Have you ever gotten down to play with your dog and suddenly had to hold your nose because of their breath? If you have, it’s important for you to understand that just as you need to maintain good oral health for fresh breath, Goldendoodles also need to be provied with proper dental care.
Let’s start today’s blog post by learning more about the possible reasons behind your doodle’s bad breath. This is important since the causes can have major implications on the overall health of your canine companion.
Why Does My Dog Have Bad Breath?
Does your dog’s breath almost knock you out? This condition is often called halitosis and results from the bacteria buildup in your dog’s mouth, lungs or stomach. When your dog eats, plaque and tartar start building on his gums, resulting in a less than desirable odor.
Bad breath and bacteria left unattended can result in gum disease which occurs more often in smaller dogs and dogs that are older than three. In fact, periodontal disease occurs five times more often in dogs than people. Gum disease can wreak havoc with your dog’s health, leading to chronic pain, eroded gums, missing teeth, and bone loss.
Your Goldendoodle’s teeth need attention; when you provide the proper care you can prevent other complications as well.
Okay, we’ve established that there’s an issue, now let’s do something about it. There are several ways you can help to combat bad breath in your Goldendoodle. The following post gives suggestions on what to do and what to avoid:
3 Tips On Keeping Your Dog’s Breath Fresh
Did You Know?
- 80 Percent of dogs show signs of periodontal disease by the age of 3.
- The risk of periodontal disease increases 20 percent with each year of a dog’s life
- Proper dental care could extend the life of your dog up to 5 years
The Good News?
- Periodontal disease is completely preventable!
Adopting a home dental care routine may seem overwhelming, but fear not! The dog experts here at Oxyfresh have done your homework for you!
If you would like to try preparing a home-made breath freshener for your doodlebug, the following recipe should get you started:
Fresh Breath Treats
February is National Pet Dental Health month so I decided to share these easy dog fresh breath treats! They’re super healthy to add to your dogs daily breakfast or dinner. Coconut oil and parsley are the two main ingredients and both are fantastic aids in fighting bad breath and cleaning teeth. Here’s the paw mold I used too!* I kept these in the refrigerator for two weeks and they kept fresh.
Also, be sure to check out my video tutorial for an easy homemade toothpaste for dogs to keep your pups teeth pearly white! Click here.
The extremely sociable nature of Goldendoodles makes fresh breath all the more important for them. You don’t want your family members, friends or others to suffer from the breath of an exuberant doodle who loves to snuggle in close.