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Unhappy Oral health and Bad Breath

I am putting this out there as I am wondering if there is something wrong with Oreo. His breath always stinks like poop!! Is it that plaque build up? Has anyone ever had this problem? What have you done?

I have tried the green stuff you put in the drinking water. Brushing his teeth, but his breath is awful.. Any ideas??


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Poor Oreo!! He is just like Lexi!! She wants to kiss us all the time & we cannot stand her breath - that was until a few months ago. I tried that Angel Eyes for the staining and noticed that when she was on it her breath got better. It was very expensive for 3 dogs so I stopped. Now I put 1-2 Tbsp of yogurt in their meals, and the bacteria seems to not only help the health of their intestines, but Lexi's breath is much more bearable. I would give it a try Helen, it is worth it!!
We still send kisses to Oreo, even with his bad breath!!

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Helen,
Ummmmm.... possibly he is eating his poop all the time?? i'm just putting it out there! lol

Seriously though.. i noticed when I gave Beamer a certain brand of bully sticks it made his breath smell like poop.. i stopped giving it to him immediatly!! Thats the only time his breath has ever smelled like poop... oh yeah, and that one time he ate it..lol

His breath is actually the best breatj i have ever smelled on a dog.. better than most people i know!!

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Lately he has not been eating his poop at all and had been going frequently outside. Now I am wondering if I may have been falsely accusing Oreo of eating his poop.. He is getting tartar build up on his molars way at the back. I have resorted to trying to brush is teeth regularly and using the additive to freshen breath in his water. I have even tried the cookies that someone had mentioned that had parsley in them...

Laurie, I will try the yogurt in his food. Maybe he needs the good bacteria in his gut... I have heard of this in humans and it has been linked to the gut... So I will give it a try... Maybe even putting parsley in his food and see what happens...

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Hi Hellen, yes the all natural bully sticks and hooves-- I couldn't stand the smell. Now I only give them rawhide and the nylabones. Having a poop eater, I would wonder about that-- but you would have noticed that. I use the dental fresh in their water and that does seem to help a lot. What are you feeding Oreo? I did notice when I changed to from purina their breath got better. I feed mostly the NV medallions and a little innova/evo kibble mixed. good luck.




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My guys wont go near parsley so I could never put it in their food. And I brushed Lexi's teeth two times a day!! I dont know if Oreo is like this but she does NOT chew on any toys. Lily and Logan both chew toys, bones, sticks, etc - ALL the time. Lexi chews on NOTHING!! So she has not way of cleaning her teeth, and I am sure that is why she has such buildup. I can also say that once I started the yogurt, Lexi poops a little more often and she is much happier!!!

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Oreo is not a constant chewer, unless its rawhide, but he gets all sticky. I will try the nylabones. Oreo is on Fromm's and he eats raw in the evening. The breath was already bad before the raw even began. I really hate when he yawns in my face because it really smells like someone let a BIG one go...

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Helen, I use Oxyfresh and it keeps Benji's mouth really smelling fresh. When he was teething I couldn't stand his breath but this solution worked great! Here is the link:

http://oxyfresh.com/pet/petoralhygiene.asp

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Poornima, I also use Oxyfresh and Kubrick's breath has improved 100%. He used to have horrible breath and now it's great... even after eating tuna. Just to give you an idea, I found out that he ate his poop earlier today but I couldn't smell it on his breath after he drank some of his water. It works great for him!


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