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My mini's breath smells so so terrible. I thought it might be that sometimes he licks his behind, but even when doesn't do that, his breath still smells EXTREMELY fishy...even within an hour of brushing his teeth/feeding him edible toothpaste/spraying with breath spray.

So of course, I go online and google what could possibly be wrong with him..and apparently sometimes dog breath can be adversely affected by omega 3 & 6 fatty acids or fish products found in dog foods. Any suggestions for good quality/natural/organic dry dog foods w/o fish products? I was trying to go through dogfoodanalysis.com, but there are just so many foods I need help narrowing it down! thanks for any advice you can offer!!
 

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What dog food are you using now?

I would not cut the omegas out of the diet. My dogs had a fishy breath with blue buffolo, as a matter of fact most of the kibble I fed them.
 

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The ony fishy breath we have had with ours is when we tried taste of the wild that was fish based. Atcaully the whole dog smelled fishy. We switched and all better, though we still have gas which is why we were trying new foods to begin with.

I'm not sure I would cut that out of the diet either and frankly I cannot think of any good food off the top of my head that wouldn't have them though you certainly can find foods that do not contain fish I'm sure.
 

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What dog food are you using now?

I would not cut the omegas out of the diet. My dogs had a fishy breath with blue buffolo, as a matter of fact most of the kibble I fed them.
Sorry, I thought I included that information in there. I'm feeding Wellness Small Breed. He is doing fine on it, but I was reading somewhere that dogs actually aren't supposed to have bad breath???

I was also wondering if I should even exclude them from the diet because it's good for their skin/coat, and I was having a difficult time finding a food without the omegas.

Could there be something more serious behind the bad breath??
 

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I highly dought that its serious. But heres what I have noticed from all 4 of my dogs, at some point or another they all had fish breath and it tends to be when they are a bit younger - not sure if there is a link between the two or not. If you find a food without the fish oil, omegas you could give the omega as a suppliment in pill form. I feed sardines or fish once a week (stinks) and thats the extent of their fish.

Sometimes it can be things stuck in their teeth too - but if its all the time, its likely the food. Maybe do your initial thought, change the food and see if the smell goes away - and if it stays check with your vet.
 
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