4 Reasons Your Dog Has Bad Breath

Posted - April 22, 2020
Bad dog breath

We all love our dogs but have to admit that sometimes their breath can seem rotten. While many owners tend to let this issue go unresolved and just “live with it,” they don’t realize that a dog’s bad breath may be a sign of bigger problems.

Here are some of the reasons why your dog could have bad breath and how ZYMOX’s Oratene® product line can help freshen up your day to day life.

Plaque Accumulation

Most people know they need to care for their pet’s oral health but few make it part of their daily routine. As a result, plaque can develop. As plaque buildup begins and starts to accumulate on your dog’s teeth, bacteria begins to grow. This bacteria growth is a common cause of bad breath in dogs. Typically, this breath is a little earthy and noticeable during up close cuddles.

Dental Disease

Although plaque may not seem like a huge deal for your dog, the truth is, left unmanaged, it can cause some serious oral health problems for your pooch. Dental conditions like gum disease, tooth decay, and infections can all result from plaque buildup.

Aside from bad breath, there may be some obvious signs that your pet has some unhealthy oral conditions. Red, inflamed gums are a sure sign that there are underlying issues that go along with your pet’s halitosis. Other harder to find signs could be cavities or broken and cracked teeth.

If you ever suspect that something is wrong with your pet’s oral health, remember to always keep up with veterinarian appointments for detailed oral health checkups.

Eating Foreign Objects

Although you love your dog and they may be a saint in your eyes, the truth is that they love to eat things that they shouldn’t. From table scraps to trash, to nibbling on rodents, these undesirable objects can get stuck in your pet’s teeth and result in a foul stench that can cause some serious bad breath.

Even wet and dry dog food can have adverse effects on your pup’s breath! Although they are meant to support your dog’s health, some ingredients found in food can bring on the bad breath scent.

Dry Mouth

Your dog can be susceptible to another underlying issue that can cause halitosis. Just like people, pets get dry mouth too and the first sign a pet owner will notice is the breath. Dry mouth in a pet occurs when saliva loses its protective benefits and creates an environment for bacteria and fungus to grow. The leading cause of pet dry mouth is medications for conditions such as:

  • Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Hip and joint pain
  • Cancer

Although dry mouth may not be a painful condition for your dog, it can lead to some painful conditions such as periodontal disease or even tooth loss. Fortunately, there are things you can do to help improve this condition and improve their breath.

How ZYMOX can Help!

Our Oratene products make caring for your pet’s oral health easy to help you keep your pet’s teeth clean, breath fresh, and gums healthy.  Each product can help protect your pet against:

  • Periodontal Disease
  • Plaque
  • Bad Breath

All of our products offer effective brushless oral care that is loaded with enzymes that can’t be found in the average oral care line. From water additives to brushless toothpaste gel, we have the oral care your pets need to keep their breath fresh and help them lead healthy, happy lives. If you’re curious about where to find ZYMOX products, our extensive database of providers can help! Stay safe, and we look forward to making your pet happy!

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