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    Default Bad breath question

    Eli is now 2 years old. I switched him to Fromm Family Beef frittata food about 6/8 months ago. He has not had any reactions or issues since switching foods.

    I don't know exactly when his bad breath started, but for the first year plus I had him there was no issue with his breath.

    I get Eli groomed every 2 months and the last time my groomer checked out his mouth and teeth and said everything looked good. I have been checking his teeth and gums ever since I got him and they are perfectly white and clean. There is no sign of bleeding or tartar anywhere. Due to this reason I have never brushed or cleaned his teeth since I got him.

    Does anyone know what could be causing the bad breath? Are there any home remedies, products I can use to get the breath under control? Does this warrant a trip to the Vet?

    Thanks and happy new year to everyone!

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    Happy New Year! Perhaps you could try giving him some plain yogurt. It would add good digestive enzymes to his diet. My dogs love yogurt and they think it is a treat!
    If his teeth are clean, and no tarter under the gums, and gums are not bleeding, ? perhaps someone else here has more suggestions.
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    Happy New Year... The yogurt should help as Lynn suggested. I had the same issue with the Fromm once I added the yogurt on Lynn's advice, Banks' breath got better
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    Default Re: Bad breath question

    How should I give him the yogurt? Just yogurt alone in his food bowl or mix with his dog food?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaGmen View Post
    How should I give him the yogurt? Just yogurt alone in his food bowl or mix with his dog food?
    Yep, i drop a tablespoon full in the kibble
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    Ok thanks!

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    I'm going to start putting a spoonful in my wife's dinner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chumley View Post
    I'm going to start putting a spoonful in my wife's dinner.
    Haha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chumley View Post
    I'm going to start putting a spoonful in my wife's dinner.
    Better be careful-if SHE read this, no tellin' what might be in YOUR dinner....OR there may Be NO dinner
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    Default Re: Bad breath question

    Is it better to use Greek yogurt or just plain yogurt? Stella had developed the same problem, but her teeth and gums look just fine.

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    Default Re: Bad breath question

    Quote Originally Posted by MyStellaBully View Post
    Is it better to use Greek yogurt or just plain yogurt? Stella had developed the same problem, but her teeth and gums look just fine.
    Greek has a lot more probiotics so I'd use that. Make sure it's the unflavoured one.


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    Default Re: Bad breath question

    great thread! i have the same problem with Izzy and she eats Fromm's Beef Fritatta. I will start adding yogurt to her frozen treats to see if it gets better. Her breath is almost like blood smell.

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