Why does my chi's breath always smells fishy is that normal?


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Shalla Larocque Profile
Shalla Larocque answered
May sound silly, but....does your dog lick it's anus alot?  If so, you could be smelling anal gland fluid off of it's breath.  Anal gland fluid can smell fishy or metallic. If your dog IS licking it's bum alot, consider checking with your veterinarian as this could be a sign of an impacted anal gland or underlying allergies.  If this isn't the case, check to see if the food you are giving contains alot of fish or Omega fatty acids (usually fish oil).
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Shalla Larocque commented
Could also be periodontal disease (quite common in chihuahuas) but usually this isn't described as a "fishy" smell...but it's worthwhile to have a vet check for dental disease as well. Good luck
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OMG my dog has fishy breath too! I don't know what's wrong with him people say it's his diet but we've tried every single food ever sold
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Beatrice boum answered
Yes that is normal. They make doggie mints which you can buy from basically any pet store.

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