Treats for Dogs with Bad Breath

It’s unpleasant to cuddle with a dog that has bad breath, no matter how loveable he is, and simply sitting in front of a panting dog with bad breath is sometimes too much to bear. My grandmother’s dog had a horrendous case of bad breath, and although he was the sweetest dog, I could hardly stand to pet him.

It isn’t necessary to put up with bad breath when there are dog treats available that effectively freshen even the worst case of doggy halitosis – if your dog’s teeth and gums are healthy. The following information provides a few types of dog treats and products that do a great job to freshen bad breath. Your dog is sure to love them!

Statement of Warning Before Relying on Treats

A dog with chronic bad breath could have an underlying medical condition, tooth decay, and/or gum disease. If your dog is suffering from chronic bad breath, all of the breath freshening treats available won’t permanently solve the problem. Take your dog to a veterinarian for a thorough dental and medical exam. The price of an exam and regular dental care could save your dog’s life.

My dog passed away from advanced kidney failure that was more than likely caused by tooth decay and gum disease. My dog received a yearly cleaning and dental exams, but before I adopted my dog, her teeth were neglected. Her former owners didn’t encourage her to chew bones, and bones are great dental tools for keeping the teeth clean and the gums healthy. Unfortunately I couldn’t afford to have my dog’s teeth cleaned every six months, and once the teeth are pitted and the enamel is gone, they collect plaque easier and decay much faster. All of the treats in the world wouldn’t have freshened my dog’s bad breath.

Regular veterinary checkups that include dental care could save your dog’s life and prevent many broken hearts. My Jasmine was only 9 years old when she passed away, and if her teeth had been properly cared for, she might still be alive today. Dog treats were helpful, but they weren’t enough to keep the teeth and gums healthy, and they certainly didn’t freshen my dog’s breath. Treats are only temporary solutions for problems that are sometimes more serious. Take my advice, and besides buying breath freshening treats, take your dog to the vet for proper dental and medical care.

Nutri Dent Treats

If your dog suffers from an occasional case of bad breath, try natural Nutri Dent Treats made especially for dogs. They are bite-size treats for dogs of all sizes, and dogs with the most sensitive stomachs will find them easy to digest. Nutri Dent Treats work by controlling tartar, and getting rid of tartar is important since it’s one of the most common sources of bad breath.

Fresh Breath Tablets

These breath freshening treats are in tablet form, and they work by neutralizing odors that that begin in the digestive system. As the dog chews the specially formulated tablets, they gently scrub the teeth and naturally remove stuck-on food and other debris. These treats taste like mint, and dogs absolutely love them.

Mint Rawhide

Rawhide has been a poplar treat for many years, but have you ever heard of mint rawhide chews? Mint rawhide chews are a lovely shade of green, and they are infused with mint that freshens the breath with every chew. Best of all, green mint rawhide won’t stain carpets and flooring. Consider buying mint rawhide chips, twists, or knotted bones if you want to freshen your dog’s breath while keeping his teeth and gums clean and healthy.

Where Can I Find These Treats and Products to Freshen My Dog’s Breath?

All of the abovementioned products can be found in the Doctors Foster and Smith catalog. Search the catalog or look online at for the latest and greatest breath freshening treats for dogs, and many other high-quality items. Foster and Smith are actual veterinarians, and the products they offer are of the highest quality. The prices are affordable, and most orders are shipped within 24 hours.

Chew Eez Carvers by Purina Review

During a recent trip to PetCo to purchase our bi-weekly supply of dog food, we came across a 3/$10 sale on Purina dog treats. We decided it was time to grab a few favorites, and try the new Chew eez Carvers by Purina.

We purchased a 3.5oz resealable package of the chicken breast flavored premium jerky treats to test on our two hounds.

Belle, who will eat anything that fits into her mouth, will surely approve of the new Purina treat, however, Orion is a little more picky. He tends to turn down chicken flavored treats, or anything that is plain or bland in flavor. He will actually turn down a tortilla chip if it doesn’t have melted cheese on top! Talk about spoiled!

After opening the package of Chew eez Carvers by Purina, I noticed that it had a faint chicken type smell. It was not overpowering, but enough to arouse Belle’s senses, bringing her to a beg and sit pose, waiting to taste the new protein rich (38%) treat.

The Chew eez Carvers are about 1/4″ thick and resemble a flattened chicken breast that has been on the grill, with meat tenderizing lines and all. The treat is semi soft, and seems to be a little harder and tougher than a human-grade jerky treat.

Belle eagerly accepted the chicken treat and began to chew. She had no trouble with the 3-4″ wide round treat. I expected a jerky treat to take a few moments to chew, but in a few chomps, her treat was gone.

Orion on the other hand, had a little more difficulty with his treat. He did accept the chicken flavored Chew eez Carver, but held it in his mouth for awhile, as if he wasn’t sure what to do with it. I realized that the piece was too large for the 70lb dog, and broke it into two pieces so he could enjoy it. After gobbling down the first piece, he was anxious for the second.

After being taste tested by my two dogs, I think the Chew eez Carvers by Purina treat is a hit. Although the price was a little steep at $3.33 for a package containing about 12 pieces, I think I’d buy the treat again since it offers variety from dry dog biscuits and beef and bacon flavored treats.

The Chew eez Carvers’ packaging claims the product is made from real chicken breast and savory seasonings. Beef flavored Chew eez Carvers by Purina are also available.