Treating and freshening a dog’s bad breath


This article lists the risks and causes of a dog’s bad breath and provides top tips by professionals on how to treat and prevent it.

Smelling bad : what causes halitosis ?

Whether it has been an ongoing issue or you have just
recently noticed it, your dog’s bad breath might be the sign
of an underlying condition. Identifying the causes is the first
step toward getting rid of your dog’s bad breath. Even
though dogs aren’t known for their fresh breath and their
dental hygiene, you will easily make the difference with their
usual smell and that of feces or a dead fish.


  • Periodontal Disease
  • Bad Snacking Habits
  • Diabetes
  • Kidney or Liver Disease
  • Imbalanced Gut Microbiota

Freshening your Dog’s Breath

Though your dog’s bad breath depends on the origin of
the smell, there is a wide variety of solutions that will
surely help improve your pet’s breath smell issues.

  • Schedule an appointment at the veterinarian
  • Clean your dog’s teeth regularly and use the appropriate dog chews

Once the underlying issue is taken care of and regular oral hygiene is applied, your dog’s bad breath will surely fade away.

Preventing a dog’s stinky breath

Despite the numerous options to treat your dog’s smelly breath, most of the time, prevention is better than cure. As there are many solutions to treat a smelly breath, here are 4 ways to act before it even occurs.

  • Brush your dog’s teeth on a regular basis
  • Use Water Additive Intended For Oral Hygiene
  • Give Your Dog Efficient Dental Treats
  • Limit Your Dog’s Access To Unpleasant Snacks

So let's sum it up

Why does my dog’s breath smell bad ?
  • Periodical disease
  • Bad snacking habits
  • Diabetes
  • Kidney or liver disease
  • Dietary or Microbiome issues
  • Fishy diet
How to treat a dog’s bad breath ?
  • Schedule an appointment with your veterinarian for a dental cleaning and rule out any other potential disease
  • Clean your dog’s teeth regularly using toothpaste/toothbrush, dental treats like VEGGIEDENT® FR3SH® or water additives like Aquadent FR3SH to freshen the breath.
How to prevent a dog’s bad breath ?
  • Brush your dog’s teeth on a regular basis
  • Use water additive intended for oral hygiene
  • Give your dog scientifically-proven efficientplenty of chew toys and dental treats
  • Limit access to unpleasant snacks
  • Feed them a healthy diet and make them exercise
  • Schedule regular veterinarian check-ups
Dental Chews
Toothbrush & Toothpaste
Water additives
  • Vet Aquadent® FR3SH®

    A palatable dental solution which helps maintain fresh breath and supports healthy teeth and gums by
    controlling plaque in dogs.

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