I have a 3 year old Chihuahua mix. We got her via a couple who found her in a orchard where we assume she had been dumped. She is a wonderful dog with a huge heart and tons of love to give.
My question is - are there any natural cures for bad breath? I had her fixed and got her shots within days of getting her. My vet has told me that her teeth are in good shape. She has the stinky breath. I used human tooth paste and it worked, but I then found out that this was poison to her. Thanks for your help.
By Virginia G. from Porterville, CA
Ive been desperately scouring the web for dog bad breath remedies. I recently viewed a segment on the Dr Oz show with the experts from VitaHound. I was unaware of the health ramifications a dog's poor oral health has on their physical condition. Our family has owned dogs for over 40 years and this is the first time I have been aware of these concerns, nevertheless I'm willing to clean our dog's teeth I just want to be doing it right.
I finally discovered a remedy for bad breath in dogs, and the source was the guys at VitaHound. I notice their post and advice on substances that are effective at treating a dog's oral health. A few months ago I Googled cleaning dog teeth and their site appeared at the top, a quick review of their online library at VitaHound.com was easy and I found info on the causes and remedies for treating a dog's bad breath. Their organization sells Petzlife oral care sprays and gels and their research reported their ingredients really work. Our family's dog Duke is now plaque and tarter free, further more his dog breath is permanently gone.
VitaHound's research reports that natural compounds are highly effective for cleaning dog teeth. Advanced formulations utilize grap seed extract (GSE) and neem, these are the 2 most common ingredients in premium products designed to be bad dog breath remedies. The best approach to canine oral care is to apply products that kill off harmful bacteria without affecting the healthy bacteria found in the oral flora of dogs. Regular use of these products allows the beneficial bacteria to crowd out the damaging bacteria that is the source of plague on a dog's teeth and gums.
Our research at VitaHound has discovered all natural substance that act as dog bad breath remedies. Bad breath in dogs can be eliminated by utilizing products that contain these ingredients in their formulations: Grape Seed Extract, Neem Oil, Thyme Oil (Thymus Vulgaris) (Labiatae), Rosemary Oil, Pepperimint Oil. The first 3 compounds act as anti bacterial treatments the last 2 freshen a dog's breath. Cleaning a dog's teeth removes the plague that is the cause of the foul odor.
I would recommend The Pet Beverage! You just add a little to your pets food or water everyday and after a couple of week, their bad breath and body odor is gone. I have been giving it to my dogs for a couple of years and it really dogs help. They are bigger than yours so the product will probably last longer for you! This product is also natural!
Marrow Bones. Dogs love them and chewing on them keeps their teeth cleaner than you can. Cleaner teeth means better breath. But only give your dog the large marrow bones. Never give your dog bones from poultry or pork or any small beef bone.
Maybe she needs a dental? This can be a cause of bad breath, please ask your veterinarian.
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I have two dogs. When the older dog does his business outside the younger dog licks up the pee. Consequently the younger dog has horrible breath. They use a doggy door during the day when I am not home, so there is no way to let them out separately. Is there a way to stop this behavior or is there anything I can put in the water/food so that his breath is not so foul?
Sandy from Utah
For small animals (dogs and cats) use 1 ounce 3% hydrogen peroxide to 1 quart water for their drinking water and bath.
Hope this helps you! (11/16/2004)
Regards, Jo. (11/16/2004)
By Jo Bodey
By Teresa Shearer
Using hydrogen peroxide for bad breath is NOT the answer. It could cause serious problems for your animal. Use a dog Listerine first to see if that helps, and if it doesn't you might want to schedule an appointment with your vet to consider a tooth extraction and/or tooth cleaning. (08/06/2007)
By Pamela Jefferson.
I have a 5 month old Pitbull and I was wondering if I could give her Listerine Pocketpack sheets for bad breath? And if so how many?
By Sadie's owner from New Orleans, LA
I bought a tube of doggie toothpaste and brush their teeth with a toothbrush. I got them used to the brush in their mouth when they were small and let them chew on it for a few minutes a couple times a day while I held it. Throw the brush out and get a new one as soon as you see the bristles or plastic getting gnawed too much. You can buy a package of cheap brushes at Family Dollar. Pet stores also sell products for doggie bad breath. (09/11/2009)
By Robyn Fed
By Cinaman from Sunny CA
I have a little Chihuahua, and she will not let me brush her teeth. I get a small, thin washcloth (or her vet recommends the washcloths for babies), wrap it around the finger, and just wipe her teeth clean w/that. It's much easier. Sometimes I sneak up on her while she's sleeping and just get a quick wipe in. If you want, and she allows you can get doggie toothpaste (I don't use most of them, as they have artificial colors, flavors, etc., but one that is good and vet recommended is PetzLife Oral care gel). You can get it on Amazon.
Also, the baby carrots, cut in half (organic bags at Trader Joe's are cheap). I think she'd be too small for the soup bones, my Chi is. She does, however, do well with RAW, only raw chicken necks. I cut the skin and fat off. The cooked bones splinter, of course, but raw does not. However, I read about a Yorkie who choked to death on one. So, I hold onto it while my girl chews away on it. When it gets smaller, I cut it into small pieces she can't choke on. I don't recommend the regular dog bones, etc. They're full of grains, chemicals, sometimes mold, mildew, and salmonella. (12/29/2009)
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