(Closed) Dog breath tricks?

posted 5 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

What did the vet say?  

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I have a recipe for home made treats that have parsley and mint in them. Makes for some fresh doggy kisses and they are easy to make! 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

If his teeth are loose and painful, he needs a dental and likely some extractions.  Decay and infection don’t smell very nice, and covering up the problem doesn’t make it go away. 

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

Our dog had terrible breath and 2300 worth of dental work later he has very nice breath, your dog probably needs extractions.

 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

chop parsley in with his daily meals.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@kgirl91:  

Of course! These work great for our guy, although he does not have any lose teeth, so if your furbaby really just needs some extractions that will probably be a far better solution. But in the mean time:

 

Ingredients:

1 cup of beef, chicken or fish stock (we make our own by boiling a beef heart which we use to make a jerky treat for him after, or by boiling stock bones. This avoids adding excess sodium to the dogs diet)

1 cup of freshly chopped parlsey

1 cup of freshly chopped mint

2 tablespoons of canola oil

2 1/3 cups whole wheat flour

 

preheat oven to 300 degrees F

Heat the stock until boiling

Combine parsley, mint, oil and stock in a large bowl

Stir in flour until blended

Turn out the dough on a lightly floured surface, knead for about 2 min or until smooth

Gather the dough into a ball and transfer onto a lightly floured baking sheet. Flatten and shape to fit the pan, or lightly dust with flour and roll out onto the pan with a rolling pin, cut with a pizze cutter or knife into 1 inch squares

bake for 25 min for a soft cookie and up to 45 min for a hard cookie

remove from oven and allow to cool before break apart on the cut lines

Soft cookies will keep for about a week, hard cookies for longer. They can also be kept in the fridge or frozen to increase their life span.

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Yes, he is certainly better off with you than dead, BUT…

If he has loose painful teeth, some of them are likely infected, which in the long run, can actually kill them. You need to find a way to get the poor dog to the vet and have them extracted/cleaned!!! Most vets have payment plan options if it is too much money up front. Also, it isn’t “cruel” to brush their teeth – it’s preventing things from getting worse. It’s cruel to make them eat crunchy things when they are in pain!

 

Also, the bad breath is likely due to tooth rot/infection if his teeth are as bad as you say. No amount of mint or parsley will counteract that.

 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@kgirl91:  I didn’t mean that in a bad way!  If you didn’t love and care about him, you wouldn’t be posting here.  I’m very happy you’re taking him to the vet!  I just meant that I don’t like the bad breath cover ups because they hide a deeper problem that can become serious.  I’ve seen so many clients that come in with a dog whose teeth are rotting out of his mouth, and they just kept giving him more breath biscuits and didn’t realize how bad the problem was.  If his teeth are in very bad shape, give him soft food (canned) to eat.  The crunchy biscuits and food will just hurt, and animals that have bad teeth just tend to swallow them as whole as possible. 

Extractions get expensive.  I don’t know how old this dog is or how good his overall health is, but have an honest talk with your vet.  Let them know what you can reasonably afford.  No one has an unlimited budget.  It may be a situation where he’s young enough and healthy enough that the extractions will do him a lot of good and he’ll have several happy years left.  Unfortinately, it’s also possible that he may not have much time left with you, so he might be better served with a comfy bed, soft food and a place to just enjoy the time he has.  Your vet can really help steer you in the right direction.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper

@crayfish:  this

 

Sorry that offends you OP, but I do feel terrible for the dog. I hope you’re able to get him the care he needs. 

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Once you’ve taken him to the vet and have him fixed up, you can always try what my coworker does for her boxer (note: large dog). She gives her dog a capful of hydrogen peroxide every once in a while and it clears up the nasty breath for a while. Too much will make your pup puke though.

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