We know that cuddle sessions and personal times with your dogs become less enjoyable when they have a pungent breath. We tend to avoid their kisses and shorten playtimes because we can’t stand the offensive odor.
Fortunately, dog breath sprays can help in treating and preventing halitosis in our pooches. These products are widely available, although you are often not guaranteed about the actual ingredients used and the level of safety for your pup. That is why it is often a good idea to make your own dog breath spray!
We’ll take a look at the importance of breath sprays for dogs and the additional advantages of owning a homemade one. We will also share a step-by-step guide on how to make a homemade dog breath spray yourself. This helps ensure that your dog will have a healthy mouth that’s ready to smooch the love out of you!
Why Dog Breath Spray is Essential
Aside from having fresher breath, your dog can avoid serious oral conditions when using breath sprays. Here are some of the reasons why you may want to consider having one for your pup:
- It helps break down plaque
- It can help in training your dog
- No more need to brush their teeth
Let’s take a closer look at each of these benefits.
It Helps Break Down Plaque
Plaque forms as quickly as a few hours after your dog has eaten their meal. When given poor attention, plaque can lead to tartar which can greatly harm the teeth and gums. The bacteria that grow inside your dog’s mouth can lead to gingivitis, resulting in extreme pain and even tooth loss.
With a good dog breath spray, you’re not only getting rid of bad breath but also the unhealthy disease-causing germs.
It Can Help in Training Your Dog
When you give your pup a routine, especially one that keeps them regularly clean, you are training them how to behave in certain situations. For instance, trying to keep them still during showers is a humane way of instilling discipline. The same can be done with a quick breath spray after every
Conforming to this routine helps ensure your furry friend’s hygiene and helps them become a good dog!
No More Need to Brush Their Teeth
Dog breath sprays vary in formulation and function, but they all promise high-quality dental health without the need to brush teeth. Although some owner’s will still brush their dog’s teeth just to make sure, a breath spray is often enough, especially if your pup doesn’t munch on anything dirty.
Who Needs a Dog Breath Spray
Dog breath fresheners are for dogs with the not-so-sweet breath. This means they’re needed by almost all canines! Halitosis is very common in dogs. Some dogs just have morning breath or food left in the mouth, while some bad breath is because of much more serious problems in the internal organs.
These sprays are not specialized to treat tartar and other more serious oral issues. Your pet’s vile smell in the mouth can be resolved short-term, but their gingivitis and digestive conditions won’t be.
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The Benefits of Making Dog Breath Sprays at Home
Dog breath sprays are good, but homemade dog breath sprays are even better. There are a ton of reasons why they are preferred over store-bought ones.
Homemade is Safer
Xylitol, a very common ingredient in oral products, contains toxins that can harm your dog. Aside from that, there are various other components in store-bought breath sprays that can be dangerous to your pet.
Compared to these unfamiliar chemicals, cinnamons, peppermints, and other natural ingredients will assure you that the most risk-free bits go into your pal’s mouth.
They’re Much Cheaper
Most of the ingredients you’ll be needing for homemade dog breath sprays are most likely already in your kitchen! You’re even luckier if you already have a container for the spray and the best type of fresh herbs on hand. Homemade breath sprays can save your hard-earned cash!
They Can Be More Effective Than Store-Bought
Natural herbs and essential oils have more effective functions than those that have undergone complex chemical processes. They are more carefully made than mass-produced dog breath sprays so they promise better quality for your dog’s oral hygiene.
How to Make a Homemade Dog Breath Spray
There are many ways to make a DIY dog breath spray. You can even experiment with natural ingredients, as long as you research about the do’s and don’ts first! For instance, herbs like cinnamon, mint, green tripe, parsley, and seaweeds are ideal ingredients for your project.
The internet is also full of recipes for dog breath fresheners, like this DIY dog toothpaste:
And this one for DIY dog breath mints:
For a homemade dog breath spray, here is a
s i mple step-by-step guide:
Step 1: Prepare the ingredients
- 1 cup of water
- five sprigs of fresh parsley
- mint leaves (measurement depends on your preference)
- ¼ teaspoon of apple cider vinegar
Step 2: Boil the water
Mix the water with parsley and bring to a boil.
Step 3: Mix the other ingredients
Let the boiled water cool, then infuse the mint and apple cider vinegar.
Step 4: Pour and spray
Pour into a spray bottle then enjoy spraying it in your dog’s mouth!
Making a homemade dog breath spray at home is so much easier than it sounds. It is also more affordable than buying one from the grocery store. We hope this helps with your pup’s breath issues, let us know how it goes!
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