Dribbling and bad breath often indicate that the dog has dental problems. Dogs’ teeth should be checked regularly and cleaned. Common baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) and essential oils provide a great way to keep teeth clean and fresh and help to remove tartar. If tartar is a problem, include dried food in your dog’s diet.
Homemade Dog Toothpaste
How to Make Homemade Dog Toothpaste
- Make up the toothpaste and use as needed with cotton wool rather than a tooth brush to avoid harming the gums.
- Dampen the cotton wool, dip it into the mixture and use on the the teeth. Afterwards, give the dog a drink of water.
Bad breath is not caused by teeth or gums but indicates a stomach problem. Peppermint oil is excellent to use here, not because it’s a mouth freshner but because it’s an intestinal cleanser and aid to digestion. Rub a drop of neat peppermint in a line from beneath the ears and into the shoulders.