Breath Smells Like Urine

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    is it true that when you are sick with diabetes your breath smells?
    I have heard that when you are ill with diabetes your breath smells like urine? I know thats gross but im serious.

    • ANSWER:
      Ketosis - which is what happens when you are sick with diabetes - tends to cause a fruity odor.

      Uremia - when you are sick due to kidney failure - tends to result in a urine like odor.

  2. QUESTION:
    why does my 8 month old Min Pin always have to lick my others dogs pee?
    My min pin is 8 months, my shih tszu is 12 and my pom is 7-8. he always licks thier pee after they pee or while they are peeing! I dont get this. the min pin is not fixed as the others are, is this a hormone thing? I lve them all but it drives me crazy, his breath smells like urine.

    • ANSWER:
      Lacking some type of vitamin But, more likely UR 8 month is a male and the others are female. Or vise versa. It Believe it or not some times when puppies are just born and the mom runs out of Milk. I've seen other pups turn to the other pups and try to suck on anything they can to get more food! Weird right? I have seen it happen.

  3. QUESTION:
    What does a dogs breath smell like if she might have kidney problems?
    My dogs breath smells but the vet told me that when a dog has kidney problems their breath will have a different smell. What's it supposed to smell like?

    I'm not sure how I'd describe my dogs breath. Rancid meat? I don't know.

    • ANSWER:
      If your dog has dental problems the mouth can smell like rancid meat. But in kidney problems, it can smell a little like that but it usually smells more like strong urine. You can tell the difference by taking him to the vet and having blood tests done for the kidneys. Then if the kidneys are okay but her teeth are bad, schedule a teeth cleaning/dental visit with the vet.

  4. QUESTION:
    Would you give a dirty old wino the kiss of life if you were fairly certain that he would die without it?
    An old man lying in the street, Dirty face with whiskers, Beer breath, Smelling of urine, Spit coming out of his mouth. Would you take your top of and put it under his head? Mobile not working, Nobody for miles.
    Or would you let him die? Just walk of and ignore him? Pretend you didn't see him? Would your concern overcome your revulsion?

    • ANSWER:
      Yep i would give you the kiss of life,just putting
      my hanky over your mouth would solve the problem.

  5. QUESTION:
    How should I deal with customers with body odor (urine smell) in a retail store?
    I work in a mom and pop computer sales/repair store, and a few times a year, a very stinky customer needs service. They smell like urine, usually, but sometimes a mixture of urine and B.O. I have such a strong urge to tell them to go home and change clothes.
    Awesome answers everyone. I have zero compassion for these folks, but I can manage it a few times a year.

    • ANSWER:
      You work in customer service and are paid to help with computer problems, not educate ppl about proper hygiene. I encounter ppl like this on a daily basis, so I tell them what I need to tell them in a way that they understand and try not to breath through my nose or too deeply. Trust me when I say they are probably aware of their problem, but for some reason aren't taking care of it appropriately for whatever reason. Give them the best computer customer service that you can so they can make their decisions more quickly. I usually pop an altoid in my mouth when I see the repeat offender coming, this helps counteract my brain in sensing the foul odor. Compassion, compassion, compassion and be thankful they only come in a few times a year.

  6. QUESTION:
    Will oil-based paint prevent urine odour emanating from a wood floor?
    We are painting a wooden bathroom floor but the area around the toilet smells badly of urine (I guess me and my two sons are partly responsible!). We have cleaned the floor thoroughly and painted over it using an eco-friendly water-based paint but the floor stll stinks. I was wondering if an oil-based gloss would effectively mask the smell. Any ideas? Or do we have to sand it away?

    • ANSWER:
      an oil-based paint won't really help because oils still breath. this is tough. it's hard to say just how far the urine odor has penetrated the wood. it may even be down to the subfloor! if you're lucky, you can just sand it and refinish it. vinegar works well against some pet odor smells, but i'm not sure how well it will work in your situation. (you must alway be careful when wetting wood.) good luck!

  7. QUESTION:
    Diabetes and a negative urine glucose test?
    I am a fit (not overweight at all) 19 year old female. Lately I have been extremely thirsty (drinking about 10L in a day) and have lost weight even though I am eating normally. Also my breath transiently smells of acetone and sometimes experience a headache and blurred vision. I know these are all common symptoms of diabetes, so I tested my urine on multiple occasions for glucose and ketones and I have got a negative result every time. Is there any reason to be concerned?

    • ANSWER:
      Balsam Pear aka Bitter Melona this helps control it ask your dr to see what he tells you

  8. QUESTION:
    How can you get rid of garlic smell in your urine?
    Whenever I eat garlic, I get a horrible smell from my private area. Of course I get bad breath to, but this smell is so bad, that I myself can't stand it. It's very embarrassing.

    How can I get rid of this horrid smell? I love garlic and wouldn't want to quit eating it so that's not an option.

    • ANSWER:
      So you’ve just been to the little boy’s or girl’s room and came out a bit stunned – your tinkle smelled a bit rank. You think back to what could be causing this, and rule out any chance of STD infection from your significant other. What else could it be? You pop by the doctor and manage to rule out UTIs and a host of other non-sexually transmitted infections.

      You’re glad to know nothing funky is making camp down in the nether lands….. but you’re still wondering what the freak this sudden change in piddle is. And then it hits you – you’ve recently taken up coffee. Ok, so you didn’t really take it up, you more or less started consuming 10 cups a day, straight off the bat. (Hey, you’re allowed to do things like this when you have OCD, don’t worry about it.) You call up your GP and he tells you to stop drinking coffee, or hold your nose the next time you potty.

      You thank him for his expert advice and hang up. What now? Do you really want to give this new obsession up? Could you, even? Well, if you can’t, you’re not alone. If you only drink a cup or two a day you might not notice it. Or, if you’re a smoker, you probably wouldn’t notice it at all, since your olfactory do-dads are probably skint. But hey, at least you can comfort yourself with the knowledge you’re not actually ill. So what else makes your tiddle go wonkey? Let’s take a look at the most common offenders:

      1.

      Coffee -- Yeah, ok, we already said this, but just in case you were too impatient to garner that info from the above writings.
      2.

      Asparagus -- We’ve all heard this one, right? Personally I’m surprised anyone knows this to be true/ I can’t believe people eat this stuff.
      3.

      Beer -- Yeah, it does. And if you weren’t so drunk, you’d realize it!
      4.

      Garlic -- Lots of garlic can really make you stink; everywhere!
      5.

      Curry -- Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.

      So what can you do? If you’re not willing to give any of these up, but still want your urine to have a normal urine-y smell, the simplest method is increasing your water intake. This will help your body can flush the icky smell out more easily – and less noticeably.

  9. QUESTION:
    How can I improve my breath smell?
    My mouth smells clean and good, but I want to have a smell of mint or something that actually smells like something good. I constantly eat fruits, specially oranges. I believe that they make my mouth smell better, am I right?

    Finally, I would appreciate it, if you provide me with suggestions related to the topic.

    • ANSWER:
      Yours covers a wide area and whose addressing could well be expressed in as many fields: a dentist will share with you one suggestion; a gastroenterologist, another. And herbalists have their take; and naturopaths would share with you still another again.

      An infant will have an almost pristeen breath, which is because the body of such a little one has not yet begun to take in the toxins that an older person will have. Breath is part of the overall expression of the body, just as urine is an expression and can give measure of what's ensuing in the body. Body odor good or bad can be still another expression.

      There are health practitioners who specialize in detoxification whose therapies entail detoxifying the varied systems of the body in step-by-step fashion -- some of these practitioners are allopaths; some, naturopaths. Still others live by habits and in environments completely remove of modernity. They live above the fray and do not take in processed foods nor breathe the air that is so present in cities and industrial areas.

      And so there are many suggestions and efforts that one could impart and make.

