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Old December 12th, 2011, 02:58 AM
Digston Digston is offline
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Bad breath, clear nasal discharge

I know this topic has come up before.

My 3 year old Cavalier/Aussie Shep. has recently developed some crazy bad breath. I've also noticed that he has quite a runny nose. Discharge is clear so I am not overly concerned about infection but it is quite a substancial amount (I used to think he was drooling as he slept, but I am starting to think the wet spots are from his nose).

He is going to the vet to make sure there is nothing medically going on but I thought it couldn't hurt to start up a thread so I have a couple alternatives if the vet finds nothing.

I know a common response to the bad breath problem is that food could be causing it. Is there a particular ingredient that is linked to bad breath? I do feed my dogs a food with Salmon as the main protein, but his breath doesn't smell fishy and I would expect them both to have the same breath issue.

Anyone else had a similar experience that could share some of their wisdom
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Old December 12th, 2011, 08:26 PM
MaxaLisa MaxaLisa is offline
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Make sure that they check the lymph nodes in the neck area and salivary glands thoroughly. Also, being part Cavalier, they listen to the heart.

Let us know what happens at the vet - we could speculate all sorts of things, but it helps to have some direction. Let us know how the appt goes!
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