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Bad breath - like copper

Post by Brindlestaffy on Mon Jul 25 2011, 00:28

Just wondered if any of you had experienced this, Brock's breath quite often smells like metalic, kind of like copper. She is still teething (all of her adult teeth seem to have come through they are just not full size yet) could the smell be because she is teething? It's a really stong smell, tried changing their food and that didn't help. Jeff eats the same and his breath is fine (within reason). Any help is greatly appreciated Smile thanks in advance!

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Re: Bad breath - like copper

Post by Pittboss on Mon Jul 25 2011, 01:01

Is it a metalic blood like smell?Are you brushing her teeth?Do you feed them dry or wet food?There are many products out there to help maintain healthy teeth for your dogs.But brushing 3 times a week or so is a good habit to get in for there sake.Blue has started to lose his puppy teeth and we will soon be starting the brushing routine.I have also been giving him some dental rawhide treats for him to chew on.Nothing worse than bad puppy breath sick

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Post by Aniemother on Mon Jul 25 2011, 10:06

Sounds like teething to me - it often comes with irritated gums and a strange smelling breath.

Pitboss also has a good point, if you haven't started a teeth cleaning regime it's time to do so. But wait until after teething if you haven't done it already. No reason to irritate the gums further right now.

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Post by Brindlestaffy on Tue Jul 26 2011, 22:06

They eat dry food and eat rawhide bones quite often, someone else said that you are supposed to brush their teeth but I wasn't sure if they were pulling my leg ha ha what do you use? is it just a normal toothbrush?

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Post by janey on Tue Jul 26 2011, 22:16

You can get a finger brush and paste from the vets. Although mine has only just advised it, and she is 2ish. They did advise that she gets used to me touching her mouth and teeth though, just rubbing with your finger, so that when the time comes she will happily let me do it properly Xx

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Post by Pittboss on Tue Jul 26 2011, 22:41

The earlier you start the better.This will make it easier as the dog matures.This website has a 3 sided toothbrush that I am going to purchase and they also have the toothpaste.http://www.happystaffy.co.uk/teeth--digestion-solutions.html.Many people don't realize how important good dental care is for there dogs but I can assure it is a must do as most adult dogs end up with some sort of dental issue because many owners overlook there dogs teeth and assume they don't need to brush.
Never use human toothpaste or toothbrushes they are not meant for dogs and the toothpaste can cause harm to your pet.

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Post by Polly Pocket on Tue Jul 26 2011, 23:05

Polly has had the same metallic smell, she goes to the puppy nurse at our vets monthly and I have had this checked out and was told it is down to her gums during teething and that it will settle down as soon as her gums harden and settle down.
She was speyed last week and while she was out they had to check her teeth as one of her canines is coming through a little wonky and I was told there is nothing wrong with her gums which they checked out as it was on her record of me asking about it.

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