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bad breath

Postby kane516 » Sat Feb 19, 2011 5:37 pm

what kind of toothpaste would you guys recconmend that i get for Kane?? his breath is soooo bad

thanks a bunch!

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Re: bad breath

Postby FBODGRL » Sat Feb 19, 2011 7:27 pm

bad breath can be a sign of dental problems. Have his teeth been checked?

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Re: bad breath

Postby AllisonPitbullLvr » Sat Feb 19, 2011 7:58 pm

Also, use a toothpaste made specifically for dogs.

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Re: bad breath

Postby kane516 » Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:28 pm

FBODGRL wrote:bad breath can be a sign of dental problems. Have his teeth been checked?



he was just at the vet last month and he had a clean bill of health.

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Re: bad breath

Postby FBODGRL » Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:31 pm

I don't have much to suggest other than what Allison said about using dog toothpaste.

I don't brush Khan or any of the cats teeth.

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Re: bad breath

Postby RescueAPBT » Sun Feb 20, 2011 11:24 am

I don't brush my dog's teeth. They chew nylabones all the time, and that really seems to help. Isabeau is almost 4 and just had her first dental cleaning...she didn't have very much build-up on her teeth, just went ahead and did it since she was already going to be under anesthesia for a tumor removal. I've seen different solutions you can add to your dog's water to help keep their teeth clean and breath fresh. I've also seen gels you can just put on their gumline on a daily basis that are supposed to work well. I can't remember the names of the products for the life of me though. Stuff like doggy mints and breath sprays aren't really going to help, so I wouldn't waste my time on those. I've been there, tried that.

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Re: bad breath

Postby kane516 » Sun Feb 20, 2011 1:16 pm

thanks for the input. i went and got doggy toothpaste and a brush. so lets see how this goes.....

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Re: bad breath

Postby Timas Mom » Mon Feb 21, 2011 5:22 pm

If you lift his lips and smell is it stinky then or when he breaths out?
One leans to dental issues the other to digestion issues.

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Re: bad breath

Postby starrlamia » Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:01 pm

Did the vet actually look at his teeth though? I know my vet only does a quick check for wellness appointments

I would start giving recreational bones several times a week, ribs, oxtails, marrow bones etc.

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Re: bad breath

Postby 1lila1 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 6:05 pm

If I dont brush Angels teeth, gums, and tounge everyday he has horrible foul breath. He has healthy gums, no tartar, and the vet said a dental isnt needed so I have no idea why he gets that god awful smell. In addition to doggie toothpaste I rinse his gumline with Nolvadent Oral Cleansing Solution that I get from the vet. I warm it up a bit first by placing it in a bowl of hot water just in case he has sensitive teeth but doesnt show it. Using this everyday has really helped a lot.

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Re: bad breath

Postby Celesteandthebullies » Tue Feb 22, 2011 7:00 pm

Dakota has gorgeous practically spotless teeth, and I actually like his breath. Our secret: Raw bones (We feed beef knuckles about once a week)
Before we fed raw bones Dakota had stains and some tarter, all gone now. :thumbsup:

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Re: bad breath

Postby AllisonPitbullLvr » Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:33 am

As always, I'm going to play devils advocate here for a minute against bones.

Buddy's first dentistry was a result of her fracturing her bottom canines off while chewing a raw bone. Smoked/raw bones can lead to fractured teeth, which will lead to a dentistry, during which your vet will likely do a cleaning anyways. So just not worth the risk in my opinion.

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Re: bad breath

Postby Celesteandthebullies » Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:51 am

Depending on your dog's size, this could be a chicken quarter or an entire slab of beef ribs; the dense, hard leg bones of ungulates (such as cow femurs, etc.) should be avoided if possible since they are responsible for many cracked or broken teeth.


From....http://rawfed.com/myths/ground.html

Proper bones should not crack a dog's teeth.

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Re: bad breath

Postby kaytenmags » Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:52 am

AllisonPibbleLvr wrote:Buddy's first dentistry was a result of her fracturing her bottom canines off while chewing a raw bone. Smoked/raw bones can lead to fractured teeth, which will lead to a dentistry, during which your vet will likely do a cleaning anyways. So just not worth the risk in my opinion.

depends on the bones you're feeding.
i don't feed beef marrow bones, or knuckle bones. i stick to softer bones like pork (pigs feet are AWESOME for cleaning teeth), chickens feet, deer ribs, etc.

my dog's not a 'hard' chewer, but just to be safe i feed soft bones. i figure that if it's strong enough to hold up a cow, it's probably strong enough to break teeth!

(and i never ever feed smoked bones. they scare me)


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