It was just about a year ago when our life took a drastic turn...
Easier to potty train, ready to roughhouse, and less likely to accidentally get kicked while walking from one room to another; big dogs filled our house and our hearts, until...an image of a feisty, get caught between your feet accidentally, filled with attitude, little dog appeared on my phone via text message. I drove over an hour to break him out of jail and from the moment he arrived to our house, despite what we thought, he had no plans of going anywhere else. He was a little dog filled with assertiveness that reigns supreme in our house now.
A little dog with really awful, disgusting, gag-worthy, dragon breath named.
Little Dude arrived as a foster, but subsequently failed miserably on every home visit he went on. Well...I should say the potential adopters failed to meet Little Dude's standards, not the other way around, and so, a year later and he's still a part of the Finken clan.
After being sprung from the confines of his jail cell, he was hauled off to the vet for some much needed dental work. I had hoped the removal of several dead and decaying teeth would elevate the disgustingness that was his breath, but alas, this was not the case. Even a good teeth cleaning, expensive food and several brushings later, the flames of his dead fish, rotten egg breath could still be smelled on the other side of the room. I settled on the idea that he was just a dog with stinky breath.
That is until...
My parents dog, Nikki, started experiencing some dental issues of her own. Due to a stage 5 heart murmur, she is not a good candidate for surgery. I had popped over for a visit at their house and was alarmed when I took a gander inside Nikki's mouth. There appeared to be a string of black, thick, tar like substance pinched between the top of her gums and her jowl. Of course I was curious and used a paper towel to pull the stringy like substance from her mouth. After I gagged and threw away the bacteria infected string I called my dad to ask what on earth was in Nikki's mouth. Being the "all natural" nut that my dad is, he started researching different methods of keeping her breath fresh and her teeth clean, he found Petzlife - Oral Care Spray, pictured above, on Amazon.
Petzlife is a mist you spray onto the teeth themselves and into the back of the throat twice a day for the first week than once a day afterwards. It breaks down tartar and bacteria helping to prevent infection and tooth decay.
Needless to say, I tinkered around on my cellphone for a few seconds after getting off the phone with my dad, Petzlife - Oral Care Spray was on it's way to my house via Amazon Prime and free two day shipping. I'm happy to report, despite fighting with Little Dude to OPEN HIS MOUTH the first few nights, this spray works like a charm and makes his breath smell minty fresh. I worry less about the possibility of him needing further dental work down the road now that we have a safe and effective way to help keep his teeth and mouth clean.
It's really not expensive at $19.99 and last for months! I highly recommend giving it a try! It beats trying to brush their teeth with a toothbrush!
Just click on the image below to have a minty fresh solution to your dogs awful breath shipped to your house via Amazon!
Let me know how it worked for you dog in the comments below!
With over 10 years of experience through ownership and rescue work, I hope to share my knowledge and insight to happier, healthier fur kids. Have a question, feel free to ask!