How to Get Rid of Your Dog's Bad Breath
Natural bacteria living in the stomach and mouth cause halitosis. You can eliminate it by eating natural food and brushing your dog`s teeth on a regular basis.
Halitosis is one of the most unpleasant things your pet can have. It’s even worse in animals than it is in humans. The following is practical advice to help you get rid of your dog’s bad breath.
Why do dogs have bad breath?
How to fight against your dog’s bad breath
Through oral hygiene
Bad dental and oral hygiene also causes bad breath in dogs. It’s obvious that a dog cannot brush his teeth on his own, so it’s the owner’s responsibility to brush them. The truth is, no matter how much people love their pets and care for them, owners usually forget about their dog’s dental hygiene.
At the same time, apart from the bacteria that dogs are already exposed to, dog food also causes plaque to build up. Therefore, if an owner is not taking care of his/her dog’s oral hygiene, the dog would get bad breath sooner than expected.
Have taking care of your dog’s oral hygiene become a habit. Talk to your veterinarian for proper guidelines. Make sure to use a good quality toothbrush and toothpaste to make the fight against bad breath easier.
Homemade remedies that get rid of your dog’s bad breath
Homemade remedies usually work for pets too! The ones below are proven to work, so they will definitely work for you as well.
- Give him vegetables. Not all vegetables are useful for fighting against bad breath, but parsley or carrots can do the job naturally.
- Apple cider vinegar. Most people know that vinegar has a neutralizing effect against odors. You should mix it with drinking water before giving it to your dog. Some dogs may dislike it and reject it. If your pet doesn’t like it, then don’t force him to drink it, because there are other things you can do.
- Always have clean water accessible for your dog. Sometimes you might forget to change the water because there is still some left overr, but it can accumulate dust and other substances that cause bad breath.
Candy. There are many canine dental hygiene candies on the market. Ask your vet, or even a pet shop, to know which ones might be more effective for your dog.