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    DefaultStanky breath!!!

    Macy has the stinkiest dog breath I've ever inhaled. :vomit: It's kind of fishy smelling. She'll be leaning against my leg and look up at me and I can smell it. Her teeth and gums look good so I doubt it's that. Someone else suggested it might be her food. When my sister still had her, she had her on Purina One chicken & rice and she said her breath didn't stink back then. I have her on the same food as the boys now - Purina One Natural Blends.

    What else could cause stank breath?



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    DefaultRe: Stanky breath!!!

    Do they get any types of treats or anything. I know my BIL said their dogs breath stunk when they were getting milk bone treats. Any chance she has a small peice of bark or something stuck between her teeth.
    <br />Barbara, Mocha, Zeus, &amp; Smeagol

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    DefaultRe: Stanky breath!!!

    Yes Barb, they're all getting Milkbone for puppies for the most part. I wonder if that's it? I'll check her teeth for bark too, since she's always chewing on wood. Thanks.



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    DefaultRe: Stanky breath!!!

    It's worth a shot I know his greyhounds did have terrible breath (and gas) and he said it helped a lot with both when he stopped giving them. If she'll let you use one of the finger tooth brush things it might help too.
    <br />Barbara, Mocha, Zeus, &amp; Smeagol

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    DefaultRe: Stanky breath!!!

    It could also be an indication of kidney or liver issues

    How old is your dog and when is the last time full blood work was done to check all organ function, if ever?

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    DefaultRe: Stanky breath!!!

    It could also be an indication of kidney or liver issues

    How old is your dog and when is the last time full blood work was done to check all organ function, if ever?
    Oh sh*t don't say that. :'(
    She's a Golden Retriever and she's only 7 months old. Never had full blood work but they'll do that before her spay (won't they?).




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    DefaultRe: Stanky breath!!!

    Hey, Amy, it could also be something as simple as her expressing her anal glands herself. Also, could she be getting into Yoshi's food?

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    DefaultRe: Stanky breath!!!

    Sorry to scare you. Most likely not an issue for a 7 month old.

    But, yes you should do blood work prior to a spay. They usually are checking for clotting factors to prevent problems during surgery but be sure and mention the fishy breath and I would ask for full blood panel to be on the safe side.

    This will give you a base line to go from if every having to do blood work in the future.

    It is a good idea to ask for a copy of the results for your file at home.


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    DefaultRe: Stanky breath!!!

    Hey, Amy, it could also be something as simple as her expressing her anal glands herself. Also, could she be getting into Yoshi's food?
    Yup, she's gotten the cats food about 3 times since she's been here.

    Actually, I stopped the milkbones and have been giving her some turkey/cranberry treats made by Natural somethingorother and the problem seems to have stopped.



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    DefaultRe: Stanky breath!!!

    Hopefully it was just the milk bones then.
    <br />Barbara, Mocha, Zeus, &amp; Smeagol

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