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Lab during 1st week.....Bad smell

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Lab during 1st week.....Bad smell

I have 8 week old Lab puppy. His mouth smells very bad....i checked his mouth ,it seems all clean- No dark spot...all teeth looks super white but it still has bad smell..He has his chew toys to remove plaque or tarter.... I asked breeder and breeder advised against using any of toothbrush or toothpaste....Breeder just recommended giving beef bone to clean but its unbearable.... I am reading materials online but there are behemoth of information on pet care with all different opinions.

What you guys use to clean dog mouth? Is toothpaste is really bad for dog health?
Any recommendation?
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At 8 weeks old, plaque and tarter shouldn't have had a chance to even start yet. But I'm no vet. I'd advise taking him in and mentioning it to your vet. Do you have any shots or visits scheduled?

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He had his first shots .I have vet visit scheduled on 16th Dec for his 2nd vaccines.....
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bhushh009 wrote:
Dec 6th, 2017 12:38 pm
He had his first shots .I have vet visit scheduled on 16th Dec for his 2nd vaccines.....
I would just put up with it for now, and ask your vet. Unless someone in here comes up with a great idea.

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It could be puppy breath. Puppy breath smells pretty bad. If so, nothing to be concerned about and it will pass.
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Definitely not plaque or tarter. What if puppy ate own poop or something that you're unaware of.
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69isfine wrote:
Dec 18th, 2017 9:32 pm
He might need a lab test.
Ha! I see what you did there !
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It's most likely worms, chances are your puppy is still full of worm. Had it been dewormed yet?

Shouldn't be giving any bones to chew when they are puppy.

Is this your first dog?
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There are doggie toothbrush and toothpaste but my dogs never let me brush their teeth. I tried so it's just sitting at home but it works for some people so that's an option.

Your dog might clean it's own teeth by biting furniture. For example, coffee table.

My dog's favourite chew toy was a piece of wooden block that I used to hold doors open with. It's a dog, it has a mind of its own. Enjoy!
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Poppwl wrote:
Dec 21st, 2017 1:34 pm
There are doggie toothbrush and toothpaste but my dogs never let me brush their teeth. I tried so it's just sitting at home but it works for some people so that's an option.

Your dog might clean it's own teeth by biting furniture. For example, coffee table.

My dog's favourite chew toy was a piece of wooden block that I used to hold doors open with. It's a dog, it has a mind of its own. Enjoy!
Solution, buy kid plastic furniture replacing your old furniture. No more biting.
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MadCanadian wrote:
Dec 22nd, 2017 1:48 pm
Solution, buy kid plastic furniture replacing your old furniture. No more biting.
Thank you for your wisdom. My dogs are mature, actually old, so they have ceased to bite furniture years ago.
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Nothing to worry about but if you want to do something about it try giving him dentasticks every day.
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bhushh009 wrote:
Dec 6th, 2017 10:50 am
I have 8 week old Lab puppy. His mouth smells very bad....i checked his mouth ,it seems all clean- No dark spot...all teeth looks super white but it still has bad smell..He has his chew toys to remove plaque or tarter.... I asked breeder and breeder advised against using any of toothbrush or toothpaste....Breeder just recommended giving beef bone to clean but its unbearable.... I am reading materials online but there are behemoth of information on pet care with all different opinions.

What you guys use to clean dog mouth? Is toothpaste is really bad for dog health?
Any recommendation?
We have always had dogs. Many family members and friends have always had dogs. I have never met a dog with "good" breath. Ever. Not once. Not a puppy, not an adult. Zero. None. Zip. Doesn't exist.
If you licked your own anus clean several times per day, your breath would always be bad too.

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