Bad breath in dogs is a very common problem. Although not a disease in itself, it is a symptom of periodontal (gum) disease. This was certainly the problem with Cleo.
What Causes Bad Breath In Dogs?
The smell is the accumulation of bacteria and pus around the teeth and deep into the gum pockets. This can cause bone loss and eventually loose teeth. Some owners may notice their dog’s teeth falling out but most pets will still eat.
What Is The Treatment?
The treatment for bad breath in dogs is usually very effective. Removal of the affected teeth allows for complete gum healing (and no smell) in most cases.
Despite her age, Cleo recovered wonderfully well and is happier than ever.
I went to see Dr Christine Hawke after she was highly recommended to me by our local vet who had been treating my dog Cleo with antibiotics for mouth problems.
Cleo was also being treated for a heart condition so the thought of an operation and anaesthetic scared me greatly for this sweet old girl.
I went along to see Christine one Thursday morning, Christine could not have been more kind or thorough in her consultation.
Cleo will be 18 in December, she had suffered the problems in her mouth for too long now. I left Cleo with Christine to be operated on the same afternoon.
When I picked her up the next day she was happy to see me but I had a feeling it was going to take a couple of days to get her over the long operation and to get used to having no teeth!
It has been one week since the operation and I am thrilled to say that Cleo is looking wonderful, she is so much happier and brighter.
She has no problems at all eating, in fact, I think she is enjoying food much more now!
Her mouth was slowly poisoning her system….now there is no more bad breath or sad eyes. In fact, I would even say there is a spring in her step that I haven’t seen for years.
I can highly recommend Dr Christine Hawke. I am glad was recommended to my family – she is an honest, down to earth and an extremely clever lady.
Noelene, Steve, Ricky, Georgie, Harry, Honey and Cleo (the wonder dog)