Bad Breath in Pets Could Be a Sign of Poor Health

If you’ve ever experienced dry mouth, you know how uncomfortable it can be. Unfortunately, your pet can get dry mouth too, and it can lead to more serious issues down the line and can also be a sign of more serious current health issues.

Dry mouth is a condition where saliva loses its protective benefits and leads to an overgrowth of odor-causing bacteria and plaque accumulation, as well as increases the risk of periodontal disease.

While such diseases as diabetes can contribute to dry mouth in pets, the most common cause is medication. What’s more, it is believed that medications increase the risk of developing complications due to dry mouth by 40 percent. This side effect is far-reaching. Medications for allergies, anxiety, urinary incontinence, osteo-arthritis pain, heart conditions, high blood pressure and more can all contribute to dry mouth.

While most pet parents are not aware their furry friends have dry mouth because they may still drool even with the condition, watching out for bad breath can help, as it is often a red flag that something is wrong.

Experts say that you don’t need to wait until this becomes an issue to protect your pet’s health. “Prevention is always the best medicine,” says Pamela K. Bosco, president of Pet King Brands. 

Bosco recommends Oratene Brushless Oral Care for pets, an easy-to-use oral care product line that doesn’t require brushing. Whether it’s the water additive, breath freshening spray or brushless toothpaste gel, the enzymes in its formula work to replenish what is missing in order to help restore healthy oral flora, as well as destroy odor causing bacteria and remove plaque biofilm. The products can help prevent complications due to dry mouth, and will benefit any age dog or cat, especially those on medications, aging pets, or those pet parents averse to brushing.

Oral health is crucial to a pet’s overall health. Be sure to pay special attention to the state of affairs in your pet’s mouth by taking steps to prevent dry mouth, a condition that can lead to serious health issues when left untreated.

Orapup Solves Bad Breath in Pets

One of the sources of bad breath in dogs comes from bacteria on the tongue. Bacteria settle down in the uneven surface of the tongue and grow. Orapup works by allowing dogs to lick the comfortable micro-pointed bristles and combined with the scrapers gently remove odor causing bacteria.

The Orapup system is designed to fight bad breath and aid in the oral health care of your dog.  Ultra-soft, pointed bristles reach deep into the uneven crevices of your dog's tongue and loosen stinky bacteria. 4 inline scrapers collect and remove the bacteria and residue generated from brushing, helping cure bad dog breath. Used along with our natural Lickies Supplements by Orapup to prevent plaque and tarter buildup, your dog will enjoy the experience as you promote and maintain healthy oral care. No more forcing and frustration as you provide the very best in care that your dog will love!

Orapup has taken the internet by storm with over 25 Million YouTube video views and more than 400 pet parent video reviews becoming the largest pet brand on YouTube!  Orapup is truly a product loved by both pet parents and their dogs.

Get Rid of Bad Doggy Breath With 5 SImple Steps

Dog’s get bad breath! It's only natural. A dog’s bad breath, which is sometimes called halitosis, is mainly caused by poor ingestion. Here are a few things you can do to help cure yours bad breath.

1. Brush, Brush, Brush

Just like humans, dogs teeth can (and should) be brushed. Using a soft bristle brush or an actual dog brush can be used to clean your furry friend’s teeth. If your dog doesn’t like the brush, use a finger brush from the vet or a local pet store can help get into your dog’s mouth much easier.

2. Toothpaste

Yes, there is doggy toothpaste. Using toothpaste for your dog’s teeth can make brushing more tasteful for the dog. Toothpaste for dogs can come in many different flavors including vanilla and chicken. If brushing your dog’s teeth is difficult, you can also put toothpaste on chew toys, that way the paste enters the mouth.

Human toothpaste should never be used with dogs – it can be very harmful to their health. When choosing toothpaste, make sure it is meant for dogs and is an organic and natural toothpaste. You can also opt to use baking soda. Just remember you only need a small amount to clean your companion’s teeth. 

3. Change the Diet

A dog’s bad breath might be caused by the food that they are eating. This could be the result of an overall unhealthy diet or by food getting stuck between teeth. Diet is the foundation of good health for your dog, and an unhealthy diet can lead to:

• Bad breath
• Gingivitis
• Disease

4. Mints and Mouthwash

Dog mints and mouthwash can be effective. They can prevent tarter build up and come in many flavors. There are also plaque sprays to help keep your dog’s oral hygiene top notch. With any product that you purchase for your dog, always make sure you read the ingredients to make sure that they are organic, natural, and no chemicals. 

5. Chewing Bones and Toys

Chewing bones are good for your dog’s dental hygiene, but you must monitor your dog to make sure they don’t choke while chewing. Some bones can chip or be overly dry, putting your pet in harm. You need to find the perfect bone with just a little meat and not a lot of little bones that they can choke on. Some bones can cause constipation. Chewing on toys will also keep your dog’s oral hygiene healthy.

6. Treats

There are many treats out there that can help your dog’s oral hygiene. When choosing a treat that is right for your dog, look for treats that have normal fat content and that are made from natural and organic ingredients.

Your dog is your responsibility. Keeping a good eye on how their oral hygiene will prevent disease in the future. If these simple steps do not work for your dog, visit your vet and they will thoroughly clean your furry friend’s mouth. After all, you wouldn’t want bad breath and poor hygiene – neither does your dog.

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