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Smelly Dog Breath And The Best Ways to Combat This Situation

Jan 10, 2008
Bad dog breath can be a bad problem for you and your dog, at times a dogs breath an be unbearable and make bonding with your dog a chore you'd rather avoid at all costs. This may not be due to your dog and more down to the care you have not realized that your dog should have.

Dog's bad breath like most other dog symptoms can be the cause of many different issues separately or together, this makes the cause hard to diagnose without a proper examination from a professional dog carer or vet.

Common causes of dog bad breath -

Maybe your dog is finding it hard to eat or swallow which can lead to dog's bad breath and other illnesses that are related because of saliva and bacteria build-up in the mouth making the bacteria produce and spread faster than usual.

Saliva drooling from your dog's mouth may also be a cause of bad dog breath in much the same way as the previous swallowing problem, as more saliva gets built up in your dog's mouth is makes it easier for bacteria to breed resulting in bad breath.

The last and most common form of bacteria build up is from not cleaning or not properly cleaning your dog's teeth and gums, this enables tartar to form and the germs and bacteria to make the bad odour you are forced to smell day in day out.

Many believe that food choice and what you feed your dog is a problem when dog breath is concerned, as this may be true to an extent this is more of a temporary short term problem and the reasons above are more likely to be the problem or cause, but if you do find you think this is largely the problem in the case of your dog then you may want to contact a vet to make sure of the condition and to ensure the correct treatments are followed.

There are plenty of dental hygiene products available in pet shops and online, some work better than others on different dogs but you best bet is to clean your dog's teeth regularly to stop the bacteria build up, this is where the problem begins and where you should target your efforts.

If you fear the problem has got too far to recover or damage or the gums and teeth is visible you should contact your vet as soon as possible for help and a proper diagnosis of your pet.
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