How to make your dog’s breath smell better

Is there anything worse than dog breath?

Dog breath is easily one of the worst smells in the world. Luckily, you don't have to live with it forever. There are a number of ways to improve your dog's hygiene and aroma. 

According to The Bark, you can regularly brush your pooch's teeth with a toothbrush and some baking soda. Fill your sink with lukewarm water, add a teaspoon of baking soda, turn the faucet off and let it sit for a minute or two. Dunk the toothbrush into the water and get to brushing. 

Follow this four step plan for brushing, suggested by Cesar's Way:

  1. Dab a small amount of toothpaste onto the brush.
  2. Allow your pooch to lick it.
  3. Tackle one tooth at a time.
  4. Slowly cover a wider surface area.

In addition to brushing your dog's teeth regularly, there are a few other ways to ensure he has tolerable breath. Invest in doggie treats designed to reduce plaque. Vet Street pointed out that visiting the vet for halitosis is also wise because the issue can stem from a number of health problems.

Unlike discovering fleas and then giving your pooch a Hartz® flea and tick collar, uncovering a dental problem may take additional investigation. It could be anything from metabolic disease to gastrointestinal disease. A physical exam is the first step to getting to the bottom of bad doggy breath. 


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