Just like humans dogs can get really bad breath.  At the same time you can’t give your dog a mint to make it better.  You love your furry friend and their kisses but not so much when they stink.  Don’t worry there are fixes to get your puppy back to normal.  Here is how to get rid of puppy breath.

Brush Their Teeth

You brush your teeth a couple of times a day so your puppy needs their teeth brushed from time to time.  You can head to the local pet store and find everything you need to brush your dog’s teeth.  They have doggy toothpastes that are safe for them to eat and will break down the tartar around their teeth, tartar is what causes bad breath.

Get Some Chew Toys

Dogs clean their teeth by chewing, it helps reduce the buildup of plaque and tartar and keeps away gum disease.  Dogs also play with chew toys just for fun so they should have a couple of them anyway to keep them occupied.  Again head over to the pet store and grab some chew toys for your pup.

Watch Their Diet

First, you need to change your dog’s water often and keep the bowl clean.  Don’t just keep refilling the water bowl.  If your dog breeds is one of the ones that drools a lot then change the water a couple of times each day.  There are breath fresheners that can help with your dog’s oral health along with treats meant to reduce the buildup of plaque.

Bring the Dog to the Vet

You may also want to bring your dog to the vet to make sure that there is nothing wrong with your dog that may be causing the bad breath.  Gastrointestinal issues, cancer and a whole bunch of other conditions can cause bad breath in your dog. Rule out anything serious first then you can get your dog treats or toothpaste to deal with their breath. Your vet can also clean your dog’s teeth much the same way that the dentist cleans yours.  Keep an eye out for broken teeth or red gums indicating a bigger problem.

Oral health is just as important as the physical health of your dog.  Everything from your dog’s diet to the treats that you give them can affect their breath.  The right foods, treats and toys can either make your dog’s breath better or contribute to the problem.