A kiss before work, a cuddle before bed – dogs being affectionate is the best. But those face licks are less cute when there’s smelly dog breath involved.
There’s a whole host of reasons your dog might have bad breath, but most are an easy fix and – especially when it comes to cleaner teeth – you’ll be able to stop it from becoming a more serious problem.
Why does my dog have bad breath?
Your dog’s bad breath isn’t something to worry about if it’s only every now and then. If it’s persistent, or it can clear a room, there might be something more at play.
Not enough brushing
Make sure you clean your dog’s teeth regularly to stop plaque and tartar build-up. These attract bacteria which can be smelly and can lead to gum disease
An infection or an abscess
These give off a strong, unpleasant smell and will need a trip to the vet to sort