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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 12-17-2006, 07:21 PM Thread Starter
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Bad Breath!

I have an unusual problem with one of my girls and hope someone can give me some tips. Lexi is two and has horrible breath!! I brush her teeth, and she only eats SO diet from the vet. She does not get treats except for the SO wet food that I cook and refrigerate. Of course she is my one that loves to give kisses but it is really bad. I dont want to get in the habit of giving her treats as they could cause crystals in her bladder. Does anyone recommend a good toothpaste, or natural remedy? Thanks!
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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 12-18-2006, 05:30 AM Thread Starter
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I should add after thinking about it, I have had her checked several times by the vet and they find no reason. So my thought is just a better toothpaste.
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At the HCA National Specialty I bought some PetzLife Oral Care Gel. The dogs like it and it seems to be working well for us.

Here's the website listed on the bottle: www.PetzLife.com

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Thanks I will look in to it. It seems pretty expensive - does it last a long time at least? Do you prefer the spray or the gel??
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Im not sure this would work all of the time. I buy those rawhide type chewies from the Pet Deli and they are vanilla flavored. The dogs love them, and their breath smells like vanilla. They are not bad like some rawhide chewies.

Ill have to find the website for the Pet Deli. I know they are very popular.
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Here is a link. They are called Vanilla Cow Ears.

http://store.petdelistore.com/vanillacowears.html
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The PetzLife stuff does last a long time...I got mine in October. It's a small bottle but there is still a lot left.
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Thanks for the input, have you found that the petzlife cleans the tarter off like they adverstise?

And - Melissa - do the cows ears stain the carpets or furniture like the regular ones do? I found that the dows ears I have bought have a oily residue that gets on the furniture. I just want to go with the easiest but most productive product, but dont want to have to clean my furniture from the stains.
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They are real light, so No I dont think so. They turn almost white. And they dont nasty and stringy like some of the rawhides.

Im not sure it would cure the bad breath all the time, but it will be nice when they chew on them. Good thing is, they are not very expensive.
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I use the Petzlife products too, and like them enough that last time I bought a case each of the gel and spray. If their teeth are already clean, then the spray is perfect. If they need tartar removal, then you will need the gel for several weeks to clean it off. (you will still have to brush or wipe their teeth to speed up the process after the gel starts to loosen it).
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