COMBATING BAD BREATH IN DOGS
You may feel your dog is having bad breath, which makes you feel uncomfortable, especially when the dog wants to lick you!
If your dog has bad breath, visit your vet to rule out any serious causes such as gum disease or tooth decay. However, a bad smell from the mouth may be normal for a dog.. Each dog is different and some dogs may smell more strongly from their mouths than others. The differences may depend on the type of food, the amount of water consumed, but also on the unique characteristics of the dog!
If your dog is healthy and cheerful, but its mouth smells at least unpleasant
and the vet has ruled out dental problems, these are some home remedies to refresh your dog's breathing. These steps can also help a dog diagnosed with gum disease, although it is important to check with your vet before taking any steps yourself.
Brushing your dog's teeth Brushing your dog's teeth can help with bad breath. It is easy to clean your dog's teeth at home if you have the right equipment. A range of dog toothbrushes and toothpastes are available; we recommend that you consult your vet to find out which will work best for your dog. Find out more about brushing your dog's teeth here.
Add parsley to the feed - Parsley is a great way to eliminate unpleasant odors from your dog's mouth as it is a natural breath freshener.
Remember that you should take care of a complete and balanced diet of your dog in the form of dry or wet food, and parsley is not a key element of nutrition. Only add a small amount, if only so that the dog is not discouraged by the taste!
Take care of your dog's good diet because a bad diet can cause bad breath - as well as nutritional deficiencies. Many dogs with bad breath receive sugar-rich or fat-rich food and treats. These snacks promote the growth of bacteria on your dog's teeth, which can be the cause of your dog's bad breath and other dog tooth conditions.
If your dog has bad breath, consider the snacks and treats you feed your dog. Provide your dog with special treats as they are nutritionally safe and can help maintain your dog's oral hygiene.
DentaLife® - Feeding your dog a DentaLife® chew each day is a great way to eliminate bad breath in your dog. Chewing the DentaLife treat reduces plaque build-up in your dog's mouth. See the article entitled. Advantages of DentaLife® to find out more about how DentaLife® can help your dog.
Some methods of combating bad breath in a dog are difficult to apply at home. The following methods are best left to a vet who can help clean your dog's teeth and freshen his breath.
Veterinary tooth brushing - If you are having difficulty brushing your dog's teeth at home or the treatments are not helping, ask your vet for help. . He may be more skilled at reaching these hard-to-reach places and clean the dog's teeth more thoroughly.
Threading dog teeth - Flossing is a great way to reduce the build-up of plaque on your dog's teeth. This, in turn, helps to reduce mouth odor. This is because some teeth grow very close to each other, which makes it impossible to clean the space between them with the brush, and a piece of dental floss can easily fit into a small gap.
Bad breath in dogs is a common problem. While a bad smell from a dog's mouth may be normal, it could also be a more serious problem. Before you look at methods for reducing bad breath in dogs, it's important to understand what can cause it; so check out our article on the causes of bad breath in dogs for more information.