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my dogs breath!

my dogs breath is out of control bad, have any of you ever had this problem? how did you fix it? also i think she has an ear infection, its swollen and theres mucus in it..i have been using ear wash how long will it take to work?

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Kennadismom

Asked by Kennadismom at 1:21 PM on Dec. 2, 2008 in Pets

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  • your dog probably needs her teeth cleaned professionally. she may have gum problems. some breeds are more apt to get it then others. as for the ear infection. i don't think wash will clear up the problem. it needs antibiotics for that. you can end up with a deaf dog if you don't get it to the vet asap.
    melody77

    Answer by melody77 at 1:35 PM on Dec. 2, 2008

  • Melody77 has the right answer. You need to go to the vet and get the attention for these issues with your dog. Good luck ..Hope you get her fixed up seen.
    doglovergranny

    Answer by doglovergranny at 3:23 PM on Dec. 2, 2008

  • Drs. Foster and Smith (http://www.drsfostersmith.com/) sell actual dog mint bones and actual tablets. My dog loves them, he thinks he's getting a treat. Your dog will need an antibiotic to treat the infection, other wise, it's possible to spread or get worse.
    LmG725

    Answer by LmG725 at 8:59 PM on Dec. 2, 2008

  • My dog got his teeth cleaned. Since he had periodontal disease this helped leaps and bounds. Get them checked over by the vet. Perhaps there is an even cheaper solution depending on your dogs specific problem.
    nycte

    Answer by nycte at 1:37 PM on Dec. 4, 2008

  • Take your dog to the vet. Dogs normally have bad breath, but unusually bad breath can mean that there is a problem. Dogs can get infections from having bad teeth. There are over the counter items you can buy to clean your dogs ears with, but if he has an infection then you should take the dog to the vet.
    If your dogs ears have a stinky odor to them, the he may have a mite or yeast problem in his/her hears. Over the counter meds don't work for this (even though they claim to).
    Fixing this at the vet won't cost much.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:10 PM on Dec. 10, 2008

  • well if u had a ear infection and real bad breath ..............id say look into a vet get some antibiotics . not trying to be a smart ass but same should apply to animals also
    Misfitqueen

    Answer by Misfitqueen at 1:40 PM on Dec. 13, 2008

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