The Dirt on Doggy Breath

Written by Bryn O'Reilly


Posted on September 26 2019

We’ve all smelled it and we’ve all had the dog who dealt it. DOG BREATH! But how can The Dirt fix it?!

Brushing your pets’ teeth is as important to your furry friends health as it is to ours. Now, we don’t expect you to include your dogs grooming into your daily routine. However, fitting it into your dogs pet care plan long-term is a good habit. Whether that 3 times a week, once a week before sunday morning cartoons, or the third Thursday of every month! 

When we don’t brush our teeth we have symptoms of pain, tooth loss, gum disease, and bad breath. Pets have teeth, gums, and bones just like us and are susceptible to the same consequences of poor oral hygiene.  There are more reasons for brushing their teeth besides a remedy for bad breath: 

  • To prevent the build-up of plaque, tartar, and bacteria 
  • To check for and prevent gingivitis and gum disease
  • To look for trauma, such as broken or fractured teeth
  • To inspect for developmental or orthodontic problems

Most dogs show signs of gum disease by age 3, so this preventive treatment can give your pet a longer life. Pets can suffer from the same diseases caused by infection as people, including heart, liver, and kidney problems. 

When selecting an oral care cleaning product for your dog it is important to consider what ingredients are used. We suggest our toothpowder because it is fluoride-free and does not contain, alcohol, artificial flavors or color, or corn and gluten. 

Jars of Trace Mineral Toothpowder are always buy 2 get 1 free. That’s one for you, one for the kids, and one for the dog!