My Dog has Bad Breath...

by Mary J
(Halifax, NS Canada)

My 7 1/2 year old female Cocker's breath smells like poop!

I had changed her food to Medi-Cal Gastro a few weeks ago because she had been throwing up bile during the day. I'm wondering if the change in food could be the cause?

She didn't have the problem with the previous food, Kirkland, and my 7 year old male Cocker's breath smells fine with the Kirkland brand.

I've ruled out her getting into the cat's litter box and also eating poop in the yard.

I'm now using a water additive for bad breath and mints for dogs as well as putting her back on her original food. Also, I'm using a slow feed bowl to keep her from eating too quickly and not digesting her food properly.

I've read that it could be caused by lung or kidney cancer.

Is this true?


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Apr 17, 2010
Teeth Brushing
by: Mary J

Yes I do brush their teeth and their teeth and mouth look fine.

Apr 23, 2010
Bad Breath
by: Mary J

Problem Solved. Infection found in folds of her mouth. Treatment has cleared it up and the vet says she has beautiful teeth too.

Apr 24, 2010
That is Great
by: Chris

I would have never thought of that. I'm glad you got if taken care of and now I know why I read this website.

Apr 24, 2010
Bad Breath
by: Mary J

I'm so glad the vet was able to find the problem. I had been wiping her mouth after she ate in case food was caught in the folds but never thought to look closer. Guess that's why vets get paid the big bucks!

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