Natural Ways To Freshen Your Dog’s Breath
This morning while I was getting my morning kisses from my pooch I realized I need to freshen my dog’s breath, but I like to use a natural approach. Getting doggy kisses in the A.M. is a great start to the day. But wow, occasionally the dogs breath is down right rotten. Sometimes, stinky breath can mean a bad tooth or another underlying medical issue ( if you are concerned that may be the case, you should make an appointment with your local vet). However, most of the time by following these 8 tips you can freshen the smell of your dog’s breath in short order.
Parsley To Freshen Dog’s Breath
Parsley is more than just garnish for your plate. It’s also a common home remedy for bad breath for people and dogs. This herb is frequently is added to dog treats, as it works to soothe tummies and is also a natural breath freshener. Add a teaspoon of parsley per every 10 pounds of the dogs weight to their diet. An easy way to get them to eat it is sprinkle either some fresh or dried parsley right into their food.
Crunchy foods like apples, carrots, and celery can help your dog’s breath by removing odor-causing bacteria from their teeth. These foods, like bones when chewed act similar to a toothbrush, the abrasion can help remove plaque buildup and hard-to-reach food particles on their teeth.
Brush That Stench Away
Regular teeth brushing once a week for dogs is a great start better oral health and fresher breath. Start when they are puppies if you can so they get used to the routine. Offer a treat when finished as a reward. There are lots of dog toothpaste on the market, from seafood to chicken flavored. Make sure to get one you enjoy the smell of yourself. Tea tree oil is a great choice as it has antiseptic and antifungal properties and smells great too.
Nawling on doggy bones is a great way to remove plaque from teeth and your dog will think it’s just getting a treat. Win,win!
Coconut oil is a natural way to freshen your dog’s breath. Aside from that it has many additional benefits for your pooch. Some other ways it can help your dog is by improving digestion, allergies, and the immune system. Funny story, I discovered my dog loved the taste of coconut oil when I was giving my husband a massage on his back with it. The dog came up and wouldn’t stop licking his back. You can add a teaspoon into their food every morning or try brushing their teeth with it on occasion.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar a natural disinfectant has so many health benefits for people and pets—yes, even fresher breath. Add a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar to your dog’s water bowl everyday. In just a few days time you should notice a difference.
Bad breath in dogs is often caused by bacteria in the digestive system. A good probiotic can aid in the growth of good bacteria and lesson the bad which will help bacteria causing odor in the mouth. Probiotics help with digestion also.
Chlorophyll To Freshen Dogs Breath
Have you ever noticed if your pooch is seeming a little sluggish and you take him outside he will eat grass? That’s chlorophyll, when they consume it they are rebuilding their blood, aiding in digestion and ultimately fighting bad breath. But’s how else can they get chlorophyll? Well you could purchase a supplement but a more cost effective way is offering green veggies. Spinach, leafy greens, and broccoli stems are all great veggies high in chlorophyll. I would suggest you cook them up a bit first for easier digestion.