July 24th, 2011, 09:47 PM
My three year old pom has always had a bit of bad breath, but just recently is has gotten worse. He is and always has been on the raw food diet. Other than the occasional raw bone and treat we don't feed him anything else. We brush his teeth at least three times a week and sometimes use pets life oral gel. I am assuming the stinky breath is coming from his digestive system. So, we tried an acidophilus with no prevail.
July 25th, 2011, 12:08 AM
Does he have any tartar on his teeth? Brown staining?
August 11th, 2011, 09:26 PM
We have a three year old pom as well with the same problem. He is also on the raw food diet and has VERY stinky breath. We tried an acidophulus supplement along with a product by 'Happy Tails' called 'Dog Smog'. It contains lots of enzymes along with chrophyll and parsley. That worked for us. He probaley has a outgrowth of yeast that needs to be killed, that's what our little one had.
September 13th, 2011, 04:45 PM
Raw food doesn't give dogs stinky breath. In fact, just the opposite.
What you are smelling is coming from your dog's stomach and depending on the smell can, offer you a clue to what is going on.
In extreme cases, smelly breath is a sign of kidney disease or diabetes, and don't kid yourself , there are many dogs that end up with insulin issues because many commercial dog foods are extremly high in sugar ( to make it palatable), and now, all of a sudden, the dog's diet is devoid of sugar.... so you need consider those possibilities.
Your dog could also have exposed plaque now that it's chewing bones, and it's the plaque that you smell.
There is a 10 days adjustment period for the dog's gut, and chances are good that your dog s till isn't producing the correct enzymes to process raw food, but ultimately, this will happen and the smell should go away ( another reason to never mix commercial with raw)
If the smell persists, you should contact your vet.