Someone on the street gave her to me two years ago. She's a eleven-year-old miniature poodle and has tar all over her teeth and her breath smells absolutely terrible. I can't afford a vet, i don't even have enough money for my own health insurance. She never seems unhappy or bothered about her teeth and eats normally. What could I do to help her?
You might be able to get her to chew on a piece of rolled up rawhide, available everywhere. I found this does an excellent job on helping my dogs keep their teeth clean, however like Moondog says, if you don't get this taken care of the infection around the teeth (which is what causes the horrible odor) will get into the blood stream and eventually affect the heart. The longer you wait the more expensive will be the procedure as several teeth will have to be removed. The only solution I can see here is to either get in touch with poodle rescue and see if they can help financially (I know Sheltie rescue does this), or go here and see if you are eligible for financial aid;
You might have to turn her in to a shelter if you can't fix her teeth.