Hefner Road Animal Hospital Blog

My Dog has Bad Breath

Halitosis, better known as bad breath, is a common complaint we hear from adult dog parents. Many are unsure about what they can do at home to help prevent this smelly occurrence, but before you can rid your pet of bad breath you have to tackle the root of the problem.

Dog Plaque Attack

How do I know if my Dog has Plaque?
Lift the lip of your canine companion. You might see pearly whites, or more commonly, you’ll see plaque.
This plaque build up makes the gum line red and inflamed.

Does Dog Plaque Build Up Matter?

Can lead to more serious conditions:

  • Gingivitis
  • Loss of teeth

Plaque and bacteria are the main cause for your dog’s bad breath smell. If your pet does have heavy plaque we recommend a thorough teeth and gum line cleaning.

What if Thorough Cleaning is not the Answer?

Pet Dental Hygiene Schedule : Daily brushing is the best way to prevent plaque growth.

OraVet to the Rescue: No More Dog Breath Smell!

It’s all about the daily regimen. We know it can be difficult to brush your dog’s teeth so sometimes the best alternative is a daily chew that will not only help prevent plaque buildup but also help remove the existing plaque.

OraVet, a brand that we have used and trusted for years in our practice, has developed a new daily chew. The chew’s design will help scrub the plaque away as your pet chews, making bad breath a thing of the past! These chews contain no artificial dyes and are naturally colored. Safe for dog digestive system. They have a gelatin base that will not stop up your furry friend’s G.I. tract like other rawhide products on the market.

Pet Parents

We do our best as pet parents to make sure our furry friends have the most comfortable life we can possibly give them! With these OraVet Dental Hygiene Chews it’s a win, win situation! Your best pal will have improved overall body and dental health and you won’t have that awful dog breath smell any longer! Ask our receptionist how your pet can benefit from OraVet Dental Hygiene Chews starting mid-August.

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