My puppy has bad breath what could be the causes?

My puppy has bad breath what could be the causes? Topic: My puppy has bad breath what could be the causes?
June 16, 2019 / By Aubree
Question: I found a puppy in the street. She is a cross breed boxer and boerbull i think... anyway i could tell that she had been on her own for awhile as she was afraid of humans, it took me awhile to lure her in but when i showed her food she couldnt resist... Her ribs were showing a great deal and she had sores on her ears from the flies. She was in a very bad condition. 2 Months later she has picked up some weight and looking healthy, but her breath is terrible. its been like that from day one and hasnt changed a bit. I could take her to the vet but would like to know if anyone has any suggestions i could try first. I brush her teeth once a week, and she gets bathed regularly. So her hygiene is in peak conditon. I have noticed her poop is usually runny and not solid. Maybe theres a connection? Thanks!! any suggestions would be great. Hi i am feeding her vet food, called optiwoof. the vet has dewormed her and has given her the vaccinations she needs. We did find the owner and apparently they had gotten a warning from the spca about negligence of the dog and i couldnt let them have her back. (not that they even tried finding her) so the spca inspector agreed to leave her by me.
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Abagale Abagale | 4 days ago
Of course you can brush her teeth, my Vet recommends once daily, if at all possible. She needs to go to the Vet for a check-up - that's first. Take a stool sample with you and a urine sample - she may need to be wormed, he will probably check out her teeth for her bad breath. Sometimes bad breath can come from the digestive tract, too. I give my dogs pro-biotics and digestive enzymes to help with an over abundance of bacteria in their digestive tract. If her health checks out fine, I might also look at gradually switching her over to a premium dog food (you don't say what you're feeding her) for overall health. Did you try to find the owner of the pup? ADD: Not familiar with that food at all - but I am so glad you got to keep her. You might give your Vet a call to ask him about pro-biotics. A tablespoon of canned pumpkin given with her kibble will help to firm up her stools for the time being. It has to be sugar fee whole canned pumpkin. Ironically it helps with runny stools AND constipation: http://raisinghealthydogs.com/discover-t... ADD again - just looked up your food. Nope, that isn't a great food. Here are the ingredients: Cereals, meat & animal derivatives, cereal by-products, vegetable protein extracts, yeasts, flavourants, oils & fats, vitamins & minerals and permitted antioxidants. Instead - look for a food that has meat as the first ingredient. Cereals are not that great for a dog, and I also don't like to give my dogs anything with yeast in it at all. If you switch your food - do it gradually: http://www.drsfostersmith.com/pic/articl... '
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Abagale Originally Answered: i keep waking up out of breath, like my body is forgetting to breath sounds weird.but true?
Perhaps if you try to bolster your system to deal with the stress better the panic attacks will stop............ this sounds like you are internalising all your stress and these are the side affects ~ try some relaxation methods and dietary changes but please go and get a full physical examination from your physician as it is always best to be sure ♥ There are a few things you can do to relieve the symptoms of stress and reduce its affects on your body and immune system. .....to better deal with the daily helping of stress we are all exposed to ♥ Stress can do some terrible things to our bodies if we let it ............. stress depletes our supplies of our B complex of vitamins and vitamin C as they are both water soluble........... the B complex of vitamins is essential for healthy immune, neural and digestive functioning and Vitamin C helps in the body's absorption of iron and is essential in the formation of collagen, which is important for the growth and repair of body tissue cells, skin, gums, blood vessels, bones and teeth and will also help in lowering blood pressure ....... pretty vital i'd say ♥ Bolster your immune system and eat more foods rich in vitamin C ie ~ citrus fruits such as lemons, limes and oranges, leafy and green vegies, tomatoes and potatoes and red and green peppers. A deficiency in vitamin B12 will produce symptoms such as chest pains and heart palpitations, headaches and migraines, numbness and tingling and prickling sensations in the outer extremities, dizzy spells, fainting and loss of balance, excessive sweating, excessive urination and dry mouth, nausea and vomiting, fatigue and exhaustion, stress and depression, insomnia and constipation, irritability and moodiness and an inability to think clearly ....Quite scary actually if you don't realise the vitamin factor. If you are lactose intolerant or vegetarian then it is really important that you supplement your diet with a multi B complex tablet on a daily basis. Take a multi B complex supplement on a daily basis. The B complex of vitamins is needed to support a healthy nervous, immune and digestive system and will help you enormously in dealing with stress. They are a water soluble complex and as such our bodies can neither store or produce them, therefore we need to ingest them on a daily basis or suffer the side affects. When we are placed under added stress such as work responsibilities, relationship dramas, new house, sickness, school studies .... just daily living really... the first group of vitamins to be used up will be the B complex and in these situations we need to adjust our intake accordingly...... simply take another B complex tablet when you are stressed, as they are water soluble any excess that your body doesn't need will simply be excreted in your urine..... the B complex relies on calcium and vitamin D to be effectively assimilated so if you aren't getting enough calcium and vitamin D naturally take a calcium supplement containing vitamin D3..... or eat more foods rich in both ie ~ cold water fishes such as salmon, tuna, sardines and whiting. Get a supplement that includes all the B's ie ~ B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and B12 as they all work synergistically (as a group)...dont buy any of the B complex of vitamins individually unless a nutritionally oriented physician or naturopath tells you to, but rather as a whole complex of vitamins. If you are having trouble digesting your tablets go get yourself some organic apple cider vinegar and put 2 tablespoons full into a glass, mix up and drink up........ the apple cider vinegar will increase the production of hydrochloric acid in your tummy and aid in digestion. Ensure you buy organic as the commercial varieties have had way too much of the goodness taken out of them to be used therapeutically. ........ also ensure that you shake well before using to disperse the mother (active ingredient) throughout and that you drink it through a straw to protect the enamel on your teeth ♥ Eat more foods rich in magnesium ~ magnesium is known as the antistress mineral and will help you deal with stressy situations and just the daily grind of life better. foods rich in magnesium are ~ leafy and green vegies, nuts and seeds, wholegrain cereals and breads and cold water fishes such as tuna, sardines, salmon and whiting........... the EFA's (essential fatty acids) in the cold water fishes do a brilliant job for me for equalising my moods and stress levels, i try to eat some description of fish each day..... but each person is different and you need to find your own level. Magnesium is needed in the body for healthy nerve and muscle functioning and of course for heart health. Foods rich in magnesium will also aide in eliminating constipation by increasing the production of hydrochloric acid in the tummy and thus assisting in digestion............ magnesium will also cure an acid tummy. Drink loads of fresh filtered water too as the happiest and healthiest body will always be the most hydrated one. Water is imperative to life. Without water your body will have a terrible time breathing, digesting food, transporting nutrients, lubricating your joint sockets etc.etc.etc.etc......... nothing substitutes for water. your body needs at least 2 - 3 litres of water daily to function efficiently. also, try to cut back on drinks such as coffee, tea, alcohol, sodas and soft drinks (if you drink any of them) which will all do great job of dehydrating you and of robbing you of your precious B complex of vitamins... . ie: just 1 can of soda or soft drink will make your body peesh out up to 12 cups of water !!! 1 cup of coffee will make your body peesh out about 2 cups of water ........... read the book by F. Batmanghelidj, M.D.... "Your body's many cries for water"...... an astounding and scary and very true read. Other things that could be robbing you of your precious B complex of vitamins are :- eating too much protein, most otc cold medicines actually, alcohol, eating too much tinned food, antiobiotics ,antidepressants, penicillin, prednisone and aspirin, laxatives and diuretics, the oral contraceptive and eoestrogen supplementation (if you are female). Quite a handfull of information here ........ sorry it's a bit long winded but you need to know all this. Get out in the fresh air and sunshine (vitamin D) and exercise as this will naturally raise the levels of serotonin in your brain and just make you feel fine ........... hey, even if its a walk in the park, chasing your mates or your kids around the shopping centre or even jumping in puddles when it rains, so long as it puts a smile on your dial buddy .......... works for me ♥ I sincerely wish you the best of health & vitality buddy and hope that you at least drink more water if you aren't already doing that♥♥♥ peace & light 2 u CHEERS ♥

