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Don’t Ignore Your Pet’s Bad Breath

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Posted: Sunday, September 15, 2013 10:00 pm | Updated: 1:31 am, Mon Sep 16, 2013.

(StatePoint) If you think your pet’s bad breath is no big deal, you’re not alone, as 28 million pet owners mistakenly think bad breath is normal for pets.

But experts are warning dog and cat lovers that bad breath isn’t just unpleasant, it can be a sign of poor oral health or dental disease.

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“If your pet has bad breath, a visit to the veterinarian is imperative,” says Dr. Brook Niemiec, a board-certified veterinary dentist and President of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry.

Breeds with short, flat faces like Pugs, Boston Terriers and Bulldogs are at higher risk for oral issues, as are senior pets and small dogs and cats. But no matter the size, breed or age of your pet, you can take steps to reduce bad breath:

• Brush your pet’s teeth daily to fight buildup of plaque and tartar.

• Give your pet Veterinary Oral Health Council accepted dental treats, such as GREENIES Dental Chews and Treats.

• Make regular visits to the veterinarian.

• Schedule professional dental cleanings as advised by your veterinarian.

To learn more about preventing bad pet breath and how dental chews and treats work, visit www.Greenies.com.

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