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My dog has bad breath - what can I do?

asked 2017-02-23 14:32:09 -0600

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You may consider giving your dog a bone to chew, which can help remove plaque build up. You can also brush their teeth with special dog toothpaste.

Carissa B.'s profile imageCarissa B. ( 2017-02-23 14:41:17 -0600 )edit

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answered 2017-02-23 14:36:52 -0600

If the bad breath is persistent, you should see your veterinarian to determine what is the cause - it could be bad dental hygiene and a dental cleaning would be the solution (with additional dental home care to keep it clean). But it could be something more problematic. I found http://pets.webmd.com/dogs/guide/bad-breath-dogs (http://pets.webmd.com/dogs/guide/bad-...) a good read.

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answered 2017-02-23 14:37:40 -0600

Usually, canine bad breath is caused by dental or gum disease or plaque and/or tartar. The best solution is a visit to the vet to find the culprit. In most cases, the dog will need a teeth cleaning and polishing. It's also helpful to brush their teeth on a regular basis.

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answered 2017-02-23 14:36:11 -0600

Brushing there teeth once a day is the best way to beat chronic bad breath. Check that they are on a good quality food at pet food http://advisory.com if brushingredients is not an option a vet cleaning once ever few years to get all the plaq off will help. They make foam Gel you can squirter on their teeth and they lick it clean. There are water additives. And chew treats. If you make home made treats parsley help with bad breath too.

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answered 2017-02-23 14:34:02 -0600

There are many water additives for fresh breath. You could also brush your dog's teeth at least once per week.

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answered 2017-02-23 14:33:58 -0600

Give them an ice cube to lick with a LITTLE squeeze of lemon. They are likely dehydrated! Routinely brush their teeth as well. You will probably still face some stinky yawns, but the ice cube trick usually works!

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