Tips to Keeping Your Dog’s Breath Fresh

Puppy smell! Some people are not a fan, but for most of us, it is such a warm, fuzzy experience. That scent is unique to the situation that’s for sure! That smell coupled with a little, happy, loving furry creature in your arms is an experience to treasure. Once mature, cuddling your canine with less than desired smells, is generally not desired by anyone, especially with bad breath.

Panting is our dog’s natural way to cool themselves down.

When we’re close to them, it is not a coveted experience. We need a bit of space. When bad breath is involved, we need more space for sure!!! How do we help our dogs to have sweet, minty fresh breath? Well, they certainly can’t do that for themselves, I mean with brushing their own teeth! That is the best way to get fresh doggie breath, so we need to do that for them, ideally on a daily basis. There are toothbrushes out there for both human and canine that would work well. You can also purchase special glove brushes where your finger can do the work. Either choice should begin early when your dog is a puppy. Luckily, you don’t have to floss as well! Their teeth are further apart and it isn’t necessary. Dental dog chews and various bones are good for your dog in between those brushings.

Keep in mind that a healthy diet consisting of high-quality ingredients is important to your dog’s overall health. Healthy Dogma offers a large selection of food, treats, and K9 supplements to keep your dog thriving!

There are many reasons for doggy bad breath, and they range from simple to serious. Just like humans, plaque can build up on our teeth and generates unfavorable breath. Gum disease can be an issue. During brushing, it’s good to be rubbing those gums during each cleaning. Perhaps a dietary change needs to be made. There could also be an inflammation of the tongue or tonsils. It is possible that the concerning breath is due to a more serious problem such as kidney disease, fungal overgrowth, bacterial infections, diabetes, or even some types of cancer. Blood work is necessary to make a clear diagnosis. If consistent brushing of the teeth has been done and the bad breath persists, then it’s time for a visit to the vet.