Bad breath is common problem for all dogs, particularly smaller dogs which are more prone to tartar and plaque build-up. It can also be down to a build-up of bacteria in the lungs, gut or mouth. So when it comes to dental care, here are the things you can do to improve your dog’s dental health to keep bad breath at bay…
Introduce a doggy toothbrush as early as you can so that they’ll be more tolerant to it and make sure, just like when you’re training, to have patience, a regular schedule and use treats to create a positive association!
However, it’s often ineffective and difficult to brush your dog’s teeth, so at the Petlab Co., we created our own Dental Chews to support your dog’s dental health and keep both teeth and gums healthy.
Our chews make sure to reach those tricky areas and to prevent the build-up of plaque and tartar, the biggest contributors to bad breath. By giving your dog one of our Dental Chews, made up of Beef Hide and important proteins, you can make sure to avoid painful and long-term dental issues, ensuring your dog is as healthy and as happy as they can be.
There are many synthetic bones and chew toys specifically designed to keep your dog’s teeth strong and healthy. But avoid ones that are too hard, as they can cause broken teeth.
It’s important to provide things for your dog’s to chew on (not your furniture) as this will help keep your dog’s teeth healthy, and prevent the build of bacteria.
Avoid grains, filler and additives as well as added carbs and sugars that are found in many pet foods. These provide substance for bacteria to thrive on.
Looking after your dog’s dental health also means knowing what signs to look out for. If you see any of the following, we recommend heading to your vet:
- Change in eating or chewing habits
- Pawing at the face or mouth
- Excessive drooling
- Discolored, broken or crooked teeth
- Red, swollen, painful or bleeding gums
- Yellowish-brown tartar build up around the gums
- Growths in the mouth.
When it comes to Dental Health, it's always best to prevent it before it becomes a problem! Giving your dog a Dental Chews regularly will make sure that you keep any harmful or long-term dental problems at bay, making sure you're doing everything you can to keep your dog healthy and happy!