Dogie Bad Breath
Date Published: 2019-05-30
Date Updated: 2019-05-30
Dogs don’t brush their teeth daily like us humans do; that leads many dog parent’s to believe that there’s a solid chance their beloved furry friend will have bad breath at some point in their lives. However, that’s wrong.
Usually, when a dog has bad breath, it’s an indication that he or she may have another underlying health problem. For instance, the bad breath could relate to a dental or kidney disease. Whatever the case may be, you’ll want to be mindful of the problem before it gets out of hand. You’ll want to start brushing your dog’s teeth regularly, and you’ll want to heed some of our advice.
Feed Your Dog Carrots & Apples
Carrots and apples are super healthy for your pup to eat. What’s more, is that these two foods naturally scrape tartar off teeth. So, if you’re trying to get to those hard to reach areas, stop trying; feed your dog some carrot or apple and the food will take care of the rest.
Use Mint & Parsley
Mint and parsley are the perfect spices to help make your dog’s breath smell better, but that’s not all they do. These two herbs also contain chlorophyll, a naturally occurring ingredient that fights off stinky bacteria in the mouth. Sprinkle a little bit over your dog’s food once in a while, and the bad breath will subside.
Apple Cider Vinegar is Useful, Too
All it takes is a half teaspoon of apple cider vinegar, and you’ll be on your way to good-smelling doggy breath. Dogs tend to like the taste of the liquid, so mix it in with his or her regular water one a day. Not only will the vinegar help improve your dog’s breath, but it will also act as a natural mouth disinfectant.
Fresh Water & A Lot of It
A dog’s water bowl is the perfect breeding ground for unwanted, smelly bacteria. That’s why it’s highly recommended to clean out his or her bowl thoroughly at least once a day. Always be sure to rinse out the bowl every time you give fresh water, too.
Coconut Oil Can Work
Coconut oil has a list of health benefits, for both humans and dogs. Well, now, coconut oil can help with doggy bad breath, too. Put some oil on a spoonful and feed it directly to your dog; most of them enjoy the taste! You can use the oil as a toothpaste alternative, too.
Carrots, apples, mint, parsley, apple cider vinegar, fresh water, and coconut oil will all work wonders on your dog’s bad breath. Keep in mind, you won’t have to use all five of these suggestions; experiment with your pup and see what he or she likes best and take it from there.
Though these methods will not act as a cure-all to your bad breath problems, they will accurately get rid of the problem for the time being. Be sure to stay on top of the case so that your dog’s breath doesn’t get out of hand again.