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My dogs breath smells like a dead animal, more like a dead fish.  Is there anything I can do to help instead of going to the vet?




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      Mamapan wrote May 3, 2011
    • Have you tried brushing the dogs teeth?  

      Though I have to say I’m a little worried as to how you describe the smell as “dead fish/animal” - wonder if there’s some infection in the mouth going on.




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      Angelcart wrote May 3, 2011
    • How old is the dog?  I agree with Mamapan.  There could be an infection which would require you taking him to the vet.




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      Cathie Beck wrote May 3, 2011
    • Me too on the possibility of a tooth or gum infection. My old wolf wolf breathes in my face all the time and at 14 1/2 years old, his breath doesn’t smell like any thing dead. He just fogs up my glasses. LOL  

      Cathie




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      Frannie1964 wrote May 3, 2011
    • I agree, it could be an infection in his gums or somewhere else. I would take him to the vet and have him checked out. My dog doesn’t have bad breath, he never has so If I did ever smell something bad about his breath, I would think somethings wrong or it could just be the food hes eating, that could be a possiblity. Good luck with finding outhappyheart




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      Marya1961 wrote May 4, 2011
    • Yes, and also stomach acid can produce bad odor in animals, just like humans...what type of food does your dog eat?

      Your dog needs to be checked to determine if it is internal, even intestinal worms can produce odor..so rule out internal and then look towards the teeth/gum situation.  

      I had a lot of experience with my own pets, so I learned.happy




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      Tstreets wrote May 4, 2011
    • Thank you so much ladies.  I will make her an appointment today.  I did not know you could brush a dogs teeth.  I don’t want her to be in pain either.




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