Canine Bad Breath

"Dog bad breath"

Canine bad breath will take the fun out of holding your pet and getting those doggie kisses.

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This can also get so bad that nobody wants your pet around him or her. Of course this is embarrassing for you and hard on them because of the rejection they will receive.

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Nobody wants a stinky dog around them. But worse of all it can mean health problems for you pet.

We have all heard of “dog breath” but truthfully a healthy dog does not have bad breath. There are many causes of this problem but the most common cause is the teeth and gums. Any cause of foul smelling breath or halitosis should be checked into as to the reason for this.

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Smaller dogs tend to have more problems with their teeth than the larger breeds. But this does not mean that the larger breeds have no dental problems, it can happen to any size or breed of dog. More often than not the smallest breeds do lose their teeth in their senior years.

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Periodontal disease can become very serious if not treated. Inflammation of the gums means infection of the tissue. If not treated this can predispose your pet to heart disease, diabetes, respiratory disease, arthritis and possibly other chronic diseases.                                

Plaque is caused from the acid in saliva and bacteria that sticks to the teeth. Calculus is the yellow brown material that sticks to the plaque. These cause an irritant and the beginning of periodontal disease.

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If you see this, it is best to take your pet to the vet for a teeth cleaning. Do not put this off because the gums will become so inflamed and some or all the teeth will have to be pulled. You will want to avoid this serious dental problem.

Canine bad breath is not something your dog should have. Ok they don’t have a sweet minty breath but it should in no way smell foul.  His gums should be pink and healthy, his teeth white and firm. firm.

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Chewing is the natural way for a dog to clean their teeth. In the wild they would rip raw meat from the bone. Naturally the domesticated dog doesn’t do this. So we must furnish our pets with chews that help clean their teeth.

Chewing is not only good for their teeth but they enjoy it. If they only get soft food there is no cleaning of the teeth. Then you must brush their teeth at least once a week.

Chew items can be bones (you must be careful as to what kid and they must be raw) rawhides and chew toys. Biscuits can make them fat if given too many so they are not much good for cleaning teeth.

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Bones need to be raw and you must be careful as to what type you give them. Cooked bones, poultry bones and pork bones can splinter and cause a number of problems and even death. So be very careful if you decide to give your pet a bone.

Chew toys are a great choice because they are made to encourage chewing. They are made up tfine o endure the chewing and help to clean the teeth. A rawhide is once in awhile but you don’t want to give your dog a steady diet of them. These also could cause them to gain weight and have problems if given too many.

If you adopt a dog with very bad breath or your dog is showing signs of oral problems, take them to the vet for a check up. We many not like the bad breath but if it got that far then that means they are in pain and need help.

If the dog has bad breath and the teeth are fine, you still need take him into the vet. There can be other problems and they can do blood work to find the cause. Thyroid is just one of the other health problems that can cause this problem.

Canine bad breath is not normal so please take care when this happens. Chances are it is his teeth but no matter what is causing it you want it treated. This is not only for your relief but for his comfort even more so than yours.

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