I have the sweetest dog but her breath is just...wow! I have tried different dental bones, treats, diets, etc.... She still has the dragon breath. Anyone know how to make it less obnoxious?
In all likelyhood, she needs to go to the vet to have her teeth and gums thoroughly cleaned. Pugs often do have problems with their teeth and it not only smells, it's painful for the pug as well. I've known many a pug with terrible tooth decay, so it's best to nip it in the bud and get a fresh breath as a bonus.
I believe that throat infections/tonsillitis can also cause bad breath. At least that's what I've heard. I have no personal experience with this though.
Either way, I think you need to call the vet :)
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Rugby needs to go in for a dental, too...I hate doing it, she is 9 now, but the vet feels that as far as the anesthesia risk goes, it is worse for them to have bad teeth & gums. Rugby had her teeth cleaned once quite a few years ago, & even at her younger age, had to have 4 teeth removed. I think once they really start having stinky breath, the only thing you can do is take them in to get them cleaned at the vet. You'll probably be surprised at how nice they smell again afterwards.
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Our dentist (she's a vet who does only dental work) uses minimal anesthesia (to the point where Wally kept opening his eyes and looking at her which she said royally creeped her out), so there is little risk from that, and gingivitis and mouth infections can migrate to the heart and cause carditis -- infection and inflammation of the heart muscle. Not to mention the pain of loose and rotting teeth and gums. Clean teeth are a must!!
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