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My Dog Has Bad Breath. What are Causes And Remedies?
(November 3, 2011)
How to get rid of dog bad breath?
|Submitted by N on November 3, 2011 at 01:13|
What to do for dog bad breath?
As with us humans, dogs too can suffer from bad breath. In our canine companions too, the bad breath could be caused by various factors, the most common one being the lack of adequate hygiene. Odor-producing bacteria can easily build up within the dog’s gut, lungs or mouth, which eventually leads to bad breath. Of course, at times bad breath in dogs is a symptom of a serious underlying condition. In case your pet does have bad breath, it is important for you to have a vet examine him, just to rule out the possibility of any major health problem. In many cases the most effective dog bad breath solutions include treatment of the underlying cause. If the vet determines that your dog does not suffer from any serious medical ailment, you can try to treat bad mouth odor by increasing the dental hygiene measures that are already in place.
You can also deal with this problem, by making a few changes to your dog’s diet. Dogs that are given raw meat or soft foods on a regular basis may suffer from bad breath. Certain brands of canned dog food could also have the same effect on your pet’s breath. The best dog food for bad breath is high quality and easy to digest dry food. Alternately, there are several varieties of carefully formulated dental treats that are known to improve bad breath in dogs.
In case dietary dog bad breath solutions do not seem to be very effective, it may be best for you to speak to a vet and seek medical treatment for the problem.
|Submitted by N on October 17, 2011 at 12:55|
How to clean dog teeth?
As a responsible pet owner, you are probably aware of how important it is for you to clean your dog’s teeth on a regular basis. Unfortunately, it can cost you around $150 to have a vet clean your dog’s teeth; this is probably why many people choose to clean dog teeth at home. You could probably manage to do this at home yourself, as long as you are aware of the right procedure to clean dog teeth.
To maintain adequate dental hygiene for your pet, you will need some canine toothpaste and a toothbrush. Also have a washcloth or some gauze at hand, which you may need to wrap around your finger. Many pet owners start cleaning their pet’s teeth with some gauze of a piece of cloth, before moving on to a toothbrush.
Wrap the washcloth or gauze around a finger and dab a small amount of toothpaste on to it. Make sure that your dog is relaxed, before you start cleaning his teeth. Find a position in which you have easy access to the dog’s teeth, lift your dog’s upper lip on any one side and start brushing in a circular motion. You may need to add more toothpaste if required. While cleaning or brushing your dog’s teeth, pay more attention to the gum line as most of the problems start there. Cover each tooth, while you work your way around the mouth. The back of the teeth may be a bit challenging to clean, but they require equal attention, of not more. Cover all the top teeth, before repeating the process with the bottom teeth. Once your dog gets used to the cleansing process, you can introduce the toothbrush
For best results clean your dog’s teeth at least twice a week. Also make sure that your dog goes through a professional tooth clean up at least once in three months.
|Submitted by N on October 7, 2011 at 05:46|
In general, dogs do not have the sweetest of breaths, but when there is a problem with their health their breath may smell even worse than usual. In some cases, bad breath in dogs could indicate lack of proper hygiene. However in certain cases, bad breath in dogs could be one of the first indications that there is something wrong with your pet. There are several factors that can lead to dog bad breath. Some of the most common causes of bad breath in dog include:
One of the most common ways of treating your dog’s bad breath problem is by taking him to a vet, for a professional dental cleanup. This can also give the vet the chance to first examine your dog and determine the underlying cause of the bad breath, before prescribing the appropriate treatment for the dog with bad breath. Most vets normally check dogs for gingivitis, plaque buildup or periodontal disease as these are the most common causes of canine bad breath. However, in case the vet diagnoses that the bad breath is cause by liver disorders, kidney disorders, gum problems or decaying teeth, immediate action may need to be taken.
Dog bad breath remedies
Using a dog bad breath home remedy is not always the best way of dealing with the problem. However, with some persistence the use of home remedies may reduce the problem to a tolerable level. Given below are some common home remedies for dog bad breath:
Before using any home remedy for curing bad breath in dogs, it is important to check with a veterinarian.
|Submitted by N M on September 1, 2010 at 12:54|
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