Puppy breath?

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  1. bnwalker2

    bnwalker2 My house is a zoo

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    I'm trying to figure out how old my foster pups are. The woman that had them says they're 12 weeks but I think they're much younger just by the way they act. They both still have "puppy breath". Does anyone have a clue how long puppy breath lasts? I've never really paid attention before!
     
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    I usually smelled it until they were completely weaned .
     
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    lizzybeth727 New Member

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    It definately lasts longer than just weaning them, the puppies in my training classes often had puppy breath!

    But no, I dont know how long it lasts. IMO that's probably not a very accurate way to figure out how old the puppies are. Have you taken them to the vet?
     
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    I know my cat had some interesting breath up until about 6 months. Willie's funky breath seemed to end at about the time he lost all his baby teeth.
     
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    Ripley's 10 weeks and still sort of has puppy breath. It's not quite the same as it was before he was weaned though.
     
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    mine also last at least 3 months i think. gotta sniff regularly again when i have another one lol. i don't really mind puppy breath duration until this thread. hehe
     
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    Haven't they been to a vet yet? Toy breeds are very grown up by 12 weeks, giant breeds are very puppyish, so this is a factor to consider.
     
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    colliewog Collies&Terriers, Oh My!

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    I usually notice it until they start serious teething, then you get rotten puppy mouth while the teeth change over!
     
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    Romy Taxiderpy

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    Kaia is about 12 weeks, and she still has puppy breath.
     
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    I <3 puppy breath :D
     

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