Dog Breath Smells Like Urine

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. 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.

  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:
    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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. 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

  11. 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!

  12. QUESTION:
    When a dog goes in for an operation?
    What is that smell they have about them when they come out. It only lasts for the night.

    Is it the anaesthetic?
    Is it coming from their breath or there skin.
    Why?
    I hate the smell it makes me feel ill but I am curious to know what it is?
    Edit : I am not sure where exactly it comes from as like I said it makes me feel sick. You can smell it when the dog is in the car not reallly at home because there is more fresh air I suppose.

    I smelt the same thing when she was spayed and when she had a lump removed.

    • ANSWER:
      Dot,

      When a dog undergoes anesthsia, the anesthetic gets into all of their body systems. There are actually 2 components to anesthesia- 1 acts as a paralyzer. It paralyzes the muscles to that you can't move. It's also to keep the muscles from spasming during the surgery. The second component is the actually medication that causes you to go to sleep. These medications are easily absorbed by the body, and do hang out a while.

      I don't know the specifics, but the smell is your dog's body's way of excreting the medication. Everything that goes in the body comes out somehow, somewhere. Some comes out in your urine, some in feces, some in your breath, some in sweat. But, it all must come out somewhere.

      Hope your baby is doing well!

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know the symptoms of diabetes in dogs?
    I have a 15 year old Beagle who has stopped eating today, I made him chicken and he only ate 4-5 pieces. All he seems to do is hang around his water bowl, he's restless to, and losing weight.
    Is there any holistic way to treat him?

    • ANSWER:
      Signs of canine diabetes are dogs that urinate more frequently than normal and also appear to have an insatiable thirst. Both of these symptoms are caused by the dogs kidneys attempting to excrete the extra glucose through urine, and pulling water from the blood stream to do so. This causes dehydration and the insatiable thirst. They may lose weight constantly, as their body is opting to take energy from fats and proteins instead of from the glucose. Weakness, depression, and anxiety may result if the dog gets to the point where it is taking too much energy from fats and proteins. Some dogs also develop cataracts on the eyes very quickly and suddenly. Vomiting can be a common symptom as well. Some dogs also exhibit rapid breathing with odd smelling breath. Smelling the breath and noticing an acetone smell is also a tell-tale sign of canine diabetes. You can have a veterinarian verify the diagnosis by performing a blood test.

      For more information on the best diet for your dog , go to http://www.mydogdiet.info

  16. QUESTION:
    How can i get my dog to be smellin less nasty?
    I know i know dogs are like always smelly
    But i always bathe her every wednesday but when i take her out i want her to be smellin good and right now she smells bad how can i make her smell less bad but without bathing her becuz dog skin gets super rough soooo

    • ANSWER:
      Find out why she tends to smell unpleasant so quickly. It could be her breath: She "cleans" herself and makes her coat stink. This could be easily fixed OTC. Older dogs tend to have a problem with this.
      Some breeds are smelly. My ex-wife briefly owned a cocker spaniel. That dog was foul. It is my understanding that some dogs have glands that can cause unpleasant odors. Check with you vet.
      If your dog is always inside, this could be a hygiene issue. Do you suspect it is from urine or feces? Once again, this could be a problem with an older dog.
      I have two mixed breeds (Chief is St. Bernard and Collie and Biscuit is a classic mutt). They are bigger dogs and roam free around my home. The biggest problem I have is they tend to roll in scat. Since my wife keeps horses, this can be a problem if the dung isn't cleaned up quickly. I bathe the dogs about every 10 days. As long as I keep the horse poop out of our yard, my dogs stay pretty clean (... save for when they happen to kill a possum or rabbit... horrible breath!).
      I wish you and your dog the best! I hope you find a reasonable solution. Good luck!

  17. 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.

  18. QUESTION:
    My son would like a rat for his birthday-any advice on what types of things to consider when looking for one?
    I bought him a rat last year, but we had to take it back to the pet shop because it was biting so much. Should we avoid pet shops and go to a breeder? Should we get a baby rat or one that's a little bit older? Boy or girl? How can we make it comfortable when first bringing it home so that it's not freaked out too much? I'd really appreciate any advice you experienced rat-handlers could give.

    • ANSWER:
      There is no doubt about it, rats make great pets! They are intelligent, inquisitive and affectionate little animals, rats are also low maintenance and low cost, which gives just about everybody who loves animals the opportunity to own a fun pet.
      Rats generally bite as a last resort and are usually given too much opportunity to do so when the handler is unsure and hesitant.
      Rats are naturally prey animals, this means that anything bigger than it will probably have it for dinner. To better understand a rat, you should observe it and it's reactions to you and it's environment and any other existing circumstances.
      Choosing a rat as a pet is not as hard as people think. It is no different to choosing a dog or a cat as a companion animal. The main key is to first look for a healthy animal.

      The eyes should be large, round, clean and full of life, the coat sleek and glossy ( if the rat is a rex, the coat will be curly) younger rats will have more of a fluffy downing, but the hair should still be clean and soft.
      There should be no red staining around the paws, eyes, ears, or through the coat, and no urine staining around the genitals. Rat droppings should be firm and pelleted, with little smell.
      A sick rat will demonstrate a huffed up withdrawn state, staining around the eyes, ears and through the coat, particularly around the back of the neck. Urine stains may also be present with yellowing around the genitals with a possible redness to the skin of the vulva or penis area.
      Avoid rats that snuffle sneeze or rattle when they breath, as this could lead to future respiratory problems. Unusual soft or hard lumps anywhere on the body could lead to tumors, so avoid rats that have them.
      Not only do you want a healthy rat in body, you will want it to be healthy in the mind. Look for a rat that is curious about you and everything else that is around them.
      Rats that huddle with their backs into the corner usually are feeling threatened and may bite, this is usually due to lack of handling and will also demonstrate jumping, squealing and making a run for it when attempting to handle them.
      A well socialized rat will approach you, grasp your fingers and sniff you all over following your wondering hand about the enclosure, this is what you want in a pet. The rat should let you gently scoop it up into your hand without a fuss and continue on with investigating you. If the rat cleans itself or chatters (ruxing), then it is relaxed and comfortable with the situation at hand, this is a good sign that you have found a friend that is right for you.
      If you want an animal you can train or bond with you, it is best to choose a rat kitten that is 5 to 8 weeks of age. Although I have found that even adopting older rats can have just as many rewards and strong bonding friendships. Remember, a rat is a smart animal and will learn anything no matter what their age.
      If in doubt on how to choose a healthy pet, it is good to visit a number of ratteries, and compare the differences in appearance and behavior.

