Let people stare if they want. You love those slobbery dog kisses!
But what about your dog’s breath? Is it starting to get so bad you want to turn away?
Before you start to sweat at the thought of brushing your pet’s teeth, read this Beginner’s Guide to Pet Fresh Breath and discover 3 brush-free ways to freshen your dog’s breath.
First, What Causes Dog Bad Breath?
Our dogs aren’t much different than us (minus the whole drinking out of the toilet thing). And just like humans, dogs need regular dental care to keep plaque from overtaking their teeth.
Plaque is the clear sticky film that forms on the teeth every time your pet eats. When the plaque isn’t removed, it hardens into tartar, which leads to advanced gum disease (periodontal disease). Periodontal disease causes inflammation of the gums and erosion of the bones that hold the teeth in place. This can lead to pain, tooth loss, difficulty eating, and a shortened lifespan (by 2-5 years)!
And it all starts with plaque!
Both plaque and tartar are packed with bacteria. This is what causes that less-than-fetching dog bad breath. Remove the plaque and you’ll freshen your dog’s breath AND help your pet live a longer, happier life.
3 Ways to Give Your Dog (or Cat) Fresh Breath … No Toothbrush Needed!
1. Give Your Pet a Daily Water Additive
This is the simplest and most effective way to remedy bad breath in cats and dogs. Just add 1 capful of Oxyfresh Pet Dental Water Additive into your dog or cat’s water dish each day. Our vet-recommended formula will neutralize your pet’s bad breath and fight plaque buildup on the teeth and gums. Most owners consider this magic, but it’s really just great science. Our secret ingredient Oxygene® oxidizes sulfur compounds (stinky) into sulfite ions (non-stinky), leaving your pet with fresh, kissably-close fresh breath.
Pets & Their People Love This Stuff!
- USA-made and vet recommended for over 30 years
- Fast-acting Oxygene® formula freshens pet’s breath while fighting plaque
- Tasteless and odorless: your smart pet won’t be able to detect it
- Easy, no-brush dental routine: 1 capful in your pet’s water dish is all it takes!
- Safe, effective and non-toxic way to stop pet bad breath with no harsh chemicals, phosphate or alcohol
2. Give Your Pet Something to Chew On
Spare your new pair of shoes and give your pets something to chew on that will benefit their teeth and breath. Raw bones are great for getting plaque off the teeth because they’re mildly abrasive, flex around the teeth, and have enzymes that fight bacteria.
Of course, many owners just don’t want the mess of raw bones. If that describes you, no worries! There are many plaque-fighting dog treats you can find in stores. Which ones are the best? Check out this blog post: 6 Best Dog Treats for Bad Breath.
3. Give Your Pet High-Quality Food
Cheap dog and cat foods loaded with grains are less-than-desirable when it comes to a pet’s dental health, not to mention their overall health. Carbs like to stick to the teeth after making contact with saliva, leading to rapid plaque formation.
Also, try to resist “the look” and go easy on table scraps, as this habit can contribute to plaque buildup.
Get Close to Your Pet Again
Follow these 3 brush-free tips to get rid of dog (and cat) bad breath and start enjoying those cuddles once again. Your veterinarian WILL notice the difference at your dog or cat’s next visit!