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Name: Jo Miklovic
Augusta, GA

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Roadrunner
Mar 22, 2010 9:07 AM CST
My precious Prissy has breath so bad that it is hard to hold her! She will NOT take those tablets I bought at Wal-Mart....

I was told about this Liquid Oral Care
http://www.petkin.com/1-800-PETKIN-1/product_information.jsp...
But when I went to order it for $7.95...they wanted to charge $6.95 postage on this little bottle...NO WAY!

Does anyone know something I can put in her water like this...that I can purchase in a pet store? Jo Sticking tongue out
Name: Mary
Phoenix Arizona
MaryMcP
Mar 22, 2010 9:55 AM CST
Jo, I met someone recently at a networking gig and that was her business. Let me see if I can find some info. I'll get back to you.
Name: Jo Miklovic
Augusta, GA

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Roadrunner
Mar 22, 2010 11:40 AM CST
Thanks! Jo
Name: Mary
Phoenix Arizona
MaryMcP
Mar 22, 2010 1:07 PM CST
Jo, I located contact information for the person I met and the product she sells is Oxy Fresh. Sounds like the same thing and a check of her website shows the same amount for shipping. She is a distributor and says it is not available in retail outlets but if you have someone here who can pick it up for you and bring it to the swap, that will save you the shipping.

Her name is: Teri Mock, phone: 602.386.7979

Website: [url=www.oxyfresh.com\terimock]www.oxyfresh.com\terimock[/url]

Good luck, hope this helps in some way. PetSmart may have it, or something similar.
Mary
Name: Judy
Phoenix, AZ
judyb
Mar 23, 2010 10:08 PM CST
Brushing your pet's teeth is a good thing to do. They won't like it at first but if you follow directions and take them into it nice and slow, they tolerate it. It also saves tons on vet dental bills. Icky teeth are usually what causes bad breath. First thing is, if you've not recently done it, is have her teeth cleaned. Bad breath should disappear. Then brush 2 or 3 times a week.
Name: Susie
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Aguane
Mar 23, 2010 11:38 PM CST
Have you tried "Greenies"... I got my first bag at Petco. NOT CHEAP
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Name: Jo Miklovic
Augusta, GA

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Roadrunner
Mar 24, 2010 9:50 AM CST
Hmmmm...do they taste bad? Prissy is particular...LOL Thanks...Jo
Name: Mary
Phoenix Arizona
MaryMcP
Mar 24, 2010 9:54 AM CST
I agree with Judy but want to clarify....do not use people toothpaste. It's is harmful to pets. use the stuff from the pet store made for pet oral care.

Additionally you may want the vet to check Prissy's gums for gum disease. That'll give 'ya bad breath for sure.

Good luck Jo, keep us posted on your success with one method or another.
Name: Judy
Phoenix, AZ
judyb
Mar 24, 2010 1:23 PM CST
Thanks, McP. I hadn't thought of warning against people toothpaste. Dog toothpaste has enzymes that help keep tartar from being deposited as quickly and is flavored so the dogs like it.

Definitely check for something wrong because bad breath has a cause and masking it without addressing the problem can lead to tooth loss.
Name: Jo Miklovic
Augusta, GA

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Roadrunner
Mar 24, 2010 2:09 PM CST
Thanks for the info...I knew about no people toothpaste...and have doggie toothpaste...she hates it. LOL Jo
Name: Judy
Phoenix, AZ
judyb
Mar 24, 2010 4:18 PM CST
Sure, they'd rather not have their teeth brushed. Start with just rubbing the back of the brush against her mouth, if she objects, just go that far and stop. Do that a few days, until she doesn't mind it too much. Then try lifting her lip and laying the brush against her teeth. Don't move it, just lay it there every day until she doesn't object. You see where this is going, doncha? Do just one little non-threatening move at a time until she's okay with it, then move on to the next one. Pretty soon she will be allowing you to brush. It doesn't take much brushing, more of a wiping. They especially don't like having the front teeth done so leave them until you're both comfortable with brushing.
Name: Jo Miklovic
Augusta, GA

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Roadrunner
Mar 24, 2010 5:59 PM CST
And they say you're never too old to learn! Thanks...Jo
Name: Susie
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Aguane
Mar 24, 2010 7:21 PM CST
I'm going to try that with Bert, judyb. He does need his teeth cleaned but after his major surgery 1 1/2 years ago and at 11 1/2 yrs old I'm apprehensive about putting him under for the cleaning. I'll try the tooth brush... he has his own!
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Name: Judy
Phoenix, AZ
judyb
Mar 24, 2010 9:31 PM CST
Good luck anyone who tries this. It works. I've done it on all five of mine.

Keep in mind that you never ask for more than the dog can give, but when you ask, don't take no for an answer. You are confident, for instance, that doggy can let you touch his mouth with the toothbrush so keep in mind that you are the leader and dog will submit to you. Which means that you have dog in a position from which she/he can't run away. Not restrictive so he's scared but enough for you to have control. You calmly lay back of brush against his mouth. She might want to dodge away from it, but we know she's not being hurt. CALMLY insist that she accept it, then release. The release is as important as what you intend to accomplish. Doggy must learn that submission earns relief. Take heart from the smallest of victories. This is not meant as punishment, but in dog's best interest, but dog has to be led, not forced, into it. Release is our friend. Smiling
Name: Judy
Phoenix, AZ
judyb
Mar 25, 2010 11:22 AM CST
I shouldn't assume that everyone knows this: Only brush the outside surfaces of the pet's teeth.
Name: Jo Miklovic
Augusta, GA

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Roadrunner
Mar 31, 2010 9:48 PM CST
My DD got Prissy to eat one of the Breath Tablets today!

She had been though a lot...took her to the groomers to have her nails clipped...she had to be muzzled and held!! She hates anyone messing with her feet...Jo
Name: Susie
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Aguane
Mar 31, 2010 9:55 PM CST
Doxies have issues. I know. I've had 3 and I adore them.
I can understand her repulsion to having her feet messed with. Bert is the same way. My groomer can have her way with Bert in a very sweet way and he just behaves like "buttah".
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Name: Crista Abel
Gilbert, Arizona
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Crista
Jun 24, 2010 4:39 PM CST
How's everybody doing with tooth brushing??
Crista
Name: Jo Miklovic
Augusta, GA

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Roadrunner
Jul 10, 2010 5:13 PM CST
Prissy still can smell like a dragon's breath...but someone told me to try some fresh parsley...so..I bought some and chopped up a sprig very fine and put it in her food...it seems to work, but I would like to know if it is bad for her. Help!! Jo
Name: Crista Abel
Gilbert, Arizona
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Crista
Jul 13, 2010 10:48 AM CST
Jo, has your vet looked at Prissy's teeth? Could be she's got a rotten one that needs to be extracted -- rotten tooth results in rotten breath.
Crista

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