
Have used this product. Not much of an opinion on it. Bought it and never bought it again. I wish dogs could clean their own teeth huh? I feed her dry dog food hoping that most of the plaque gets off that way. I find if you don't feed the dog people food than their breath is pretty bearable. Good luck in your search for a product to solve your puppy's bad breath.
I have used this product...It helps,,but will not prevent the plaque from building . Nothing will stop that. I have 9 dogs, and use this 99% of the time, and have to take them to have their teeth cleaned still, but not nearly as often.
I tried it. My dog would not drink the water.
I have used the product for water and it did not help. There is a product called Clean & Fresh made by Butler Animal Health Suppy that may do the trick.
We have used Dental Fresh for our golden since last August and it has made a great difference in removal of plaque! We swear by it. Hope this helps. John
My dog was diagnosed by his vet with severe gum disease. It cost me more than $800 to have him sedated and three teeth removed and all his teeth cleaned. My Vet, whom I've used for more than 20 years told me to buy Dental Fresh, he would not recommend it if it didn't work. It is AMAZING. My old dog and my young retriever both have great breath and perfectly clean teeth. I wont go with out it!
I have a Jack Russell Terrier dog and she has bad breath. We haven't tried to take to her to vet for a checkup, we just brush her teeth sometimes, but it does not help either. Do you have any other ways to eliminate bad mouth odor?She also lost a tooth already, I am really worried, but we have not enough financial capacity right now since vets and other dog medications are pretty expensive. Please help.
Poor pup! Bad breath is (in my experience 98 percent of the time) caused by infections which results in tooth loss.
Since the pup has already lost a tooth, I am guessing there is infection happening. It can be fatal (they can go septic very quickly) if that is what you have.
I got a lecture from the vet when I first became a dachshund mom many years ago because they are very prone to these problems and she warned me to never to ignore bad breath. We are fortunate that they will work with us on costs.
I followed her advise and every time it was infection. Sometimes it could be controlled by antibiotics (cheap from the grocery store pharmacy), but sometimes they have had to have extractions. My doxie that had the worst issues had very few teeth left when she died at 17 1/2, but she ate fine and had an amazing quantity of life! When the bad teeth were gone, so was the bad breath.
Talk to your vet and ask if they will work with you on the price. Some do sliding scales. Maybe they can refer you to a good vet that will work with you if they can't. Some shelters have doctors who work at reduced rates. There are also some mobile clinics that work at reduced rates. ASK!! Please!
If you have a vet school in your town, some will do it a very reduced fee since they are using student labor.
If nothing else, take the pup to the vet and have infection ruled out or see if it is treatable with an antibiotic. I do agree with some dogs that it could be a diet issue, but if this is a new issue and the same food they have been eating, the likelihood of infection is high.
Prayers for healing! Post back with updates!
If she has lost a tooth already infection is likely your problem. Infected teeth can make your dog not feel well at best and can become a systemic infection at worst. Once that process begins it rarely stops until the majority of the teeth are gone. You need to talk to your local humane society and local rescue groups to find someone who will do the dental work at a reduced rate. Have a garage sale. Clean someones house for Christmas. Borrow from a kind hearted relative. Find a way to help your buddy. If all else fails you can surrender her to the humane society and the work will get done. Good luck.
My question is - are there any natural cures for bad breath? I had her fixed and got her shots within days of getting her. My vet has told me that her teeth are in good shape. She has the stinky breath. I used human tooth paste and it worked, but I then found out that this was poison to her. Thanks for your help.
By Virginia G. from Porterville, CA
I have a 11 year old cocker who has very bad breath. I thought it was due to her getting older (never had a dog this old before) then today I lifted up her mouth to look at her teeth and they were very rotten and a lot of them were loose. I'm going to get her a vet appointment, but I was wondering what this could do to her health? It's sad when your close to your pet and you see things like this. My 7 year old daughter and myself started crying together when we thought something could happen.
THIS CAN MAKE HER SICK. TAKE HER TO THE VET
She needs to go to the Vet ASAP. Healthy teeth is a must.
By Sherry H.
Are there any natural ways to improve a dog's breath?
By Judster from Canton, OH
We are organic and natural product users. We have 3 dogs and their breath smells awful. Are there any natural remedies or does anyone know what we can do? We don't want to give them chemicals.
Why does my dog have bad breath? It isn't the food he has. Could it be something else serious?
By Joyce from Ontario, Canada
Anyone have any ideas as to what I can do for a puppy with stinky breath? I have a five month old Cocker and his breath stinks like anal glands. I brush his teeth at least every other day and am trying to do this more frequently. He does not have access to the litterbox and because I work from home and he's my shadow, I can safely say he's not pooping anywhere/eating stool. I live in an apartment, so he's not outside unless he's leashed, and because he'll grab everything, I'm super watchful as to what's on the ground so he doesn't eat something harmful or just plain gross.
He was just at the vet less than a week ago for a neuter and hernia repair, and had a full mouth check and cleaning while he was under due to a broken puppy tooth that needed to be pulled. There's no infection, abscess, something trapped in his teeth, and they did a full exam and bloodwork before putting him under. There's no apparent reason for the nasty breath, but it's raunchy.
It's been a long time since I had a puppy, so is this kind of normal for teething puppies? He has tips of some adult teeth starting to break through, so maybe he has ick-breath because of that? Are there any home remedies I can try to make his puppy smoochies a little less ripe?
Thanks in advance for any ideas!
My Shih Tzu has bad breath. Is that common? I would like to know what to do about it. It does not bother me but my daughter and son cannot stand it.
By bonnie from Niagara Falls, Canada
What can I give my dog for bad breath?
By missy from Navasota, TX
There has to be something for a dog's bad breath other than greenish and chews. And what can cause the bad breath other than teeth? Also what can I use to remove tartar from their teeth?