my 3 year old shih Tzu dog has a bad smell around his mouth, he has lovely white teeth and his breath does not smell, I have had him at the groomers today and she said he could have picked up a bacterial germ when sniffing on his walks, we live in the country. He does sniff a lot when off the lead.
Dear Dr Michael,
Thank you for replying to my question regarding Theo, I am sure you are right about his corner lip folds and I have ordered some medication to put into his drinking water which contains chlorhexedine and a mouth spray.
I will keep wiping Theo's lips with the non perfumed baby wipes until my order arrives.
Also I hope this will stop Theo from regurgitating his spittle which sometimes makes him sick up a small bit of yellow bile.
Fondest regards XXXXX XXXXX you a very happy day
Hello Again Dr Michael,
Thank you for your reply and asking for more information.
Theo, has been castrated (2 years ago) he is a very laid back little boy and nothing seems to upset him, he is hardly ever told off as he is so good and obedient, everyone loves him young and old as he is so friendly and he loves playing with his doggie friends up the lane. (2 cocker spaniels),loves his walks every day with my husband who is in his 70's, they look like 2 old men walking down the lane. Theo lives in a large house with plenty of land for him to play in and we make sure he has plenty of fresh water, however he will go to puddles on the patio and drink the rain water from there too. We feed him James Wellbeloved kibble, we do not give him any dairy produce as our vet said the kibble was quite enough and the egg, milk, piece of cheddar cheese could be making him regurgitate his spittle and in the end make him sick, Theo could be lactose intolerant. We stopped giving him dairy produce when he was 6 months old and now at 3yrs he is still now and again regurgitating etc. I do not know what more I can tell you Dr, he does not chew anything up to eat. He only chews his hide chews which I have given to all my dogs to keep their teeth clean etc.
My best Regards Linda Ellershaw.
Thank you so much for your time and your response, I have looked on Theo's Food Packet and it has on James Wellbeloved hypoallergenic Kibble, so we seem to be doing the correct thing for Theo.
Best Regards and have a good day
Linda Ellershaw & Theo.
ok. Thank you.