      Good luck 2nd time around.

  19. 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?

  20. QUESTION:
    What can I give my dog that won't make her sick, but will give her good smelling breathe?
    I really don't want to pay anything I would like to find something around the house! do you have any suggestions...

    • ANSWER:
      If your dog has bad breath just from having slights amount of plaque and tartar brushing the dog's teeth may help, but make sure you are using a toothpaste for pets. Human toothpaste contains too many chemicals that are not meant for swallowing. Some chews can help with breath such as Greenies, CET chews and CET Hextra chews. There are some water additives and oral rinses that can also be used.

      If the dog has bad breath from severe dental issues using those product will only mask the issue. For severe dental issues, you shoulf have the teeth cleaned, evaluated, and have the severely diseased teeth removed to get rid of the smell. The smell in this case is from disease (pus and infection) as it is from the bacteria building up plaque and tartar.

      If your dog has a habit of eating its own stool and its making the breathe smell bad, using products to stop this behavior would be beneficial. Picking up the stools before the dog can eat them will help too.

      If your dog's breath smell a lot like urine, it needs a check up. Dogs with kidney issues and sometimes diabetes will develop a unique breath smell. Without treating the underlying disease, the smell will not go away.

      Most things have to be purchased that are made for dogs to help with bad breathe, so I am not sure anything you have at home now will help.

  21. QUESTION:
    what is an enzyme I could add to dog food?
    what kind of enzyme would i give a dog to help remove urine smelling breath?

    • ANSWER:

  22. QUESTION:
    why is my 10 year old cocker peeing all over the house?
    he only gets water one time a day and it is not much b/c I just can't take the peeing anymore. It is too cold to leave him outside. Is it the age of the dog? We've gone thru many changes in the house, is he having a hard time adjusting to that? I CAN"T TAKE IT and am really trying not to get rid of him but this is ridiculous. HELP! anyone have suggestions?
    ok, first off, thanks for the HELPFUL answers. As for the useless remarks, come walk a day in my shoes and perhaps you can have the right to make them comments that you have. I have a full time job, two young children, a house/dog/family business to run while my HUSBAND is currently in IRAQ so therefore, I do what I can WHICH IS WALK MY DOG and do the best that I CAN. This is my first pet and yes although he is 10 I am still not all that familiar with the things I should do for him. I do not WITHHOLD water from him, he gets it in the morning or at night. He still pees all day long so therefore he is not dehydrated or he wouldn't go. Thought this was a board for sensible answers not those that sit home all day with nothing to do. But thanks!
    ok, first off, thanks for the HELPFUL answers. As for the useless remarks, come walk a day in my shoes and perhaps you can have the right to make them comments that you have. I have a full time job, two young children, a house/dog/family business to run while my HUSBAND is currently in IRAQ so therefore, I do what I can WHICH IS WALK MY DOG and do the best that I CAN. This is my first pet and yes although he is 10 I am still not all that familiar with the things I should do for him. I do not WITHHOLD water from him, he gets it in the morning or at night. He still pees all day long so therefore he is not dehydrated or he wouldn't go. Thought this was a board for sensible answers not those that sit home all day with nothing to do. But thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      C'mon AJ - he's getting on in years!! His kidneys are probably not functioning the way they should - and STOP withholding water from him - that's just plain cruel. You really should take him to the vet and get him checked out; may be a simple remedy for the constant urination. If his breath smells somewhat like urine, it is his kidneys. Please check with the vet and get him some meds. Patience AJ, patience - he's old!

  23. QUESTION:
    how do you know if a dog has manes / or something wrong?
    My new dog keeeps showing her teeth and not consistantly I mean just ever now and then. Her eyes are glossed I think or scary. She pooped in the house and her piss stinks and breath like fish HELP?

    • ANSWER:
      >>>>>>>>>>>>>It sounds to me as if she just needs time to adjust in her new home & time to know that she is safe there.Spend alot of time with her & give tons of comfort & love & praise.I think she has a sight problem that comes with age .Teach her that she has to go outside to do her duty,Take her out there often until she is used to that.You will notice that there will be a specific time of day that she needs to go.Usually in the morning or after she eats & before bed.Her urine may smell due to diabetes (that would also explain the cloudy eyes but not nessessarily the reason) When a dog has diabetes where the glucose (sugar)level is too high ,,it will spill out in her urine & look crystalized.Do have her checked for diabetes & learn more about this.Some diabetes (sugar level can be too low,,but yours may have too high of sugar.Does the urine look like crystals in it? They also sell chicken flavored toothpaste @ the vet.Doggie biscuits after eating helps clean the teeth.Please take the dog to the vet (find a vet that you can trust) for a complete exam so that you know what you are dealing with if anything.

  24. QUESTION:
    Why is my dog all of a sudden lethargic, and won't eat dry food?
    My dog Applejack all of a sudden about 5 days ago started walking very slow, has a hard time getting up, is very lethargic/un energetic, and stopped eating his food. He is 10 years old, and has had a surgery for bladder stones about a year ago. He is now eating Science Diet U/D and takes Citra Vet for his urine pH and that is ALL he can have. Ever since his surgery a year ago, he has been fine. Energetic, happy, still slept a lot cause he's old, but he had his spunky moments and loved to play up until 4 days ago. I took a urine sample down to my vet and they ran it and there were NO signs of crystals, thank God. But since his behavior was so odd they told me to keep watching him. I got him Science Diet U/D canned to see if he would eat that instead of dry food and he's eating it right up, which is great, but the canned is so much more expensive so I am having to mix it with his dry food and mush up the dry food as well. When I mixed it, I have to set there and hand feed it to him, he will not eat willingly. I don't know if he is just burnt out on the food, or what, but with him acting so tired/weak, I can't help but think there is something else wrong.
    Applejack has always had bad teeth as well, and horrible breath. But when I was giving him his pills after he ate, I smelled a stranger smell than his bad breath. Could he be having something going on with his mouth? If so, why would a mouth problem cause him to be tired/weak/ and being slow??
    My vet told me to bring him in next week if he's still acting funny, but thats a vet visit + lab work which is close to 0 that we don't have right now. We will do what we have to do..this dog is like my child and I will do anything I can for him...but if I could get any kind of answers/suggestions or help before going to the vet I would greatly appreciate it. My vet would barely tell me anything unless I brought him in. I'd just like to at least know the possibilities of what is wrong.

