How To Get Rid Of Your Dog’s Bad Breath
If you want to learn how to get rid of the bad breath that your dog has, then you should learn what causes bad breath in your dog in the first place. Oral care for your pets is more crucial to the life of your pet than oral health therapy for me and you. This is because your pets cannot fend for themselves. Since dogs and cats cannot floss or brush their own teeth, you need to take control of the situation.
It is extremely difficult to restore a pet’s teeth and mouth. Your pet must hold on to every tooth possible. Similarly, their gums must be in excellent shape in order to maintain the bone that surrounds the roots of their teeth, so that they don’t lose their teeth to gum disease. Tooth loss in dogs and cats happens much too often. The same goes for humans—gum disease and the ensuing bone loss is an epidemic! An avalanche of new studies confirm the relationship between gum disease, heart attacks, strokes, premature low birth weight babies, pneumonia and a slew of other life-threatening diseases.
What Causes Bad Breath In Pets?
The cause of your pet’s bad breath is the same as the cause of bad breath in any person. It is caused by anaerobic bacteria that produce Volatile Sulfur Compounds as part of their natural ability to break down proteins in food and saliva. In a healthy mouth, oxygen-rich saliva controls the situation because oxygen prevents the odors from reaching a detectable level. When the mouth becomes dry, either naturally or due to changes in the oral environment, the natural protection is lost and bad breath quickly follows.
More importantly, in dogs and cats, the start of bad breath is a sign that periodontal disease (gum disease) may be on the way. Gum disease is the most diagnosed problem in dogs and cats and nearly always leads to tooth loss. Once that happens your pet cannot eat properly and their health may start to deteriorate rapidly.
Before your pet reaches the age of four, 80% of all dogs and 70% of all cats will show signs of dental disease. Furthermore, just as in humans, when oral bacteria start to have access to interior organs through weak and bleeding gums, more serious problems, such as heart, lung, and kidney disease may follow.
Signs of Gum Disease in Your Pet
- Bad, stale breath
- Missing or broken teeth
- Loose teeth
- Bleeding or swollen gums
- Persistent yellow or brown teeth
- Any unusual growths
- Avoidance of chew toys, chewing bones, or drinking cold water
- Receding gums
- Signs of tartar and plaque buildup
- Any signs of pus or drainage
How Do You Check If Your Pet has Periodontal Disease?
- Pick a quiet place where your pet won’t be disturbed by noise or distractions.
- Take your time and be very gentle
- For the left side molars: Place index finger of left hand on top of muzzle and place left thumb below bottom jaw to prevent your pet from opening their jaw.
- Lift their lips open with right index finger and thumb
- Examine the gum area around the back molars for plaque and tartar
- To check for loose teeth, gently press each tooth
- To check the front teeth, separate upper and lower lips with thumbs and index finger, looking for redness (inflammation or infections) where gums meet the teeth.
- Repeat same steps on the right side
So How Do You Get Rid Of Bad Breath In Pets?
The answer is Dr. Katz for Dogs And Cats Oral Solution. Here’s why it’s so effective, easy-to-use, and safe:
The formula is designed so that oxygenation takes place each and every time the oral solution enters your pet’s mouth. It’s so simple to use; you just pour the solution into your pet’s water bowl or you can purchase our handy sprayer and just spray directly into your pet’s mouth.
The formula’s oxygenating activity instantly changes the environment in which the bacteria live. Once oxygen is present, the anaerobic, sulfur-producing bacteria can no longer produce the Volatile Sulfur Compounds found in bad breath and or gum disease.
Instructions for Use
There are 2 proven ways to use Dr. Katz for Dogs & Cats Oral Solution. You may do either or both:
1. Add it to your dog or cat’s drinking water. Use 2 capfuls of oral solution for every cup of water in your pet’s water bowl. It can be safely used in this manner 2-3 times daily.
2. Spray the solution directly into your pet’s mouth. Attach a spray pump to the bottle and spray the oral solution straight into your pet’s mouth. Two sprays, twice daily will provide the best results.
Purified Water (Aqua), Oxyd-8® (Proprietary Stabilized Oxychlor Complexes), PEG-40, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Potassium Sorbate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Sodium Hydroxide.