If your dog’s breath smells like urine or ammonia, it could be a sign of kidney disease.
“After approximately 2/3 of the kidney tissue is destroyed, there is a rapid rise in waste products in the bloodstream and an apparent sudden onset of severe disease. The clinical signs of more advanced kidney failure include loss of appetite, depression, vomiting, diarrhea, and very bad breath.” – By Ernest Ward, DVM; Updated by Malcolm Weir, DVM, MSc, MPH
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If your pup’s breath has a musty or fishy odor and presents with other symptoms like appetite loss, yellowish color in eyes or gums, or vomiting, they may be having issues with their liver. Your dachshund will need to visit the vet pronto.
If your dog is experiencing any sinus or respiratory inflammation, this can cause smelly dog breath. Your dog will breath primarily through their mouth instead of their nose, mainly because their nose is stuffed up.
Your doxie will be at risk of infection if they don’t receive medical treatment as soon as possible.