    Additional info: Also. We started dog sitting my mother in laws dog last Wednesday,. and he started acting weird Friday morning. She left today though and he's still acting the same. I don't know if its a coincidence, but i know that the dog stressed him out because she was so hyper. Again, I know stress can cause a dogs behavior to change but he's never been like this due to another animal in the house. He is used to other dogs, and even our cat.
    I do not know how to "reply' on here because it didn't give me the option.

    I would be willing to try a new diet, however....since my dog is prone to bladder stones, he has to have a food that will keep his urine pH in balance. This food has helped keep him from getting more stones, so I consider that a plus, but I agree that Science Diet is NOT my first choice in food to give him. Is there a RAW diet that is bladder stone friendly?

    • ANSWER:

  25. QUESTION:
    Is it okay to have a hamster while pregnant?
    I really want a little pet hamster, but am 18 weeks pregnant. Is this safe with regards to health issues? I know, for example, that pregnant women cannot clean cat liter boxes because of a chemical in their feces that can harm the fetus. Does this hold true for hamsters too? I really want one. :-)

    • ANSWER:
      Oh my goodness woman its fine lol!!!!

      They say to not do tons of things while pregnant. If you clean the hamster cage, just put a shirt over your face so you don't have to smell the urine/poop.

      I have cats/dogs and I am 12 weeks. My doc never told me to get rid of em, she just said to try not to clean the litter too often.
      Some say to not dye your hair while pregnant, while others say its fine. Some say dont take hot showers while pregnant, some say its fine blah blah blah. Do you put gas in your car? Do you breath the horrible filthy air outside? (Yes it is filthy). You cant stop doing everything!

  26. QUESTION:
    My yorkie has been depressed for about a year and shakes until incontinence frequently, why?
    Tonight he urinated on the floor and it was dark pink (and not in celebration of Valentine's Day either...), I am going to take a sample of his urine to the vet tomorrow to rule out kidney disease or UTI. He is about 6 years old with no history of either. He eats Royal Canine's Yorkshire Terrier food (on this diet for over 3 years) so his breath always smells like fish. I was reading that foods high in protein may be bad for dogs with kidney problems, is this food bad? Are there any other explanations?

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like he may have bladder or kidney stones. The color of the urine is because of blood in the urine, and it is good that you are getting him to a vet soon. Usually UTIs do not have a lot of blood in them, but it can happen.

  27. QUESTION:
    What does very high cretine levels in a 14month dog?
    all the other bloods tests were fine
    sorry its the -cre-ps

    • ANSWER:
      You'd do better to refer to your vet this if you are asking about 'Creatinine?'
      High creatinine levels can be a reliable indicator of Chronic Kidney Disease because the kindeys are meant to filter it out of the blood and keep it down to a certain level.
      I've lost 3 dogs to kidney disease over the years and you can imagine my fears when my current one showed up high creatinine but nothing else wrong in a routine blood test. Creatinine is produced by muscle metabolism and my greyhound had been exercizing hard before she went to the vets for a blood test. Now, not only do greyhounds normally have higher levels of it in their blood due to their higher muscle to fat ratio, but my vet wasn't aware of the exercize. They then tested the urine and found all the other factors to be normal. It was therefore a false alarm.
      To watch for signs of kindey disease look for: increased drinking and peeing, a uriney smell on the breath, weight loss, loss of appetitie or increasinly picky eating, lethargy and seizures in late stage.
      See the full details on dogaware.com website.

  28. QUESTION:
    what is the number one cause of pets bad breathe?
    This question is for household pets like,dogs and cats.

    • ANSWER:
      bad diet, bad care, and very light stress. my dog usually has fine breath but when nobody is home for a few days it starts to smell like urine.

  29. QUESTION:
    How bad do cat farts stink, in the worst case scenario? Describe the smell?

    • ANSWER:
      Please get off this site and into counseling for your strange obsession with animal smells. And you've been reported for Point Gaining. Not so easy to figure out that's also YOU asking the questions you've answered about animal smells!

      How many times do you have to be suspended to realize your sick fetish questions aren't welcome here? GET HELP!

      Za8 asked a question "If you could force your worst enemy to smell the poop of three different animals for 5 minutes each...?"
      Which three would you pick and why
      Posted 7 mins ago

      Za8 asked a question "If you could force your worst enemy to smell the breath of 3 different animals for 5 minutes each?"
      Which three would you pick and why?
      Posted 9 mins ago

      Za8 asked a question "If you could force your worst enemy to smell the urine of 3 animals for 5 minutes each...?"
      Which three would you pick and why?
      Posted 10 mins ago

      Za8 asked a question "How bad do cat farts stink, in the worst case scenario? Describe the smell?"
      Posted 12 mins ago

      Za8 asked a question "Describe the smell of the nastiest thing your dog has ever rolled in?"
      Posted 14 mins ago

      Za8 asked a question "If you could force your worst enemy to smell the breath of three different animals for 5 minutes each...?"
      Which three would you pick and why?
      Posted Yesterday 3:35 AM

      Za8 asked a question "If you could force your worst enemy to smell the poop of three animals for 5 minutes each...?"
      Which three would you pick and why?
      Posted Yesterday 3:35 AM

      Za8 asked a question "If you could force your worst enemy to smell the urine of three different animals for 5 minutes each...?"
      Which three would you pick and why?
      Posted Yesterday 3:34 AM

      Za8 asked a question "Do cat farts smell really bad? Describe the smell. Is it generally worse than a human fart?"
      Posted Yesterday 3:33 AM

      Za8 asked a question "How bad do dog farts really smell, in the worst case scenario?"
      Posted Yesterday 3:32 AM

      Za8 answered a question "How bad does llama spit smell? Describe the odor?"
      Like sour milk
      Posted Yesterday 3:18 AM

      Za8 answered a question "List as many smelly animals as you can think of?"
      Moose oxen turkeys snakes skunk llamas dogs Tigers lions ferrets Sea lions Camels These are some of the worst =p
      Posted Feb 4 3:24 AM

      Za8 answered a question "I've been dared to muck out a filthy horse stall with nothing but bare hands for 0. Is it worth it?"
      It can't be that bad. The smell of the urine will probably be the worst part, bhut you'll get used to it =p. Free money!
      Posted Feb 2 3:57 AM

      Za8 answered a question "How bad can nasty dog breath smell, in the worst case scenario?"
      Really really bad, almost as if something died
      Posted Feb 2 3:54 AM

  30. QUESTION:
    What is the safest place to keep a hamster?
    I have a pet cat and i am about to get two new female dwarf hamsters. We have had mice before and had a few problems with our cat coming into my room and taking apart our cage to get at the mice (he can open the door). We have had an idea that we could put the cage on a high self and then put a glass frame over it (and drill some holes so they can breath) so the cat cannot get to it. is this a good idea?

