5 Ways to Improve Your Dog’s Breath (hint: they cost under $2.00!)


Look no further than your kitchen cabinet or fridge for breath freshening herbs & spices! Many have germicidal properties that inhibit the growth of bacteria in the mouth. Just finely chop the fresh herb and add them to your dogʼs food. To make it bind with the food (if feeding dry) you can toss the herbs and kibble with a little olive oil.

1. Parsley is excellent for digestion and for sweetening breath.

2. SAGE – The antiseptic properties in sage help reduce oral bacteria when the leaf is rubbed over the teeth.

3. Cilantro / Coriander is a wonderful natural way to clean teeth, stimulate gums and freshen breath.

4. Cinnamon (Ceylon Cinnamon) – Sprinkle it on your dogs food. Dogs love the taste of cinnamon, so ground cinnamon can be sprinkled on top of your dogʼs food. It helps dissolve food particles and aids with the digestion of food.

5. Mint, Peppermint and Spearmint are natural breath fresheners. Just chop the fresh herb up into fine particles and sprinkle into your dogʼs food. if theyʼre small enough your dog might not even notice. But if you have a picky eater, and youʼre feeding dry food, then toss the food and mint with some olive oil so it binds together.

Have you tried any herbs or spices you can recommend?

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  1. Excellent ideas Lorna. Also try some Ceylon Cinnamon stick tea for your pets to rinse out the mouth and reduce tooth decay. Cinnamon is an excellent anti-bacterial that can help with gum disease and bad teeth. Might even reduce tooth decay.

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