Why does my puppy breath smell so bad?

Asked By: Mariana Reichel
Date created: Thu, Dec 10, 2020 5:11 PM
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Dog owners tend to dismiss bad dog breath as just "dog breath," but there is usually a very good reason behind the odor.

The most common causes of bad breath in dogs are bad oral hygiene and periodontal disease.

Answered By: Ashtyn Gusikowski
Date created: Fri, Dec 11, 2020 7:14 PM
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No, rawhide does not dissolve in the dog's stomach. In fact, the opposite is true β€” the rawhide swells up. Far from being broken down, rawhide forces your dog to pass the pieces they swallow, making for a risk of bowel blockage.
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How long do I wait before taking my puppy outside? Vets recommend waiting until 10-14 days after your puppy's last vaccination booster – usually at around 14–16 weeks of age – before introducing them to the wonders of local parks, beaches and walking trails.

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By around eight weeks of age your puppy should be eating solid food.

Puppies should be fed three to four times a day therefore if you are currently feeding ΒΎ a cup of puppy food twice a day you should consider spacing it out by feeding Β½ cup three times a day.

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A good rule of thumb is a ratio of five minutes exercise per month of age (up to twice a day) until the puppy is fully grown, i.e.

15 minutes (up to twice a day) when three months old, 20 minutes when four months old etc.

Once they are fully grown, they can go out for much longer.

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The simplest way to prevent bad dog breath is to brush your dog's teeth on a regular basis. Teeth brushing reduces plaque and promotes better oral hygiene, much as it does in humans, and with a little training, most dogs learn to enjoy having their teeth brushed.
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According to this report, the total first-year cost of owning a dog is $1,270 and for a cat it's $1,070.

As you can see, having a pet can cost you over $1,000 in the first year, and well over $500 each additional year.

Depending on the food you buy and sudden medical expenses, the costs could be much higher.

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If your dog is drinking excessively (polydipsia) it is possibly because he is losing excess amounts of water for any of a number of reasons.

While a number of diseases result in excess water intake and urine output, the most common of these diseases include kidney failure, diabetes mellitus and Cushing's disease.

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