    • ANSWER:
      I have mice and 2 cats and a dog and a niece and nephew so what I do is put my mice on a really high shelf where they cannot be reached. I keep the door to my room closed because just other animals around will stress the mice (in your case hamster) out because they smell them.

      Just make sure you put them in an area that is not high traffic, minimal wind, and somewhere that your cat cannot get to. If you can keep them in a room where you can close the door that would be good too.

      As for the glass idea, maybe try something that is more breathable like mesh wire sheet or somthing. Glass will really cut down on airflow and the ammonia in the urine builds up and can give them lung damage.

  31. QUESTION:
    What animal do you think has the worst smelling...?
    NOT MULTIPLE CHOICE. ANSWER EACH PART INDIVIDUALLY.

    -poop?

    -urine?

    -vomit?

    -breath?

    -defense mechansim? (BESIDES SKUNK)

    • ANSWER:
      -poop? Dog

      -urine? Dog

      -vomit? Dog

      -breath? Dog

      Dog's just smell ! :P lol

  32. QUESTION:
    How do I get my Doberman puppy to stop smelling so bad?? *_*?
    Plain and simply put: My doberman pup smells bad! He is about 8 weeks old now, and everything I seem to do doesn't seem to work with him! I've tried bathing him and scrubbing him down with shampoo, and I've tried those "100% made for puppies" bath wipes from PetSmart. It usually works for about ten minutes, then he starts smelling like "dog" again!! It doesn't exactly smell like dog feces or urine, but anyone who owns a dog or a puppy knows exactly what smell I'm talking about! He reeks! I love him, and I love it when he goes on drives with me, but I can't keep having him stink up my car! Many people have commented that he smells bad! :[ What should I do?

    • ANSWER:
      Are you talking about his breath & not his body? Never seen a Dobie pup with body odor. Breath, yes, that is simply puppy breath & all puppies have that smell. Some people hate it, but I love the smell of puppy breath. He will get rid of that smell as he gets older. Give him a couple more weeks & it will be gone!!!! I hope you have had him checked out by your vet. Whenever anyone gets a new puppy / dog it should always be vet checked within a week of getting it !!!!

  33. QUESTION:
    What plant is it that smells like Marijuana?
    I am visiting a friend in The Villages Florida and there is a plant here somewhere that smells just like Marijuana. I don't know which plant it is that is smelling this way as there are plants everywhere, and this smell can be found all over within The Villages, FL.
    It is not Marijuana. And it's not oranges lol. however if nobody provides a correct answer. I am
    Def picking oranges guy as best answer. Lol

    • ANSWER:
      The smell of cannabis is primarily from terpenes. There are reported to be over 200 in cannabis plants. They vary considerably in how they smell. Some smell like turpentine which is where the name comes from. Some cannabis supposedly smells piney. Some terpenes smell like musk, cinnamon, blueberries, strawberry.... One of the common cannabis terpenes caryolphyllene is responsible for much of the smell of cloves, cannabis, hops, rosemary....

      Limonene is one of the most common of the terpenes in cannabis.
      "Limonene is a colourless liquid hydrocarbon classified as a cyclic terpene. The more common D isomer possesses a strong smell of oranges.["
      The guy saying it must be the orange trees might be serious.

      I don't know about others for sure but my nose doesn't discriminate smells that accurately. I smelled a skunk yesterday and thought one of the neighbors was growing pot until I went outside. If it were a grow it must have been massive and all his filters suddenly went out. I am pretty sure from the strength of the smell that it was actually a skunk but it smelled very much like cannabis to my undiscriminating nozzle.

      Some people, especially cops think they can smell cannabis reliably but I doubt it. Sure you can recognize it on someone's breath or if you smell the smoke but many cops use it to harass people by claiming some faint odor is cannabis. Humans aren't dogs and don't have that great of discrimination. I had a friend that got arrested because a cop said he could smell cannabis in his car apparently from a few days earlier assuming he was honest to me. There was no reason for him to lie. They found THC metabolites in his urine so of course he was intoxicated. /sarc Sorry about the rant but it makes me angry when cops act like they actually know something when all they are really doing was harassing the black guy in that case. I know I can't reliably say that a smell is actually cannabis especially if it is faint and studies have proven that most other people can't either.
      http://reason.com/blog/2011/12/27/sir-your-perfectly-legal-plants-smell-li

      I have heard that skunk cabbage smells a lot like cannabis. Other people have found azaleas that smelled like cannabis. There is a sticky plant in South Dakota that smells like it and it is a very strong smell. I can't remember what it is called though.

  34. QUESTION:
    Why dogs do one big sniff out when they're sniffing?
    You know, they sniff really shallow for some time and then they make one long big sniff out and then come back to quick short ones... But why?

    • ANSWER:
      you said it right.. dogs take in MANY quick breaths and let out a big one. The reason is simple and can be traced back to their wolf lineage. Wolves sniff various things such as trees, footprints, urine, poop, etc. They take various shallow breaths to inhale specific parts or information. Think of it this way, the first breath tells them what it is that marked the tree or left the footprint. The second on tells the sex of the animal, the third if the animal is healthy or ill, the fourth how old the scent is and so on and so on. The large breath does two things actually. If you see a dogs nose, they have slots on the side of the nostrils right, well, when a dog exhales, the air leaves the nose through those slots on the nostrils and not directly down. The reason for this is to not contaminate or move the scent they are currently smelling. So , you could say they are clearing their scent glands from information they already possess and making room for more. The second reason they do this is to push the air around them away from the scent they are smelling. I know... sounds weird. When they exhale from the slots, they push air away from the scent and in turn makes it easier for them to keep sniffing a clear and untainted scent.

  35. QUESTION:
    My dogs always have a bad odor?
    No matter if i bathe my dogs they always have a bad odor, they are shih-tzus and only 10 weeks old. I think that i am bathing them to often but i don't know for sure, I was hoping someone could tell me what the problem might be? I also try keep there ears cleaned and i don't know if they are old enough for doggie bones to freshen there breath.

