Looking for advise....I have a 3 year old chocolate female lab, spoiled rotten I might add, who started having VERY bad breath about 6 months ago. She has been an inside dog ever since I first got her but lately been staying outside when we have good weather. I live in Baton Rouge, La. When I say she has bad breath, I mean really bad breath. Border line rotten breath. I don't think she has hallitosis because I see any yellowing and I do clean her teeth often. Has anyone here had similar problems and do you have any advise as to what I can do to treat this and eliminate her bad breath? ???
Bad breath can be a sign of a lot of things; including something going wrong internally. Could be the food, could be something she is eating outside (does she eat her own poop), could be a bad tooth or a stick or something lodged, could be something going on somewhere you can't see. If it's been going on for a long time, wouldn't hurt to have the vet check it out just to be on the safe side.
Thanks for the advice. I looked at her teeth today and I didn't see a lot of yellowing and her teeth looks healthy otherwise. She doesn't eat her own poop so that's not a problem. There's a product out called Oxyfresh where you put a small amount in the water bowl. The website claims this will cure the problem, but I think I'll bring her to my vet this tomorrow and see what he has to say! Thanks anyway...I'll try and post some pics of my girl this weekend. ;D