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Bad breath? - Advice by Vince the Vet

Written on September 27, 2019 by Healthful Pets

Does your dog or cat have a nose wrinkling smell coming from their mouth? Here are the steps to take to tackle this common problem

1. Have your pet checked over by a vet to rule out dental disease or problems with the kidneys, liver and other internal organs. This is really important, as infections around teeth or underlying health problems left untreated can lead to serious health problems later on.

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dog showing teeth

2. If the mouth is healthy (or after the appropriate dentistry has been carried out), the next step is to support the development of a healthier gut microbiome, as very often smelly breath is caused by a disturbance in digestion which results in fermentation of food and the release of unpleasant gas (similar to that from a compost heap).

To do this give a good probiotic daily (such as Dr Mercola’s Complete Probiotics) and a digestive supplement such as Vince the Vet Digestion. The probiotic supplies large numbers of beneficial bowel bacteria, and  Vince the Vet Digestion feeds them to help re-populate the bowels with gut flora that support digestive health.

 

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Vince The Vet Intestinal Cleanse 350

3. The third step is to cleanse the bowels of old waste products and toxins that may have accumulated there.

To do this give Vince The Vet Intestinal Cleanse three times daily in a little water or bland food for 7 days. Also stir a few drops into your pet’s drinking water.

Repeat after a 2 – 3 week interval.

For maintenance, give for 7 days at the beginning of each month.

This in most cases results in a healthier digestive system and sweeter breath.

 

NOTE: Diet plays a significant part in how the breath smells. Feeding fresh food whenever possible (raw, home cooked or a high quality cold-pressed / lightly processed pet food) is generally best for not only digestive health, but overall well-being.

Adding Vince The Immunity to the diet a month or so after starting the Intestinal Cleanse, will help to keep the bowels healthy long term.

If you need any further help or advice, please do not hesitate to contact the office. Call us on 01565 740777 or email hello@healthfulpets.co.uk .

This blog was written by Vince The Vet – August 2019.

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