|Barked: Mon Feb 11, '13 11:37pm PST |
|Treatment depends on your vet’s diagnosis. If plaque is the culprit, your dog might require professional cleaning. Believe me, I've had my dog brought to the vet to get her teeth cleaned and did her breath smell great after that! If it’s an issue of diet, you might have to change your dog’s regular food. If the cause is gastrointestinal or an abnormality in your dog’s liver, kidneys, or lungs, please consult your vet about steps you should take.
Bring your dog in for regular checkups to make sure he has no underlying medical issues that may cause halitosis. Make sure your vet monitors and tracks the state of your dog’s teeth and breath. Feed your dog a high-quality, easy-to-digest food.
You may also want to brush your dog’s teeth frequently. Please be sure to use toothpaste formulated for dogs as human toothpaste can upset a dog's stomach. BTW, do you brush your dog's teeth?
Provide hard, safe chew toys that allow your dog’s teeth to be cleaned by the natural process of chewing. I think dentisticks may work, though I'm not 100% sure. You can also give your dog well-researched treats formulated to improve breath odor.
|my posts|| [notify]|