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I am having a problem with my <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2023533483/" target="_blank">dog</a>. He is a retired racing greyhound, so he's pretty tall, and he likes to put his face in the bed in the morning when he wants me to get up. He also likes to stand in front of me when he's hungry or wants to go out and I'm sitting on the couch. So in short, he is frequently near my face.<br><br>
We had his teeth cleaned in September, but his breath is so bad I almost threw up in the bed this morning! He's been acting out, and I'm not sure if it's our crazy schedules or the hormones or what, so on top of the nausea I am really frustrated with him. I am hoping that if I can stop him from torturing me with his breath then maybe I will be able to deal with him better and not yell at him. (I felt bad, but he ate my Chex Mix this morning which was my only evening-sickness-proof food).<br><br>
Any thoughts on how I can get DH to fix his breath so I can stand to be around him? (I mean the dog, but DH too? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">) I am embarrassed to call the vet but I think I might have to.<br><br>
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no help sorry, but I wanted to say your greyhound is beautiful <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> We have a retired racer too, she has awful breath as well,and she LOVES getting right up in my face with her mouth open doing this loud doggie breath thing ugh. I think she does it on purpose, its the only thing that gets me up, lol.<br><br>
Jackie- <a href="http://farm1.static.flickr.com/33/36826413_09e7a28bfc_o.jpg" target="_blank">http://farm1.static.flickr.com/33/36...e7a28bfc_o.jpg</a><br><a href="http://farm1.static.flickr.com/31/35927202_034e381475.jpg" target="_blank">http://farm1.static.flickr.com/31/35...034e381475.jpg</a><br><br>
my dh got her some minty fresh doggie bones, but they don't seem to help. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Do you brush his teeth? That could help significantly. Often really bad breath is a sign of a rotting tooth.<br><br>
Is he on a high quality diet? The quality of a dog's food definately affects how smelly their breath (and their stool) is.<br><br>
If you do both of these things and the breath is still bad, I'd go back to the vet for a check-up.
 

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Not in your ddc, but i just wanted to respond. We have our dogs on a raw diet (raw chicken, etc.) and they have no odour what so ever. No bad breath, no doggy smell after pets, no bad ears, and small pretty much odour free stool. It is the best thing we ever did for our dogs, and I would never go back to feeding 'dog food'.<br><br>
Good luck!<br><br>
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Try changing his diet. We have a dog, too and she eats organic dog food. I changed her food once, since I couldn't buy her standard food and she got horrible breath and also stinky hair. When we changed it back, it went back to normal.
 

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Yeah, if you don't feel like doing raw food.. or the BARF diet... then you can get Wellness food for dogs...<br><br>
Good luck!
 

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Thanks, guys! He has a food allergy so he eats Eagle Pack Holistic, which is (relatively) local organic duck and oatmeal. It's been almost a year on this and he is doing much better. When my DH isn't working 50-60 hours like this week, then I can usually get him to brush his teeth but I have to ask. He gets greenies on the weekend but we haven't really seen any improvement from those, he just goes crazy for them.<br><br>
I think the raw food or BARF diet would maybe need to wait until I'm over this part. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shy"><br><br>
I think I am going to call the vet and see if he wants to check his teeth again. He does so poorly with the anesthesia that it is always a race against the clock (and I have to walk him for an hour or so outside the clinic to get him to calm down enough to go under). So maybe they do need to be checked again...<br><br>
DawnaRose - I love your grey! She is so beautiful. And certainly knows it, judging from her picture on the couch! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I'm so sorry mama. One of my dogs, obviously not the smartest one, is obsessed with eating the other dogs' poops since they are nice and frozen now. Talk about BAD BREATH. Horrifying. It's like a 4-legged sewer in my house. I've heard chlorofil (sp) helps, generally like people bad breath is from bacteria. My other 2 dogs do not have bad breath, but this one.... cringable. SO BAD.
 
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