**Road's End Papillons- established in 2006
**We are advocates of raw-, fresh, "human-grade food" for our canine friends .
we follow limited vaccination guidelines.
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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Papillons, Dog Phalenes -Bad Breath- Halitosis

A common complaint about our little Papillons/Phalenes is a bad breath, malodor, or Halitosis.
Small dogs, toy breeds, have often short muzzles, misaligned or retained teeth are common,  causing plaque (bacteria) , which leads to  periodontal disease.

Papillons and other mall breeds  are more prone to oral disease because the teeth are closer together, the smaller animals live longer, and their owners are more prone to feed softer food.

Teach your Papillon-Phalene in an early age to accept a tooth brush. As more you can do at home, the lesser you have to take your pet to the veterinarian for a tooth scale.
All toy breeds are susceptible to anesthetics .It is very important to use safe products. Isoflurane and sevoflurane are preferred gas anesthetics. Consult with  your veterinarian.