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bad breath in my 6 mo. yorkie

edog
May 1st, 2008, 08:55 PM
Any insight regarding bad breath in my 6 mo. yorkie? Is it part of teething?

ancientgirl
May 1st, 2008, 09:11 PM
I have kitties, but I gather it's similar. I remember when they were loosing their baby teeth, they sometimes had stinky breath. You might keep an eye on him though, because I believe sometimes that could be a sign of an ailment.

t.pettet
May 1st, 2008, 09:41 PM
You might want to start a routine of brushing his teeth. Your vet or pet shop will have the proper toothbrush and doggy tooth paste. It will save you dental bills later on and eliminate any tartar and bad breath.

hazelrunpack
May 1st, 2008, 09:52 PM
Yes, pups usually develop bad breath (sort of like bloody meat gone bad) when teething. Is your dog teething? If so, dampen some clean but old wash clothes and throw them in the freezer. When they're frozen, let your pup chew on them under supervision. Don't let him eat any pieces if he manages to tear some off, of course.

The cold soothes their gums and the cloth helps to clean the gumline where teeth have fallen out or are pushing through. :thumbs up

And welcome to the board. I grew up on the extreme west side of Milwaukee, not too far from Brookfield. Nice to see someone from the old bailiwick on board. :D

badger
May 1st, 2008, 10:25 PM
sort of like bloody meat gone bad

i'm trying to forget I read this :yuck::yuck::yuck:

hazelrunpack
May 1st, 2008, 10:31 PM
i'm trying to forget I read this :yuck::yuck::yuck:

:o Sorry....it's the best way to describe it... I hope you weren't reading over dinner! :D

badger
May 1st, 2008, 10:52 PM
although I understand that rotting meat, if you wait for it to turn green, is actually quite edible:).

hazelrunpack
May 1st, 2008, 11:04 PM
although I understand that rotting meat, if you wait for it to turn green, is actually quite edible:).

:eeew: Now I'm going :yuck: :yuck: :yuck:.... :o

badger's revenge! :laughing:

potter
May 19th, 2008, 10:55 PM
Yorkies have bad teeth due to genetic. When they are teething, it is even worse. If your getting your Yorkie neutered, ask the vet to take the baby teeth at the same time so that you don't have to put him under twice. My Yorkie has bad teeth too and although he has finished teething 1 1/2 year ago, I am still brushing his teeth diligently once a day before bed with a baby toothbrush and I am barely keeping up with his plaque but it is way better than without brushing. Start getting him used to brushing as he is still young and very trainable. There is doggie toothpaste that you can buy and use. Just keep doing it every day and it will get better but the baby teeth has to come out for sure because they will cause a lot of problems.