You smell it again; STINKY DOG BREATH. How can your adorable, fluffy dog reek so terribly?!
For years, you made sure your children received the routine dental care they needed. You made sure that they brushed and flossed diligently, so why ignore Fido's dental needs? As a pet parent, you CAN get rid of doggy breath.
Bad breath, which is also known as halitosis is the outcome of a buildup of smell producing bacteria in the dog's mouth, lungs and gut. So, your dog may have bad breath for a number of reasons. They may:
Doggy breath is common, but contact your vet for an exam if you suspect dental or physical problems. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, dental disease is the most common disease in pets. Don't panic, but take action.
Now that you've deduced the reasons why your Sweetums has doggy breath, how can you keep it at bay? (Most processes can be easy peasy lemon squeezy, too!)
You love your dog, but not the stinky breath. Fortunately, there's a variety of ways to eliminate the foul smell with ingredients sitting in your fridge or pantry. Coconut oil, carrots, plain yogurt, lemon juice, and the like will keep you healthy, too! Practice good habits together, and snuggle-time will be pleasant once again.