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Sorry to interrupt the Motley and It'sme thread but you OP was the first I knew that Hans is not at home - you did not post or I missed it.


I suppose it means you took him back to the hospital.



I was going to ask for a medical update this morning anyway.


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Sorry to interrupt the Motley and It'sme thread but you OP was the first I knew that Hans is not at home - you did not post or I missed it.
I suppose it means you took him back to the hospital.
I was going to ask for a medical update this morning anyway.
PM me if you do not want to clutter the thread.
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I have never had a dog with bad breath. Well, not unless they had scavenged something disgusting

First thing I would try to find out is where the smell is coming from. Is it just the mouth or is it coming from deeper down. Obviously, if it is just the mouth then keeping that clean should solve matters. Feeding dry food that does not cling around the teeth might help? If it seems to be coming from deeper down then diet might be a factor? Kidneys? All sorts of things really.

I must admit that most of the smelly dogs I have met are a bit overweight, as most dogs these days seem to be, and under exercised for their breed. If I had a penny for all the people who have told me that their dog gets loads of exercise only to find out that they stroll to the nearest toileting place and stroll back again. At most they throw a ball in the garden. There are some dogs in this village that never go out! My sister-in-lay just hits a ball with a tennis racket up and down her large garden. Her dog now has severe joint problems as it has never warmed its joints up Going out for a walk is so much more than just exercise. It warms the joints and allows sniffing which is so beneficial for dogs to engage in for their mental health.
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I have never had a dog with bad breath.
You have obviously never had a Sheltie Pat, they apparently are renowned for bad breath, we've had 4, all 4 had smelly breath, 5 German Shepherds all had sweet breath.
In the past year we've seen 3 vets, non of them had a remedy until I asked the last one about Flagyl which our Brandy numbest two had for gum disease. None of the Shelties were overweight (over furred maybe ) Motley weighs the same now as he did at a year old 10.5 kg. he has plenty of exercise and plenty of sniffing as he is rarely on the lead. You also know I clean his teeth daily.

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If they have gum disease then, of course, that will cause it. Are Shelties prone to gum disease? I know Poodles used to be but I think it has been less common lately. Mind you dogs' diets have improved enormously since God was a boy. The era I am talking about is when all dogs were fed tinned dog food which, of course, would stick around their teeth unless cleaned off in some way. Dentals on Poodles were almost a daily occurrence when I was nursing. Now that dried food is used more than tinned things have improved on that front.
The vet nurses I worked with recently all recommended brushing as the preferred method of cleaning but realised that many people just would not persevere with it. You deserve a Gold Star.
There is a toothpaste that the dog can just be fed. It is supposed to dissolve plaque and freshen breath.
I think you will find that Flagyl is an antibiotic. It will only be prescribed for gum disease and not for preventative purposes.
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If they have gum disease then, of course, that will cause it. Are Shelties prone to gum disease? I know Poodles used to be but I think it has been less common lately. Mind you dogs' diets have improved enormously since God was a boy. The era I am talking about is when all dogs were fed tinned dog food which, of course, would stick around their teeth unless cleaned off in some way. Dentals on Poodles were almost a daily occurrence when I was nursing. Now that dried food is used more than tinned things have improved on that front.
The vet nurses I worked with recently all recommended brushing as the preferred method of cleaning but realised that many people just would not persevere with it. You deserve a Gold Star.
There is a toothpaste that the dog can just be fed. It is supposed to dissolve plaque and freshen breath.
I think you will find that Flagyl is an antibiotic. It will only be prescribed for gum disease and not for preventative purposes.
We took Motley because his gums for 2 front teeth are sore, he doesn't like me brushing them so I have used dentisept for years. New vet so asked again and mentioned the bad breath. The 10 tablets are for his breath and still working so far
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