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DogLover wrote at 2008-07-03 02:21:32
Yes, when puppies are teething (I have a 5 month lab) there breathe smells like dried blood (the worst smell ever).  My vet told me that sometimes the adult teeth grow and the baby teeth don't fall out and accumalates bacteria and food which along with the dried blood from the gums causes the smell.  My pups bread was so bad I couldn't stand being near him.  I immediatly started playing a gentle game of tug of war with his favorite chew toys and 4 baby teeth popped right out.  The smell as decreased dramatically but I know there are a few more to go.

Granger wrote at 2008-07-23 01:47:57
I have a Cairn Terrier and he is about 6 months old he is losing his teeth and his breath is stinking. He had a couple molars that were good and loose but were hanging up. Because these teeth were dead but somehow hanging on they started to decay. It could just be the loose dead baby teeth that are causing your dogs breath to stink.

BTmom wrote at 2009-05-18 17:05:05
I have a 5 and ahlaf month old bull terrier who's breath also smells like dead fish. He was just at the vets and he has no infection or liver/kidney issues or anything. I don't understand where this smell is coming from and I would like to hear any good answers to this as well

Ann wrote at 2009-08-22 14:29:28
I have a 6 month old Jack Russell Terrier.  Her breath is absolutely horrid.  I have seen several loose teeth and most recently this AM when brushing her teeth, 3 teeth just fell out.  I do know that this is the appropriate time for her to start loosing her baby teeth, and that this can cause bad breath.  The only thing my vet recommended was that we give her chew toys and to brush her teeth as often as once daily (of course with the use of a cannine approved tooth paste).

Tracey wrote at 2010-06-25 01:29:19
My dog's breath smells like dead fish too. It always has. We got him at two months. It was bad back then, but I thought it was just puppy breath. but he is almost two years old now. It still stinks! I hope you get a good answer, 'cause I need help.

DeMarieRossi wrote at 2013-09-12 07:48:05
Dogs need to have their teeth brushed just like humans, this will also help them lose their baby teeth and prevent plaque build-up and gum disease. DO NOT use human toothpaste - your local pet store will have dental kits for you to use with animal friendly toothpaste. Bad teeth and gum disease can effect your dogs health and well-being as he/she ages so get into a regular routine of dog or cat brushing and you will have your pet years longer.  


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