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Subject:Puppy breath = stale coffee???
Time:02:17 am
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Happy July 4th!


So... i'm not sure how many people in this *new* community already know, but my chihuahuas had puppies 3 and 1/2 weeks ago. SEVEN survived and they are so flippin' cute!

Anyway... I'm not sure who has had puppies before or maybe you got your puppies at a young age... but mine are still all nursing, no real food yet. And they have such a strange breath! Their breath smells like... well, kinda like coffee! But not fresh brewed coffee, like coffee that has been sitting out for a day and that stale smell that wafts up at you as you pour it down the drain.
Weird, right?

Anyone else ever notice anything like this????
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cherry676
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Time:2005-07-04 06:42 am (UTC)
HMM...ODD..
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al2o3cr
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Time:2005-07-04 06:46 am (UTC)
go smell your puppy's breath. oh wait, he's eating food, right?
it's kind of a musky smell. like licorice, or tobacco, or coffee... natural, but musky, you know? And they all smell the same.
Weird, right?
You never noticed this? (They yawn a lot when we hold them.)


By the way - welcome to dramafree_chis. Nice to have you!
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cherry676
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Time:2005-07-05 05:21 am (UTC)
yea..well i thought that smell was normal for puppies...yea they always yawn!!i think its the cutest thing..i wonder why they do that?
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cherry676
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Time:2005-07-05 05:22 am (UTC)
thanks im glad to have joined!
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themathfairy
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Time:2005-07-04 08:06 am (UTC)
My puppies breath smells like hotdogs or baloney to me! I will miss it when its gone though.
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al2o3cr
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Time:2005-07-04 07:14 pm (UTC)
but they are eating food, right?
you don't remember what it smelled like when they were just nursing!
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kindred20
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Time:2005-07-04 01:46 pm (UTC)
Puppy breath rocks!
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al2o3cr
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Time:2005-07-04 07:22 pm (UTC)
but does it smell like coffee to you? or am i nuts?
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hieronymos8
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Time:2005-07-05 12:47 pm (UTC)
Yes it does. I love it.
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palaverly
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Time:2005-07-04 01:46 pm (UTC)
I know that when I got my chi (he had been eating solids for about a week and a half) his breath was AWFUL! The vet said that puppies normally have some pretty rank breath. Parker's smelled like skunks, haha. Seeing as I got him WAY early, that might help you. Puppies = stinky breath.
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al2o3cr
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Time:2005-07-04 07:24 pm (UTC)
yeah i have 3 adult dogs with varying breath... but this whole coffee breath is bizzarre! It's not "bad".
I just wanted to know if anyone has smelled something similar!
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__ohtvaquariums
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Time:2005-07-04 01:48 pm (UTC)
They form that stale coffee like smell because when their baby teeth are coming in and again when their adult teeth are coming in bacteria gets in between the cracks of the growing teeth (at least that's what my vet told me when Aidan was 8 weeks)
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sera_marie
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Time:2005-07-04 03:05 pm (UTC)
totally didnt know that - i never noticed that kind of smell on my boy when he was losing his teeth !
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al2o3cr
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Time:2005-07-04 07:30 pm (UTC)
i think it also has something to do with te fact that they have never eaten food, only dogmilk.
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al2o3cr
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Time:2005-07-04 07:25 pm (UTC)
so you smelled coffee breath too?
They are starting to get their teeth - i can feel them, but i think they are still under the gums a little.
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jan92653
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Time:2005-07-04 03:08 pm (UTC)
yes puppies have unique breath! lol enjoy it while it lasts cuz it doesn't last long!

there is a line in a Prince song ("Style") where he's saying all the things that say STYLE to him (like "Style is buying your moms a house")... the best line is: "Style is puppy breath!". :)
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al2o3cr
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Time:2005-07-04 07:32 pm (UTC)
yeah, i'm sure it will change as soon as they start eating food.


i have to look up that song now, that's hilarious!
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xx97chica97xx
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Time:2005-07-04 05:49 pm (UTC)
my chi still has puppy breath.
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al2o3cr
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Time:2005-07-04 07:37 pm (UTC)
but what does it smell like?
coffee?
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xx97chica97xx
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Time:2005-07-04 07:42 pm (UTC)
it's hard to say....sometimes it smells like hot dogs...but other times it's just a little nasty
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daphnep
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Time:2005-07-04 06:40 pm (UTC)
I've always thought of it as peppery...black pepper.
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al2o3cr
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Time:2005-07-04 07:37 pm (UTC)
Yes!
It's very natural, but musky.
Like pepper/coffee/tobacco/licorice... kind of!
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audrock
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Time:2005-07-05 02:14 pm (UTC)
I LOVE PUPPY BREATH!!! It's the cutest thing EVER!!!!!! It doesn't go away 'til they get to be about 1 year old.
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