Dogs can have really bad breath sometimes, can’t they. Have you been noticing that your dog hasn’t had good breath lately? There is doggie breath, and then there is horrible doggie breath. Doggie breath in general isn’t going to smell all that great, but dogs can have additional dental problems. Also, dogs can end up having internal issues that affect dental health. When is the last time you checked your dog for bad breath.
When it comes to your dog bad breath is inevitable. That has been established, but you don’t necessarily want to leave it alone. After reading the last paragraph, you might already have your dog breathing in your face to check. Some people don’t have to worry about checking because their dogs are always in their face anyway. If you have smelled your dog’s bad breath one too many times, then you might need to take some action.
There are dental chews for dogs, and you can even brush your dog’s teeth. However, you might want to also visit the vet if you want to find out the root cause of your dog’s bad breath. Does that sound like a good idea? It can be difficult to afford vet visits sometimes, but you can also ask the next time you bring your dog up there. The vet can identify the cause as mentioned, and then he or she can also direct you as to the best ways to care for your dog’s teeth.
Dental problems show signs that tell doctors what is going on. For example, if a dog’s breath smells like urine, it could mean that you need to be talking to your vet about your dog having kidney problems. It’s not time to get all worked up and worried, but you do want to stay on top of any health issues. Even if when it comes to your dog bad breath isn’t a sign of internal health problems, you want to do something about it anyway.
Dogs need healthy teeth like we do. They aren’t going to brush daily, but you can certainly help them out. It doesn’t take much when it comes to dental care for dogs. A little goes a long way, and while your dog may not fully understand what it is you’re doing, he will benefit from it. He will also know that you are just trying to care for him.