Bad Dog Breath
Dog Breath and Mouth Odors
diseases like kidney failure, diabetes, or gastrointestinal disease
can cause a change in breath. Diseased teeth and infected gums can
produce a very foul odor, and sore mouth may cause increased drooling.
The malodorous saliva can coat the fur, furniture, etc., and you
may not recognize that this is originating in the mouth.
owners sometimes forget about their dog’s dental health. Unless
your dog’s bad breath is the result of disease such as gastrointestinal
disease, diabetes, or kidney failure, the sweetness or nastiness
of your dog’s breath is most likely directly related to the health
of your dog’s mouth.
leading cause of bad breath in dogs is tooth decay or mouth infections.
They eat and have teeth so they can get the same decay and periodontal
diseases that we have.
you can cure dog bad breath with a few pet supplies that will aid
in the health of your dog’s mouth and prevent poor oral hygiene.
may sound odd, but veterinarians recommend brushing a dog’s teeth
twice a week to promote dental health. Did you know there was a
time in human history when brushing human teeth seemed odd, too?
goal is to start slowly and make brushing enjoyable. It may take
several sessions to gradually increase the amount of teeth brushed.
to brush your Dog’s Teeth – You will be using doggy brand toothpaste
and a special toothbrush for canines. Your veterinarian can recommend
what flavors and brands of toothpaste he feels is best for your
dog. Most dogs love the taste chicken flavored toothpaste!
1 – Select an appropriate time by finding a quiet convenient time
when you and your dog are both relaxed and comfortable.
2 – Acquaint your dog by holding him just as you do when cuddling.
Begin by gently stroking the outside of his cheeks, and then proceed
to the inside of his cheeks with your finger. For these first few
sessions, don’t use a doggy toothbrush. After he becomes comfortable
with that, place a dab of (doggy) toothpaste on your finger and
let him taste it.
3 – Introduce the toothbrush by placing a small amount of toothpaste
on the brush. In a slow circular motion, brush one or two teeth
and the adjoining gum line. The purpose of this step is to get your
dog accustomed to the feel of the brush.
4 – Over the next several days, gradually increase the number of
teeth brushed. It is important to eventually brush the rear teeth
where plaque and tartar have a greater tendency to accumulate. Go
slowly and gently and stop before your dog begins to fuss. (If he
learns to dislike the procedure and finds out that more fussing
makes you stop quicker, then this brushing business is going to
get harder, not easier.)
up to about 30 seconds on each side. Dogs don’t get much tartar
on the inside surfaces of their teeth, so you only need to worry
about the outside surfaces Be sure to brush the big teeth way in
tooth brushing a pleasurable experience by proceeding slowly and
gently. Stop each session while it is still fun and lavishly praise
your dog afterwards. He will soon start looking forward to tooth
brushing and it will become a pleasant activity for both of you.
toothbrush can either be a soft bristle brush, or a finger toothbrush.
Finger brushes are very gentle and feel good on your pet’s gums
as it sweeps away plaque and food debris, while massaging gums to
increase circulation. It’s compact and flexible enough to allow
you to reach the entire tooth and gum surfaces in your dog’s mouth.
It’s the perfect way to introduce dogs to having their teeth brushed.
All you need to do is slide the molded rubber finger toothbrush
over your index finger and apply a small dab of Doggy Toothpaste
onto the bristles. Slip your finger inside your dog’s cheek, and
using a small circular motion, brush the teeth and gumline.
Don’t use human toothpaste on your dog’s teeth. The chemical compound
in human toothpaste isn’t suited to a dog, and may make your dog
chew balls or dental rings are useful for fighting plaque and tartar
build-up. It is also recommended that your dog chew on a rope bone
to provide a flossing action that cleans between the teeth.
good dental care is very important for your dog. Keeping plaque
and tartar off teeth reduces the chance of tooth and gum disease
and keeps breath fresh.
for abscessed teeth and other dental problems while you’re brushing,
and have a veterinarian properly treat any such problems such as
gingivitis or periodontal (gum) disease.
your pet’s diet. Some soft canned foods are particular offenders
when it comes to bad breath. If your dog eats soft food, make sure
he also eats dry dog food, unless he is elderly and your vet has
recommended soft food exclusively.
have your veterinarian check your dog’s teeth. There are literally
hundreds of products to help a dog’s breath. Your vet can advise
you which would work best for you and your dog.
mouth odor can also be a sign of corprophagy, or stool eating. Some
dogs eat their own stools as a way of conserving enzymes which are
in short supply. Other dogs will eat horse manure, cow manure and
dog and cat feces, because they taste good to your dog.
Breath in Dogs
Have you ever wondered what is causing your dog’s bad breath?
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