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Our 13 year old boxer staffs cross won't eat and is losing weight. Her breath is foul. What can we give her to encourage her to eat?
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Hello, this is Dr. Jess. I am sorry to hear about Bindi. Has she been to a vet recently? Given your description of a decreased appetite and a bad smelling breath I am concerned she could have a dental infection that is causing these issues.

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