      As to mint, the true mint family -- the plant, that is -- like that of the spearmint and peppermint, these are plants that do have a special curative action on the esophagus and stomach, and which address the cells, the mucosa, and overall health and functioning of these, which if weakened can cause problems with breath.

  10. QUESTION:
    What is that word that begins with a "K" and which describes a certain breath smell?
    People who are dieting usually have a certain smell in their breath which isn't very pleasant. The word for this odour begins with a "K" and I just can't remember it. Is there a way to reduce this odour? Or is this unavoidable such as with "halitosis" ?

    • ANSWER:
      I believe what you are referring to is 'ketosis'. This is usually the result of a low carb diet. As carbohydrates are reduced, the body burns more fat for energy. This creates molecules called ketones. Acetone is what is usually excreted through urine and our breath. This is not normally an ongoing issue and will usually clear itself after a couple of weeks. Drinking plenty of water will help.

  11. QUESTION:
    How do you tell someone they smell bad without offending them?
    Okay so um this girl in my class smells like really bad. It's not just like that temporally B.O smell It's like a mixture of things and she smells all the time. Everyone's been hinting her that she smells but she doesn't seem to get it or just ignores it. I've been to her house she's not poor she has a bathtub and a shower so she can take a bath anytime. I want to tell her but I can't think of a nice way to do it. Like my lockers close to her and its like everyday the smell gets worse. I'm always gagging just trying to get my books! So yeah that stench needs to go. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      This is one of the most difficult things to do.....tell someone they have BO. The cause isn't always a bathing issue. Could be dental problem, sinus problem or some other infection.

      There is a little know condition the body does not metabolize correctly. An extreme example is the genetic disorder trimethylaminuria, but this odor is so strong the smell it that can't be tamed by deodorants. Also known as fish malodor syndrome, trimethylaminuria makes a person smell like rotting fish. Trimethylaminuria happens when a person lacks the enzyme known as flavin-containing monooxygenase 3 (FMO3), which means the body is unable to metabolize nitrogen, sulfur or phosphorous Trimethylamine, the culprit behind the odor, naturally occurs as our bodies break down foods rich in choline.

      Choline is a nutrient found in foods such as egg yolks and liver. Our kidneys and liver rely on it, and it's important in the formation of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine (used by our central and parasympathetic nervous systems). Choline also and helps the memory. Too little choline in the body can cause a condition known as "fatty liver" and liver damage -- too much gives the sweat, breath and urine an extreme smell.

      Trimethylaminuria is rare, and its treatment involves a combination of approaches, including dietary restrictions and supplements, antibiotics and special acidic soaps.

      Imagine how difficult it would be to tell someone they are sick! I suggest going to a school counselor and if you have one, a school nurse, and have them approach the girl and her parents. They may be so used to her odor they no longer can smell it.

      A person who doesn't take care of hygiene is either is doing so on purpose or has some mental condition.

  12. QUESTION:
    my urine smells like alcohol and i dont drink is this something to be concerned about?
    also my bf always swears i smell like vinigar and my breath smells like vinigar and it is when i havent had any vinigar is my body distilling or something? i bathe every single day use deoderant im 42 years old white female

    • ANSWER:
      Strong smelling urine and breath often have to do with ketones -- a by-product of fat being used for energy rather than glucose. It's an acid and can be harmful if it builds up. That can be caused from diabetic ketoacidosis, insulin overdose, insufficient food intake, nausea and vomiting, starvation, strict dieting, severe stress, or severe fever due to infection. Go see your general practitioner and he/she can further diagnose.

  13. QUESTION:
    What animal has the worst smelling... (10 points available, fun poll =) )?
    NOT MULTIPLE CHOICE. YOU NEED 5 DIFFERENT ANSWERS

    Which animal has the worst smelling...

    -poop?

    -breath?

    -urine?

    -vomit?

    -defense mechanism? (besides skunk)

    • ANSWER:
      Poop- Cat
      Breath- Dog
      Urine-Cat
      Vomit-Dog
      Defense Mechanism- That's a hard one

  14. QUESTION:
    What animal has the worst smelling... (10 points available, fun poll =) )?
    NOT MULTIPLE CHOICE. YOU NEED 5 DIFFERENT ANSWERS

    Which animal has the worst smelling...

    -poop?

    -breath?

    -urine?

    -vomit?

    -defense mechanism? (besides skunk)

    • ANSWER:
      Poop: It's a close run thing between pig poop, chicken poop and duck poop. I would have to go with pig though. It lingers so well.

      Breath: Anything that eats fish is fairly rancid.

      Urine: Tom cat. It's a hormone thing.

      Vomit: Anything that eats fish, again.

      Defense Mechanism: Llama spit is well fermented. I haven't tried camel, but I suspect that might be even worse.

  15. QUESTION:
    Is it dangerous to breathe in dog urine? Like if it is on the rugs is it dangerous for our health?
    My husband and i got a puppy who was very difficult to train (Maybe i just didn't go about it the right way). Because of the color of our rugs, it would be difficult to see stains.

    I've been using a Bissell steam cleaner pretty much everyday to get rid of the smell. But the house still smells kind of like urine. I know that i will eventually have to get my house re-carpeted but for now is it dangerous to breath in?

    Or can you think of anything else i can do?

    • ANSWER:
      Humans can't breath liquids.
      ODORS are harmless.

  16. QUESTION:
    What does it mean when your urine has a strong chemical smell?
    i went to the doctor and they tested my urine and my blood and found no infections or anything out of the ordinary. however, my urine smells so strong of chemicals, you'd think i had been drinking draino or something. its embarrassing and i'm confused and worried that the doctors missed something. does anyone know anything about this.

    • ANSWER:
      you need to drink lots and lots and lots of water, When you get up in the mornings, water is the first thing that should go into your mouth, even before toothpaste, What it does is flush your bladder out, a good 8 oz. glass every morning and all throughout the day until your urine runs clear. I promise you, it will work. Water in the morning cleans your system, keeps the blood pressure normal and clears bad breath.

  17. QUESTION:
    How do you know if your breath stinks?
    brush my teeth all the time, every 6 months to dentist, floss and use mouth wash. at times breath is not too pleasant. How do you know what the cause for the bad breath and sometimes cant smell it but others can , is there a self test for breath?

    • ANSWER:
      u should ask for consult since halitosis (bad breath) may be a manifestation of an underlying problem

      anyway...
      Following is a list of causes or underlying conditions that could possibly cause Halitosis includes:

      Practical reasons for bad breath odor include:
      Certain foods
      Alcohol
      Smoking
      Psychogenic halitosis - anxiety about halitosis often without actually having it.
      Halitosis
      Dental conditions
      Poor dental hygiene
      Dental disorders
      Tooth decay
      Dental plaque
      Tooth abscess
      Tooth infections (type of Dental conditions)
      Gingivitis
      Gum disease
      Periodontitis
      Dentures
      Mouth conditions
      Dry mouth
      Mouth breathing (see Breathing symptoms)
      Inadequate saliva
      Mouth ulcers
      Oral cancer
      Pharynx cancer
      Larynx cancer
      Throat conditions (type of Neck conditions)
      Reflux
      GERD
      Throat infection
      Tonsillitis
      Chronic tonsillitis
      Adenoiditis
      Pharyngeal pouch
      Achalasia
      Esophageal stricture
      Nasal conditions
      Chronic sinusitis
      Atrophic rhinitis
      Postnasal drip
      Catarrh
      Certain infections of the respiratory system including:
      Respiratory tract infections
      Mouth infection
      Lung infection
      Sinusitis
      Postnasal drip
      Catarrh
      Certain lung diseases
      Certain chronic lung diseases
      Pyorrhea alveolaris
      Bronchiectasis
      Cystic fibrosis
      Lung abscess
      Tuberculosis
      Certain metabolic or hormonal disorders:
      Liver disorders
      Liver failure - causes sweet-smelling breath.
      Acidosis
      Diabetes
      Diabetic ketoacidosis - a life-threating condition causing a characteristic fruity or acetone breath odor.
      Uremia - breath smells urine-like or ammonia-like.
      Kidney failure - causing uremia and ammonia-like or urine-like breath odor.
      Stomach disorders
      Certain types of poisoning
      Certain drugs
      See also symptoms of bad breath
      More causes: see full list of causes for Halitosis

