Tips for improving your dog’s stinky breath

How to improve your dog's stinky breath

Updated on October 2nd, 2018

We all love our dogs, this much is true, but what we DON’T love is their their stinky breath!

We all know the feeling when we want to give our prized pooches a cuddle, however we find that their mouths are a little less than fresh as a daisy.

So, what can we do? Given the diet that dogs often have, as well as their penchant for all things gross, is there a way that we can help to improve our dog’s stinky breath?

How to improve your dog’s breath

Book in a vet check

Your dog’s teeth, just like your teeth need to be checked over on a regular basis to make sure that they are in the best condition possible.

You should book in for your dog’s teeth to be checked at least once a year, if not twice.

The vet will not only take a look at the condition of your dog’s teeth, as well as any underlying problems that could be causing the issue.

Not only this, but they could also recommend a treatment or cleaning plan which can help your dog to have the most beautiful smile possible.

Give your dog’s teeth a brush

One way that you can help your dog to have fresh breath is to give them a helping hand to brush them.

You need to ensure that you use dog toothpaste only, as human toothpaste can be harmful to your dog.

You can also buy a special dog toothbrush to use.

It is a good idea to brush your dog’s teeth every week, even more if you can, focusing on the upper teeth and not forgetting the tongue too.

They may not enjoy it to start with, however, given time, you both will get used to it.

Encourage them to chew on safe toys

Another great way to clean your dog’s teeth, without having to worry about brushing them is to give them chew toys to chew on.

The natural process of chewing will help to clean off the plaque that could have built up on the teeth, as well as give your dog something to keep them entertained.

You need to ensure that the toys that they have are safe to chew on and if you want to further clean their teeth, you could always smear some dog-friendly toothpaste within the toy as an added bonus.

Give them dental treats

We all know that dogs love treats, but they are not always the best for them.

That said, there are some treats out there that are not only tasty for your dog, but are also good for them. This includes specialised dental treats.

These treats are designed to appeal to dogs with their flavour, however, will often contain ingredients such as charcoal, which will help to eliminate bad breath.

As you can see, there are lots of things that you can do to make sure that your dog has the freshest breath possible. Which means that they are not only going to feel better, but that you won’t giving them a cuddle too!