Bad breath from bad digestion
Your dog may have bad breath because he cannot digest his food properly. It can be he also has irregular stools, defecates more often or has loose stools. His coat can be greasy or dull. And maybe his appetite has decreased.
Illness can be the cause
Check his mouth. The nasty smell can also be caused by tartar, rotten teeth or molars, or inflammation in his mouth. For internal causes, like diseases of the kidneys, liver or diabetes it is important to consult your veterinarian.
How to take care of this problem
- When internal diseases are excluded the problem will be digestion. By guzzling their food, or having a too greasy food, dogs can have bad digestion. This may cause bad breath.
- You can use an anti-guzzle feeding bowl.
- You can soak the dry kibble by putting it for 10 to 15 minutes in lukewarm water.
- Supplementing HOKAMIX to the food is also a good option. Some herbs in HOKAMIX contain substances which stimulate the digestive glands (in stomach, intestines, gallbladder) and as a result digestion. The food will stay for less time in the stomach of your dog and will be processed faster by the intestines. This diminishes the bad smell from its mouth.
- When you have not seen enough of a result after approximately 8 weeks you can combine Hokamix with a low-fat diet, a light food.
Tip for tartar
- Does your dog suffer from a lot of tartar? If so it is important to let the excess be removed under sedation by your veterinarian. After that you can brush your dog’s teeth regularly or use a supplement powder like Plaque Off to prevent tartar from returning.