Chronic bad breath in dogs can be due to periodontal disease, plaque, cavities, loose or broken teeth, oral infections or an ongoing lack of dental care, says AVMA President Dr. John de Jong. Dog owners should brush their dog's teeth with a canine toothpaste at least every other day; refrain from giving their dog antlers, hooves and other very hard chew toys; take their dog to a veterinarian for regular dental care; and talk with a veterinarian about a good diet for oral health.
AVMA president talks canine halitosis
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