Dealing with Bad Breath - Havanese Forum : Havanese Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-30-2011, 02:36 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
LunasMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: East Coast of Florida
Posts: 160
Submit Photo: 1
Photo Submissions 2 Times in 2 Posts
Dealing with Bad Breath

I'm not sure when it started, but we have noticed Luna does not have sweet puppy breath any more. Some times it's worse than others and tooth brushing helps a little. She is deep into teething having lost her lower canines and having gained both upper and lower incisors. Is teething the cause? What can be done? I use a piece of gauze with Poultry Flavored toothpaste but I would be interested in what everyone else does and if anyone else's fur baby has "dog breath"?

Carol and her Owners: LUNA & SOLA
LunasMom is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-30-2011, 02:49 PM
Metrowest, MA
 
krandall's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 23,586
Submit Photo: 6
Photo Submissions 298 Times in 296 Posts
I didn't notice any bad breath when Kodi was teething, but LOTS of people have mentioned it here. I think it's pretty normal. Keep up with the brushing, and I think as soon as she's shed all her baby teeth and grown the adult ones, the problem will go away.


Karen, Kodi, Pixel and Panda
(ARCHMX Starborn Kodak Moment CGC, NTD, BN, PCD, NA, NAJ, CDX-CCH, RE, RLV, RL1X3, RL2X4, RL3X3...
plus Starborn's Picture Perfect & Nauti Herd Compact Flash RN, CGC, NTD, SN-C, RL1)






krandall is offline  
post #3 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-30-2011, 03:55 PM
Julie
 
Pipersmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 1,441
Submit Photo: 1
Photo Submissions 7 Times in 7 Posts
Piper's breath was horrible and I did not find anything that worked. The good news is that it only lasted a few weeks and she has not had a problem since

Julie, Piper and Riley

My little dog - a heartbeat at my feet. ~Edith Wharton
Pipersmom is offline  
 
post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-30-2011, 04:07 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
LunasMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: East Coast of Florida
Posts: 160
Submit Photo: 1
Photo Submissions 2 Times in 2 Posts
Thanks for giving me hope this will go away. Karen, I was surprised that I did not see any "bad breath" posts when I did a search.

Carol and her Owners: LUNA & SOLA
LunasMom is offline  
post #5 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-30-2011, 04:20 PM
Gucci's mom
 
Thumper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Posts: 9,378
Submit Photo: 1
Photo Submissions 12 Times in 11 Posts
I think the Petzlife gel helps, for a few hours anyways. lol I miss the sweet puppy breath, but I love her so much I tolerate her bad breath, I guess we all do to a certain extent.

I can't imagine the poultry flavored toothpaste smelling all that minty fresh? lol

Kara
Thumper is offline  
post #6 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-30-2011, 08:55 PM
Metrowest, MA
 
krandall's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 23,586
Submit Photo: 6
Photo Submissions 298 Times in 296 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thumper View Post
I think the Petzlife gel helps, for a few hours anyways. lol I miss the sweet puppy breath, but I love her so much I tolerate her bad breath, I guess we all do to a certain extent.

I can't imagine the poultry flavored toothpaste smelling all that minty fresh? lol

Kara
We use the malt flavor tooth paste. Kodi loves it (gets some extra to lick off my finger when we're done!) and he doesn't have bad breath unless he's just gone out and eaten turkey poo or something equally horrible... after which he gets he teeth brushed again!

He HATED the Petzlife and fought me so hard about getting it into his mouth that I gave up. It did smell good on me though!


Karen, Kodi, Pixel and Panda
(ARCHMX Starborn Kodak Moment CGC, NTD, BN, PCD, NA, NAJ, CDX-CCH, RE, RLV, RL1X3, RL2X4, RL3X3...
plus Starborn's Picture Perfect & Nauti Herd Compact Flash RN, CGC, NTD, SN-C, RL1)






krandall is offline  
post #7 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-30-2011, 09:08 PM
Truly Scrumptious
 
West End Girl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Canada
Posts: 138
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Submissions 0 Times in 0 Posts
Extreme halitosis may NOT be solely due to tartar/tooth loss/lack of brushing. It may indicate a more serious problem.

If your dogs teeth are clean, free of plaque and tartar build-up, then I would take a look at the diet.

I'm not an expert by any means, but recently, my own dog had extreme breath that smelled like ammonia/chemicals and it resulted in kidney problems that stemmed from the diet. I've since changed my dog food and the problem has lessened.

If it's indeed "tooth related" then it should pass. However, if you notice that a month from now it's still funky and/or it's gotten worse check with your Vet and consider changing the diet. My 2 cents based on personal experience
West End Girl is offline  
post #8 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-01-2011, 06:41 PM
Karen
 
Lilly'sMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 337
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Submissions 2 Times in 2 Posts
I hate to bring it up, but worms can cause bad breath too.

Lilly'sMom is offline  
post #9 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-01-2011, 09:26 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
LunasMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: East Coast of Florida
Posts: 160
Submit Photo: 1
Photo Submissions 2 Times in 2 Posts
The bad breath is not constant throughout the day. Sometimes it is worse than others. Her diet has been the same (food the breeder was feeding and recommended) and treats are BilJac's Gooberlicious, Charlie Bears, Zuke's Hip Action or Zuke's Jerky. Nothing new there either but the bad breath did seem to come about when the heavy teething began. There is no ammonia smell (as a former chemist I know the order of certain chemicals). She does not eat poop of her own nor is any other animals' poop available to her. When we had some heavy rain about a month ago she tried to eat small dead worms but we did not allow that. It has been dry lately. She does try to eat some dried up pieces of grass, but that is not new. Also, that sort of thing is not allowed by us so does not occur frequently. I am interested in the brand of toothpaste you use, Karen. I read some reviews of PetzLife on Amazon and they were very scary (vomiting, liver problems, etc. due to the alcohol or other contents reviewers theorized) and it sounds like it doesn't taste as good as the chicken flavored stuff.

Carol and her Owners: LUNA & SOLA
LunasMom is offline  
post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-01-2011, 10:39 PM
Member
 
Sheila's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Alberta,Canada :o)
Posts: 51
Submit Photo: 2
Photo Submissions 0 Times in 0 Posts
Hi,i have 4 fur kids,only one has bad breath most the time, she has liver shunt?if it carries on you should maybe take yours in for a check-up,could maybe be some sort of health issue? for oral care i use Petzlife(Oral Care Spray) & PetzLife(Oral Care gel)which i use on the teeth with their tooth brush or rubbed on with a baby face cloth on there teeth.it helps to remove plaque&tarter,Control bacteria,Freshen breath.100%All Natural. I have also heard the coconut oil will help with bad breath?it seems to have a lot of good benefits for humans and dogs?so i am going to get some and try it out? *Organic Virgin coconut oil* not-no-RBD coconut oil that has been bleached,deodorized and that contains impurities. I also heard tha OV coconut oil is good for hair.
Sheila is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Havanese Forum : Havanese Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome