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Eliminate Your Pet's Bad Breath

The most common causes of bad breath in pets are linked to:

  • Bacteria and food particles stuck in pet's mouth
  • Diet
  • Eating disorder (eating feces or garbage)
  • Kidney disease
  • Lung disease
  • Tumors in the mouth

It is estimated that 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have an oral disease by the age of three. By establishing a regular tooth brushing routine, you can help to significantly reduce your pet's chances of developing an oral disease, while also freshening your pet's breath.

Brush your pet's teeth

Although brushing your pet's teeth may not be an easy task, doing so can help prevent tartar and plaque buildup which could over time lead to periodontal disease. For many pets, especially small dog breeds, periodontal disease is a common problem. However, brushing your pet's teeth regularly can prevent dental diseases and reduce the likelihood of costly veterinarian bills for oral surgery.

Improve your pet's oral health

Supplement your pet's brushing regimen with chews or treats to help maintain your pet's dental health, and add a dental solution to your pet's water bowl to help fight bacteria in between brushing.

Max's Tip

For pets with severe bad breath, visit your veterinarian, as this may be due to a more serious dental problem.

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