Pet Pointers: Bad breath in pets

Pet Pointers: Bad breath in pets

There are 2 comments on the News 10 Now story from Dec 8, 2010, titled Pet Pointers: Bad breath in pets. In it, News 10 Now reports that:

We all know dog breath can be unpleasant but sometimes bad breath is a sign of periodontal disease.

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Since: May 07

Los Angeles, CA

#1 Dec 13, 2010
I definitely agree that if your pet has really bad breath, it could be a sign of something more serious. Itís definitely important to take your pet to the vet. They may have your dog have a thorough dental cleaning which requires anesthesia. The dog could have periodontal disease, itís the number one disease in dogs and cats. The thorough cleaning at the vetís would be a good start. I know some groomers also do non-anesthetic dental cleanings, but they arenít as thorough.
The vet will probably suggest toothpaste and regular manual brushings after the initial cleaning. You can also try an oral solution and put it directly on your petís gums. If your dog is too squeamish, there is an oral solution to help breath that you put in his or her water. You can read more about it here: http://www.therabreath.com/art_dogs.asp
Dr James Parson

Trang, Thailand

#2 Dec 14, 2010
You must brush and floss after each meal, If you still have halitosis/bad breath or tonsil stones despite having healthy teeth, gums, I advise patients from my clinic to read the research from Oraltech labs. I can report that most clients return visits have undetectable Halitosis/bad breath. So if all else fails try it. Dr James Parson for USA & UK Association of Dental Health

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