|Barked: Wed Dec 7, '11 9:17pm PST |
|Usually "metallic smelling breath" is associated with stomach problems such as gastric reflux or peridontal problems. How do your dogs teeth and gums look?
Foods can also cause halitosis due to the grains in them. Not sure what food you are feeding, the fact that you mentioned that it is usually awhile after feeding your dog it could be that your food is causing some gastric reflux. At the same time, maybe your dog needs smaller meals throughout the day instead of 2 larger meals. This will help with reflux.
Has your Vet checked blood work lately? With diabetic animals metallic breath is an indicator that the blood glucose is high. Also, if the metallic breath conincides with drinking more than normal and urinating more than normal which are symptoms of kidney or diabetic problems, that is along with the metallic breath.
Hopefully, it is something as simple as adjusting feeding schedules or brushing teeth more often.
Having a diabetic cat myself, I am always on the watch for metallic breath which tells me his glucose is high and I definately need to test more often, poor cat is poked every 3-4 hours sometimes.
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