Bad Dog Breath Home Remedies
I’m sure you have sometimes wondered why your dog’s breath can smell so bad. It could be their diet, or there could be other underlying issues. But, to be fair, a dog is a dog and sometimes they just stink. Here are some home remedies to combat bad breath. Many of these household items you can use for yourself, as well.
Coconut oil has been used for just about anything, and it works for oil pulling to whiten human teeth and cleans the mouth. It has antifungal properties that get rid of harmful bacteria and replace it with the good stuff; it’s good for the digestive and immune system. It tastes sweet to dogs, use this in moderation when giving to them; about one teaspoon every day should do just fine.
Lemon has been known to cure smells, remove stains, and kills bacteria. Add a few drops of lemon juice to your dog’s water bowl to give a natural clean smell to your dog’s mouth.
Carrots are a natural antioxidant and are rich in vitamins and nutrients; this is beneficial for both humans and dogs. Plaque, just like in humans is one of the leading causes of bad breath. Carrots are known to remove this plaque and keep your dog’s breath fresh.
Yogurt is a probiotic, again safe for humans and dogs alike. Probiotics are good for the digestive system, but also contain live bacteria that helps eliminate bad breath. Feed to your dog plain or mix in with some brown rice or coconut oil to switch things up.
Overall, if your dog has severe bad breath, try brushing at least once a day, and see if the smell goes away with a combination of remedies along with brushing. If your dog’s bad breath is persistent and potent, take them to the vet to see if there are underlying issues causing the foul odor.