If your dog has bad breath, the medical term for which is halitosis, it may be a symptom of underlying medical issues. Halitosis can signal that your dog has gingivitis, periodontitis, an abscessed tooth, a bone stuck in the mouth, an oral ulcer, mouth tumors, a lung disease or kidney disease. It’s best to have your dog examined by a veterinarian before chalking up the offensive odor to doggie breath. If, however, your dog simply has stinky breath, there are natural remedies for eliminating the problem.
Move the toothbrush back and forth across the dog’s teeth, paying special attention to the upper canine teeth.
Add a few drops of an infusion of the herb dill to your dog’s drinking water. The antibacterial properties help limit the growth of bacteria in your dog’s mouth.
Items You Will Need
- Natural dog toothpaste
- Soft-bristled toothbrush
- Infusion of dill
- Chopped parsley
- Dog treats
- There are dog foods and dog treats that promote good oral health in dogs. This may help to eliminate bad breath in your dog. Ask your veterinarian which products are best for your pet.
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