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Laura&Lia
19th January 2007, 07:12 PM
Since Lia is teething i've noticed that her breath smells really bad...is that normal during the teething stage? :grnyuk:

:flwr:

arasara
19th January 2007, 07:32 PM
it is but you should also brush her teeth gently to get bacteria gone! :flwr: It helps with awful breath! ;)

Laura&Lia
19th January 2007, 07:40 PM
how often do you brush your dogs teeth?

GudrunTheRed
19th January 2007, 09:56 PM
If it were a perfect world, we would all brush our furbabies' teeth every other day, but a couple times a week would be great. I try to do Chester's every other day and so far I've stuck to the schedule pretty good.

I use a child-sized very soft toothbrush and chicken-flavored dog toothpaste. He doesn't like the brushing very much he does tolerates it in order to get his treat at the end! Another option is to wrap a piece of gauze or even a piece of an old t-shirt or face cloth around your finger and rub/brush the teeth that way. It may take time to get her used to it, but keep trying a little bit each day and she'll get used to it after a week or so.

Good luck!

cavalicious
19th January 2007, 10:14 PM
I've started brushing Ollie's teeth straight away and I do it once a day. I'm sure this will slowly become 3 times a week icon_whistling I also use a tiny baby toothbrush (0-3 years on the packet) and a special pet toothpaste http://www.dentist.net/benedent-pets-toothpaste.asp which Ollie loves the taste of!

estertje
20th January 2007, 01:56 PM
maybe it's something in her food? Did you change it lately? Or can she go in the backyard to play alone? Sam sometimes does and eats crap from the neighbours cats :yuk: then his breath smeel awful too

judy
21st January 2007, 02:27 AM
zack's breath got bad during teething, only i didn't know what was what it was at the time. I learned that later on cavaliertalk. it was quite unpleasant.

other than that time, he has had no real odor to his breath, either before or after the teething era, so it must've been from the teething.

the only other time he's had bad breath was once when i have reason to believe (though no proof) that he ate his poop, and one other time when he got into the catbox (that was unmistakeable. since then, i keep the babygate to the catbox area closed diligently--that odor lasted for two days and was the worst.)

Laura&Lia
21st January 2007, 01:53 PM
Thanks Judy and all the answers.

I only wantd to be sure that this breath is going to disappear when the teething stage is over.

pippa
23rd January 2007, 04:51 PM
Just a little warning! when Pippin was teething we noticed his breath smelling really bad even though I was brushing his teeth it was getting worse . After 2 weeks it was so bad I was going to make an appoiontment for the vet although I checked and no teeth were bad.
Decided to do another check just before I rang the vet. So held him upside down mouth open wide and a light shining on his back teeth! He had torn up a stuffed toy he'd got hold of a couple of weeks before and a piece of it was caught in between his two back teeth. After much struggling and gentle teasing I got it out with a tweesers ,the smell from it was disgusting it would have knocked out a horse. I bathed his mouth with a weak solution of salt water for a day or two and he was fine,but I felt so guilty for not noticing it for 2 weeks!