bad breath

  • Got Bad Doggie Breath?

    Here’s an idea to chew on: thousands of dogs and cats die every year from anesthesia complications, especially when they go in to get their teeth cleaned.
        

    The oral hygiene of your pet can affect it's overall health.
    By Bud Groth
  • A New Cure for Bad Breath

    Research shows that magnolia-bark extract, a traditional Chinese medicine historically used for stress relief, also helps halt halitosis. Mints and gum containing magnolia bark kill about 60 percent of the bad breath-causing bacteria, compared to the 4 percent killed by standard mints, according to a recent study in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.

    By Kris Kucera
  • Take a Bite Out of Plaque

    Does your dog’s breath make you cringe every time he comes in for a cuddle? Love those big, sloppy kisses—but need to wash your face immediately after? Just because bad breath is common in dogs doesn’t mean it’s normal, says Larry Bernstein, VMD, a holistic veterinarian in North Miami Beach, Florida, and president of the Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy.

    Eighty percent of dogs have some form of dental disease by the time they’re 3. But proper care can turn your pet’s mouth—and health—around.