Dogs breath can become terrible really fast. Especially if you take a moment to consider the many things dogs chew on and eat in a given day. Don’t worry! There’s steps you can take to make your dog’s breath smell like an ocean breeze. Okay, maybe not an ocean breeze…but you get the picture!
A common tool to consider using is a toothbrush (a human toothbrush?!) YES a HUMAN toothbrush! It may sound absurd, but brushing your dog’s teeth can reduce plaque and tartar build-up, which can help fight against tooth decay and gum disease. Use a softer bristle toothbrush and toothpaste that is formulated for dogs. (Never use human toothpaste for your pets) If a human toothbrush is a little too weird for you, there are special finger brushes you can slip over your finger to brush your dog’s teeth. Next, consider annual cleanings by your veterinarian. Your vet will clean and polish your dog’s teeth while checking for any problems such as cavities or tooth damage. Lastly, keep an eye on what your dog eats and drinks. Give your pup something to chew on instead of him finding something to chew on.
Following these simple steps can help improve that nasty dog breath and help maintain your dog’s dental health in the process!
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