Here’s How to Cure Your Dog’s Bad Breath

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There are additional options that can help dog bad breath. Learn more about 11 Home Remedies for Your Dog’s Bad Breath with this link.  Here are a few home remedies that can help bad doggy breath:

  1. Fresh herbs such as mint, parsley or coriander
  2. Daily tooth brushing  – you can even create your own home remedy kit
  3. Feed a high-quality diet
  4. Offer fresh clean water daily
  5. Cleaning the dog bowls daily
  6. Provide safe chew toys
  7. Probiotics
  8. Apple cider vinegar
  9. Lemon juice
  10. Coconut oil

This article will give you details on how to use the Home Remedies for Your Dog’s Bad Breath listed above. For example, you can use some of the herbs by adding to your dog’s food or create a tea which you can add to their water.

In addition to the list above and teeth brushing, there are hundreds of products that are advertised to “cure” bad breath. Our team has tested dozens of these products with limited success. Our best luck has been with products approved by the Veterinary Oral Health Council.

The Veterinary Oral Health Council (VOHC) evaluates and recommends products that meet standards of plaque and tartar retardation in dogs and cats. Products are awarded the VOHC Seal of Acceptance following review of data from trials conducted according to VOHC protocols. Products that pass are displayed with the VOHC Seal. To see a list of products, see this link  Many veterinarians use their recommendations as a basis for recommending and selling products to pet owners.

Three of my favorite products are:

  1. Merial OraVet Dental Hygiene Chews for Dogs. These are oral chews that when given daily help minimize the formation of plaque and tartar.
  2. Perio Support. This product is a power that can be sprinkled on food that also prevents tartar build up.
  3. Virbac CET® VeggieDent® Chews for Dogs is another oral chew that can help plaque and tartar.

How To Know If A Vet Treatment Is The Best Option

Many pet owners want to know the best option for curing your dog’s bad breath. The answer is to ask your veterinarian. Ideally, you need a partnership with your vet to determine the underlying cause of the bad breath and decide the best treatment. If your dog has a bad tooth, you won’t fix the bad odor with a fresh herb. In this case, your dog needs a professional dental cleaning and treatment for that tooth.

We hope this article gives you more information on how to cure your dog’s bad breath.

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