Why does my dog's breath smell like fish?

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Fishy breath in dogs is often a symptom of causes that include gum and tooth problems, according to Petco. Issues like rotting teeth and periodontal disease cause foul-smelling breath as a direct result of infection and bacteria in the mouth.

Fishy-smelling dog breath can also be the result of the dog licking its anal area when the anal glands need to be expressed. Typically, blocked anal glands can cause a foul, fishy smell. In certain cases, foul-smelling breath can be a symptom of diabetes or kidney disease, according to VetInfo. However, foul-smelling breath from disease is typically accompanied by other symptoms.

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You must have eaten some.
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It could have gotten into trash or cat food. It's normal food also may contain fish oil which are good for a healthy coat, but can smell really bad. You could try changing your dogs
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a one your old should NOT have bad teeth already so the bad breath is a really bad sign. it indicated medical problems and you NEED to take the dog to the vets. persistent bad breath
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you got its collar on the wrong end, that's why its walking backwards
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