So, Shannon over at Rocks In My Dryer has declared this weeks WFMW to be a backwards edition, which means rather than post a helpful hint or impart my wisdom upon my readers, I post a question or dilemna. Since I like to consider myself an expert at problem solving, this version of WFMW always has me stumped – but I’ve come up with a question I hope ya’ll can help me with.
How do you treat doggy breath?
Aside from regular brushing and avoiding unhealthy treats, how do you treat “doggy breath”! And I literally mean, “doggy breath”. My son’s dog, Handsome has recently developed the worst breath that even getting close to his face is more than I can bare.
I asked the Vet what could be causing it – here are some of the questions they asked:
Does he eat his own poo? – NO!, Yuck!
Do you give him a lot of treats? – Not really, no more than my other dog (who doesn’t have doggy breath) and when I do, they are usually Milk Bones or something big and crunchy ’cause he’s a really big dog! Ain’t he cute, I mean Handsome??
Do you give him table food? Sometimes, but usually it’s chicken, or beef.
Does he have plaque or tartar buildup? Nope, see for yourself – very clean choppers!
Do you feed him soft or dry food? Dry only, Beneful Healthy Weight, which has lots of veggies and Chicken.
His poo is normal, his blood work is great and he’s a really healthy dog.
A friend told me about this stuff she bought at the pet store. She puts a few drops in her dogs water every day and after about 2 weeks she noticed an improvement. This is all well and good, but A, I don’t want to get into a routine where I have to buy this stuff every month ’cause it’s not that cheap, B if there is something Homeopathic we can use I prefer to go that route and C, what if he stops drinking his water???