Tips to Freshen Up Dog Bad Breath

Tips to Freshen Up Dog Bad Breath

Feb 01, 2024Healthy Spot

Have you ever found yourself in the middle of a snuggly cuddle session with your pup and been abruptly interrupted by a whiff of their bad breath? Dog bad breath happens, even to the best of pups! Our pups, like humans, require just as much attention to their oral hygiene as their physical health. Neglecting proper daily care of their dental health can lead to health issues, including heart disease. However, before you overthink yourself to the worst-case scenario, consider a few of our tips to help alleviate the stench of your dog's bad breath. 


As you wait for your pet's next veterinary appointment, it's essential to begin taking the necessary steps to prevent dental disease now. Check out four ways you can prioritize their oral health needs and get ahead of their dental hygiene for your pup to live their best, happiest and freshest life!



Revitalize your pet's bowl with fresh ingredients they'll love! Highly processed foods can have a hard time being digested in our pups' bodies. Food that sits or takes a long time to pass through the digestive system can cause gut issues, resulting in bad breath. The solution is simple: fresh food equals fresh breath! 

Check out some of our top picks for fresh frozen food you can pick up at your local Spot! Your pup will adore these gently cooked recipes and you'll love the benefits of the minimally processed, human-grade ingredients!

A Pup Above Gently Cooked Dog Food 

Open Farm Gently Cooked Dog Food

Smallbatch Lightly Cooked Dog Food


Stella & Chewy's FreshMade Dog Food

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As mentioned, our dog's diet can significantly impact the scent of their breath. Poor digestive health has a strong probability of being the reason for their bad breath. As you make the transition to a healthier, fresher bowl, consider adding supplements that help break down toxins and processed elements that may be lingering in their digestive tract. We offer a range of natural, health-supporting supplements that can help your pup rejuvenate their gut health for a renewed system and speedier metabolism. Check out some of our top picks!


Fidobiotics Good Guts For Medium Mutts 

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The Honest Kitchen Daily Booster Probiotics

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Open Farm Probiotic Pumpkin Chews

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Primal Raw Goat Milk

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Now is always an ideal time to adopt daily dental care habits into your pup's routine and incorporating daily brushings is a great way to get started! Regular cleanings at home are the most effective way to fight off tartar, plaque, bacteria and other harmful germs latched on to your pet's teeth. Brushing your pet's teeth at least three times a week is highly recommended1

In between brushings, dental treats and dental toys can be a great way to break up the routine while maintaining your pet's oral health. Dental treats can help prevent tartar and plaque buildup and freshen your pet's breath, while chew toys can be a great tool to massage gums and help remove plaque and tartar buildup on teeth. Although neither can suffice for proper dental care, they can be a great tool to support fresh breath and clean teeth! 

Did you know February is Pet Dental Health Month?!

This month only, enjoy 20% off our Dental Collection! Use code SMILE for online purchases. Plus, MIND BODY BOWL Benefits members earn double points on all dental product purchases!*

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Since 2014, we've partnered with the pet dental care professionals at K9 GRILLZ to deliver our community veterinarian-supervised, non-anesthetic dental cleanings. You can find them at different Spot locations throughout the month where you can schedule your pet's appointment for quick and effective cleanings. Meet your pet's healthy smile superheroes, make their dental care a routine, get ahead of plaque buildup that can lead to health issues and book your appointment online today!

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Keeping our dogs healthy is a responsibility we gladly take on, as they are our best friends and an important (and probably the cutest) family member. Although we love them dearly and are willing to tolerate many things, dog bad breath should never be completely ignored. To ensure they have a long, happy, healthy life, it's crucial to remember you can always begin now and start taking action. Get yourself into the habit of maintaining their oral health as frequently as you can, ideally on a daily basis! Not only will your fur bestie appreciate their increased energy and stamina from healthy oral hygiene, but you'll also enjoy the lack of stinky breath during your next cuddle session! 



*Offer valid through February 29, 2024. While supplies last. Cannot be combined with any other coupon, discount or promo code. Limit one promo code per online order. Customers must either be a current MIND BODY BOWL Benefits member or register for their online account within 24 hours of making their first purchase in order to receive double points on dental products. See MIND BODY BOWL Benefits FAQs page for promotion details. 1Reference:  Weir, M., Hiscox, L., Bellows, J. (2023). Brushing Teeth In Dogs. VCA Animal Hospitals. website

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