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Why does my dogs breath smells like metal

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Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  NancyH replied 9 years ago.
How old is your dog?
Customer: replied 9 years ago.
Reply to Nancy Holmes's Post: 3 years old
Expert:  NancyH replied 9 years ago.
That age nicely rules out teething as a cause!
But a cut in the mouth, or along the gums, or an infection there that is causing bleeding, can lead to a metallic odor to the mouth.
Eating raw meat can leave a metallic odor in the mouth short term from any blood in the meat.
Sometimes digestive upset can lead to this odor.
Uremia due to renal (kidney) failure or disease can cause this.
Diabetes can cause an odd breath odor but that is a bit more like nail polish remover.
If the dog is licking anal glands that can leave an odor to the mouth that can seem metallic.
I do think this is something worth having your vet check out.
Hope this helps you!
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