Your dog loves you a lot and so as you. You are used to of your dog kissing you and licking your face. But one fine day a kiss of your dog smell like fish. Your dog’s mouth stinks so bad that you are unable to accept that kiss of your loved dog. After smelling that fishy breath you will come up with many questions. For instance, what did your dog eat just before licking your face? Is it the smell of the food? If not then how can I get rid of this bad breath problem? Here is the detailed answer to all your queries.
What is bad or fishy breath?
Bad breath is also known as halitosis. Bad breath or fishy breath is the outcome of the build-up of odorous bacteria in your dog’s mouth, lungs or gut. A consistent stinking of your dog’s mouth is a signal to visit your vet and he/she may ask you to go for a dental check-up. There can be something wrong with your dog’s liver, kidney or gastrointestinal tract.
Cause of fishy breath.
- Dental or gum disease.
- small dogs are prone to tartar and plaque.
- Persistent smelling can be a serious harm to your dog’s mouth, respiratory system or gastrointestinal tract.
How To Prevent fishy Breath?
Chewing: Provide something to chew. Chewing will clean their teeth naturally. Your vet is the perfect person to educate you of appropriate oral care treats and chewable toys.
Brush Your Dog’s Teeth: Brushing a dog’s teeth can keep their breath fresh. The finger brush and toothpaste are available on the market that you can wear over your finger to brush your dog’s teeth. It also curtails the tartar and plaque build-up.
Food check: Ensure that your dog does not eat any inappropriate food. It can lead to bad breath problem. Provide them fresh water to drink.
Check Up: A periodical dental check-up of your dog can keep your dog away from dental problems and bad breath.
Above mentioned points are preventive measures. Do not forget that a persistent bad breath can lead to a fatal harm to your dog’s lungs, liver or respiratory system. It is recommended to visit your vet in case of consistent bad breath.