    • ANSWER:
      Quit bathing your dogs.... Geeze... they are only 10 weeks old. Dogs shouldn't be bathed unless absolutely necessary. If the dog gets dirty (which really shouldn't happen unless they walk through mud) you can rinse them with just water. Bathing them gets rid of natural oils they need for a healthy coat and for healthy skin.

      If you believe your dogs have a foul odor, please contact a vet. Your dogs may just be eating a lower quality food... What goes in comes out...

      If you feed a higher quality food, it usually makes for less stinky dog smell and fewer health issues like skin problems, allergies, recurring ear infections, etc.

      I'd look for a good grain free food like Evo or Nature's Variety Instinct. There are a few other grain free brands, but those 2 are good.

      http://www.naturapet.com/brands/evo.asp

      Oh, and these are puppies with longer coats... Make sure they are trimmed around the area of urination and around their butts... This prevents urine smell from their coats and other ick from their butt area.

      If those don't help, then I'd definitely see a vet to diagnose the smell your experiencing.

      Good luck.

  36. QUESTION:
    Did my cat pee or was it the dog licking her feet?
    I have a big yellow lab, she was laying on my bed and the 4 month old kitten jumped up. The cat uses the litter box regularly but I touch the blanket by the dogs feet and it was really wet. You can feel it on the underside but I cannot tell if it smells like urine. Was it the dog licking her feet repeatedly or did my kitten pee? PLEASE HELP

    • ANSWER:
      Well, I have a cat and a yellow lab. That often happens to me. At first, I thought it was cat pee, but then I saw my dog licking herself, and that left wet spots. (on her feet just like you said!) As bad as cat pee can smell, and dog breath can smell, I think that it is your dog slobber.

      If it is cat urine, then you can smell a pungent odor that would not be attractable at all! Dog breath smells way better than cat pee!

      I hope I helped!

  37. QUESTION:
    Has anybody ever litter box trained their dogs?
    I spend too many hours a day using the "scooper" I figure it would be easier to keep the yard cleanof seven dogs if I just litter box trained the dogs. Has anybody had any success with that?
    Woundshurtless DID I SAY I WOULDNT LET THE DOGS RUN IN THE YARD? I said I wanted the yard to be cleaner. seven dogs do not go to the bathroom at the same time./ I walk around with the scooper once a day and have an acre fenced in,,,,,,

    • ANSWER:
      Where would you put the litter box ? In the yard ? Or in the house ? Doesn't really matter...seven dogs are going to make it a real mess wherever it is. I've trained my two 12 pound dogs to use a large litter box inside. Basically, just train as you would paper train a puppy. Put newspapers in the box, top them with a puppy pad and take them to it frequently. Use your "bathroom" word, praise them to the skies if it should happen...but don't hold your breath. Once one starts doing it, the others will be easier to train.
      Putting some of their feces in the box also may give them the idea, it helped my Bichon.
      If accidents should happen in the house, get some Urine gone, Febreez, vinegar & water solution and clean it so they cannot smell urine anywhere else but the box.
      I really think outside with a scooper is easier. I have to be gone three days a week, all day, or mine would go out on leash several times every day .
      Another thought...you know you don't have to clean the messes up as soon as they fall...You could probably find them all later in the day.
      Actually, just put a small boy in new, white tennies out in the yard and he'll find every one of the messes for you. Good luck.

  38. QUESTION:
    Describe the smell of really bad cat breath, in the worst case scenario?
    (and yes, I know it can be a sign of disease, just wondering :p)

    • ANSWER:
      It's nowhere near as annoying as these repetitive fetish questions about animal smells. WTF is WRONG with you, dude? Click REPORT on these, people.

      If you could force your worst enemy to smell the poop of three different animals for 5 minutes each...?
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      If you could force your worst enemy to smell the breath of 3 different animals for 5 minutes each?
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      If you could force your worst enemy to smell the urine of 3 animals for 5 minutes each...?
      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylc=X3oDMTY5NWI3aHBtBElfYWd1aWQDSllJS0FGVlQzRllJWFNOWU5MRlVMNVZRWE0ESV9jZ3VpZANCU0tQQ05KUlhKSFZOVEpOVDJZRTUyRVdBVQRJX2Nwcm9wA3lhaG9vLnNvY2lhbGJsb2cueWNhLmNsaWVudARJX3VjbnR4AwRJX3VzcmMDeS51cy5hbnN3ZXJzBElfdXN1aWQDMjAxMTAyMDgxOTE3NDZBQWlBYWtiX1RKdmxoOGRDYWEESV91dHlwZQNhc2sEX1MDMjAyMzQzNTI2MQ--?qid=20110208191746AAiAakb

      How bad do cat farts stink, in the worst case scenario? Describe the smell?
      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylc=X3oDMTY5YWxucWxiBElfYWd1aWQDSllJS0FGVlQzRllJWFNOWU5MRlVMNVZRWE0ESV9jZ3VpZANCU0tQQ05KUlhKSFZOVEpOVDJZRTUyRVdBVQRJX2Nwcm9wA3lhaG9vLnNvY2lhbGJsb2cueWNhLmNsaWVudARJX3VjbnR4AwRJX3VzcmMDeS51cy5hbnN3ZXJzBElfdXN1aWQDMjAxMTAyMDgxOTE1MjhBQWlYdDVBX1RKdmxoOGRDYWEESV91dHlwZQNhc2sEX1MDMjAyMzQzNTI2MQ--?qid=20110208191528AAiXt5A

      Describe the smell of the nastiest thing your dog has ever rolled in?
      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylc=X3oDMTY5dnMzMGRzBElfYWd1aWQDSllJS0FGVlQzRllJWFNOWU5MRlVMNVZRWE0ESV9jZ3VpZANCU0tQQ05KUlhKSFZOVEpOVDJZRTUyRVdBVQRJX2Nwcm9wA3lhaG9vLnNvY2lhbGJsb2cueWNhLmNsaWVudARJX3VjbnR4AwRJX3VzcmMDeS51cy5hbnN3ZXJzBElfdXN1aWQDMjAxMTAyMDgxOTEzMzVBQWlvMkJGX1RKdmxoOGRDYWEESV91dHlwZQNhc2sEX1MDMjAyMzQzNTI2MQ--?qid=20110208191335AAio2BF

