DOG owners reveal ways of combating their pup’s bad breath include chewing gum, facial hair-cuts and brushing teeth with human toothpaste, according to a study. Giving dogs snacks that ‘improve’ their breath, handing them fresh mint leaves to chew and keeping the lid closed so your hound doesn’t drink from the toilet are other ways to ensure your four-legged-friend’s mouth doesn’t stink. The survey of 2,000 dog owners revealed over half believe their dog suffers from bad breath – and yet the same percentage think this whiffy affliction is normal for canines, when it can actually be a symptom of poor dental health. Only a fifth of those polled would worry about dog breath being a sign of a serious health problem. However, six in 10 owners admitted to having tried to combat their dog’s bad breath and over half have used a dental chew to do this. Rodney Zasman, a leading London veterinary surgeon, said: “A lot of dog owners aren’t aware of how important it is to look after their dog’s dental health. “Poor care of dogs’ dental hygiene can result in implications such as dental plaque, gum disease, tooth abscesses and difficulty eating . “Bacteria can spread… Read full this story
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