We all love to play and pet our dogs, especially when they are a puppy. However, the dog will be a complete turn-off, if its breath smells like last week’s trash. So why do dogs have bad breath?
If you are finding that your dog has this unsocial problem, which results in bad odor, it is more than likely that plague is the root cause of the problem.
On a lighter and more positive note, regular care can bring the teeth and gums back to good health and he can then be free of the unpleasant odor.
Here Are 4 Tips To Help You Deal With The Problem.
It is so important to develop a routine of at least twice daily cleaning of the teeth. If feasible, to make it easier, just do it at the same time as you are cleaning your own. It must be remembered that if we don’t brush our own teeth, we develop plaque which can be really sore. Your dog’s teeth are no different.
Plaque is bacteria that grow on surfaces within the mouth. It is often pale yellow or brown in color. Also, your mouth would not feel healthy and fresh if you haven’t brushed your teeth in a while, plus people will probably avoid you due to bad breath. You wouldn’t want that, would you?
Get your puppy used to the teeth brushing ritual at an early age. This conditions your pet to have its teeth cleaned from an early age going into adulthood.
If I had to start this with one of my own dogs, they would treat the whole experience as a game or if it’s not in a good mood, I make sure my hand was out-of-the-way.
Introduce carrots into the diet, treating them as a small snack or a treat.
Make sure that they are raw because they actually act as a form of gentle scraper, which in turn helps to remove the plague.
If your dog’s diet consists of canned wet food, then do change it to the dry food. It’s been proven that dental health improves when the dog is introduced to quality dry dog food.
There is such an array of choice now, you can be sure that your pet will find something that it enjoys. A lot of the manufactures can supply some sort of sample, and if not, buy the smallest size available in order that you can check it out.
The hard food, as with the carrots, will act as a gentle scraper for the plague and will help to clear up the odor of the bad breath. As always, if you think that some other reason for the bad breath, always check it out with your vet.
We do hope that the information has helped you with the question; why do dogs have bad breath. Having your dog in good health, brings major health benefits to you, the owner.
When we adopt a dog or any pet, we know it is going to end with us having to say goodbye, but we still do it. And we do it for a very good reason: They bring so much joy and optimism and happiness. They attack every moment of every day with that attitude.
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