Your family pooch is obedient, playful, has a great personality, and his grooming is impeccable. How could anyone find fault with such a great dog? How about when you get a snoot full of his breath? Does it smell like last week’s garbage after a few days percolating in 100 degree heat? If so, you are not alone, because our dogs can have pretty nasty breath. There are simple ways to cure bad doggy breath you can do right at home, and they are not time consuming or expensive. Read on for a few tips to cure that nasty dog breath, and also keep the dogs teeth and gums healthy.
If your dog is healthy, the source of the bad breath is probably not intestinal problems or tooth decay, so we simply need to set up a routine to brush the pooch’s teeth. A visit to a pet supply store will supply you with toothpaste made specifically for canine teeth, the proper toothbrushes, and mints to use daily for keeping his breath smelling fresh between brushing.
WARNING: DO NOT use human toothpaste. Many of them contain ingredients that could cause serious health problems for your dog – possibly even death!
Vets will recommend we brush our dog’s teeth at least two to three times a week to cure bad doggy breath. I know this may seem excessive and be a time issue due to the busy lives most people lead, so a good brushing at least once a week will suffice. On the off days when we need help, the use of a quality breath mint for dogs will help keep his or her breath smelling fine, and these mints are made to help ward off tarter build-up and gum disease.
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