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Stinky Breath

Postby MissKitty » Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:25 pm

Apollo is off to the vet tomorrow, he has had stinky breath for a week now.

I can't see anything wrong with his teeth, his gums look good. He is behaving normally, none of his diet has changed.

Hopefully it is nothing!
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Re: Stinky Breath

Postby pblove » Thu Oct 13, 2011 10:42 am

I hope it is nothing serious.
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Re: Stinky Breath

Postby MissKitty » Thu Oct 13, 2011 1:04 pm

Vet looked over his mouth and had the dental specialist at the clinic do the same. Nothing wrong with his teeth/gums.

So they think it may be because of his change of food (I have been slowly switching him to another brand). We will see!
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Re: Stinky Breath

Postby jamielvsaustin » Thu Oct 13, 2011 1:06 pm

Can stomach issues cause bad breath? Has he even had anything going on with his stomach?

How does Apollo do at the vet?
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Re: Stinky Breath

Postby Timas Mom » Thu Oct 13, 2011 1:45 pm

Bad digestion can hugely affect breath.

If teeth are good then stress and bad digestion are 2 things I look at next.
I use a all vegetable sourced probiotic/digestive enzyme and some yucaa to help with digestion.

I have 2 freind whose dog gets stressed get stress colitis and besides the multiple soft poops his breath smells like death!!!
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Re: Stinky Breath

Postby MissKitty » Thu Oct 13, 2011 1:51 pm

jamielvsaustin wrote:Can stomach issues cause bad breath? Has he even had anything going on with his stomach?

How does Apollo do at the vet?


I dunno! That is what the vet thought.
He has had pretty bad gas and bad breath, those have been the only symptoms. And there has been no change in his appetite, energy, chewing ability, etc.

He does okay, shows stress signs (licking the door/his lips, pacing, yawning, etc while waiting in the room) but most disappear when the vet comes in and he gets all wiggly. He isn't a big fan of being poked and prodded (he shows signs of avoidance) but the vet goes slow and we make sure it is really positive for him.
But it isn't 'I have to drag you in screaming' stress, just minor 'I am in a new place' stress.

The vet said to try adding plain greek yogurt to his diet and see how that goes.
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Re: Stinky Breath

Postby Nichole » Thu Oct 13, 2011 2:09 pm

The girls get a dollop of plain greek yogurt (higher in protein) a couple times a week. They lurv it. But of course, they lurv everything that resembles food.
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Re: Stinky Breath

Postby MissKitty » Thu Oct 13, 2011 2:12 pm

Nichole wrote:The girls get a dollop of plain greek yogurt (higher in protein) a couple times a week. They lurv it. But of course, they lurv everything that resembles food.


Apollo will do tricks for a piece of paper lol so he slurped up the yogurt like nobodies business.
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Re: Stinky Breath

Postby pblove » Thu Oct 13, 2011 3:25 pm

kidney problems all result in stinky breath.
glad vet gave him the o.k.
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Re: Stinky Breath

Postby MissKitty » Thu Oct 13, 2011 4:44 pm

pblove wrote:kidney problems all result in stinky breath.
glad vet gave him the o.k.


She did mention kidney diseases and wants me to bring in some urine and will draw some blood if it doesn't clear up. But he is not showing any other symptoms, so I hope it is just the change of diet :pray
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Re: Stinky Breath

Postby AllisonPitbullLvr » Thu Oct 13, 2011 5:03 pm

Seems obvious but alot of people neglect to consider the grotesque...is he a poop eater?
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Re: Stinky Breath

Postby MissKitty » Thu Oct 13, 2011 5:06 pm

AllisonPibbleLvr wrote:Seems obvious but alot of people neglect to consider the grotesque...is he a poop eater?


Nope! Thanks goodness! He is always attended when outside so no chance of him sneaking a bite.
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Re: Stinky Breath

Postby pblove » Thu Oct 13, 2011 6:38 pm

I am sure he would be showing other sysmtpoms if it was his kidneys, ( excessive H2O/ drinking, dark urine, more frequent urine making.
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Re: Stinky Breath

Postby randomroads » Thu Oct 13, 2011 10:34 pm

Green tripe is rumored to help with bad breath, and while it may be just a coincidence, I've experienced it myself.
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Re: Stinky Breath

Postby MissKitty » Mon Oct 17, 2011 2:23 am

So Apollo's breath is still stinky, his gas is pretty much gone, but his anal glands are leaking. And it went from being white discharge to brown. His stools are normal. Is it normal for anal discharge to change colors? I am worried and going to make another vet appointment. Maybe his stink breath is from him licking his behind?
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