Who let the dogs out and why does their breath smell?

Let’s get real – there are plenty of reasons why your pooch has doggie breath, but did you know one of those reasons could be dental disease? Though bad breath is the #1 indicator of dental problems, 62% of pet owners do nothing towards a solution.

February is Pet Dental Awareness Month. Like people, pets need regular dental cleaning to prevent tartar and plaque buildup. Good dental health is a key factor in preventing heart disease among pets. It’s never too late or too early to start taking steps to give your dog a bright smile, pleasant breath and overall great health. The experts at Pet Valu, a leading retailer of pet supplies, have a few tips to keep your dog’s mouth healthy:images

Clean your dog’s teeth daily. It only takes a few minutes a day to clean your dog’s teeth, but it will make a huge difference for their overall health. Pet Valu sells a variety of oral cleansing methods such as traditional toothbrushes, dental foams and sprays and oral water supplements and additives.

Use toys for healthy teeth. Toys are an efficient way for your pet have fun while maintaining a squeaky clean mouth.

Get your Dog Chewing. Studies have shown frequent chewing reduces plaque buildup in dogs’ mouths. Therefore, giving your dog dental treats, such as Greenies found at Pet Valu, are a tasty yet effective method to maintaining your canine’s oral health.

How do you keep your pet’s mouth healthy? Let us know in the comments!

Find more information about your pet’s dental care here!

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