Little Georgie-Porgie had really bad breath for about two weeks. Mummy likened it to him “farting topside” – LOL!!!!
He didn’t when he first arrived but three weeks on, he had the worst breath!!! It wasn’t the usual dog breath which I have – though at a much decreased level ever since I’ve been on raw. And George feeds on the same. It was so off-putting every time he yawned.Poor Georgie-Porgie! He’s lying on Mummy and when he opens his mouth – Mummy would make comments about his bad breath. Thankfully he doesn’t understand much English or he would have been so hurt. 🙁
It has improved since a few days ago, but even then Mummy decided it was time to check if he might have something in his intestines. So it’s Wormcount time – for both of us.May’s comment: Good to check it out anyway.
The vets looked at his teeth which are amazingly clean (another indication that I don’t think he’s quite as old as 2 years) – so it was nothing to do with his mouth. He said it’s coming from within him. It could be that George’s diet was changing and causing an uproar in his tummy.
Since Darcy had hers done back in March, decided to get them both tested. It took all of 48 hours to get the results.
Thankfully, whatever it was that was in George’s stomach is gone. For one, he has no worms in his little tummy! But he may be eating too fatty foods and not digesting them too well, so need to look into leaner raw meats.
The results of faecal egg count were:
Date Name ToxocaraSpecies Tapeworm Other in sample
28.10.14 Darcy < 20 epg None seen Oil droplets
28.10.14 George < 20 epg None seen Oil droplets