I've been meaning to ask for some advice on this for a while, but I keep forgetting. I was reminded today when my mother's dog breathed her rancid breath on me lmao.
So I found Lola as a stray about three years ago. My family ended up adopting her after giving her up to a no kill rescue when we couldn't find her original owner. (We joke that we paid for our free dog haha) I have no clue what her health history is, how old she is, etc. But from what we've gathered,
1 - She was definitely abused (when we first got her she'd pee herself if you scolded her, she's afraid of feet and brooms, originally did not like to be touched.)
2 - She loses her mind and control of her tail when she sees a leash.
3 - She has bad teeth, which we believe is partially due to eating wet food for a long time. When we first got her this is all she would eat.
To make a long story short, does anyone have any tips on how to at least help her teeth feel better, and hopefully freshen her breath a bit? She won't play with chew toys because her teeth hurt her, and her breath is horrible. It smells like death and it lingers. I don't think the vet will put her under for any sort of cleaning, as we do think she's about 10 at this point.
I would really like to help her. I remember my childhood dog having to have a ton of rotten teeth removed in a fairly risky procedure (She was 13 at the time), and I don't want the same to end up happening to this dog if I can help it.
Any tips/advice is appreciated. Thanks!
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