Bad breath in puppies is an extremely common condition. Just about everyone has leaned in for a kiss from a tail-wagging’ fur-ball and received a tongue full of yuck. That tongue was most likely afflicted with was the scourge of Halitosis or wait am I talking about a puppy. Then it should be a normal teething.
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- 0.1 How can I know if my puppy’s bad breath is from teething
- 1 How to get rid of my puppy’s fish breath or skunk smell
How can I know if my puppy’s bad breath is from teething
If the baby teeth falling out and the adult teeth starting to erupt, then it’s teething. This usually starts around 4 months old. As the baby teeth roots decay, there is sometimes odor. Basically look at the incisors. You just look at the front teeth. It’s pretty easy to tell if the new ones are coming up. The usual question is “when does puppy skunk breath go away”, it won’t last long. As the teeth grow, skunk breath reduces significantly.
Halitosis – usually happen with grown-up puppies and dogs
Just like how bad bacteria can accumulate in your mouth after a night of no brushing, dogs are similarly vulnerable to the dreaded morning breath. To put it simply, bad breath is the result of an odor-producing bacteria builds up in your dog’s gut, mouth, or even lungs.
The combination of bacteria, plaque, and saliva needs to be cleaned often, or else it will lead to bad breath. Your furry friend does his best to keep his snout area clean, but tongues can only do so much.
While many believe that the source of bad breath is in the mouth, it is important to remember that good gut health can be just as important.
Some of those funky smells, some say puppy breath smells like poop could be wafting up from a less than balanced digestive tract. Probiotics have been a part of a healthy diet for dogs for a long time and they have been found to support good health by aiding in digestion, strengthening the immune system and fighting infections in the body. As these good bacteria move to the intestine, they thrive in the acidic atmosphere and can multiply. This proliferation of good bacteria helps in healthy digestion of food and resetting of pH balance in the body.
How to get rid of my puppy’s fish breath or skunk smell
You care deeply about your pets and do the best you can to provide them with proper attention and care. That is why when you notice problems or even slight differences in your pet’s body or manner; you try to find ways to address these issues. One thing that you should give proper attention to is oral health. No one likes bad puppy breath. What do you do when your puppy suffers from a skunk or dead animal breath? Here are ways that can produce instantaneous results:
- Brush Your Puppy’s Teeth.
- Use A Quality Water Additive.
- Try Dental Treats and Chew Toys.
- Give Them a Proper Diet.
- Visit the Vet Regularly.
1 . Brush your puppy’s teeth:
It isn’t normal for your pup to have bad dog breath — it’s actually a sign of an unhealthy mouth. Left untreated, sick teeth and gums quickly lead to life-threatening health problems. So please, brush your dog’s teeth regularly — at least once a week.
2 . Use A Quality Water Additive
Coconut oil doesn’t just boost the digestive, immune system, and metabolic functions — it also helps to combat canine bad breath. Put a teaspoonful over your dog’s food every single day, and you’ll soon sniff sweeter breath — plus dogs love the taste; for them, coconut oil is a sweet treat.
Lemon has a strong and nice smell of its own. It contains a citrus property, which stops the bacteria from growing inside your dog’s mouth, thus prevents bad breath. It is a simple remedy for bad breath, yet very effective.Just add a few drops of lemon juice to your dog’s drinking water.
3 . Give your puppy a Proper Diet
Yogurt acts as an antidote for bad breath. Researchers have found that taking yogurt at least 2 times a day will help to reduce hydrogen sulfide, which is a compound that causes bad breath. It has also been found that yogurt is a rich source of calcium, which benefits oral health.
Brown rice is high in fiber, which is good for digestion. It is also loaded with powerful antioxidants, which prevent many diseases like cancer, diabetes etc. Digestion plays a vital role in a dog’s breath.
Plaque is one of the common causes of bad breath. Carrot is known for removing the plaque because of its abrasive quality. So, it is important to feed carrots to your dogs to get rid of bad breath.
Causes of bad breath in my puppy:
- Impacted teeth, gum disease – causes foul odor.
- Worms: parasites can be passed from the puppy’s mother in birth. Worm infection needs to treated at most soon.
- Eating poop: why my puppy is eating poop? The medical term Coprophagia describes the habit of eating poop. In order to keep the area clean, the puppy’s mother eats puppy’s poop. Puppies sniff and eat poop in a natural way and they get used to if left unattended.
- Kidney disease: puppy’s breath smells like urine
- Liver disease: The puppy’s breath will be foul and the puppy may vomit, have a loss of appetite and yellow-tinged corneas.
Prevention tips :
- Care for your puppy’s teeth early by brushing his teeth with canine toothpaste. If the puppy is reluctant to get brushed, put a tinge of canine toothpaste to his/her favorite chew toy.
- Provide safe chew toys that will keep his breath fresh and not damage the puppy’s teeth.
- Keep your puppy hydrated with plenty of water to maintain fresh breath.
- Use saltwater to wash his mouth to keep it nice and clean. By doing this no scar tissue will build up.
- Finally, feed your puppy a balanced and nutritious high-quality food.