Ensuring that your dog has ample dental cleanliness is very important to both the health of your dog and your own peace of mind. However, brushing your dog's teeth is not always the easiest task. Many dogs don't like their teeth to be brushed and will bite and struggle, which can hurt both you and the dog. So what can you do to help both you and your dog out in the bad breath department? Read on to find out.
Change their food
Along with the normal biological reactions that are going on in your dog's mouth, your dog's food plays a huge role in determining if their breath smells and whether their dental health is good or not. Some foods are apt to give your dog a case of bad breath, which doesn't really improve your overall interaction with them.
Also, your dog's bad breath is actually a sign of a poor dental health. The smell is caused by a buildup of bacteria that could be damaging your dog's teeth for every moment that they sit there.
To help get rid of that bad odor and those bacteria, you can try switching to anther food type. Most people find that dry food smells less than wet food. Wet foods also seem to conduct more bacteria to the teeth than dry foods. Also, foods that have red meats in them tend to smell more. Instead, consider switching to a food that is fish based, if your dog has no aversions to such a thing.
Every dog loves toys, its no secret. And there are many different types of toys that will help to reduce your dog's bad breath and help keep their teeth clean.
One type that you might consider is a natural bone or antler for them to chew on. Natural bone is good for your dog's teeth, as it helps to clean them as the dog is chewing on it. The plaque and bacteria is scraped away, much like using a tooth brush, though it will not be as thorough. Because this is keeping away the bacteria, this will consequently make their breath smell better too.
There you have it, two options for helping to keep your dog's mouth in good health and stink free. You can also try and condition them to be more okay with brushing. For more information, contact a veterinarian such as Brian E Hall.