When I decided to get a dog I was aware that he or she will require a lot of care. Hours of grooming, giving them high-quality food and also brushing their teeth. I knew that I had to take responsibility for all of that. And I was prepared, I was ready. What I was not ready for is the foully dog breath. But there is help! I am going to explain to you how to fix bad dog breath!
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I am also aware that many dog owners struggle with keeping their four-legged friend’s teeth clean. Sometimes out pets just don’t want to cooperate, they don’t want their teeth brushed or just want to run around and play. And as a result, their breath smells like something died!
That’s why we first need to go through the topic of how to take care of your dog’s teeth the right way.
How to fix bad dog breath
Obviously, the best way to keep your go’s breath smell good is to regularly brush their teeth. The problem is, dogs don’t really like that, do they?
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This is where my tips come into play!
Dogs learn easier when they are younger. This means that you should start cleaning your dog’s teeth when he or she is just a puppy.
This way you will ensure your dog becomes accustomed to brushing and doesn’t make a scene every time you try to do it.
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Choose your timing wisely
It’s very important to brush your dog’s teeth when they are relaxed and after an exercise or play session. This way, your dog will (hopefully) be tired and won’t make your life hard.
This is easier said than done, but if you want your dog to get used to having its teeth brushed, you have to do it regularly. The more often you brush your dog’s teeth the more they’ll get accustomed to the brush and your hands in and around their mouth.
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With time it will get much easier for you to clean your teeth. But, definitely brace yourself with patience.
Get a Good Dog Brush
Get your dog a dog toothbrush! It will be worth it, trust me!
There are so many toothbrushes for dogs out there, however, a good quality dog brush will have very soft bristles! Only dog toothbrushes won’t hurt your dog’s teeth.
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The size of the toothbrush also plays a big role. A bigger toothbrush would be right for a large dog but if your pooch is small, you’ll of course need a smaller toothbrush.
Getting rid of that bad breath
Don’t worry, I have more tips for you! But these tips are specifically on how to fix bad dog breath. Obviously brushing is important, but there are other useful ways in which you can make your dog’s breath a little less deadly.
There is now more thing I need to stress before we dive into the tips. Bad breath in dogs can have many causes. In some cases, bad breath can be a result of serious illnesses and diseases like kidney disease or liver disease.
This is why it’s very important that you always consult your veterinarian if you notice anything weird about your dog.
Tips to keep dog’s breath fresh
The best way in preventing bad breath in dogs is to do the following:
- Get them many chew toys and treats – oth of these areare great in cleaning your dog’s teeth from plaque and tartar build up.
- Choose your dog’s food wisely – Feed your dog a balanced diet and high-quality food
- Dental chews are the way to go – great in cleaning your dog’s breath and reducing bad breath
- Mint will be your best friend – sprinkle some fresh mint over your dog’s food and their breath will smell like they had just brushed their teeth.
- Apple Cider Vinegar works wonders – Add a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar to your dog’s water bowl and your dog will have fresh breath!