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Old 04-25-2008, 06:59 AM
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Question Bad doggy breath?

What do you do to fix your doggys bad breath? I just found out about Bright bites - a star shaped, digestable treat that helps prevent plaque and bad breath. has anyone used them before?

what else do you do - i know brushing is the best way to maintain doggy oral hygeine, but what else do you all use?
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Old 05-04-2008, 05:20 AM
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Iams has dog biscuits that freshen breath and I have to say they actually work. We have bought them for our dog and he likes them. There are other brands of dog biscuits out there that do the same thing (they say breath fresheners right on the package) There are also chewy bones that are supposed to work as well.
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Old 05-04-2008, 08:43 AM
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My dog has some nasty breath, I checked her teeth they were fine..so I soaked a cotton ball in peroxide and started wiping her teeth and gums. I went from back to front. I changed the cotton balls often. It helped alot and my dog tolerated the wiping.

Next I went online to find Doggie Breathe products, since some of the odor can come from their stomachs..so I found DDS Doggie Mints..they are a chewable mint, and I also found DDS Dental wipes, that have a mint flavor..my dog loves when I wipe her teeth now. My last find was Dingo Sticks, my dog does not like treats, unless it is a cookie, or cracker..nothing hard to clean tartar off her teeth...I ordered the Dingo Sticks, and she loves them..they also have breath control ingredients in them.

No more doggie breath in my house. Janet
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Old 05-04-2008, 10:25 AM
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My beloved dog's breath would knock a bull down. I will have to try the peroxide thing have it but no cotton balls. I bought Pedigree's Dental Stix, but only allowed to give them one per day and don't really think they do any good and I have 2 pks to go. I will have to try the little mints thanks for sharing
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Old 05-04-2008, 02:26 PM
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Patti, I think you could use gauze or a piece of soft tshirt? it might not hold the peroxide, but it will get your beloved bulldog used to you sticking your fingers way back to his teeth. I also cleaned the area from the gum to the cheek area..alot of goop there. lol

Doggie breath would not be so bad, if they didn't come to lick your face as you are bent over tying your shoes! Yikes!!! and they sneek up on you too!

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Thanks Janet now why didn't I think of gauze or t-shirt material. Will have to try that with latex gloves on so will be easier on my hands lol. She is an easy going little dog so hopefully she will not mind me doing this.
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Old 05-04-2008, 04:13 PM
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Make sure you ask your veterinarian about "doggie breath" to rule out underlying causes. I have seen some cases where bad breath is actually a symptom of internal problems.
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Thanks Kimmyo Baby should be okay she was just seen and given some tests because of her having been deprived of water and having to drink muddy water most of the time. So in her case just nasty breath.
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Old 05-04-2008, 05:58 PM
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Kimmyo, great advice to remind everyone to check with their vet, to rule out if it is an internal problem.

The biggest problem with doggie breath is that we tend to want to spoil our pets with human food, or even some of the crazy treats they have for our pets..they do not always agree with their systems, especially if your dog is aging.

I think if you clean your dogs teeth, and they still stink..call your vet for an appointment. Sometimes there is a bad tooth, or internal diseases, parasites, etc.

Keep your pets healthy!

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Janet, you are so right about the doggy kisses. My dog just comes up and slurps when you least expect it. he also likes to nibble on ear lobes. My vet always checks my dogs teeth when he goes for his annual check up. Most pet stores also sell doggy tooth brushes and I got some pet tooth paste from my vet (though i wouldn't say the tooth paste smells "minty fresh") they also have chew toys that are supposed to help keep tartar down on dog teeth.
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