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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 04-06-2012, 12:31 PM Thread Starter
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NOT puppy breath :(

My boys mouths stink. their vet says their teeth/gums are good. I brush every other day...every third day at most with Petz Life. I use the spray sometimes in between. They eat raw, they get probiotics. It is not a horrid smell, similar to morning breath, it is just all the time (maybe cause they are always napping) and then they lick their paws, etc, and then the whole otherwise scent free adorable wiggle-butts smell like dog mouth.

I am looking for a long lasting mint flavored chew that they will like!!! I know the orbee brand has a mint scent but they won't touch that sort of rubber. the dental treats they devour too quickly and contain too many calories, Cash was allergic to the CET. I am thinking of going back to supervised rawhide. (I can find natural mint flavored raw hide here) What are your thoughts on raw hide? I know we all steered clear for a while, casue of bloat issues, but I have to say nothing kept breath fresher.

and if not rawhide, what do you use for breath?




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Hi Missy, seems you're doing the right things, but I'd still be leary of rawhides. I just found out a good treat from Sabine. Who knows try a bag or two and see if it helps. http://www.platopettreats.com/produc...potato_fm.html

So long as the vet says the teeth and gums are OK , I wouldn't worry too much.

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I use a mouth type freshner that is added to the drinking water. Jack's mouth breath has always been bad.



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I'm still looking for my Hav, but I can tell you what I do with my Lab.

Couple of spoons full of plain yogurt. Works instantly and lasts a loooooong time.
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I will have to try the yogurt! My dogs have always had bad breath - even when they've just had their teeth brushed! We have started doing their teeth every night right after the combing session.

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Is there any reason, I couldn't give my boys a cinnamon stick to chew on? I just tried it and they both seemed to like it... But I needed to do more research before I let them eat it!




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I just read an article recently about how good cinnamon and honey is for people. The cinnamon has anti-inflammatory properties as well as being good for diabetes. I am interested in what you find out.

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Cinnamon & Honey

Some articles. Seems ok to do. The boys breath smelled great. But they lost interest. Maybe cinnamon mixed with a spoon of yogurt. Kathie, even for yourself, be sure to get local honey, and raw if possible. I read some where that a lot of honey is not much more than corn syrup, and therefore no real health benefits.

http://www.dogster.com/lifestyle/an-...umans-to-share

http://www.waycooldogs.com/medicinar...-and-cinnamon/

http://www.petmanage.com/healthy-dog...-for-dogs.html




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Bumi's breath has gotten much much better since I started adding Parsley to his food.

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We have lots of people around here selling local honey from their front yards! My dad loves it! I need to try it myself since I do have allergies not to mention RA. I think I will sprinkle some on the dogs food, too. I'm sure McGee will eat it since he will eat anything - we'll have to see what Abby does!

Thanks for the links!

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