Sparrow Sparrow
Bad breath is usually a sign that there is something going on... Whether it be a rotting tooth or a back up of bacteria in the the mouth. Most vets recommend that you brush your dogs teeth daily. I know right now you are doing it once a week. Try increasing it to 3 days a week and so forth until you are able to do it daily. Also some dogs just by nature have bad breath.
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Osman Osman
Where do you live? I can't even find the actual ingredients for this food. Everywhere lists it the same as :Cereals, meat & animal derivatives, cereal by-products, vegetable protein extracts, yeasts, flavourants, oils & fats, vitamins & minerals and permitted antioxidants. Contains no artificial colourants. For all I know that's the best you can get where you live but that food sounds pretty low quality. Low quality food usually causes atrocious breath in dogs especially if you aren't providing dental care.
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Leonard Leonard
Check the food for grain content. Corn especially in food. Your pup may be having a problem with his food. Don't feed table food. Chewies are good for cleaning teeth. You might also try brushing.
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Jalon Jalon
"I found a puppy in the street.2 Months later she has picked up some weight and looking healthy, but her breath is terrible. its been like that from day one and hasnt changed a bit. " Did try to find it's owner? Post flyers? Go to shelters? Vets Offices? Animal Control? Ads in paper? You can't just keep a stray without trying to find it's owner! That's stealing. How would you feel if someone found your dog and decided to keep it?
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Jalon Originally Answered: My puppy (6 months) started off on Science Diet puppy formula but the new bag we bought had a ?
I used science diet on my dog I had that ''new and improved'' formula my dog got the same things! go to pet smart there you will find other types of organic food that won't make your puppy have gas and bad breath because that ones won't have too much fish oil.But science diet is a very low dog diet try to get anothar one get Canidae dog food is the best option! hope I helped. =D

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