Posted : 5/18/2006 10:13:22 AM
At Bailey's age I wouldn't worry so much about the stinky breath. Bad breath is common with puppies that are losing their teeth. Also puppies LOVE to eat very stinky things.. ugh!
If Bailey were older like over the age of 4 yrs I would definitely be concerned. Bad dog breath is a very common indicator that they are having dental issues like gingivitis or periodontal disease. Check your dog's teeth, if you see plaque buildup your dog needs a dental. Check your dog's gums, if the gumline where the gum meets the tooth is red or inflammed, your dog needs a dental ASAP or the low grade gingivitis will progress into periodontal disease [&:] Then you will be dealing with lost teeth, infections, suceptibility to serious diseases and some crazy bad stinky breath.