      If you could force your worst enemy to smell the breath of three different animals for 5 minutes each?
      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylc=X3oDMTY5YnBkMGI4BElfYWd1aWQDSllJS0FGVlQzRllJWFNOWU5MRlVMNVZRWE0ESV9jZ3VpZANCU0tQQ05KUlhKSFZOVEpOVDJZRTUyRVdBVQRJX2Nwcm9wA3lhaG9vLnNvY2lhbGJsb2cueWNhLmNsaWVudARJX3VjbnR4AwRJX3VzcmMDeS51cy5hbnN3ZXJzBElfdXN1aWQDMjAxMTAyMDkxNzU0NDlBQWFKY2F3X1RKdmxoOGRDYWEESV91dHlwZQNhc2sEX1MDMjAyMzQzNTI2MQ--?qid=20110209175449AAaJcaw

      Also love how you set up a second account so you can illegally point gain by answering your own weird questions.

      How bad does llama spit smell? Describe the odor?
      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylc=X3oDMTZjcjd2djExBElfYWd1aWQDSllJS0FGVlQzRllJWFNOWU5MRlVMNVZRWE0ESV9jZ3VpZANCU0tQQ05KUlhKSFZOVEpOVDJZRTUyRVdBVQRJX2Nwcm9wA3lhaG9vLnNvY2lhbGJsb2cueWNhLmNsaWVudARJX3VjbnR4AwRJX3VzcmMDeS51cy5hbnN3ZXJzBElfdXN1aWQDMjAxMTAyMDYyMDI0MDRBQWhPR20xX1RKdmxoOGRDYWEESV91dHlwZQNhbnN3ZXIEX1MDMjAyMzQzNTI2MQ--?qid=20110206202404AAhOGm1&answerer=TJvlh8dCaa&hash=60ca6532fb930f2054f08af3030674143692c2adf5c2eed7330ac5377f6176e2

      List as many smelly animals as you can think of?
      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylc=X3oDMTZjZjczdmV1BElfYWd1aWQDSllJS0FGVlQzRllJWFNOWU5MRlVMNVZRWE0ESV9jZ3VpZANCU0tQQ05KUlhKSFZOVEpOVDJZRTUyRVdBVQRJX2Nwcm9wA3lhaG9vLnNvY2lhbGJsb2cueWNhLmNsaWVudARJX3VjbnR4AwRJX3VzcmMDeS51cy5hbnN3ZXJzBElfdXN1aWQDMjAxMTAyMDIxOTU2MjZBQVJpeXFIX1RKdmxoOGRDYWEESV91dHlwZQNhbnN3ZXIEX1MDMjAyMzQzNTI2MQ--?qid=20110202195626AARiyqH&answerer=TJvlh8dCaa&hash=60ca6532fb930f2054f08af3030674143692c2adf5c2eed7330ac5377f6176e2

      I've been dared to muck out a filthy horse stall with nothing but bare hands for 0. Is it worth it?
      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylc=X3oDMTZjZnNlMXQ2BElfYWd1aWQDSllJS0FGVlQzRllJWFNOWU5MRlVMNVZRWE0ESV9jZ3VpZANCU0tQQ05KUlhKSFZOVEpOVDJZRTUyRVdBVQRJX2Nwcm9wA3lhaG9vLnNvY2lhbGJsb2cueWNhLmNsaWVudARJX3VjbnR4AwRJX3VzcmMDeS51cy5hbnN3ZXJzBElfdXN1aWQDMjAxMTAxMzEyMDI0MDBBQWgzZ253X1RKdmxoOGRDYWEESV91dHlwZQNhbnN3ZXIEX1MDMjAyMzQzNTI2MQ--?qid=20110131202400AAh3gnw&answerer=TJvlh8dCaa&hash=60ca6532fb930f2054f08af3030674143692c2adf5c2eed7330ac5377f6176e2

  39. QUESTION:
    Why does my dog smell like cheetos?
    i have a beagle and i was just wondering why does he smell like cheetos? but here's the weirdest part, i only notice it when he's asleep (?!?) when he's awake he smells like most other dogs smell. i know alot of hounds smell like this (i have met alot of other hounds), but i just want to know why cheetos, and why only when he is sleeping?

    • ANSWER:
      If he is drinking alot of water and peeing more than usual, the smell could actually be uria. Which means kidney problems. I had a husky whose breath smelled slightly funny before it got really obvious the uria smell (a urine smell) It may not be, but when he has his next checkup, you might ask the vet about it. My previous vet ignored me until there wasn't much that could be done. The dog became dilerious over time, as the disease progressed, but there wasn't much that could be done, and we had to put him down.

  40. QUESTION:
    Why does my urine sometimes smell like puppy breath?
    I'm really serious.

    • ANSWER:
      Do you own a dog?
      I'm serious

  41. QUESTION:
    What is the worst "Dog smell?" (Fun poll =p)?
    RATE the following from worst to most tolerable, and EXPLAIN!

    -Fresh dog poop
    -Dog urine
    -Rotten dog food
    -Dog farts
    -Dog anal gland flud
    -Really bad dog breath
    -Wet dog
    -Dog vomit
    -Other

    Have fun =p

    • ANSWER:
      We are now up to number 13 - once again the same question - believe me this is not a fun poll and by now you should have more then enough people who have taken this "poll" to get the answers you want or need. Like always, each dog is individual with individual smells. no two dogs will smell the same, no two dogs fecal material or urine will smell the same, no two dogs flatulence will be the same, no two dogs anal gland fluid will be the same, no dogs breath, vomit or any other liquid that comes out of any orifice from any two dogs will be the same.

  42. QUESTION:
    My dog has bad breath, foul smelling pee--what could this be?
    It's been going on for about a week. I first noticed the bad breath, which I thought was because she got into some rotten chicken eggs in the back yard. But she just peed in the house--and the urine smelled strongly and had the odor of her breath.

    • ANSWER:
      Go to the vet.

      Why have an animal if you don't take care of it? Water/food alone is not caring for your living, breathing member of your family. (Once you brought the dog home - it became a member of your family!)

      Take your dog to the vet.

  43. QUESTION:
    What is the worst dog smell?
    Rank from foulest to most tolerable:

    Wet dog
    Anal gland spray
    Dog poop
    Dog urine
    Really bad dog breath
    Dog fart
    Dog vomit
    Rotten dog food.

