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by Gail
(Southside, TN, USA)

1. Why does my 10 year JRT have such bad breathe? Could it be related to a seizure he had about a year ago (brought on by trauma from being drug on his back across the yard by the throat by another dog - put small hole in throat and he breathes a little funny, figured scar tissue)?
2. Why does my 8 month old female pit bull keep licking my JRT's ears and his weewee?

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Feb 14, 2014
Jack with bad breath
by: Frank

Keep in mind, even if the cause of your dog's bad breath is caused by something minor such as dental disease, gum disease, or tartar, on-going bad breath could be a hint that your pet may be experiencing greater medical problems. You can try a hard chew toy like a Kong and smear some meat or cheese flavored toothpaste on it (yes, meat or cheese flavored toothpaste....sounds gross!). Have you tried Greenie's? Greenies are charcoal-based treats that can help eliminate bad breath, and they can be purchased from most pet stores.

As for the other dog who is licking your Jack. I think it's just his way of exploring/communicating with your Jack. That is how dogs talk with each other. I wouldn't worry about it. You can just shoo him away if you want as it may not be socially appropriate to humans.

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