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Banjo's bad breath.

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Robert Hynes, Dec 30, 2019.


  1. Robert Hynes

    Robert Hynes PetForums Newbie

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    Hi Pet Forum Members,

    We have a young cocker spaniel, Banjo, who is two and a half years old.
    He has a relatively new bad breath problem which varies from bad to awful.
    In trying to solve this we have tried and eliminated the following possible cures:
    1. Lip Fold dermatitis. Discovered and cured with antibiotics and derma cream.
    2. Anal Glands. Emptied. No change.
    3. Food changes to full anti allergenic, going from Lilly’s Kitchen to Burns,.no chnage.
    4. Removal of treats from the diet. No change.
    5. Teeth thoroughly checked.

    We are just about to try Johnson’s bad breath tablets but are not holding our breath. Tried them. No change.

    Our vet says that Banjo is in fine health and that there are no underlying problems.
    Although we can see no link, the problem began after he had his neutering operation.

    We don’t want to leave it like this however and believe the problem should be fixed.

    This condition originated about 6-8 months ago and is now both chronic and acute, originates in the mouth, and transfers to hands and clothing. Constantly washing.

    Any ideas would be gratefully received we really want to solve this for Banjo.

    Many thanks,

    Bob.
     
  2. O2.0

    O2.0 PetForums VIP

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    What kind of dishes do you use for water and food? Do you clean them regularly?
     
  3. DaisyBluebell

    DaisyBluebell Earth, the insane asylum of the Universe

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    If things really are that bad I would suggest asking for a 2 opinion from another vet personally, on the assumption you have also noted that you do not have any cats regularly pooping in your garden that his is then eating? Hope you can get an answer soon must be awful for all concerned including poor Banjo
     
  4. Robert Hynes

    Robert Hynes PetForums Newbie

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    Stainless steel and pot and yes of course regularly cleaned.
     
  5. Robert Hynes

    Robert Hynes PetForums Newbie

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    Yes, we are on the verge of a second opinion. Banjo stopped eating his own poo early on in his puppy hood. We are as sure as we can be that eating other faeces is not happening as he is always supervised outside.
     
  6. McKenzie

    McKenzie PetForums VIP

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    Long shot but the littermate of one of my dogs pierced the back of his throat with a stick which subsequently became infected, causing a smell. Has the vet investigated his whole mouth, not just his teeth?
     
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  7. Robert Hynes

    Robert Hynes PetForums Newbie

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    This is new, so thank you for the idea. We will investigate this more carefully when we seek a second vet's opinion.
     
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