    • ANSWER:
      Didn't you ask the same question a few days ago? Anyways..

      Dog Fart
      Dog Poop
      Anal Gland Spray
      Dog Vomit
      Really bad dog breath
      Rotten Dog Food
      Dog Urine
      Wet Dog

      And I still think wet dogs smell good sometimes. ;)

  44. QUESTION:
    why does my puppy have such bad breath?
    she only 6 month old but i have given her table treats, some meat etc..can this cause bad breath from stomach

    • 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.

  45. QUESTION:
    What is the worst "dog smell?" (fun poll =p )?
    Rank from worst to least bad:

    Dog poop
    Bad dog breath
    Dog urine
    Anal gland fluid
    Wet dog
    Dog fart
    Rotten dog food

    • ANSWER:
      (1 - really bad, 7 - not so bad)

      Dog poop - 2
      Bad dog breath - 5
      Dog urine - 6
      Anal gland fluid - 1
      Wet dog - 7
      Dog fart - 4
      Rotten dog food - 3

      And one more; A dog that's rolled in poo and wants to have cuddles!!

      Edit: Summer, anal gland fluid is a black substance which all dogs secrete when peeing/pooing. It's what marks the ground and makes your dog sniff one spot for ten minutes then mark over it. Sometimes the anal gland get too full (located just inside the anus) and need to be emptied manually. It's not a pretty job and it stinks but it has to be done.

  46. QUESTION:
    What should I do regarding my friend "Laura"?
    I have been friends with Laura for about 3 1/2 years. She was a frequent customer at a previous job that I had worked at. We eventually started hanging out and quickly became friends. Laura always came to my house or we went out to eat etc. She never invited me over to her house. I am 31 and married with a small child while Laura is 33 and unmarried with no children.

    After being friends for about a year and a half, the place that I had been working at was going out of business. Laura knew that I wanted some kind of part time job so she asked me if I wanted to clean for her elderly parents. I had never met them nor had I been to their home at this point in time. The state pays for someone to come in and clean for a few hours a week. Since Laura and I were such good friends, I decided to take the job. Not only was I doing them a favor, but they were doing me a favor. Now I hate cleaning and wouldn't choose this kind of job ever again. But I thought that since we were friends that it would be a better atmosphere, I guess.

    Now Laura lives with her parents because after finishing college she thought it would be best if she moved back in to help with the finances of the house etc.

    Anyhow, I have been cleaning their house for 2 years now, but I am really thinking about quitting. While I still consider Laura my friend and have come to think of her mother as a friend of sorts too, I am just to stressed out about cleaning their home. For starters, they have 2 big dogs that are a year old. Because Laura is at work for most of the day, her parents are in charge of taking care of the dogs. Her father uses a walker to walk and moves really slow. Her mother is a very overweight woman (at last 400 pounds). Neither of them can get the dogs out to the bathroom in time so the dogs will poop and pee in the house at times on piddle pads. Because they also have a few cats, the house smells of animal urine every single day. It's permanently in the floorboards or something. So I need to literally hold my breath when I am there. When I come home, my husband has to hold his breath because I smell like the house. I shower right away, of course. Not only does their house smell, but they have a ton of clutter. I am paid to technically clean after Laura's dad, however, her mother makes the list and I usually just follow them. I clean the kitchen and bathrooms, then I vacuum and dust. Typical cleaning things. The thing is, I really don't think anyone else cleans besides me. When I am there, Laura is just coming home from work. She sits down on the couch or plays with her dogs. The most I've seen her do is clean up dog poo, make dinner or garden for her mother. If you saw Laura's bedroom, you'd die. You can not see the floor. She has piles upon piles of clothing and stuff everywhere. There are cobwebs on her shelves and things on the wall. Her mother and I tried cleaning her room for her while she was away one time, but it went back to how it was before within the year. The spare room is a place to throw misc. things. Their front room has xmas gifts still in it. They haven't found a home for them apparently. Laura has a dog crate along with 2 of those plastic dresser type things (that can be found at Walmart) full of dog stuff in the kitchen.

    I've been asked by Laura if I could get a cobweb that she noticed or pick up this or that from the floor. I feel that if she noticed a cobweb then why didn't she knock it down or if she needs something off the floor then why doesn't she pick it up. I have come to the conclusion that the entire family is lazy and doesn't want to clean a darn thing. It really frustrates me because I am supposed to be there to help an elderly person clean house. I am not there to clean the entire house while everyone else sits around and watches TV. It has come to the point where if they need something done they just ask me instead of having Laura do it. That's how I feel at least.

    Because of everything I have put up in the past 2 years, Laura and I barely hang out anymore or chit chat on the phone even. I would like our friendship to be like it was before, but the only way that can happen is if I quit this job. However, when I do quit, what should I say my reason is. I don't want to go into this with her parents. I would rather wait until I have quit and then sit down and talk to Laura about how I feel. What do you think? If you need more info on anything, lmk.
    Thank you all for your comments. Should I tell Laura eventually how I truly felt working for them (i.e. how she never does anything around the house herself and how if she had her own place she'd have to) or should I not bother?
    I should also mention that the past few times I had stayed at least 10 minutes over my time limit. This means in those 10 minutes I did not get paid. The last time I was there I said I was leaving on time that day. So her mom asks me if I could clean the entire front hall. I said I had time to only mop the floor quickly where the puddle pads normally go (because I wasn't staying later than what I got paid). She says can't I do it out of the goodness of my heart. Ok I just gave them like 20 minutes of free cleaning last week. Plus they never tell me that I can leave early or when I'm sick to collect pay anyhow so why should I clean for free. They have Laura to do it, if they need something done, but everyone acts like Laura is soooooo busy with other things (work, church stuff, her dogs, running around doing errands). Isn't that what adults do?
    Oh and her mom will always say that we shouldn't chit chat so I can get everything done, but then she'll talk to me. Or she'll give me way more things to do than the time I have to do it in.

    • ANSWER:
      Well my dear... all i can say firstly, is that i have never heard of such a 'disgusting' workplace before and I feel sorry that you took the job. leave that alone for now. You have to think about yourself and your family and your well being. When they dont need you anymore, they will tell you without thinking about your feelings etc. So now its time to make the choice ....are you serious about wanting to quit?
      Then it is this easy....write a letter and hand in your resignation on ground of the fact that you dont need to do this anymore, for anyone!!!
      Then when Laura ask you about your decision - you explain how you feel. Do you think she cares about your feelings if she is sitting there and you are cleaning their disgusting mess? No, i dont think so.
      No more - dont 'chase them' - replace them... thats my advise.

