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Find a Breath Mint Frank!

Posted 7:42 AM by

Malodorous dog kisses might require a trip to the vetWe've all been there. Frank, the happiest dog on the block, runs to you with tongue flailing and tail wagging and tries to lick your face off. You wrench backward in olfactory agony as you realize your dog has the world's worst halitosis!

Bad doggy breath is caused by the build-up of stink producing bacteria in your dog's mouth, lungs, or belly and most often by gum or dental disease. If your pup's kisses become wretched and begin to cause a disconnect between you and him, it might be time to consult your vet.

Look out for other symptoms that might accompany his malodorous ways, such as, vomiting, low/no appetite, frequent drinking and urination, and sweet or fruity breath. These could be signs of bigger issues.

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Comments (3)
Ben wrote
You don't have to worry about that with me cause my friend Dr Grosser cleans my teeth and makes me have a happy smile and sweet kisses....
Posted Dec 11 2012 5:40 PM
Jackson wrote
My doberman Wilt is very fond of kissing, but his breath is just atrocious. I give him denta stix and routine dental exams, but the latter are very expensive. I'm hesitant to try doggy toothpaste. I know it cleans, but the flavors are beef and chicken. How does beef flavor freshen breath?Or perhaps health and cleanliness of the teeth should take precedence. What's worse, Wilt hates to receive any treatment at the vet whatsoever, so he has to be sedated for any procedure. It's gets pricey, though my pet insurance helps a bunch. Any advice about doggy breath mints?
Posted Mar 5 2013 2:38 PM
Angie Baldwin wrote
Bad Breath is from bacterial growth in the mouth. Bacteria grow best in mouths with tartar (the dark crusty stuff on the teeth), deep pockets in the gums, between the teeth and residual food particles. Brushing teeth or dental chews help remove food particles and some tartar. To get after really bad breath you may need to start with a dental cleaning then follow up with brushing and dental chews. We would really like to examine Wilt's teeth to see how we can help him best and we can give estimates for treatment. Please call us if you have any more questions or if this didn't answer your questions. 317-898-4833
Posted Mar 11 2013 7:43 PM
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