      ▲TopCauses of Halitosis (Diseases Database):
      The follow list shows some of the possible medical causes of Halitosis that are listed by the Diseases Database:

      Esophageal pouch
      Dentures
      Arsenicals
      Pharyngeal pouch
      Methionine adenosyltransferase deficiency
      Alveolar osteitis
      Zenker's diverticulum
      Cysteamine
      Vincent's angina
      Arsenic trioxide
      Garlic
      Dental sepsis
      Thallium
      Diabetic ketoacidosis
      Source: Diseases Database
      ▲TopCauses of Halitosis: Online Medical Books
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      Halitosis: Differential Diagnosis
      (In a Page: Signs and Symptoms)

      Head and neck etiologies
      –Foods (e.g., onion, garlic)
      –Dental conditions (periodontal disease, gingivitis, denture odor, dental abscesses, food particles not cleaned from teeth)
      –Postnasal drip
      –Dry mouth (xerostomia): Mouth breathing, side effect of medications, salivary gland disease, dehydration
      –Nasal foreign body
      –Gastroesophageal reflux disease
      –Chronic sinusitis
      –Allergic rhinitis
      –Tonsillar disease (e.g., streptococcal pharyngitis)
      –Zenker's (pharyngoesophageal) diverticulum: Presents as dysphagia, regurgitation, cough, and extreme halitosis
      –Tobacco or alcohol use
      Systemic etiologies
      –Diabetes mellitus, especially with ketoacidosis
      –Uremia
      –Pulmonary disorders (e.g., bronchiectasis, pneumonia, neoplasms, tuberculosis)
      –Trimethylaminuria (fishy breath odor)
      –Liver failure (fetor hepaticus)
      –Menstruation may exacerbate halitosis

  18. QUESTION:
    What chemicals compound or element can be added to render urine odourless?
    I wish to undertake a sanitary project where urine can be converted to water and other compunds in portable gadgets.

    • ANSWER:
      chlorophyllin /chlo·ro·phyl·lin/ (klor´o-fil-in) any of the water-soluble salts from chlorophyll; used topically and orally for deodorizing skin lesions and orally for deodorizing the urine and feces in colostomy, ileostomy, and incontinence; used particularly in the form of the copper complex.

      I heard about this product a long time ago... still around so it probably works... Called body Mint... you might be able to figure out what chemicals this product works with.

      http://www.livingiseasy.co.uk/products/cat1/cat9/cat560/BODY_MINT._THE_NATURAL_BREATH_AND_BODY_FRESHENING_TABLET_FOR_MEN_AND_WOMEN._ENHANCE_YOUR_SCENT_APPEAL._A_pill_that_makes_you_smell_fresh,_clean_and_appealing_from_head_to_toe._60_Tabs/

  19. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of male mouse smell in a room?
    I just got a mouse and he was supposed to be a female. I just found out that male's smell worse than females. He smells really bad. I tried to spray my room but the smell won't go away!! I clean the cage every week or 2 times a week. He poops and pees a lot. How can I get rid of the smell? Thanks in advance!
    I use fluff. It's supposed to be odor control but it doesn't seem to work very well.

    • ANSWER:
      spraying your room wouldn't be a good idea the mouse might breath too much of it in and get sick

      either move the cage out of your room to a more ventilated area or change the bedding more often for his sake as well as yours.
      the ammonia in their urine isn't good for them.. and smelly to us humans :)

  20. QUESTION:
    What can I use to get this pet smell out of my carpet?
    I have a rent house that I am getting ready for a tentant. The last one had a dog in the house and when you walk in it smells like a wet dog. I have cleaned the carpet, vaccumed put carpet fresh, pine sol, other cleaners but the smell is still there. Does anyone have any ideas that will take the smell out? I would rather not have to replace the carpet if at all possible.

    • ANSWER:
      The home that we moved into had previous owners that smoked heavily and had a variety of pets.. Cat and three dogs over the years.... It smelled very bad.. Not of urine or anything like that just stale cigarette smoke and dog/cat.. So, I put a mixture of baking soda and iodized salt on the carpets and left it on for a few days....

      The BS is GREAT at removing stubborn odors.... The SALT help remove stubborn dirt/debris.. You'll see when you vacuum it up that it's GREY!

      Also, have your vacuum serviced/cleaned the suction might not be so good and it needs a through clean/check...

      You'd be surprised at what a really good vacuum will pick up out of the carpet... Thus reducing pet odor....

      Also, whenever possible air the house out.. Open all the windows and let fresh air in... Wash the walls with diluted/vinegar and water... Good for woodwork as well!

      *I clean a friends house for extra money- they have 3 dogs and when I first went over the smell of dogs was overwhelming! I used their vacuum and thought the carpet was clean.. BOY was I wrong I brough my vacuum and I emptied the canister 3-4 times the very next day! Having a good vacuum has really reduced the smell considerably!

      *It's not perfect and the house still has the faint aroma of dogs but, not enough to take your breath away!

      Good luck

  21. QUESTION:
    What would make the worst smelling cologne?
    My idea...hmmm.... a dragon's breath. The cologne would smell of rotting meat and smoke, and a guarantee that people wouldn't want to stand near you. What's your idea?

    • ANSWER:
      Junior high boys locker room..it would smell like sweat, urine, perhaps some vomit and BMs, lots of BO, chlorine, socks, mold, and perhaps semen...

  22. QUESTION:
    What does it mean when your urine smells strong like a chemical?
    Lately, my urine has had a strong smell of ammonia, (I think ammonia??) A bad smell. Also, there are times when I have marked bad breath..thats very strong. Im 23 years old.. I brush my teeth 3x/day, am a very clean person!! I take multi-vitamins and I eat healthy. *And no its not the vitamins because Ive been taking them for years and this just started about a week ago. Any suggestions???

    • ANSWER:
      does it smell like acetone or nail polish remover?
      If yes, are you on a very low carb diet?-dont worry about it
      If no, get your urine checked out by your doctor because it could signal diabetes.

  23. QUESTION:
    I have 2 cats and the litter always smells?
    I clean the litter twice a day and have switched litter numerous times but it still smells. I've tried air freshners..nothing seems to work. Anyone have any advice or ideas? I don't get how it still smells.
    I work 2 jobs so clean it as much as I can and i know litter boxes smell, just any advice would help!

    • ANSWER:
      Here's what I do, and I haven't had any problems with odors. In fact, anyone can stand right next to my cat's litter box and take a deep breath and not smell the slightest hint of anything stinky. I use Premium Choice litter (you can only get it at pet stores) and I scoop it out once a day. After I scoop it out, I sprinkle a generous amount of Arm and Hammer Kitty Litter Deodorizer into the litter and mix it in. I then take the clumped urine and feces outside to a trash dumpster rather than just throwing it in my trash can in my apartment. Once every two weeks or so, I dump all the litter out of the litter box, wash the litter box and then pour in fresh litter and deodorizer. Also, sometimes the food that cats eat can affect the smell. I feed my cat Science Diet, and it says on the label that it decreases odor. As I said, I've never had any odor problems at all, so maybe this will work for you, too.

  24. QUESTION:
    Why is my puppies breath so bad?
    I have a 7 week old black lab, I have had her almost a week now. Her breath is so bad I dont know if something is wrong with her or what. I know this is not puppy breath it smells like she has eaten a skunk or something. Also when we take her outside she seems to chew on grass.I have givin her dog bones that help with bad dog breath as well as toys and they dont do a thing for it. Please someone help me. This is horriable.

