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    notbob Guest

    Default [OT] Dog breath

    Mom's in the hospital, I'm stuck with the dog. Not a bad dog, overall, jes
    got dog breath that would etch glass. Any suggestions on how to turn it?

    nb

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    Wayne Boatwright Guest

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    On Sat 10 Jan 2009 07:37:04p, notbob told us...

    > Mom's in the hospital, I'm stuck with the dog. Not a bad dog, overall, jes
    > got dog breath that would etch glass. Any suggestions on how to turn it?
    >
    > nb
    >


    PetsMart has chewable treats that help with bad breath. He probably needs
    his teeth cleaned.

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    notbob Guest

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    On 2009-01-11, Wayne Boatwright <wayneb[email protected]> wrote:



    > He probably needs
    > his teeth cleaned.


    That's pretty much what I'm looking for. Mom's dog groomer is not from
    another planet or one of the X-men, Mistress of the Dog Mouth.

    nb

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    Wayne Boatwright Guest

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    On Sat 10 Jan 2009 07:58:12p, notbob told us...

    > On 2009-01-11, Wayne Boatwright <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    >> He probably needs
    >> his teeth cleaned.

    >
    > That's pretty much what I'm looking for. Mom's dog groomer is not from
    > another planet or one of the X-men, Mistress of the Dog Mouth.
    >
    > nb
    >



    Some groomers will do this, but often it's done at the vet's office.

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    zxcvbob Guest

    Default Re: [OT] Dog breath

    notbob wrote:
    > Mom's in the hospital, I'm stuck with the dog. Not a bad dog, overall, jes
    > got dog breath that would etch glass. Any suggestions on how to turn it?
    >
    > nb



    Maybe give him a carrot to munch on? (BTW, I don't know how cold it is
    where you live, but when you let him out make sure he's not finding
    poopsicles.)

    Bob

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    dejablues Guest

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    "notbob" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:kXcal.7464$[email protected]..
    > Mom's in the hospital, I'm stuck with the dog. Not a bad dog, overall,
    > jes
    > got dog breath that would etch glass. Any suggestions on how to turn it?


    No quick fixes.
    Take him to the vet for a deep tooth-cleaning, perhaps removal of bad rotten
    teeth, and afterwards make sure he eats a good healthy diet and gets regular
    toothbrushing.
    As my vet once said, "How would *your* breath smell if you didn't brush your
    teeth in 20 years?"
    Yeah. It's like that.



  7. #7
    Dan Abel Guest

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    In article <8fdal.15231$[email protected]>,
    notbob <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On 2009-01-11, Wayne Boatwright <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    > > He probably needs
    > > his teeth cleaned.

    >
    > That's pretty much what I'm looking for. Mom's dog groomer is not from
    > another planet or one of the X-men, Mistress of the Dog Mouth.


    Do you own your own home and have enough equity to get a loan against
    it? I don't know if it's the type of dog or what, but my sister really
    dreads the teeth cleaning. It's often close to US$1000. It takes a
    whole day. The vet carried the dog out to her van last time (70
    pounds). I saw the teeth and the Xrays. 19 teeth. That's how many he
    pulled.

    --
    Dan Abel
    Petaluma, California USA
    [email protected]

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    Gloria P Guest

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    notbob wrote:
    > Mom's in the hospital, I'm stuck with the dog. Not a bad dog, overall, jes
    > got dog breath that would etch glass. Any suggestions on how to turn it?
    >
    > nb



    Brush his teeth or feed him parsley?

    gloria p

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    Kathleen Guest

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    notbob wrote:

    > On 2009-01-11, Wayne Boatwright <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >>He probably needs
    >>his teeth cleaned.

    >
    >
    > That's pretty much what I'm looking for. Mom's dog groomer is not from
    > another planet or one of the X-men, Mistress of the Dog Mouth.


    I haven't found anything that takes tartar off better than raw beef bones.

    Other people swear by "Greenies", which is a hard chew bone impregnated
    with chlorophyl and mint (I think) which is supposed to help. I don't
    give them as I have heard a couple of reports of dogs managing to break
    off and swallow a large enough chunk to cause an obstruction in the bowel.

    If you have a vet tech training school near you, or a veterinary
    university, they may be able to direct you to reduced cost dental care
    for your dog, or may even provide it themselves, if you don't mind
    letting students (supervised) do the cleaning.


