Best Ways to Help your Dog’s Breath
We have all been there: avoiding Skip’s face-lick because his breath is intolerable. If your dog’s breath is beyond ignoring, there are some simple things you can do to help his halitosis.
- Have your dog’s mouth checked by a dentist. Ideally, this should happen 1-2 times a year anyway. You want to rule out any serious problems that could be causing halitosis. The doggy dentist will also check their mouth for anything that doesn’t belong there.
- Brush their teeth. You can even try to use toothpaste. You start with small amount of toothpaste at first until your dog gets used to it. Chicken flavored toothpaste is even available!
- Floss teeth. Just like you would your own…if Skip lets you.
- Give them chew toys, it helps them clean their teeth. Chewing on toys is a great way to help your dog scrape the plaque off their teeth. Less plaque means less bacteria, which means less smelly kisses.
- Healthy diet. Make sure your dog is eating a healthy diet. A balanced diet will help the bacteria in their mouth stay balanced. Crunchy treats helps them clean the plaque off their teeth the same way chew toys do.
- Dental treats. If all else fails, dental treats are widely available. You can give your dog a dental treat in the form of a bone or a chew-able treat, which is made to clean your dog’s teeth and freshen their breath.
Try these tips to help relieve your dog’s smelly breath. Make an appointment with your dentist today to keep your dental routine regular to avoid having the same problem as your furry best friend.