Banish Your Dog’s Bad Breath With These Handy Tips!

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When you think of your precious pup, we can guarantee minty fresh breath isn’t the first thing that comes to mind.

While we love the endless amount of cuddles and excitement that our four-legged friends show us on a daily basis, we’d be lying if we said we enjoyed the breath that comes with the kisses. As a dog owner or just a dog lover, you know what we’re talking about – that fishy, less-than-fresh smell that will have your neck leaning back in positions you’ve never thought were possible.

Stinky dog breath is not just an inconvenience for you – it can prove to be a key indicator of much more significant health problems such as gum disease, poor digestive health, and not to mention poor oral hygiene that could result in some less than impressive doggo dental bills.

Here at Dogsbod, we love pups of all shapes and sizes and understand the importance of maintaining regular oral health check-ups. To help you remove your dog’s smelly breath, and look after their health, we’ve listed a few tips and tricks you can follow below:

Clean Food And Water Bowls Daily

You wouldn’t eat off of a dirty plate, so why should your dog?

In our pet’s bowls, it’s so easy for grime and bacteria to build up, which can contribute to smelly dog breath. Avoid this with a quick daily rinse with some warm soapy water once a day!

Water, Water, Water

Just like humans, getting your dog to drink plenty of water daily is a healthy remedy for bad breath. It works by washing away food particles and keeping away anaerobic bacteria!

Invest In High-Quality Food

Taking the time to look into your dog’s diet and investing in dog food that is of high quality, nutrient-rich diet will promote your pooch’s digestive health and better breath – making those slobbery kisses bearable once again!

It’s also vital to give your dog a bowl of water with every meal to help them wash down food particles that would otherwise get trapped on his tongue and teeth.

Carrots

Carrots are not only loaded with fibre, vitamin K, C and potassium; they can also help eliminate the presence of plaque build-up, thanks to their abrasive quality when being eaten.

Probiotics

Sometimes, your dog’s bad breath is due to digestive and intestinal problems. Feeding your dog probiotics will help the promotion of proper digestion and minimise any bad breath!

Apple Cider Vinegar

Often used as a natural disinfectant and cleaning product, apple cider vinegar is an excellent way to temper your dog’s bad breath. The best way to do so is to add around half a teaspoon to your dog’s bowl every few days.

Regular Vet Check-Ups

Probably one of the most effective ways to monitor your dog’s oral health is to book them in for regular vet appointments. It will not only ensure a professional perspective, but you will also find it a more natural way to monitor your pup’s dental health!

For more helpful articles, be sure to head on over to Dogsbod today! Trust us; your pooch will thank you.

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