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Stinky mouth

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I'm wondering if anyone else has had this problem. Buddy is 6 years old and his mouth has been getting progressively smellier. It's not bad breath, more like stinky drool. His bed, and anything else he lays on or rubs his face against, need constant washing. We get his teeth cleaned once a year and this helps for a couple of weeks. Cleaning his teeth at home only seems to help for a couple of hours. We've also tried dental chews/bones etc. He's a great dog otherwise.

Thanks for any help/advice!
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Oh brother, all the things I didn't know I was going to need to know about bassets when I agreed to foster. I am so glad I found this site.

My last dog was a beagle-basset cross and I learned more than I ever wanted to know about ear smells and ear cleaning!!! Thank heavens for zinc diaper cream.
Zinc is toxic to dogs if ingested. I learned this when I was trying to find a sunblock for Murray's nose (he has discoid lupus and the sun causes the tissue to break down on his nose). I had to do a lot of research to come up with a product, developed by a vet, that didn't contain zinc. See article below:

Zinc Toxicity in Dogs and Cats

Pennies made since 1982, zinc oxide skin preparations such as Desitin, and galvanized metal such as nails and staples. Other sources include calamine lotion, suppositories, shampoos, zinc undecylenate (Desenex), sunblock containing zinc oxide, fertilizers, and paint.
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