    • ANSWER:
      Most of us have smelled dog halitosis (bad breath) at one time or another. It is the result of the foul odor-producing bacteria buildup in a dog’s lungs, gut, or mouth. Chronic halitosis in a dog can indicate that it needs better dental care or there is a serious issue in its gastrointestinal tract, kidneys, or liver.

      Dog Breath Causes

      The more common serious issues are gum (periodontal) or dental disease, and generally the smaller a dog is, the more vulnerable it is to tartar and plague. There are more serious issues that are possible, but less common, which include more extreme medical problems in the mouth, gastrointestinal tract, organs, or respiratory system.

      Diagnosing Dog Breath

      One should normally bring his or her pet to the veterinarian to diagnose the reason behind the chronic bad breath. A vet can do a physical eam and laboratory work to pinpoint the problem. Come prepared with information on your dog’s diet, exercise routine, and behavioral habits.

      When Should I Take My Dog To The Vet?

      As soon as your dog’s breath has an unusual smell, bring it to the vet. Here are some symptoms:

      1. Unusually fruity/sweet breath can signify diabetes, especially if the dog has been drinking fluids and urinating more than usual.
      2. Dog breath that smells like urine can mean kidney disease.
      3. Bad breath along with vomiting, lack of appetite, and yellow-tinged corneas and/or gums can signify a liver problem.

      Dog Breath Cure

      Obviously, treatment depends on the cause of dog breath. If plaque is the cause, the dog may need a professional dental cleaning. If diet is the cause, then you should change what your dog is eating. If the cause of bad breath is related to gastrointestinal, liver, kidney, or lung issues, the vet should know the best route to take.

      Prevent Dog Breath

      Just because a dog is older does not mean that it is normal to have bad breath. Always take action and provide the best care that you can for your pet, as a method of prevention. Here are some good things to do:

      1. Bring the dog in for regular checkups at the vet to make sure it has no underlying medical issues.
      2. Have the vet monitor the condition of the dog’s teeth and breath.
      3. Provide the dog with a high-quality and easily digestible diet.
      4. Brush the dog’s teeth everyday if possible–or as frequently as you can if you cannot everyday. Be sure to brush with a toothpaste made for dog’s, since toothpaste for human’s can cause digestive problems in canines.
      5. Provide safe chew toys that encourage the natural process of chewing and teeth cleaning.
      6. Research dog treats that help with breath odor.
      7. Research dog oral health products to use at home and discuss them with your vet.

      Keep in mind that products designed to mask bad breath may not fix the cause of it. Also, most of these ideas discussed can also be used for cats.

  25. QUESTION:
    What would cause a person to smell like feces?
    i've known a guy since first grade and everyone knows he has always smelled like feces. his parents are not poor and i think he had fair hygene and he certainly knew about it because people made fun of him. years later to this day, he still smells like that. is there an underlying condition that he can't get rid of or something?

    • ANSWER:
      http://askwaltstollmd.com/archives/antiper.html

      "There is one other cause of body odor that has nothing to do with any of the above. If you have Leaky Gut Syndrome , your colon will leak fecal material back into your bloodstream and you will have a fecal odor in your breath and on your skin. There are only 4 ways the body has to excrete toxins: dead skin (including sweat), urine, stool and breath. If colon stuff gets back into your blood, those other sites will have that odor."
      Read more at http://forums.wrongdiagnosis.com/showthread.php?t=30402&ktrack=kcplink

  26. QUESTION:
    My dog chews my underwear and even after I wash them they still smell badly. How do I get rid of it?
    My room is normally locked and my daughter will sometimes leave the door open. When she does that my pug will get in and chew underwear or pajama bottoms whatever he can get ahold of. Its not a matter of picking things up etc because I normally have my room locked. The problem is that even after I wash the garment I can not get rid of the smell left behind after he chews it. Its like a strong ammonia scent. I have tried febreeze, enzyme soak, everything!

    • ANSWER:
      Pick up your dirty clothes!
      I can't imagine that your dog's saliva is making your underwear smell that bad. If your dog's breath smells like ammonia you need to get him to a vet.
      Ammonia is a smell normally associated with urine. Are you sure he's not peeing on it? Or do you have a cat?

      I don't mean to be offensive, but have you compared the smell to any non-chewed underwear? Unless he's urinating on it I think it might be in your head.

  27. QUESTION:
    What animal do you think has the worst smelling...?
    -poop?

    -breath?

    -urine?

    -vomit?

    -defense mechanism? (besides skunk please)

    ANSWER EACH QUESTION SEPARATELY (5 different answers)

    • ANSWER:
      poop:by far a dog
      breath:a dog
      urine:cat
      vomit:dog
      def mech:ferrets

  28. QUESTION:
    Is there any difference in blood or urine test between one drag of a ciggerrette and second hand smoke?
    I'm not allowed to smoke and I had blood and urine tests done to me, and I have not smoked ciggerettes in forever but I had just one drag... so my question is...

    1. Would just one drag of a ciggerrette still show up on a blood or urine test?

    2. And couldn't I just say it was second hand smoke if it did show up?

    • ANSWER:
      the only way it would show up is if that is what you are being tested for and even then, it may not.
      Are you talking about real cigarettes or grass?
      the nicotine in second hand smoke would be at lower levels but would still clearly BE nicotine. No magic changes because someone already sucked it in and then exhaled or because it came off the burning tip of the cigarette.
      My advice to you, as an ex 2 pack a day smoker is skip the "just one drag"
      It sucks to break the habit and is soooo damn expensive and does nothing for you at all.
      at least grass has medicinal properties.
      Regular tobacco offers nothing but an addiction that leaves you short of breath, stinky breath, everything you wear smells like a really bad cigar, chronic lung issues, chronic sinus issues, etc, etc, etc.
      I quit smoking 27 years ago and today, I am on prednisone and an inhaler because of permanant damage to my lungs so every time I get a cold, I need major help to just breath without my lungs feeling like they are on fire.

  29. QUESTION:
    Why do we get bad breath in the morning?
    Everytime people wake up, mouth literally has unpleasant smell to it. What's happening chemically?

    • ANSWER:
      And can anything be invented to prevent morning breath! Actually I think this is caused by gas in our stomache. Pretty disgusting.

      From the Mayo Clinic

      Eating foods containing volatile oils is another source of bad breath. Onions and garlic are the best known examples, but other vegetables and spices also can cause bad breath. After these foods are digested and the pungent oils are absorbed into your bloodstream, they're carried to your lungs and are given off in your breath until the food is eliminated from your body.

      Alcohol behaves in the same fashion, allowing the measurement of alcohol levels by breath tests. Alcohol itself has almost no odor, however. The characteristic smell on your breath is mainly the odor of other components of the beverage.

      Dental problems. Poor dental hygiene and periodontal disease can be a source of bad breath. If you don't brush and floss daily, food particles remain in your mouth, collecting bacteria and emitting hydrogen sulfur vapors. A colorless, sticky film of bacteria (plaque) forms on your teeth.

      If not brushed away, plaque can irritate your gums (gingivitis) and cause tooth decay. Eventually, plaque-filled pockets can form between your teeth and gums (periodontitis), worsening this problem — and your breath. Dentures that aren't cleaned regularly or don't fit properly also can harbor odor-causing bacteria and food particles.