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    merryb Guest

    Default Re: Dog breath

    On Jan 10, 6:37*pm, notbob <not...@nothome.com> wrote:
    > Mom's in the hospital, I'm stuck with the dog. *Not a bad dog, overall,jes
    > got dog breath that would etch glass. *Any suggestions on how to turn it?
    >
    > nb


    Parsley...

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    merryb Guest

    Default Re: Dog breath

    On Jan 10, 6:37*pm, notbob <not...@nothome.com> wrote:
    > Mom's in the hospital, I'm stuck with the dog. *Not a bad dog, overall,jes
    > got dog breath that would etch glass. *Any suggestions on how to turn it?
    >
    > nb

    Nce timing

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    modom (palindrome guy) Guest

    Default Re: [OT] Dog breath

    On Sun, 11 Jan 2009 02:37:04 GMT, notbob <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Mom's in the hospital, I'm stuck with the dog. Not a bad dog, overall, jes
    >got dog breath that would etch glass. Any suggestions on how to turn it?
    >
    >nb


    I feel your pain. Our little dachshund
    (http://i41.tinypic.com/xnta53.jpg) has some of the foulest breath
    ever. I mean he can wake you up from a sound sleep with one yawn.

    The vet gave us some dog toothpaste. Actually, he sold it to us. He
    gives nothing away. Enzadent is the brand name, and the label says
    it's "enzymatic." Whatever that means in this context. It came with
    a rubber finger sleeve I was supposed to use to rub his teeth, but I
    never had any luck with it.

    So a few days ago, when his breath was robbing all pleasure from my
    life, I got an old, but basically clean human toothbrush out and
    schmeared a tiny bit of the doggy enzyme paste on it. It took a
    little patience, but after letting him sniff it and get interested, I
    was able to do a minor bit of brushing on both sides of his mouth.

    Then came the interesting part. He wanted the brush. So I gave it to
    him. Off he trotted with his new chew toy. For the next few minutes,
    he brushed his own teeth -- at least he chewed on the bristles.

    His breath is much improved.

    Seems the paste tastes good. It looks like anchovy paste. Last
    night, I did it again, and again he chewed on it afterwards. When I
    took the brush away, he waited till I was out of the room and climbed
    up on the couch and got it back from a side table. D had to chase him
    down to get it back.
    --
    modom

    ambitious when it comes to fiddling with meat

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    PLucas Guest

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    notbob wrote:
    > Mom's in the hospital, I'm stuck with the dog.


    Another snide dig at my SO, you filthy stinking grub.

    I can't WAIT to catch up with you Kirkland.

    --
    Peter Lucas
    Brisbane
    Australia

    If we are not meant to eat dick, why are they made of meat?

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    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: [OT] Dog breath

    In article <kXcal.7464$[email protected]>,
    notbob <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Mom's in the hospital, I'm stuck with the dog. Not a bad dog, overall, jes
    > got dog breath that would etch glass. Any suggestions on how to turn it?
    >
    > nb


    Take him to the vet.

    If his breath is that bad, he probably needs a dental done...
    --
    Peace! Om

    "Any ship can be a minesweepter. Once." -- Anonymous

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    PLucas Guest

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    Omelet <[email protected]> wrote in
    news[email protected]:

    > In article <kXcal.7464$[email protected]>,
    > notbob <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Mom's in the hospital, I'm stuck with the dog. Not a bad dog,
    >> overall, jes got dog breath that would etch glass. Any suggestions
    >> on how to turn it?
    >>
    >> nb

    >
    > Take him to the vet.
    >
    > If his breath is that bad, he probably needs a dental done...



    We have these things over here called "DentaBones", cleans their teeth and
    freshens their breath.

    http://www.brandpower.com/AUS/Spotlight.asp?id=383



    --
    Peter Lucas
    Brisbane
    Australia

    You will travel through the valley of rejection;
    you will reside in the land of morning mists...and you will find your home,
    though it will not be where you left it.

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    Omelet Guest

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    In article <[email protected]> ,
    PLucas <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Omelet <[email protected]> wrote in
    > news[email protected]:
    >
    > > In article <kXcal.7464$[email protected]>,
    > > notbob <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > >> Mom's in the hospital, I'm stuck with the dog. Not a bad dog,
    > >> overall, jes got dog breath that would etch glass. Any suggestions
    > >> on how to turn it?
    > >>
    > >> nb

    > >
    > > Take him to the vet.
    > >
    > > If his breath is that bad, he probably needs a dental done...

