How to Get Rid of Dog's Bad Breath

How to Get Rid of Dog's Bad Breath

All pet parents love getting up close and personal with their dogs. Whether rolling around in the grass, playing fetch or getting puppy kisses, being close to your dog is one of the great joys of pet ownership. However, if your pup has bad breath, it can make those tender moments unpleasant.

Dogs don’t brush and floss twice a day, so the cause of their bad breath comes down to diet. If a dog is eating the wrong things or eating substandard food, their breath might not smell the best.

If you are wondering how to get rid of a dog’s bad breath, the answer is better quality food. Dogs fed human grade dog food eat a more nutritious diet and have better breath as a result. Open Farm is your source for some of the best human grade dog food on the market.

Causes of Bad Breath

The cause of bad breath in dogs is not unlike the cause of bad breath in humans. Plaque made up of food particles builds up on teeth and begins to rot, giving off bad scents. A dirty mouth full of plaque is also the perfect breeding ground for smelly bacteria, which produce malodorous metabolic byproducts like sulfur.

Some foods do not get fully eaten and end up stuck in teeth because of their substandard ingredients. Dog food companies are allowed to use lower quality meat and grains than human foods and lower quality dog food companies often use the lowest permitted quality in their products, including meats like horse that are generally not fit for human consumption.

Poor quality food results in poor quality breath in our dog friends and avoiding substandard food ingredients is the key to better breath.

How to Fix Bad Breath

The best way to avoid bad breath in dogs is to feed them a good diet of high-quality human grade food. These foods don’t skimp on the ingredients or use meats or grains that are not fit for consumption.

Open Farm has a range of gently cooked dog food that is a perfect remedy for dogs with bad breath. These foods are precooked but have all the delicious goodness of a freshly cooked meal for your dog. The ingredients include humanely raised beef, turkey, chicken and wild-caught salmon. These meats are mixed with nutritious fruits, vegetables and legumes like apples, carrots, kale and squash.

These foods can help your dog have better breath and live a longer, healthier and happier life.


Diet is Key

The difference between good and bad breath comes down to diet, but your dog’s diet isn’t just their main meal. It is important to feed your dog high-quality dehydrated dog treats instead of substandard treats. These treats are made out of classic meats like chicken, beef, turkey and pork mixed with molasses for sweetness and peas for vitamins and fiber.

Dehydrated dog treats can also act as a mild abrasive to help clean your dog’s teeth, removing plaque and bacteria.

Some of the best foods for promoting better dog breath are superfoods for dogs. These foods promote good oral hygiene in dogs while also giving your dog an extra boost of vitamins and minerals. Some of these foods include blueberries, carrots, leafy greens, pumpkin and turmeric. Open Farm foods use these superfoods to add nutrition to every bite.

In addition to providing your dog with a nutrient-rich diet, ensure that they drink enough fresh water each day, typically one ounce of water per pound of body weight. Drinking water after eating washes away food debris and bacteria and prevents dry mouth, which can also cause bad breath in dogs.

Good Dog, Good Breath

The cause of bad breath in dogs is poor quality food and the solution is human grade food from Open Farm. Open Farm has many options for both food and snacks to promote good breath in your dog while also giving it all the nutrition it needs to live a happy, long life. Check out our pet food today.

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