      Dry mouth. Saliva helps cleanse and moisten your mouth. A dry mouth enables dead cells to accumulate on your tongue, gums and cheeks. These cells then decompose and cause odor. Dry mouth naturally occurs during sleep. It's what causes "morning breath." Dry mouth is even more of a problem if you sleep with your mouth open. Some medications as well as smoking can lead to a chronic dry mouth, as can a problem with your salivary glands.
      Diseases. Chronic lung infections and lung abscesses can produce very foul-smelling breath. Several other illnesses can cause a distinctive breath odor. Kidney failure can cause a urine-like odor, and liver failure may cause an odor described as "fishy." People with uncontrolled diabetes often have a fruity breath odor. Chronic reflux of stomach acids from your stomach (gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD) and a slight protrusion of the stomach into the chest cavity (hiatal hernia) also can produce bad breath.
      Mouth, nose and throat conditions. Bad breath is also associated with sinus infections because nasal discharge from your sinuses into the back of your throat can cause mouth odor. A child with bad breath may have a foreign object lodged in his or her nose. A bean or small item stuck in the nose can cause persistent nasal discharge and a foul odor. Strep throat, tonsillitis and mononucleosis can cause bad breath until the throat infection clears. Bronchitis and other upper respiratory infections in which you cough up odorous sputum are other sources of bad breath. Canker sores may be related to bad breath, especially if they accompany periodontal disease.
      Tobacco products. Smoking dries out your mouth and causes its own unpleasant mouth odor. Tobacco users are also more likely to have periodontal disease, an additional source of bad breath.
      Severe dieting. Dieters may develop unpleasant "fruity" breath from ketoacidosis, the breakdown of chemicals during fasting.

  30. QUESTION:
    what happens if you refuse to take a breath test?
    So Benson from the bears refused to take a breath test wnen pulled over for DUI.
    What happens?
    Will he automatically be convicted of DUI?
    Will he get out of the DUI because there is no proof?

    • ANSWER:
      The following is Pennsylvania law:

      If a police officer suspects DUI he will arrest you.

      He will then request that you submit to a blood, urine, or breath test.

      If you refuse the test your license will be suspended for 1 year to 18 months AUTOMATICALLY (even if you are found not guilty to DUI). If you ARE found guilty of DUI your refusal will cost you 12-18 months suspension PLUS more. If you are caught driving later while suspended you will have to pay a 0 fine and spend 90 days in jail.

      Your refusal of the test can also be used in your trial as evidence that you were drunk (sober people don't refuse the test, obviosuly).

      Also, if you ARE found guilty of the DUI after your refusal you will be fined more, jailed for longer, etc.

      Even with no evidence of what your blood alcohol content is, police will normally win the case by testifying to the smell, your balance, speech, eyes, coordination, etc.

      Finally, in PA there are different levels of punishisment for different levels of intoxication. If you refuse you are automatically sentenced as if you were the highest level of intoxication.

      I can truthfully say that at least in PA it is ALWAYS beneficial to take the test when requested.

      If you are under the limit you may not even get charged.
      If you are only slightly intoxicated you will get a less severe punishment.
      Even if you are WASTED you will avoid the extra long license suspension (and these are the easiest cases to prove without a blood alcohol level becuase you will be like a puddle spilling out of the car).

  31. QUESTION:
    Why does my breath and urine smell like hot dogs in the morning, serious question?

    Again this is a serious question, how dare you call me a troll! I hope you enjoy your two points LOSER!

    • ANSWER:
      I would see a doctor about this, and he/she may be able to refer you to an appropriate specialist. The only thing I can assure you is that you are not alone:

      http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/sym/breath_odor.htm
      http://ehealthforum.com/health/topic23752.html
      http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/sym/urine_odor.htm

      Lots of things have a smell of one sort or another that comes out in breath, urine or sweat. A lot of it is harmless and related to what we eat or natural body changes. But I know someone who died of cancer, so I can report that even THAT has a peculiar odor. So much so, that I heard of someone attempting to train a dog to use in early diagnosis.

  32. QUESTION:
    Has anyone ever noticed that their feet smell bad or worse than usual after drinking alot of alcohol?
    I don't mean when you are drunk, I mean the next day when you have hangover. My feet definitely smell bad when I've got a hangover and the alcohol is leaving my system. I've looked this up the net and I cant find anything about this. Has anyone else ever experienced this or is it just me?

    • ANSWER:
      Ever notice how you can smell someone who has drank alot? I mean not on their breath, you can smell them coming at you from a few feet. This is because a small portion of the alcohol you drank is being metabolized and then eliminated through sweating. It's metabolized in the liver and most of it leaves the body through urine and breathing but still a small portion is in your sweat.

  33. QUESTION:
    How do you remove bad smells from carpets?
    OK, so this sounds real stupid but a fish (cod in fact) was left on the carpet when it was removed from the freezer and forgot to be back in again.



    Now the place absolutely stinks and nothing seems to remove the smell. I have had to leave the house as it is not possible to breath. Have tried scrubbing with gallons of water, fabreeze, bathroom cleaner spray ...... etc but nothing seems to help. Andy ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Go to a pet supply store and get a bottle of Urine-Away or another pet stain cleaner. These are designed to break down biological substances in the carpet such as pee/poop/barf from pets, and will probably work on fish goo as well.

  34. QUESTION:
    Do you like the smell of your cats breath?
    I really enjoy the smell of my cat's breath. Like when I cuddle with my cat...I will occasionally sniff around his mouth. Actually I like the smell of all my cats that I have ever owned. But I can't stand the smell of a cat's breath that is not my cat...I literally gag! Isn't that strange?

    And no, my cat didn't swallow my weed..lol
    hahaha no, GO MCCAIN!

    • ANSWER:
      Forget the mints - start a dental hygiene plan for your cat.

      Go nose-to-nose with your sleeping cat and give her a loving sniff. If it's not sweet kitty breath that you know and love, but a stench that makes you wince, something may not be right. Just as the eyes may be windows into the soul, a kitty's breath may hint to her health.

      "A healthy cat's breath should not be offensive," says Eric Davis, DVM, a fellow of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry and director of the Dental Referral Service at Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine.

      Many Different Causes
      Bad breath, in fact, may indicate conditions from periodontal, kidney, respiratory or liver disease to diabetes, skin disease (involving tissue around the lips) or oral trauma, such as electric cord injury."However, by far, the most common problem associated with bad breath is periodontal disease," says Dr. Davis. "Just think how your breath would smell if you didn't brush your teeth for a week, months or even years."

      Without good dental care, this preventable disease is likely to cause pain, tooth loss, and infection that, in some cases, can spread to other organs. Without tooth brushing, a film called plaque adheres to the teeth. Over time, this film thickens and hardens, attracting even more plaque. The gums will swell with gingivitis, eventually leading to tissue and bone loss. Early stages of periodontal disease can be remedied with professional teeth cleaning, which would give your cat a fresh start, but plaque will build up again within days without regular tooth brushing.

      Another common cause of bad breath, however, is something caught in your cat's teeth or under her gums," says Dr. Davis. "Food or a strand of hair or string, for example, can get lodged in the little nooks and crannies between teeth and can decompose, soon infecting the surrounding tissue."

      Bad breath can also be a sign of diabetes if the breath is sweet, kidney disease if it's urine-like, or liver disease or an intestinal blockage if it's foul (see sidebar). Bad breath can also be the result of a mouth ulcer, mouth sores or even cancer.

      To prevent most cases of bad breath, brush your cat's teeth - ideally, every day - using tooth gel for felines. "Link the brushing to a treat, such as drinking water from a dripping faucet or a favorite canned food," advises Dr. Davis. "Just before the treat, you can apply a tiny amount of the gel onto a finger and gently apply it to the cat's teeth. Most cats will forgive your foolish human behavior to savor their desired food or beverage.

      Repeat this procedure every day for the first week to establish the new routine. Then, apply the gel a little further back in the mouth, but still without stressing the cat."
      If you grip your cat and jam a toothbrush down her throat, the battle is lost. Once the cat is tolerant of the gel on the finger prior to receiving the cherished item, try the same routine with the gel on the brush rather than the finger.

      Because cats hate having their mouths forcefully opened, simply stretch back the lips without opening the mouth. Don't bother the tongue side of the teeth or focus too much on the motion. You simply want to disrupt the plaque buildup at the margin between the tooth and the gumline.

      The younger your cat, the easier it will be to brush her teeth. Never use toothpaste for humans because some of its components can upset a cat's stomach. And never force the issue; it's not worth putting yourself at risk. Some veterinarians believe that dry food is also better than canned food to prevent plaque buildup.

