There are many natural ways to banish bad doggy breath for good. Some natural foods have been known to help combat bad breath such as coconut oil, lemon, carrot, brown rice, parsley, and yogurt. Most of these ingredients can be incorporated right into a dog’s food and will help to decrease bad breath over time.
Of course, it is best to prevent bad dog breath, to begin with by making sure doggy gets plenty of water. Adding probiotics and digestive enzymes to a dog’s diet will help to reduce bad breath due to digestive problems. Foods, chew toys, and sprays that contain chlorhexidine will help to destroy odor causing bacteria since it contains an antiseptic which is safe for dogs.
It’s also important to keep up on pooch’s vet visits to ensure that everything is in the clear as far as digestive and oral health goes.
It’s a good idea to keep food and water dished very clean as they can be a breeding place for bacteria which is one of the primary causes of bad breath.
Besides a good diet, oral hygiene is also very important. Brushing a dog’s teeth regularly will help to not only keep cavities at bay but will improve mouth odors. A soft bristle toothbrush and a toothpaste formulated for canines will do the trick. Brushings should be done at least two to three times per week. The tongue should also be gently brushed as well.
Chew treats can do wonders for teeth. Chew treats will help to reduce plaque buildup and thus bad doggy breath.
There are many ways to prevent and combat bad breath, but it is always a good idea to get doggy checked out by a vet especially of home remedies are not working to ensure there isn’t an underlying problem.