If you've ever cuddled up with your dog, only to discover that your beloved four-legged companion is suffering from a bout of bad breath, it's time to take action. Bad breath in dogs often gets overlooked by pet owners, who too often simply dismiss it as a surface level problem that will go away on its own.
However, the root causes of canine halitosis can run deeper than you think, and it could in fact be the sign of an underlying condition that's detrimental to your dog's health and well-being. These breath odour issues can be caused by plaque and tartar build-up, Periodontal (gum) disease, certain diets, a foreign body stuck in your dog's mouth, or maybe your four-legged friend just ate something unpleasant on a walk or in the garden.
More serious issues associated with bad breath in dogs can include kidney disease and liver disease - which will usually go hand-in-hand with other signs and symptoms. So if you notice any changes in your dog's appearance or well-being, along with bad breath, it's time to take them to the vet.
Most of the time, the central cause of unpleasant mouth-related smells will be dental hygiene-related. These problems can be solved pretty easily with regular teeth cleaning and minor diet manipulation, combined with some effective remedies to tackle the bad dog breath in question.
In our latest blog, Waterman's Country Supplies will introduce you to our most effective bad breath-beating products, including solutions, sprays and tablets that are proven to treat, deodorise and freshen your dog's mouth and look after their overall oral and dental health and cleanliness in the process.
This brilliant oral and dental hygiene solution can be easily added to your dog's water bowl to keep their breath fresh. Simply pour in and the chlorhexidine (anti-plaque agent) and xylitol (limits dental plaque and tartar build-up) formulation will fight bad breath issues with great, refreshing results.
Ideal for on-the-go freshness and easy application wherever you are, Beaphar Fresh Breath Spray contains an advanced enzyme formula that fights bad bacteria and breaks down plaque to keep your pet's mouth hygienic and helps to make the teeth cleaner - all in a slim, easy to use 150ml spray canister.
A must-have for dogs and puppies, Vets Best's simple-to-use water additive works by deodorising breath with safe and natural antibacterial agents. This breath freshener doesn't require any brushing, simply add to water and the special formulation will help in combating your dog's bad breath.
Protect, prevent and clean with Fresh Breath Tablets that can be easily crushed into food to control mouth odours in dogs. Made using chlorophyll, a natural plant extract that is considered to be a potent preventative against bad breath.