Dogs and bad breath pretty much go hand in hand.
Once they outgrow that adorable puppy-breath phase, it’s clear that your dog’s bad breath will probably become an ongoing issue.
Fortunately, there are some things you can do to help prevent dog bad breath.
These are the dog bad breath remedies that I use:
#1 Give fresh dog bones from the butcher – I give my dog a large raw beef bone to chew on every now and then (roughly a couple times each month). I get them from our local butcher. Some grocery stores sell them as well — in the meat department.
#2 Brush your dog’s teeth – I use a finger brush to brush my dog’s teeth. Even though he absolutely loves the beef-flavored doggie toothpaste, I honestly don’t do this as frequently as I should. But every little bit helps, so I’m not going to beat myself up about it.
#3 Give homemade dog breath treats – Instead of making ‘regular’ homemade dog treats, you can freshen your dog’s breath at the same time by including specific ingredients that are known to do this.
#4 Use dog mouthwash (a drinking water additive) – For us, adding a dog-friendly drinking water alternative worked really well at first, but then the results sort of fizzled. It’s a good first step in your attempt to freshen your dog’s breath, but not long-lasting.
Today, I’m going to focus on homemade dog breath treats that you can make.