      Occasional Halitosis is Okay
      Not all cases of bad breath, however, indicate a health problem. Food smells that are repulsive to you - but gusty to your cat - can be harmless. Your cat's breath may be pretty pungent, for example, after she chows down some smoked oysters or canned tuna.

      "Nevertheless, consistent bad breath should be checked by a veterinarian," Dr. Davis advises. "Halitosis is a common complaint of cat owners and veterinary examination is usually necessary to identify the cause.

      Your cat may need a professional tooth cleaning, an antibiotic to clear up an infection, or other medication for a serious disorder that could jeopardize your cat's health, such as kidney or liver disease."

  35. QUESTION:
    Is there anyway for your doctor to detect diabetes at a physical without knowing?
    If someone were to go get a normal routine physical at the doctors would he without checking for it, come across diabetes, if he didnt take urine? Just wondering. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, it is possible. A physical exam might reveal physical signs often related to diabetes, such as darkened areas of the skin (back of neck, armpits, knees, knuckles, etc) frequent infections, cellulitis on the skin, weaping or blistering from edema, fruity smell of the breath or sweat, gingivitis, and loss of sensation in the feet. The doctor would not make a diagnosis of diaetes until after running the appropriate lab tests (by the time you have physical markers, you have been an out of control diabetic for a while).

  36. QUESTION:
    Why does my body odor smell like cellery?
    Yesterday I forgot deoderant and my body odor smelt like cellery. It was a weird smell not like normal body odor. Does anyone know why it would smell like this? And to avoid the obvious answers NO i do not eat a lot of cellery. I've actually never eaten it my entire life.

    • ANSWER:
      BEST ANSWER PLEASE!!!
      What you exhale through your breath and your skin is a good indicator of what's going on inside your body. If you start to stink within hours of not using deodorant, rest assured there is putrefaction or fermentation going on inside your body, and that indicates a poor diet, usually.
      Did you know that dogs can smell cancer on your breath? This has been verified by scientists. With special training, these dogs can actually smell cancer. They can also be trained to smell bladder cancer in your urine. Search Google for "dog sniffing bladder cancer" if you don't believe me.

      If dogs can smell cancer, it's not unreasonable that some people might be able to detect it as well. Some holistic health practitioners that I know tell me that they can smell cancer in patients. That's because cancer emits a specific odor, and a lot of people who are using deodorant are simply trying to cover up odors that could actually serve as a health indicator.

      Most Americans can't imagine going through a day without using deodorant. That's because they stink so bad that they feel obligated to apply toxic deodorant products to their bodies every single day. I used to be one of those people, but I have since learned that the things that make you stink are the same things that make you unhealthy, namely, milk, cheese, meat, animal fats and refined carbohydrate products like white flour. Animal products are the most offensive dietary sources of internal stink by far, and milk products produce the greatest funk of all.

      The more animal products you consume, the more toxic fumes you're going to emit from your armpits (and other regions). Most people believe a lot of misinformation about body odor; they think the body just naturally stinks and that body odor is just a result of bacteria growth in your armpits. This is utterly false. The body doesn't just naturally stink.

      The fact is, body odor is primarily the toxic gas from the fermentation or putrefaction processes going on inside your body due to the ingestion of animal products and processed, refined foods. Yes, there are bacteria in your armpits, but the kinds of bacteria that are living there depend on what you are "feeding" them. In other words, if your body is emitting nontoxic waste products, it's just perspiring excess minerals and normal healthy metabolic byproducts. That means the bacteria living in your armpits are not going to be as offensive as the ones that might be living there if your skin is emitting toxic byproducts of animal product digestion.

      I encourage you to take the 48-hour no-deodorant test, because it really will tell you something about your internal health. If you find that, during the 48 hours, you can't stand being around yourself because of your own body odor, then that's a strong indicator that it's time to start changing what you eat.

      Americans love to cover up symptoms rather than address their root cause. We like shortcuts, and it's a lot easier and quicker to apply a paste of aluminum salts to our armpits than actually clean up our metabolic processes. Americans are typically very hesitant to make lifestyle changes that require giving up their favorite foods, which might be chicken fried steak, a milkshake or a grilled cheese sandwich. Americans don't want to give that up and, as a result, they are dying from completely preventable metabolic diseases with names like breast cancer, diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer's disease and atherosclerosis.

      Detecting the presence of these diseases is easier than you might think. You don't need thousands of dollars in laboratory tests to know that something is wrong (although lab tests can certainly be handy in confirming their presence). All you have to do is to assess your own smell. If your body stinks, that's a sure sign that there is something rancid going on inside, and disease processes are inevitably underway. Think about it: If you small that bad on the outside, imagine what's going on inside!

      You know who has the cleanest bodies of all? Raw food vegans. Clean bodies, clear heads, open channels. Check out folks like Dr. Gabriel Cousens at the Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center if you want to learn how to revolutionize your body, mind and spirit by starting with healthful food choice.

      Your body's metabolic engine
      Your body is a metabolic engine, and the exhaust of the engine is determined by what you are feeding the engine. You know how it's difficult to breathe if you're driving behind a diesel truck? The diesel exhaust is the result of the dirty fuels. In the body of a person who eats dirty food fuels (like animal products), there is similarly a horrible exhaust emitted from many different exhaust locations, including the tailpipe. What you emit is a very good indicator of your overall level of health.
      If you do change your foods and clean up your food fuels, you could potentially save yourself from many different degenerative diseases. Just as importantly, you'll avoid using the toxic ingredients found in deodorant products, many of which contain cancer-causing and liver-damaging chemicals. There is no requirement that chemicals used in deodorant products have to be proven safe for humans, by the way.

      In terms of nutritional supplements, the best "cleaning" supplements that can reduce your body odor are chlorella and parsley. The culinary spice cilantro also does a great job. Chlorophyll works wonders for cleaning your blood of toxins. But none of these can completely counteract the metabolic byproducts of consuming animal products.

      I've even found that whey protein, including the clean, organic whey proteins, still result in "dirty" metabolic processes that produce odor. Brown rice protein, however, is clean. (I recommend the Nutribiotic brand.) Other strategies for cleaning out your system including buying a Vitamix and blending up a fresh raw foods shake each morning. Be sure to use greens such as celery and cucumber, along with various fruits or superfood powders.

      And above all, if you want to eliminate body odor for life, avoid cheese, milk and dairy products. They make you smell like "milk and butter." The smell of these products is so bad that when U.S. soldiers were shipped off to Vietnam in the 1960's, the Vietcong could actually smell them thanks to their American diets. New arrivals were often put on new diets based on local cuisine simply to rid their bodies of the milk-and-butter smell, thereby reducing the risk of being literally sniffed out by the enemy.

      The Vietcong knew what few Americans will admit: We stink of dairy products. And then we buy toxic chemicals to cover up the smell, then douse on more perfume or cologne to create the illusion that we're actually clean-smelling folks. But remember: Unless you eat a healthy diet, you're only one shower away from being intolerable

  37. QUESTION:
    what would cause your neck and head to smell of sour/burnt urine eaven after a thorogh wash? Glands? Cancer?
    He has a sour, warm smell of urine or burnt amonia around his upper body, espessially head and neck. Has had for about 2 months. Showers every day and generally clean person. Deffenetely not his usual smell. Could this be a sign of an illness? Smells even straight after shower, but grows stronger as hours pass. Not sweat, bad breath or bad hygene. Smells pungent and repelling when very close up, although he can't smell it himself.

    • ANSWER:
      It could just be sweat. try using a different soap/ shampoo and taking cooler showers, see if that helps.
      Other than that, is he on any medications? or eating any pungent foods? (some of the chemicals can come out in sweat)

      -This may be a stretch, but sometimes kidney failure can cause the person to smell like that, (uremia).

  38. QUESTION:
    How to prevent bad breath in dogs?
    I love my dog...and he likes me a lot....only thing is, that he has awful breath (blah!) is there anyway to make it less smelly??? lol thanx!

