For many dog families, it is very common for pet parents to kiss with lovely dog. These intimate contacts will tighten the relationship between the pet parents and the dog. However, if your dog has bad breath, it may be annoying to you. Maybe you will say “It’s not a big deal”. In fact, this is a common sense mistake. The bad breath in dog is a symptom that occurs from the bad oral hygiene. Therefore, if you are not aware of the importance of this problem, you may not take measures to treat the bad breath in your dog.
Bad Breath in Dog Should Be Cared
According to the American Veterinary Dentistry Academy, 80% of dogs over three years old have the same tooth and gum disease. If you don't treat it in time, these problems can lead to bad breath, swollen gums, bleeding, difficulty eating, and tooth loss. If you don’t treat it for a long time, as the bacteria spread from the mouth to the body, your dog will have more serious health problems, such as liver disease, heart disease and kidney disease.
Professional veterinarian and writer, Dr. Elizabeth Cohen said, “Some dogs are born to have dental problems, but most of the dogs I have seen have dental problems because their owners haven’t taken precautions. Therefore, these dogs have no way but to do an expensive oral cleaning, and the cleaning operation has to be done under anesthesia.” At the same time, she said, “It’s not too much trouble to brush your dog, and it’s not too scary either. Your dog’s health depends largely on how much you value your dog's health and how to choose a correct solution. Dental care is an crucial part of it.”
How to Ease Bad Breath in Dog
We have realized the significance of keeping dog oral healthy, so what should we do to help dogs treat the bad breath?The best way to get rid of bad breath is to help them clean their mouths, that is, brush their teeth. It will be easy for you to brush dog teeth with the following methods.
1. Develop the habit of brushing teeth regularly.
At the beginning, your dog may not be accustomed to brush teeth, so at first we don't use toothbrushes and toothpaste, but gauze and saline.
You can wrap the gauze around your index finger, and grab the appropriate amount of saline, then open your dog's mouth to gently wipe its teeth. Please do not rub it too hard, so as not to hurt its gum. After your dog gradually adapts to the brushing action, you can let your dog to smell the toothpaste and try to get familiar with it first.
When you brush your dog with a toothbrush, the method is the same as human. You need to brush its teeth from left to right and from top to bottom, but kind note do not to rub the teeth repeatedly. Please keep it in mind that the toothpaste and toothbrush must be pet-only. Yours will damage your dog’s gum. In addition, regardless of the age of your dog, you have to make it feel relaxed during your dental care. Please be carefully, your movement must be gentle and slow, allowing your dog to adapt to this new habit.
2. Teeth cleaning bones or dog chew toys are good as well.
If your dog is very uncomfortable with brushing teeth, or even contradicts it. You can consider to buy some special teeth cleaning bones or chew toys for your dog, which can not only help you dog to exercise and satisfy its desire to bite, but also help it to clean teeth and exercise the teeth, to reduce the disease such as calculus. Of course, it will be a better partner to accompany your dog during the molar period.
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However, when you give your dog a teeth cleaning bone, please note that it is not a matter of throwing the teeth to the dog. This is a misconception.You should hold the bone and let it to be interchangeably gnawed by dog's front teeth, left and right teeth to make the best use of it. Otherwise this bone may be just a dog snack cleared away within 5 minutes ( Biting less and swallowing more ).
Do I help your dog get rid of the bad breath? Everything depends on persistence. If there is no change for your dog after trying these methods, please take your dog to visit vet to have a further teeth check. I sincerely hope your lovely dog can get over it and you can live more intimate and happy.