9 week old Puppy and Garlic breath
(Kansas City, Mo 64050)
My puppy has a garlic smell to her breath. No other symptoms. What could this be?
Editor Suggestion for Garlic Dog Breath
A garlic smell on a puppy's breath can indicate a few different things, but one possibility is that your puppy may have eaten something containing garlic or onion. Both garlic and onion contain compounds that can be toxic to dogs and can lead to a condition called hemolytic anemia, which can be serious if not treated promptly.
If your puppy has ingested garlic or onion, symptoms can include vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, and pale gums. If you suspect your puppy has ingested garlic or onion, it's important to contact your veterinarian right away for guidance on how to proceed.
Another possibility is that the garlic smell on your puppy's breath may be related to her diet. Some dog foods contain garlic or other ingredients that can cause a strong odor in the mouth. If you suspect this may be the case, you can try switching to a different type of dog food or consulting with a veterinarian to get advice on an appropriate diet for your puppy.
In any case, if you are concerned about your puppy's garlic smell, it's always a good idea to schedule an appointment with your veterinarian for an examination and to discuss any concerns you may have.