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Old 10-02-2008, 01:05 AM
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Emma has the worst breath... I brush her teeth a lot now which she doesn't mind anymore she's got accustom to it. But it's never ending I can't get the nasty plaque off and I can't get to the back of her mouth. Any suggestion?

I use this peanut flavored tooth paste I got at Petsmart it doesn't smell to good itself but better than her poop scented breath (she doesn't eat poop) her teeth are crowded and not very nice. I don't know what to do

She eats the royal canin kibbles and she used to love carrots but I think I carroted her out
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Old 10-02-2008, 01:37 PM
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Well many things can cause bad breath. I am not sure if Royal Canin has fish oil in it but this can also cause a fishy breath. Bad teeth can cause stinky breath also. My Yoshi had stinky breath forever and I would take him to the vet and have his teeth cleaned or pulled, It frustrated me so bad as the kisses were really smelly, LOL! Finally I took him to the vet and talked to him and we discussed some of the reasons the breath could smell and he asked if his anal glands needed expressed. I told the vet that I had never smelled Yoshis glands and he has never scooted or released them anywhere. The vet expressed them anyway just in case and he got the nastiest pasty mess out, he said that it had been building up for some time Apparently Yoshi would clean that area at night when I was asleep so it gave him that disgusting odor. Once the vet expressed his glands the odor was gone for months When ever his breath starts smelling again I just express his anal glands and no more odor

I just thought I would throw that in as you never know, LOL!
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Lol that sounds ....gross.. haha. But maybe that's the cause? How do you express anal glands can you do that yourself or is it best the vet does it? (i'll have to ask my bfs mom maybe she can do it) But Emma's breath isn't fishy smelling it smells like rotting food to be honest it smells like a garbage dumpster! But Emma does have really bad teeth I can see the browny plaque on her teeth and I'm keeping up with the brushing but it's so stuck on there!! My boyfriend's mom said that when we get Emma spayed she will talk to the vet about our options. She'd extract the one tooth herself but doesn't have the pain medication anymore..

It's funny after having Emma and being so involved in what's going on with her it makes me want to switch my college career into Veterinary rather then Medical Office Admin

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We use LebaIII on all of our dogs. Their breath is amazing, no plaque and our vet's use our dogs as role models for other pets with dental issues.

LebaIII is so easy to use and takes less time than brushing BUT it gives you better results.

http://www.leba.org/

You can definitely express the anal glands yourself (or have the BF's Mom do it) but I always suggest having your vet show you first as if you do it incorrectly you can actually damage the sensitive tissue around the anus or worse rupture the gland.

When Emma goes in for her spay - it would be a good idea to have a dental cleaning done at that time as well as extraction of any bad teeth.
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We use LebaIII on all of our dogs. Their breath is amazing, no plaque and our vet's use our dogs as role models for other pets with dental issues.

LebaIII is so easy to use and takes less time than brushing BUT it gives you better results.

http://www.leba.org/

You can definitely express the anal glands yourself (or have the BF's Mom do it) but I always suggest having your vet show you first as if you do it incorrectly you can actually damage the sensitive tissue around the anus or worse rupture the gland.

When Emma goes in for her spay - it would be a good idea to have a dental cleaning done at that time as well as extraction of any bad teeth.
I'm interested in the product you mentioned but the link you gave doesn't seem to take me to the product can you post a more direct link. I sometimes have trouble finding things
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We use LebaIII on all of our dogs. Their breath is amazing, no plaque and our vet's use our dogs as role models for other pets with dental issues.

LebaIII is so easy to use and takes less time than brushing BUT it gives you better results.
Ohh okay I looked it up online and found that Global Petfoods in a few towns over has it.. I am going to call the store near me to see if it has it before going to get it.

Do you know approximately how much it costs?

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Lucy had very bad breath about a month ago....so I went to Petco and got her mints...they worked pretty well. I give her one a day.

I also got bad breath spray and every night I give her 3-4 squirts of this.

Using these two products seemed to help with her bad breath. You might want to try that! Good Luck!
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I'm interested in the product you mentioned but the link you gave doesn't seem to take me to the product can you post a more direct link. I sometimes have trouble finding things
Well that is because in my rush to post the link (I typed it out from memory - which was silly of me to do haha) I posted the WRONG one haha

So sorry. I normally have a better memory than that ....

Here is the correct link. There are photos ... information on the double blind trials ... etc etc etc

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