There are a number of common causes for bad breath with dogs. Be sure to take good care of teeth and gums. Your dog will need those teeth to eat. Yes, you can brush your dog’s teeth to cut down on gum and tooth decay, just as we do with our own teeth. There are long-handled tooth brushes at most pet stores, so that getting into your dog’s mouth is easier. Just lift up the side lip and insert the brush.
But before you do that, this is where coconut oil comes in. Use it as a toothpaste. Dogs will love the sweet taste and coconut products sweeten the breath too. I brush my dog’s teeth several times a week and then I let her lick the brush. This cleans her tongue, another source of that bad breath. Here’s what Julia Szabo, pet health guru for the online site, Dogster, has to say about coconut oil.
Coconut oil is one of those pantry items you should never be without. It doesn’t just boost digestive, immune system, and metabolic functions — it also helps to combat canine bad breath. Put a lovin’ 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. Some dog lovers even brush their pets’ teeth with coconut oil, making the chore an offer even ornery canines can’t refuse!
She thinks coconut oil is an important addition to a dog’s regular diet as well. She sites numerous reasons to add a teaspoon full to the dog food daily. It 1) improves of coat and fur (thicker and shinier), 2) reduces yeast (candida) and viral infections (kennel cough), 3) helps with arthritis, 4) regulates diabetes, and 5) with cinnamon can help avoid dementia. Sounds like a wonder food to me. However, the bottom line is what works, so give coconut oil a chance and let us know your results. OK?
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