It’s a common wives’ tale that a dog’s mouth is nine times cleaner (or some similar number) than a humans. While this has been proven to
be false, it should be obvious to those of you that have ever had a whiff of some serious doggie breath!
Bad breath is often caused by the bacteria in one’s mouth – whether it is human or canine. The Knox News published an article that discusses the many causes of bad breath in dogs. A few of them are causes that humans often doing have to worry about for their own breath. These include the use of one’s tongue to clean hard-to-reach body parts and the ingestion of items that people don’t consider food.
There are, however several causes that can afflict both humans and dogs: metabolic problems, gastrointestinal diseases, cancer, food allergies and gum disease. All in all, dogs often get halitosis for the same reason people do – microbes. Bacteria that thrives in the oral cavity (whether it be dog or human) feed off of remnants of the food we eat. As these bacteria digest sugars and proteins, they give off awful-smelling compounds that our brains register as bad odors.
How can you fight bad breath? If you’re human, you may want to think about using an oral care probiotic to naturally combat these bad breath bugs. For your four-legged best friend, TheraBreath also has the answer with Dr. Katz for Dogs and Cats Oral Spray or Solution. You can either put a few harmless capfuls of the solution into your dog’s water bowl or take the more direct approach and use our spray to directly target the mouth and neutralize any doggie breath. Give them a try – both you and your pet will thank us.