  47. QUESTION:
    What is the worst "Dog smell?" (Fun survey :p)?
    RATE the following from worst to most tolerable, and DESCRIBE the smells:

    -Fresh dog poo
    -Dog urine
    -Really nasty dog breath
    -Dog anal gland fluid
    -Dog vomit
    -Old dog food
    -Wet dog
    -Dog farts

    Have fun!

    • ANSWER:
      Well *stenchy*, it's not a fun survey now and never has been in the two years and probably 100 accounts you've been doing this on. You are a serial internet troll who is OBSESSED with STENCH! Seek professional help!
      http://answers.yahoo.com/activity/qa?show=W4jRBy5Jaa&link=question

  48. QUESTION:
    Why are puppy mills bad and why are they good?

    • ANSWER:
      Why are they bad?
      * The breeding stock in a puppy mill never set foot outside their cage. Never walk on the earth, never breath fresh air, never smell anything but the dogs in the cages above, below and on either side of them.
      * The puppies that come out of there have not had proper mothering, and there's a lot of stuff a puppy is supposed to learn from the mother during the weeks she cares for them.
      * Puppy mills don't care if their breeding stock has serious genetic illnesses passing on to the puppies, and the customers who buy the pups will have expensive problems to deal with.
      * Puppy mills breed females every time they come into cycle, which seriously damages their health, and affects the health of their offspring, which get sold right along with the rest of them.
      * Puppy mills polute the water table with tons of feces and urine, and also the dead bodies of puppies who don't survive, and breeding stock who can't produce anymore so they are killed.

      Why are they good?
      They provide employment for people who enjoy mistreating animals.
      The owners make a pretty good living off of them.

  49. QUESTION:
    Why does a puppy's breath smell like fresh coffee grounds?

    • ANSWER:
      Your puppy ate the coffee grounds, there should be no other reason. You should contact your vet now.

      Chocolate toxicosis (poisoning) is caused by excessive intake of the methylxanthine alkaloids in chocolate, coffee, tea, and some over-the-counter stimulants. The poisoning affects many organ systems, and animals of all ages are susceptible.

      Poisoning is common in dogs because of their habit of rapid consumption, particularly puppies and young dogs as they may be more likely to ingest large amounts of unusual foods. Since chocolate is often available and tasty, access to chocolate goodies is a problem.

      Although dogs are the most susceptible, the toxin has been known to affect or kill cats, birds, rodents and reptiles as well.

      What causes chocolate toxicosis? Top
      Methylxanthine alkaloids are naturally occurring drugs (primarily theobromine and caffeine) in chocolate, coffee, tea, and some over-the-counter medications. These drugs cause constricted blood vessels, rapid and weak heartbeat, and stimulate the nervous system.

      In most cases, dogs are poisoned by eating the processed chocolate used in sweets, chocolate bars and baking, since these contain high concentrations of theobromine and caffeine and dogs find them tasty. Chocolate preparations contain different concentrations of active compound. The biggest threat is from cooking chocolate, followed by semi-sweet chocolate, milk chocolate, and hot chocolate.

      What are the signs of chocolate toxicosis? Top
      Vomiting and diarrhea occur 2 to 4 hours after intake, and chocolate in the vomit may be obvious. Nervous system stimulation leads to hyperactivity, tremors, and seizures. The heart rate becomes increasingly rapid and irregular. Excessive urination may result from the diuretic (water clearing) action of the chocolate. Advanced signs include stiffness, excitement, seizures, and extreme response to noise, light, and touch. Heart failure, weakness, coma, and death can occur 12 to 36 hours after intake.

      How is chocolate toxicosis diagnosed? Top
      Chocolate toxicosis can look similar to many poisonings or other conditions. Serious poisoning such as that caused by strychnine, amphetamines, pesticides, and some rodenticides can cause similar signs.

      If a combination of chocolate ingestion, vomiting, nervousness, or weakness is seen, take your dog immediately to your veterinarian. If possible, bring any vomit to the clinic as well, since this may aid in rapid identification of the toxic substance. Your veterinarian will need to examine your dog's nervous system and cardiac function carefully. He may want to test the blood and urine concentration of sugar (glucose) and of the active ingredient in the chocolate. Since this poisoning progresses rapidly, signs may need to be treated symptomatically until a laboratory diagnosis is confirmed.

      How is chocolate toxicosis treated? Top
      If your dog is having a seizure, do not attempt to cause vomiting; take him or her to your veterinarian without delay. If the chocolate has just been consumed ring your vet for advice immediately.

      There is no antidote for chocolate poisoning. Your veterinarian may use drugs to induce vomiting if the chocolate was consumed within the previous 2 - 4 hours or a stomach tube and fluids to clear the stomach of chocolate, followed by activated charcoal treatment to prevent any drug remaining from being absorbed.

      In dogs with advanced signs, specialized medications are needed to control the seizures and to correct the rapid and weak heartbeat in order to prevent heart failure.

      What is the prognosis for chocolate toxicosis? Top
      The expected course of chocolate toxicosis is 12 to 36 hours depending on the dosage and effectiveness of treatment. Prognosis is good if the chocolate is removed within 2 to 4 hours of ingestion. Prognosis is guarded in animals with advanced signs such as seizures and serious heart dysfunction

      I know this article is about chocolate but chocolate and coffee have the same dangerous stimulant.

  50. QUESTION:
    What's the worst "Dog smell?" (Fun poll =p)?
    RATE the following from worst to most tolerable, and DESCRIBE the smells:

    -Fresh dog poop
    -Dog urine
    -Really nasty dog breath
    -Dog anal gland fluid
    -Dog farts
    -Dog vomit
    -Wet dog
    -Old dog food
    -Other

    Have fun :)

    • ANSWER:
      I cannot STAND poop....but i continue....it smells:BAD

      Fart.....EEEWWW they smell like a bomb!!! that just blew up

      Dog breath....it is not that bad...i like it...not pleant but makes me happy

      Never "smelled" dog urine...don't plan on it either ik cat urine STINKS!

      Wet dog isn't the best smell but it makes me grin...i love dogs that love water!!!<3

      Even though stuff smells bad it makes me feel good that it is my dog .......i love dogs random smells!

dog breath smells like urine

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