    • ANSWER:
      Before you can prevent bad breath, you have to figure out why his breath smells so bad. This could be multiple things:

      Dental Decay-
      Simply brushing your dogs teeth once a week with a dog toothbrush and dog toothpaste can help. Or give them a raw knuckle bone to chew (I used to brush 2X's a week to keep the brown off and now I havent brushed my dogs teeth in 7months, thanks to raw bones!)

      Is their something in his mouth? Grass, sticks, fur, ect stuck in his teeth? If so remove them and wa la better breath!

      Anal Glands
      Does his breath smell fishy? If so he has probably been licking his "behind", and has just expressed his anal glands. (worst ever bad breath in my opinion)

      Diabetes:
      If their is a fruity or nail polish smell then you need to go to a vet ASAP, your dog may be diabetic.

      Kidney Disease:
      Sour Urine smell. Vet time.

      So now if its not a more serious problem that needs vet attention you can buy dog breath mints or dog biscuit that have a mint smell when eaten, or dog breath spray. Only buy products made for dogs, human mints and spray can harm your dog. Go to a pet store and you will find many options. Having the dog drink some water may also help cut back bad breath alittle in some cases.

      just some options at Petsmart: ( copy/paste, links dont work for level 1)

      http://www.petsmart.com/search/index.jsp?kwCatId=&kw=dog%20breath&origkw=dog%20breath&sr=1

  39. QUESTION:
    What's the best cat food for a kitty with bad dental issues? His breath is stankin!?
    We just adopted a 8 year old male kitty from a shelter and the only health issue is that he has a lot of tartar on his teeth. We will have to schedule a vet appointment to get that taken care of but in the meantime his breath is so smelly - poor little guy! Poor US! He loves to lick! We don't want to give him anything too crunchy because we think he recently lost a tooth and his mouth is sensitive (he swallows his food whole).

    • ANSWER:
      Floss with an ox. The next time you make oxtail soup, give your pet the cooked oxtail. Dr. Dorn says the tail's tendons and fibers help massage the teeth and gums and may help clean those hard-to-reach places.

      Quell it with carrots. A little bit of raw carrot, given as a midday treat, can act as a mild-mannered tooth scraper, scouring away stink-causing plaque, says Cheryl Schwartz, D.V.M., a veterinarian in private practice in Oakland, California.

      Reach for a spray. There are mouth sprays for dogs and cats, which do the same thing as the minty sprays people use. "They're purely cosmetic," says Dr. Shipp. But cosmetic isn't such a bad thing when your pet's breath is petrifying.

      Can the canned food. "Switching to dry food may help to improve mouth odor, because it scrapes the surface of the teeth," says Lisa Freeman, D.V.M., clinical instructor and a fellow in clinical nutrition at the Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in North Grafton, Massachusetts.

      Nix nibbling. If you allow your pet to munch on her food throughout the day, the harmful bacteria in her mouth are always active, says Dr. Dorn. He advises picking up your pet's food bowl if she doesn't finish her meal within 30 minutes to an hour. "If you only feed a dog once or twice a day, you only feed the bacteria once or twice a day," Dr. Dorn says.

      Rice to the occasion. Whole grains, like cooked brown rice, can help food move along the digestive tract more readily, says Dr. Schwartz. "Better digestion can play a role in better breath," she says. She recommends replacing a small portion of your pet's regular food with rice at every meal.

      Scrap the scraps. Breath often reflects the diet, and if you're feeding your dog or cat things like leftover spaghetti flavored with lots of garlic, you may have found the cause of her bad breath.

      Go for the green. Chlorophyll tablets can aid digestion and sweeten your pet's breath, says Dr. Schwartz.

      Or blast it with black. The next time you're choosing biscuits for your pet, opt for the black variety. They may not be as pretty as the pinks or golds, but they usually have one thing the others don't -- a dash of charcoal. Charcoal is a binding agent that can absorb bad odors. But don't go overboard, since charcoal can also bind up essential nutrients. Limit treats to one or two a day, vets advise.

      Suspicious Odors
      Just as the eyes are windows to the soul, the mouth is a window to your pet's health. While a little stinky breath usually isn't cause for alarm, there are a few serious conditions that can cause distinct mouth odors, says Albert S. Dorn, D.V.M., professor of surgery at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in Knoxville. In fact, your vet can often make a preliminary diagnosis based on your pet's breath. Here are some examples.

      A sweet, fruity scent could indicate diabetes, especially if your pet is drinking or urinating more than usual and is losing weight. A urine-like smell might mean kidney disease, particularly if it's accompanied by increased thirst and urination and decreased appetite. A mouth odor that vets simply describe as foul, when accompanied by vomiting, loss of appetite, swelling of the abdomen or yellowing of the eyes or gums, could indicate a liver disorder.

      Good luck!

  40. QUESTION:
    How are dogs trained to detect cancer?
    I've heard that dogs can detect certain cancers in either urine or the breath. But how do they teach them? Like how do they teach them what 'cancer' smells like? Or is it just by instinct.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      I was watching a TV show, and they talked about the first dog who taught herself to sniff out the cancer cells.

      Others they teach with some samples of actual cancer put into veils, and then placed on a long work area, about 10' long with separated buckets about 2' apart. Then the dog picks out the right sample, and gets it's reward - to play with a toy or something.

      Another system - call it a little more advanced is to put small tissue samples on the back of band aids, then place them on a test subject wearing a swimsuit. The dog sniffs out the band-aids with the cancer cells, not the other ones with something like ham or whatever.

      One time they had a dog repeatedly go back to a "non-cancer" test area. So they tested that patient again, and found cancer in that person.

      Good Luck!

  41. QUESTION:
    how to cure stomach virus and bad breath?
    Hi, after kissing my gf i developed some stomach virus.. It extremely hurts, what can i do about that? My breath also smells now, is that a result of the virus... what can i do to cure it?

    • ANSWER:
      U may try oil pulling to cleanse Ur affected/infected mouth and acupressure techniques & natural remedies for the socalled stomach virus, if any.

      ACUPRESSURE TECHNIQUES:
      'health in ur hands' by Dr.Devendra Vora vol.i & ii. Available all over the globe & in all Indian Languages + Braille lipi, Germany and the French. Dr.Vora, the world renowned Acupressurist, an octogenarian and the Bhishma Pithamaha of acupressure in India, wrote the books, after treating and caused to treat more than 150000 cases of Cancer, HIV/AIDS, Diabetes, and many other most dreaded diseases---Dr.Devendra Vora has analysed that pressure applied on certain points located on the palms and soles helps to stimulate all organs of the body, prevents disease and assists in maintaining good health. Acupressure also helps to diagnose, prevent and cure diseases like common cold, Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Migraine, Paralysis, and even cancer, HIV/AIDS. Autism, SThalassemia, Muscular Dystrophy, all brain and spinal cord affected diseases.

      Utility—Blocked energy + toxins shall be moved from all Ur internal organs to purge in the normal drainage system, i.e., urine, feces, sweat, cough, menses[ladies], vomitting and all the organs shall function upto optimal levels.

      With ur thumb, press ur/his/her palms and soles, wrists and ankles on both sides. Suppose pain is felt while pressing a particular point in the palm/sole, u have to press the surrounding area—just like u r pumping out air from that painful point. The blocked energy in any internal organ, be it lungs, heart, stomach, kidneys, pancreas, liver, etc., shall be released along with toxins if any. As a last point u must press middle part of each palm/sole; so that toxins, if any, shall be excreted/purged through urine without affecting the kidneys.
      It should be done in an empty stomach or after 2 hours after meals. With this, all the endocrine glands and their hormonal secretions shall be regulated. All internal organs shall function up to optimal levels.
      PS-To ensure 100% cure in respect of early diagnosed cases and maximum cure in regards to late stages of Cancer/HIV/AIDS, many other most dreaded diseases etc., one should comply with all the stipulated instructions most scrupulously like rituals. No costs/hopitalization/side effects.Domiciliary treatment is enough.

