I love my Oscar boy, there is no doubt about that. But, what I do NOT love is his gross, horrible, wretched breath! I promise I am not exaggerating when I say it is so, so bad. I wish this blog had smell-o-vision so I could share the nastiness!!
I have given him hard bones to chew on, which is supposed to help remove plaque. I give him pieces of ice often, again, in hopes of removing the plaque. I have given him raw carrots. That worked only temporarily. I have also brushed his teeth…which ended up with my finger being chewed on more than anything else!
My mom mentioned she uses “natural enzymatic toothpaste which came from Petco”, on her dogs, and that it really helps. A few other tips that I’ve read on various websites are:
-Make your dog chew on Dill leaves or peppermint leaves.
-Simply squeeze a lemon in your dog’s drinking water. Lemon will cleanse his mouth and freshen up his palette.
-have your pup examined by your vet, as sometimes bad breath can indicate an underlying medical condition.
Oscar has just recently gone to the vet for a check up, and he’s had the bad breath since I’ve had him, so I don’t feel that it is a medical issue. I may just have to try the lemon in the water! Though I wonder, how MUCH lemony water would he have to drink for it to be effective?!
So friends, please tell me, do you have a cure to doggie bad breath?! Share your tips & advice! I am all ears! 🙂 Have a great weekend!