Homemade Dog Water Additive
A great way to help your dog’s bad breath is with the help of a little lemon juice. You have to make sure the lemon juice you use does not have any sugar added to it as it can cause your dog’s teeth permanent damage. Therefore, it might be best to use real lemons. All you need to do is mix the lemon juice in your pet’s water dish.
It doesn’t matter how big or small your dog is, one of the most common problems faced by dog owners is their dog’s bad breath. Bad breath, or Halitosis, in dogs is a very pungent problem and can be hard to get rid of. Before you can effectively solve your dog’s bad breath, it’s important that you figure out what is causing it. This will help you determine the type of dog breath remedy, natural or medical that you need to help your dog.
There are a variety of reasons why a dog can get constant bad breath.
A few include:
- intestinal problems,
- gum disease,
- periodontal disease,
- digestive problems
- poor diet
Determine The Cause
When selecting the right dog breath remedy, natural is the best way to go if possible. However, to determine if you can do this you will need to take your dog to the vet and have him or her examined. You don’t want to waste your time trying a bunch of home remedies if your dog’s bad breath is a result of periodontal disease, because the bad breath won’t go away until the source of the problem is gone.
Once you go to the vet and determine that your dog’s bad breath can be easily helped, it’s time to find the best remedy. As mentioned above, when looking for a dog breath remedy, natural methods should be exhausted first. Sometimes medically prescribed medications can cause other side effects.
Dry Dog Food
Another natural remedy is to change up your dog’s daily menu a bit. Since bad breath most often stems from the mouth – gums, teeth, and tongue, it is a good idea to feed your dog a dry dog food. (see our recommendation here) Dry dog food helps dogs keep their teeth clean. Wet dog food can actually get stuck in/on your dog’s teeth and make bad breath worse.
Brush His Teeth
Finally, as silly as it might sound, brushing your dog’s teeth on a daily basis will help you keep bad breath at bay. It doesn’t matter if you do it in the morning or evening as long as it’s once a day. Just remember that when searching for a dog breath remedy, natural methods are always the best and should be tried first.
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