    >
    >
    > We have these things over here called "DentaBones", cleans their teeth and
    > freshens their breath.
    >
    > http://www.brandpower.com/AUS/Spotlight.asp?id=383


    I can get those locally too, but they are no substitute for a good teeth
    cleaning if they've been neglected long enough. The tartar buildup can
    get really bad.

    I give my dogs chews on a regular basis to try to prevent the need.
    But they still need it once in awhile, as do the cats...

    Ka, our sealpoint siamese (cat), almost died due to bad teeth. I
    managed to fatten him up enough to survive a dental. He lost a few
    teeth at the vets, but now he's thriving. Looking better than he has in
    months. Thank the gods for Hills A&D.

    And he's really old. :-) Around 16, but siamese tend to live a long
    time. Our oldest sealpoint passed at 19 1/2 a couple of years ago.
    --
    Peace! Om

    "Any ship can be a minesweepter. Once." -- Anonymous

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    Dave Smith Guest

    Default Re: [OT] Dog breath

    notbob wrote:
    > Mom's in the hospital, I'm stuck with the dog. Not a bad dog, overall, jes
    > got dog breath that would etch glass. Any suggestions on how to turn it?


    There is a liquid that you can get at a good pet shop that helps get rid
    of tartar. You use about a tablespoon per quart of water. It helped my
    dog's bad breath.


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    Janet Guest

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    Anyone can brush their dog's teeth themselves. Just go to a pet supply place
    and buy some dog toothpaste. (It comes in flavors like chicken.) You can use
    a soft human toothbrush. You can also scrape off tartar, if it has gotten
    that far. Just buy a tartar-scraping tool.

    Another way to help keep the teeth healthy is to NOT feed canned dog food,
    just high-quality kibble. Unless, of course, you are feeding a raw diet.
    People who feed a raw diet also give bones and turkey necks, which are said
    to do a good job of keeping the teeth clean. For bad breath, there are
    chewable tablets you can give them.

    Despite all this, some dogs just develop tartar faster than others and have
    bad breath

    If your dog has to be taken to the vet and knocked out in order to have
    their teeth cleaned....I'd say you've got a dog with temperament problems.
    People I know who have to do that usually own some kind of little ankle
    biter. <G>



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    Michael \Dog3\ Guest

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    notbob <[email protected]> news:kXcal.7464$[email protected]: in
    rec.food.cooking

    > Mom's in the hospital, I'm stuck with the dog. Not a bad dog,
    > overall, jes got dog breath that would etch glass. Any suggestions on
    > how to turn it?


    First thing I'd do is check the dog's teeth to see if it needs a dental
    from the vet. If you can't do that, buy some dental treats. It won't
    eliminate the bad breath completely but it'll help. There are also breath
    aids at the pet stores for bad doggie breath as well as doggie toothbrushes
    and toothpaste. Good luck with the toothbrushing if you choose to do it
    <eg>. I never had much luck brushing any of our pooch's choppers.

    Michael


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    Michael \Dog3\ Guest

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    Kathleen <[email protected]>
    news:EMeal.3317$[email protected]: in rec.food.cooking

    > notbob wrote:
    >
    >> On 2009-01-11, Wayne Boatwright <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>>He probably needs
    >>>his teeth cleaned.

    >>
    >>
    >> That's pretty much what I'm looking for. Mom's dog groomer is not
    >> from another planet or one of the X-men, Mistress of the Dog Mouth.

    >
    > I haven't found anything that takes tartar off better than raw beef
    > bones.
    >
    > Other people swear by "Greenies", which is a hard chew bone
    > impregnated with chlorophyl and mint (I think) which is supposed to
    > help. I don't give them as I have heard a couple of reports of dogs
    > managing to break off and swallow a large enough chunk to cause an
    > obstruction in the bowel.
    >
    > If you have a vet tech training school near you, or a veterinary
    > university, they may be able to direct you to reduced cost dental care
    > for your dog, or may even provide it themselves, if you don't mind
    > letting students (supervised) do the cleaning.


    There are also those natual bones that are safe to give the dog. They
    don't splinter. Dammit... I forget what they are called but those would
    certainly help as well.

    Michael

    --
    “He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand
    your words.”
    ~Elbert Hubbard

    You can find me at: - michael at lonergan dot us dot com

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