      ALOE VERA JUICE:
      U may try aloe vera juice safely. Dosage: 30 ml. + 1 tsp of honey t.d.s.
      No trace of glucose in aloe vera juice.

      WHEAT GRASS POWDER:
      Dosage: 1 tsp [3 gms.] of powder + 3 drops of honey with a cup of hot water in an empty stomach in the morning. For a day or two the patient may pass green stools to purge-out toxins. No worry.
      ===============================================================

      OIL PULLING:

      Utility--- removes toxins from the body, more so from the mouth, gums, teeth, stomach, cervix, uterus, lungs, heart, liver, intestines, ears, brain, etc., etc.
      . However, U may use sun flower oil, ground nut oil or til oil, rice bran oil, mustard oil, etc.Procedure: Every morning, in an empty stomach, take 2 tsp of cooking oil.
      [saturated fatty acids and oils should not be used, like, Dalda/Vanaspati, coconut oil or ghee] and put it in Ur mouth and rinse it for 10 minutes; until it becomes white liquid. Spit it out and then rinse with luke warm water and then brush Ur teeth

  42. QUESTION:
    Is it ok to breath in fumes from guinea pig cage?
    I have newspaper in the bottem of the cage with the pungent kind of bedding over it. The cage is really musty smelling. I think the newspaper is responsible for much of the odor. I know you have to expect that a cage is going to smell a bit but newspaper has chemicals in the ink. The guinea pig is breathing it in, I'm breathing it in all night, and my dog is breathing it in.
    I clean the cage every thursday, but guinea pigs do poop and pee a lot.

    • ANSWER:
      Never use cedar chips as the oils in the will eat at their feet and lungs. Paper is not a good bedding if you are only changing the cage weekly for the very reason you speak of.Go to my You Tube site and view Feed and Seed.

      http://www.youtube.com/user/GuineaPigPersonals

      I show you how to purchase a 12 cubic food bag of kiln dried pine shavings for only .00.I know a lot of people misunderstand pine shavings and think they are not safe for your guinea pigs but I am here to tell you I have used the for 32+ years with no problems and the only thing my exotic vet has said is my guinea pigs always smell good!!

      We clean our cages every Wednesday and Saturday, by doing this we only have to remove a little bit of wet bedding in their potty corner but most of the bedding can stay in the cage as it is not wet or dirty. I have 4 24" by 47" cages on the main floor and one of those bags lase me a month.Since I made that video several years ago I now pay .00 for that bag of shavings. In a pet store you will pay .00 for a bag 1/2 that size. I also show you how to purchase hay for less them .00 which is way more quantity them you pay '00 in the pet store and it is very fresh.

      The fums can give your guinea pigs an upper respiratory infection and it is not the best thing for you. I react to the urine so I am very careful not to let it build up.

  43. QUESTION:
    What animal do you think has the worst smelling...?
    THIS IS NOT A MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTION! ANSWER EACH PART AS IT'S OWN QUESTION.

    Which animal do you think has the worst smelling...

    -poop?

    -urine?

    -breath?

    -vomit?

    -environment?

    • ANSWER:
      poop? cow...if their gas blows holes in the ozone, their crap can't be a party

      urine? fox

      breath? beluga whale

      vomit? sticking with the beluga whale...if the breath is the worst from diet, it's gotta be worse the second time around

      environment? dung beetle

  44. QUESTION:
    we just got a teacup chihuahua and its very tiny for a 3yr old can you give me some advice?
    her teeth are very brown and her breath smells oh so bad. and all she likes to do is lick your face. she piddles like a male dog and her urine is very strong yellow so it stains bad if you dont get to it quick to clean it up. does anyone own one?

    • ANSWER:
      You need to get her checked by a vet, if you haven't already. Bring a urine sample. And it sounds like she needs a dental cleaning, big time.

      More info-- where did you get the dog? Does she have known health problems?

  45. QUESTION:
    Is this a symptom of kidney failure/disease?
    So I posted a question earlier and people are a bit confused, and so am I.

    So here's my question, is breath that smells like urine a symptom of kidney disease?

    • ANSWER:
      I suggest he visit pay the doctor a visit. Kidney disease can present with halitosis resembling urine or even "fishy." It also could be what you ate or your oral hygine goodluck

  46. QUESTION:
    What animal do you think has the worst smelling...?
    THIS IS NOT A MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTION! ANSWER EACH PART AS IT'S OWN QUESTION

    What animal do you think has the worst smelling...?

    -poop?

    -urine?

    -breath?

    -vomit?

    -environment?

    • ANSWER:
      Poop - elephants

      Urine - cattle

      Breath - camels

      Vomit - humans

      Environment - pigs, if you're counting domestic animals. A sty full of pigs reeks! If you're after natural environments, swamps can be pretty smelly.

  47. QUESTION:
    What to do about the odor from high blood sugar?
    My husband has type 1 diabetes (for 15 years) and I am seemingly pregnant all the time and have a super powerful nose. He had an extremely high blood sugar the other day...meter wouldn't read it...and has been putting off that intense acetone/ammonia/chemical odor for days now. It will typically wear off sooner or later but I wonder if anyone else deals with this as frequently as me and if anyone know how to get rid of it faster? Anyone??? Why does it even smell like that?

    • ANSWER:
      Everyone with diabetes needs to know how to recognize and treat ketoacidosis. Ketones travel from the blood into the urine and can be detected in the urine with ketone test strips available at any pharmacy. Ketone strips should always be kept on hand, but stored in a dry area and replaced as soon as they become outdated. Measurement of Ketones in the urine is very important for diabetics with infections or on insulin pump therapy due to the fact it gives more information than glucose tests alone.

      Check the urine for ketones whenever a blood sugar reading is 300 mg/dl or higher, if a fruity odor is detected in the breath, if abdominal pain is present, if nausea or vomiting is occurring, or if you are breathing rapidly and short of breath. If a moderate or large amount of ketones are detected on the test strip, ketoacidosis is present and immediate treatment is required.

      Symptoms for hyperglycemic hyperosmolar syndrome are linked to dehydration rather than acidosis, so a fruity odor to the breath and stomach upset are less likely.

  48. QUESTION:
    Is there a correlation between kidney function and body odor?
    I need to see a neurologist. The doctor is concerned about my kidneys. My family is concerned about my strong odor. Is there a connection between kidney function and body odor? Please let me know. Thank you.
    Dominee does depression play a part in this?

    • ANSWER:
      yes - when your kidneys do not function properly waste products and excess fluid then build up inside the body and can cause a foul body odor and breath that smells like urine.

      You would usually have symptoms like persistent fatigue or shortness of breath; loss of appetite; increasingly higher blood pressure; pale skin; excessively dry, persistently itchy skin.

      #1 & 2 causes for bad body odor are Diet and hormone level. **ALCOHOL consumption is included in diet...as well as all other beverages like soda and sugary juices.

      If you have no other real symptoms ... i would put money on diet.

  49. QUESTION:
    What is the best alcohol to drink?
    I need to know what alcohol to drink that will get me buzzed without my boss being able to smell it on my breath.

    • ANSWER:
      urine

  50. QUESTION:
    My mother told me that sometimes my breath smells sweet. What could be causing this?
    She said my Dad has noticed the same thing?

    • ANSWER:
      Fruity smelling breath may be a symptom of diabetes.."Another problem that diabetes can cause comes from your body’s inability to get glucose to the cells that need it. If it is deprived of its main fuel source, your body will launch into a backup plan: burning fat for energy. The breakdown products of the process, called ketones, can accumulate in your blood, and eventually in your urine. One type of ketone, called acetone, has a fruity smell; if you’re making ketones, you’ll likely have fruity "acetone breath." (Since acetone is a key ingredient in nail-polish remover, it might better be called "nail-polish-remover breath.")"

breath smells like urine

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