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Bad Doggie Breath

Does anyone know if losing baby teeth can cause bad doggie breath? I am finding baby teeth in record numbers all over the place -- I have collected 7 so far! Anyway, Casey's breath lately has been unbearable, and I am hoping it is temporary.
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Does anyone know if losing baby teeth can cause bad doggie breath? I am finding baby teeth in record numbers all over the place -- I have collected 7 so far! Anyway, Casey's breath lately has been unbearable, and I am hoping it is temporary.
Yes! I haven't had much experience (only one dog ever got bad breath while losing teeth), but I've had a lot of friends complain of a foul breath when the teeth are falling out.

Thankfully, they do lose all their teeth pretty fast once they start coming out.
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Cru had horrendous breath when his puppy teeth were falling out. It was nasty.
Thank goodness it didn't last too long!
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Ahhh - - good to know!

Does anyone have recommendations on how to minimize the puppy's bad breath during this period?
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I think Jane used Oxyfresh and added it to her dogs' water. She will have to comment on that though.

You can give them things to chew that don't add to the smell. There are some minty type of chews out there. I found a biscuit that had mint & parsley in it that I gave my dog with stinky breath and used that for my training reward time instead of our usual training treats.

And open the mouth and look for "braces" and remove them if you see them. The braces will contribute to the smell. Here is a link to a past topic on the subject: http://havaneseforum.com/showthread.php?t=1555&
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When Cru was teething we hadn't discovered Flossies, yet. I think they would really help. Bunni never went through the 'stinkiness' and she has always loved her some Flossies
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I swear by Oxyfresh.

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And open the mouth and look for "braces" and remove them if you see them. The braces will contribute to the smell. Here is a link to a past topic on the subject: http://havaneseforum.com/showthread.php?t=1555&
Eww, yuck -- braces. I will have to check for that when I get home tonight. Thanks for the heads up.
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Benji had bad breath when his teeth were falling out. Jane (Lincoln and Scout's mom) recommended Oxyfresh solution. It helped. I add it regularly to their water now. It is odor less and tastless. My neighbor's adult dog had very bad breath and she was happy to smell the difference. She too started using it regularly.

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I think Jane used Oxyfresh and added it to her dogs' water. She will have to comment on that though.
Yes, definitely! The Oxyfresh helps immensely. I ran out partway through and that awful breath returned, so I could tell it was really working.

You can order it from here: http://oxyfresh.com/pet/default.asp

It is the Pet Oral Hygeine solution. I still use it. My boys drink out of water bottles, which makes it easy to add the Oxyfresh and know that they are consuming all of it. You add 1/2 tsp Oxyfresh to 1 qt of water. And this month they have a special 25% off a starter kit that includes a 4 oz. bottle of the Pet Oral Hygeine solution and a 1 oz. tube of Pet Gel. I just ordered it and some more solution for myself.

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