Does your dog have stanky dog breath? Does his yapper smell like a dumpster? Do you cringe when he gives you a smooch? If you answered any of these questions with a “oh my god. Yes!” then your dog has bad breath dude. Here’s how you can help:
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- Take your dog to the “dentist” aka the veterinarian, once or twice a year. When plague builds up in your dog’s mouth, the more his breath will smell.
- Check your dog’s mouth for any left over’s. Such as food, sticks, old toys, whatever your dog puts in his mouth could get stuck! Also, as disgusting as this is, your dog could have a growth or tumor. Yuck.
- Brush your dog’s teeth. This is the easiest task and makes the most sense. Pick up a toothbrush at your local pet store and go to work. That could fix the problem.
- Floss your dog’s teeth. I have never tried this, but I’m sure it’s hilarious to watch and good for your dog. Plaque between the teeth can cause bad breath and cavities, just like humans.
- Buy your dog a chew toy. Preferably a Kong. Chewing away on this hard rubber toy will be fun for him and good for his mouth.
- Buy treats that specifically target bad breath. “Greenies” are a great, safe option.
- Try giving your dog a rawhide bone. You can purchase these in pet stores across the country and your dog will love it. Not to mention, they will help clean his teeth.
- Give your dog treats that contain chlorhexidine. This chemical is in dog toothpaste and mouthwash but it tastes better in treat form.
- Make sure your pooch is on a healthy diet. If you give your dog a lot of meat from the table, stop. Meat can cause bad breath.
Now go enjoy your dog’s clean mouth and let him give you a big ol’ sloppy kiss.